Wall Decor Ideas for Your Bathroom

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Did you know that the average person spends about 1.5 years in the bathroom during the course of their lives? The bathroom is sometimes a challenging room to decorate due to its relatively small size compared to other rooms.

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Did you know that the average person spends about 1.5 years in the bathroom during the course of their lives? The bathroom is sometimes a challenging room to decorate due to its relatively small size compared to other rooms, and the many plumbing fixtures to work around. One way to spruce up your Philly bathroom is to simply make updates to the walls. Here are some wall decor ideas to consider, including ideas for updating the color, installing new shelving, and adding new “life” to the room.

Dated Bathrooms

Bathrooms in Philly homes tend to be a bit “dated.” Many homes in this historic city were built as early as the late 19th century and early 20th century, when plumbing was only recently being brought indoors. The easiest way to update your old-style bathroom is to paint the walls with a new, fresh color. Choose a paint color that makes you smile and gives you comfort, like soft seafoam green or lemon chiffon yellow. Avoid flat white because it’s too “clinical” and you want to add some warmth. If you do want a light color to make a small bathroom look bigger, choose a fresh linen or ivory colored shade. And if you want a more modern and trendy look, try creating 6-inch horizontal paint stripes using white or tan with your favorite contrasting color.

Shelving

Whenever you have space issues, shelving is the natural solution. Decorative shelves are also an easy way to enhance the look of your bathroom walls. You can find inexpensive wood or metal planks at garage sales, flea markets, or goodwill stores in the Philly area. Take them outside and spray paint them with your favorite color to refurbish and renew their look. Use shelving brackets to hang the shelves on the wall in a staggered pattern over the toilet. Next, add bright and cheery knick-knacks to the shelves to give the bathroom personality.

Live Plants Always Brighten Up a Bathroom

FlowersImage Source: Flickr/Priyambada Nath

Another wall decor idea is to decorate your bathroom using live flowers. When you live in the city, it’s not often that you get a chance to develop a flower garden. So get a green thumb and buy a few seed packets to grow your favorite small flowers. There are magnetic wall hanging units available that you can use to decorate your bathroom and grow plants. Add soil, insert your seeds, water them daily, and watch your flowers grow. Every time you go to your bathroom in the morning you’ll be presented with the beauty of new life. Remember that plants require fresh air and plenty of sunlight, so keep the window and shades open. When the Philly cold season arrives, you can temporarily replace the soil and flowers with small artificial flowers.

All of these wall decor ideas for your Philly home will cost you under $100, so you do not need to spend a small fortune to change the look of your bathroom. All you need is a few tools and a little creativity.

Main Image Source: Flickr/gemteck1

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