10 New Ways to Decorate Your Bathroom

Last Updated on December 5, 2023 by Kimberly Crawford

Gone are the days when bathrooms used to have only the bare minimum in decor and detail. Today, they come in all shapes and sizes – from minimalist to ostentatious designs that would put the rest of the house to shame. 

And what’s more, bathrooms are also considered havens where you can relax and indulge in some self-care. Whether you are a working professional or a student, set your work aside for a while – of course, you might want to delegate and get some paper edit done by experts – and pamper yourself in a hot bath to let all your worries go. Well, at least for the weekend. 

So, if you are thinking of new ways to design your bathroom or remodel it, we have some ideas for you here.

1. Go for Floor-to-Ceiling Tile 

It is a common practice to lay the tiles in the bathroom only up to the lintel level. But, if you can afford to splurge a bit, try laying the tiles until the ceiling. This will make a dramatic difference to the look and feel of the bathroom. 

2. Add Seating

Do you have a large bathroom and a lot of vacant space? You might be thinking about how to fill it up. And if you think about it, most of the high-end bathrooms you find today are equipped with some kind of seating – let it be an ottoman or an armchair. This can be a statement piece and, of course, can be used for multiple purposes. 

That said, make sure that the place where the chair is not made of a fabric that will absorb too much moisture. And preferably, you should split the dry and wet areas clearly before assigning a place for the chair. 

3. Change the Faucets 

Using the right faucets can make a huge difference in the interior of a bathroom. It is no longer the norm that you should stick to shining stainless steel ones. Instead, you can find detailed brass ones or even different colored accessories to spruce up the space. 

You need not necessarily change everything. It is also possible to paint to attain the look. And you can try the same with not just faucets but also mirror frames, towel hangers, and even accessories synch as a soap dispenser and toothbrush holder. 

4. Get Indoor Plants

Needless to say, plants can add a lot of energy to any room. So, why not do the same for bathrooms too. Add some potted plants on the countertop and a small tree or two in the corner. 

Even if you make no other changes, this can make way for a low-lift upgrade for your bathroom. 

5. Try Wallpapers 

If you are willing to take up a DIY project, why not try wallpapers instead of tiles. Yes, of course, you can also hire a professional to do the job. This will give you a lot more options and can change the ambiance of the space too. 

And moreover, if you cannot find plants, a botanical wallpaper can also be a good alternative to consider. The leaf accents will bring a nature-inspired theme to the bathroom, making it look fresh and vibrant. If you are an artist yourself, you can also paint the walls with any motifs you like when you are trying to procrastinate your college assignments. 

wallpaper bathroom

6. Suspended Shelf 

If your bathroom does not have sufficient storage space, try adding a few suspended shelves on the wall. This can be a compact wooden shelf above your sink or the toilet, which can hold the necessities as well as a few decor items. 

There is also room to get creative with your inner interior designer here. You can add wire storage or a wicker basket to give a cohesive look to the shelves. 

7. Paint the Ceiling 

We often tend to forget the fifth wall when it comes to planning the interior, especially in bathrooms. But, instead of going for a flat ceiling and flushed lights, why not add wallpaper there?

This would work best if the rest of the walls and floor were kept to the bare minimum. You can either go for all white with a colorful ceiling or opt for contrasting shades. 

8. Upcycled Decor 

It is not necessary that you should always buy new things to decorate your bathroom. You might find inspiring items just around the house that might look better in the bathroom space. This might be an old antique box that can hold your jewelry, a vanity mirror, or any other knick-knacks. 

It will only take some styling to make these look good in the bathroom. And if you already know which items you want to use, you can also plan the color of the tiles and floors in complementary designs. 

9. Try Shiplap Walls

Shiplap walls are becoming the rage again. And this time around, people are getting quite creative with the colors too. After installing the wooden pieces, you can try out a few different colors. 

Whether it is black, mustard, or olive green, it will give your bathroom a rustic yet new look. However, you will have to think of another tile design for the shower space though. 

10. Add a Gallery Wall

Gallery walls need not be reserved for hallways or living rooms. You can also try them out in the bathroom, filling the walls with pictures of unique pieces that you love. 

And, yes, we also particularly like vintage touches added to the bathroom with some gilded frames. Of course, this has to go along with the rest of the bathroom space to make it work together.  

How to Get Started?

Are you feeling inspired to try out a few of these ideas in your bathroom? 

Before going ahead, the one thing to bear in mind is that if you are doing any remodeling, it is highly recommended that you bring in a professional plumber and an electrician. It is not a good idea to play around with these two aspects of construction unless you are experienced. 

On the other hand, if you are only changing the decor, then you are all set to go with the ideas you have in mind.