February 24, 2014

Does wallpaper hold up well in bathrooms?

Many people assume that wallpaper doesn’t fare well in bathrooms due to the moisture.  We’ve remodelled and decorated hundreds of bathrooms where this has NOT been the case.

Our experience has shown that if the paper is well hung by a professional (or someone who really knows what they are doing), and that walls are properly prepared and appropriate glues are used, well, the results are beautiful and long-lasting.  We often advise our clients to use a professional paper hanger rather than someone who is another type of trade by day and occasionally papers walls.  Each paper has its own personality when full of glue and the experienced paper hanger knows how to handle it.  Our paper hanger has hung everything from vinyls to grasscloths to linen fabric papers.  He has done it all.

Wallpaper can totally change the vibe of a room.  Boring walls can really come to life!

It can make it dramatic like this gorgeous damask Thibaut wallpaper.

powder room decor king city

King City Project by Lumar Interiors

It can make it warm and luxurious like a 5-star hotel as this chinoiserie paper from Cole and Son has done.

ensuite bath decor

Aurora Project by Lumar Interiors

How about the energy this paper adds to the space?  Martha O’Hara pulled the hot pink from the adjoining bedroom for beautiful colour flow.

Wallpapered bathroom

Martha O’Hara Design

Or, it can simply make it feel all dressed up like this tone on tone striped vinyl does in this relaxing ensuite.

ensuite bath wallpaper

Design by Lumar Interiors

What do you think about wallpapering bathrooms? What has your experience been?  Do you like the look?  Drop us a word back in our comments we’d love to hear from you!

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