What wall art for the bathroom?

 

The bathroom is an important room within the home that can often be forgotten or overlooked for more prominent spaces such as the living and dining areas. However, the bathroom is a space you occupy every single day, and it should be given the attention it deserves. The main bathroom in the home is often used by multiple people and should be invitingly warm, rather than feeling sterile or lacklustre. The master ensuite is a place where you often go to relax and unwind—so create a spa-like sanctuary or add a hint of romance if you wish! Here are our professional tips on how to choose the perfect wall art for your bathroom.

 

Firstly, how to handle the humidity.

Bathrooms are notoriously wetter areas within the home for obvious reasons and must endure steam, sunlight, darkness and sometimes even no natural light if you’re an apartment dweller. This makes selecting the right wall art for your bathroom slightly more complicated—however, very much possible! Your chosen wall art and medium should be able to withstand moist and humid conditions therefore photographs and prints that are professionally framed with a sealed back are your best options. This makes your chosen art far less likely to warp or grow mildew which could shorten the lifespan of your chosen piece. Art experts advise against exposing acrylic or oil paintings to humidity, unless they’re sealed in glass. However, if your bathroom is well-ventilated by an exhaust fan or windows, you may be able to minimize the humidity enough in the space to make this work in your home.

 

Where to hang bathroom wall art?

The size of your existing bathroom will likely determine this—as this can vary dramatically depending on the style and layout of your home. The chosen materials on your surfaces may impact where you can hang this wall art too—and the slope of your bathroom ceiling may be a factor to consider during this process. It is possible to drill into porcelain, glass, marble, granite, or other natural stone tiles in your bathroom—however, this can only be done by a professional due to the challenging nature of this work. Patching up drywall is relatively easy, however fixing a more intricate surface outlined above can be extremely challenging—particularly if your bespoke or feature tiles are hard to come by or part of a discontinued range. Hanging wall art on a tiled wall can have an amazing visual effect, you just need to ensure it’s done right with the help of a professional.

In regard to placement, opposite your bathroom mirror is a popular position to put your chosen wall art this way it can be enjoyed in rear-view while you’re getting ready to leave for the day. If you have a bathtub in your bathroom, strategically place your art in a position where this can be viewed while soaking in the tub. This same rule applies to your shower too. Your chosen wall art should be able to be enjoyed during these peaceful and invigorating bathing moments.

 

Modern bathing.

The modern bathroom is often sleek with clean lines and predominantly white or a neutral toned palette. This is a popular and safe design choice that is often found in newly renovated buildings which makes a great blank canvas for wall art. Try incorporating abstracts into your modern bathroom as they aren’t overly thematic and therefore will keep your space contemporary and simple. If you’re wondering where to start choosing an abstract well-framed piece of wall art that complements the colours of your existing bathroom finishes ie. tiles, hardware, wallpaper, or paint colour is a safe and highly visually effective choice for your space.

Buy Now Options:

TRIBUTARY ABSTRACT – PRINT(ATT926)

BLUE HILL – PRINT(MTX147)

I AM THE KING – PRINT(JNJ-164)

STRANGE SKY – PRINT(FCM819)

JELLY WALL 2 – PRINT(VCE491)

 

Vintage feel.

If you live in an older home or have completed an art deco inspired bathroom renovation with a freestanding bath, feature tile and/or a decorative bevelled mirror for example—antique botanical prints are perfect for a nature-inspired, old-time feel. Often vintage bathrooms aren’t overly expansive like modern versions therefore you need to be strategic with your size choice and placement. Sometimes prints can be purchased in mini or smaller sized frames and hung accordingly. For a larger wall try using 2-6 smaller frames to create a pattern or gallery style wall. Muted abstracts, barren landscapes and yellow toned shots by the water also have the ability to enhance that vintage feel within your bathroom.

Buy Now Options:

LITTLE ANTIQUITIES – PAINTING(PFK-089)

APPLE TREE – PRINT(1X1582704)

ABSTRACT LOVERS – PRINT(1X1646743)

BANSKIA | PROTEA – PRINT(QWU-481)

VINTAGE HORIZON – VINTAGE PALM(VYT-773)

 

Promoting tranquillity.

Create a mood in your main bathroom by choosing art that puts an emphasis on relaxation such as calm landscapes and soothing ocean photography. Seaside oil paintings, soft coloured/pastel scenic artwork to mystifying barren landscape pieces are all prominent choices for a calm and restorative bathroom theme.

Buy Now Options:

BLUE CALM – PRINT(ZIK-138)

LONG AND WINDING – PRINT(TBT699)

FOREST COOL – PRINT(1283G2)

SILENCE – PRINT(1X54122)

MATCHSTICK SKY – PRINT(BAMVEN)

 

Nude art or figurative paintings.

Figurative art creates an impression or illusion of form and space, nudity is a common theme in many famous and local figurative wall art pieces. Incorporating nude art into a space where you disrobe is particularly fitting. The level of intrigue nude art and figurative paintings can create in a space is immense for its intended audience. This is a classy wall art option that will elevate the interior design of any bathroom. This option is versatile and works in an array of bathroom styles from vintage to modern and everything in between. Fall in love with a beautiful figurative piece and welcome it into an intimate space within the home to create an elegant and exclusive look and feel.

Buy Now Options:

COMPREHEND – PRINT(XPQ885)

RENDER 2 – PRINT(VRO669)

NUDEFORM II – NUDEFORM III – PRINT(ZGE-131)

GERTRUD – PAINTING(QSE-126-LMW)

SOLARA 2 – PAINTING(2FG83P-PNT)

 

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