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11 Stunning Bathroom Accent Wall Design Ideas

Accent walls are a great way to add character and charm to your bathroom. Whether you are going for a funky eclectic vibe or timeless look, there is a bathroom accent wall idea for you.

8 different images of bathroom accent wall ideas.

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Types of Accent Walls For Bathrooms

  • Painted Walls: from painted designs to just bold colors, paint is a simple way to get a budget-friendly accent wall.
  • Wallpaper: Whether traditional or peel-and-stick there are so many different varieties of designs to fit your style.
  • Hand-Drawn Accent Walls: If you don’t want the hassle and mess of wallpaper, you could make your own faux wallpaper by drawing on a painted wall. We love the black and white design below that was done for under $10.
  • Tiled Accent Walls: A popular choice in bathrooms, you can find a design or style that will create a timeless look in your bathroom with subway tiles, ceramic tiles and more.
  • Wood Walls: wood panels, shiplap, board and batten or reclaimed wood can make statements in your bathroom. Just note that certain wood walls may not withstand the moisture in a bathroom if you do not have proper ventilation. That being said, with proper care and maintenance, a wood accent wall can add a unique and cozy touch to a bathroom.
  • Stone or Mosaic Tiles: Natural stone or faux stone panels can be used to create a more modern look for your space.

Tips For Choosing Colors

When choosing a paint color for your bathroom, consider the layout, size and amount of natural light your bathroom gets. You also want to consider coordinating with existing design elements to create the mood you want.

can of white paint with paint stick dipped in.

Lighter colors can help make a small space feel more spacious, while bold colors can create a cozy atmosphere in a larger room. It’s always a good idea to test the color before committing to a new color scheme. Colors will always look different in your own lighting and environment.

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See our review to also get answers to frequently asked Samplize questions.

white and gray peel and stick paint sample.

Options For Layouts

One of the biggest questions is about which wall should be an accent wall. The images below will show you that you can choose any wall that works for you. Normally people consider the wall behind the toilet and vanity, but it is a personal preference about which feature you would like to draw attention to.

DIY vs. Professional Installation

There are times that you would consider do-it-yourself and other times it might not be worth it. In a bathroom, a lot of the accent walls from wallpaper to painting projects are great DIYs.

However, if using tile in your bathroom you may want to consider hiring a professional. Tiling in small spaces is an art form and the right professional may end up saving you time and materials in the long run.

We have done tiling as a DIY project, you just want to fully know what you are getting into before starting.

Bathroom Wall Inspiration

Get DIY bathroom accent walls inspiration from real-life projects. These are some of our favorite accent walls you can try no matter what your style is.

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There is no wrong way to add an accent wall to update your bathroom and showcase your personality. Have fun choosing a wall that complements your existing design to let your style shine through. Whether you prefer bold wallpaper or rustic wood paneling, the possibilities for accent walls are endless.

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