Bathroom Wall Covering Ideas
Inexpensive Bathroom Wall Covering Ideas that
Can Make a Bathroom Shine
By: Mark J. Donovan
There are endless bathroom wall
covering ideas to choose from. Bathroom wall coverings should be part of every
bathroom remodeling project. However applying a new bathroom wall covering
doesn’t have to be just limited to when you are remodeling your bathroom.
Painting a bathroom, or installing a wallpaper border in a bathroom can be done
One of the least expensive and
easiest bathroom wall covering ideas you can consider is paint.
There are an infinite number of
colors, styles and textures to choose from, and even the most expensive brands
won’t break your bank account for simply painting a bathroom. The only important
consideration to keep in mind, when selecting paint for a bathroom wall
covering, is to choose one that is mildew resistant. So make sure you talk to
your paint supplier first, to find out what paints are the most appropriate for
Ceramic tile is another excellent
bathroom wall covering idea.
Again there are a multitude of
ceramic tile options to choose from. The only issue with ceramic tile is that it
needs to be maintained regularly. Grout lines and in some cases the tiles
themselves need to be sealed to prevent moisture from penetrating them. Moisture
is a breeding ground for mold and mildew and once it works its way into grout
lines it can be extremely difficult to remove. In addition to sealing ceramic
tile, it is important to wipe them down regularly after every shower, to again
eliminate any condensation build-up on the tiles.
The addition of a large mirror is
another excellent bathroom wall covering idea. Mirrors play a big role in
bathroom designs, particularly in contemporary bathroom designs. Mirrors can
also make a bathroom feel larger than it actually is.
Photos by Mark Donovan
Wallpaper is another alternative for
bathrooms, particularly small powder rooms or in large bathrooms that are well
ventilated. Small or medium sized bathrooms with heavily used showers are less
ideal for wallpaper as the wallpaper can begin to peal due to the high moisture
levels. Another choice would be to go with a wallpaper border. Wallpaper border
is a simple bathroom wall covering that is easy an inexpensive to install.
Besides moisture concerns the only other downside with wallpaper is that prints
tend to go out of style every 5-10 years. As a result, even if the wallpaper
functionally holds up, you still may need to change it periodically.
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An alternative to installing a
wallpaper border is to apply stenciling to the top of the bathroom walls.
Window treatments are another major
bathroom wall covering idea to consider. Again, there are a plethora of options
to choose from when it comes to window treatments, however make sure you select
a solution that will provide the bathroom with both privacy and natural light.
Photo by Mark Donovan
Finally, consider paintings and
accessories for bathroom wall coverings. There are a variety of wall hanging
accessories that can be installed in a bathroom to accent walls and to
complement paints and wallpaper.
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