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should you wallpaper your bathroom?

A chinoiserie-wallpapered bathroom with deep blue hues/Photography: Trevor Tondro-Otto

In a word: Yes!

While there are a few caveats (scroll down for those!), wallpaper in the bathroom is a super simple way to experiment with pattern and color in a small and relatively risk-free space. Reimagine your powder room, primary or guest bathroom with fun graphic prints, floral themes, or soothing watercolor murals. Opt for peel and stick, and enjoy a little more peace of mind when it comes to swapping out your old design for a new wallcovering when the inspiration next strikes.

Need further convincing?

We round up a few of of our favorite wallpaper-centric bathroom designs below—and samples to inspire you to get papering!

A bright blue and white bathroom/Photography: Brantley Photography

A floral blue wallpaper by Thibaut appears in this Palm Beach, Florida residence's office bathroom, designed by Bardes Interiors.

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A pink floral-printed bathroom/Photography: Tria Giovan

A guest bathroom in a Sag Harbor, New York home designed by Darlene Fridstein Design features Sanderson's Etchings & Roses wallpaper.

A dark blue powder room/Photography:Ryann Ford

An Austin, Texas high-rise designed by Cravotta Interiors features a moody powder room with wallpaper by Studio E.

A chinoiserie-wallpapered bathroom with deep blue hues/Photography: Trevor Tondro-Otto

A chinoiserie wallcovering by Schumacher is the focal point of this lush bathroom designed by Harte Brownlee & Associates.

Now, about those caveats:

If your bathroom is outfitted with a tub and/or shower, and you're fearful over humidity wreaking havoc on the wallpaper, just make sure your space has plenty of ventilation—a.k.a. a fully functional window. You should be in the clear, but be sure to check with your wallpaper manufacturer for further details before install!

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Inspired? Get sampling! Shop our favorite wallpaper samples to get a magazine-worthy look at home.

Blue Rose Watercolor, Blue + WhiteOlivia + Poppy

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