Wallpaper has the power to transform any space. Many customers ask us, “can peel and stick wallpaper be applied to a bathroom?” We are always excited to answer, “yes!”
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Our vinyl is a non-breathable material so steam, humidity, and moisture cannot work its way under the product to affect its performance.
Bathrooms are one of our favorite places to hang peel and stick wallpaper. Not only is it easy to apply, but it has the power to instantly transform your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary in three easy steps.
With no messy pastes or major renovations required, installing peel and stick wallpaper in a bathroom can be a quick and stress-free DIY home project.
Our peel and stick wallpaper collection at Tempaper offers an interesting and unique way to decorate a bathroom without using any paint. With so many one-of-a-kind designs to choose from, removable wallpaper is one of the best-kept secrets to transforming small bathrooms into a luxurious home spa.
Reasons to Use Peel and Stick Wallpaper in a Bathroom
You may be wondering, “is wallpaper in a bathroom a good idea?”
Whether you are new to the world of wallpaper or a seasoned expert, your bathroom is the perfect place for experimenting with peel and stick wallpaper. Most likely, your bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in your home, which means you are more likely to take risks.
Whether you are looking to make a big statement with vibrant color or a subtle change with classic patterns, there’s most likely a bathroom wallpaper print for you.
When shopping for the best peel and stick wallpaper for a bathroom, the first question to ask yourself is, “is peel and stick wallpaper heat and moisture resistant?”
Our high-quality wallpaper designs at Tempaper are steam and moisture resistant which makes removable wallpaper a great choice for homes, rentals, offices, restaurants, and more.
We offer a variety of wallpaper prints for every room. Depending on your individual style, any of our prints could work in your space.
So, what are the best peel and stick wallpaper prints to use in a bathroom? We’ve shared a few of our popular wallpaper prints to help inspire a few decorating ideas for a small or large bathroom.
A Splash of the Tropics
A bright and bold bathroom can easily be achieved with our tropical peel and stick wallpaper. If you are looking to create a true botanical retreat with a subtle hint of retro, we recommend our Painted Palm or Havana Palm wallpaper. For a cheeky bathroom design that isn’t afraid to stand out, our Flamingo Daydream wallpaper print is a popular choice for bathrooms. For a classic tropical touch, we recommend our Hojas Cubanas banana leaf wallpaper or our Tropical print.
Bathroom Peel and Stick Wallpaper Tiles
Mostly everyone loves the look of tile in a bathroom. However, everyone can’t undergo a major renovation project. This is one of the reasons why we love self-adhesive, peel and stick faux tile prints for your bathroom.
If you are looking for a simple bathroom upgrade, you can effortlessly achieve the look of imported tile without the expensive price tag or putting yourself at risk of losing your security deposit.
For the best realistic tile wallpaper for a bathroom, find an eclectic mix of faux tile wallpaper patterns that are easy to install and durable enough to last on our site.
Subtle Changes for Small Bathrooms
When it comes to small bathroom designs, many people often shy away from bolder prints and patterns because they are afraid that an intricate design will overwhelm the room.
If you’re wary of experimenting with bold patterns but you are still looking to use wallpaper in a smaller bathroom, we offer plenty of wallpaper options that feature softer colors and subtle designs.
If you are looking for the best wallpaper for a small bathroom, a few of our favorite modern peel and stick wallpaper prints for a bathroom are below.
HOW LONG DOES WALLPAPER LAST IN A BATHROOM?
If you are wondering how long our wallpaper will last in a bathroom or powder room, it’s entirely up to you! You can keep it up for a season or a lifetime. Whether you are interested in our bathroom peel and stick tile prints or one of our intricate designs, each of our wallpaper prints can withstand moisture, heat, and steam.
CAN YOU GET WATERPROOF WALLPAPER FOR A BATHROOM?
Although our wallpaper isn’t waterproof, it is water-resistant. If searching for the best wallpaper for a bathroom, our peel and stick prints are the perfect choice.
Learn more about what sets Tempaper Peel and Stick Wallpaper apart.
HOW TO APPLY PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER IN A BATHROOM
Please read Tempaper & Co.'s full peel and stick wallpaper application instructions here.
Adding removable wallpaper to your bathroom will instantly transform your room from ordinary to extraordinary, creating a more inviting space for you and your guests. It’s as easy as peel, place, and embrace!
If this is your first-time applying peel and stick wallpaper and you need additional assistance, let us help! We’ve shared a handful of helpful tutorial videos on our website that you can reference throughout the entire application process.
Whether you are applying our bathroom peel and stick wallpaper to an accent wall or the entire room, we can help you every step of the way. Watch our in-depth videos today or bookmark our how-to page for later.
Need more inspiration? Our Tempaper Customer Photo Gallery is a great way to visualize how a specific print will look in your space. See how our customers chose to Tempaper their space for yourself!
An Interior Designer’s Best Tips for Installing Wallpaper in a Bathroom
Maggie Overby is an interior designer, a DIY-er extraordinaire, and a seasoned expert in both peel and stick wallpaper and traditional wallpaper. A loyal customer of Tempaper & Co., Maggie has chosen our wallpaper for several rooms in her home including her stairway, living room, and most recently, her guest bathroom.
We offer several of the best peel and stick bathroom wallpaper prints for bathrooms, including Family of Cranes by The Novogratz, as seen in Maggie’s space.
Although our wallpaper isn’t waterproof, each print is moisture resistant and a great choice for bathrooms and high-humidity areas.
Q & A with Maggie Overby
For her guest bathroom transformation Maggie chose this bright and colorful crane wallpaper print called Family of Cranes by The Novogratz.
After learning a few tips and tricks along the way, Maggie was willing to share her best advice for applying peel and stick bathroom wallpaper.
YOU'VE APPLIED TEMPAPER TO YOUR SPACE A FEW TIMES. CAN YOU SHARE ANY HELPFUL TIPS OR TRICKS THAT YOU LEARNED ALONG THE WAY?
The biggest tip I could share is don't peel the backing off completely. Peel only a foot or two at a time as you work down the panel. If you completely remove the backing the paper will stick to everything in sight the toilet, the sink, and especially itself. I'm sure you can guess how I know this, learn from my mistakes.
When smoothing the paper, work from the middle out smoothing out on a diagonal. If things are looking too bubbled, don't be afraid to pull up that section of work and try again.
Don't fret over the pattern matching perfectly at every spot along the seam. The paper can stretch as you work with it, or you may not have it perfectly straight every time so trying to get it perfect will drive you nuts. As long as the patterns are pretty close, they will appear matched as you back away. I pay the most attention at eye level and don't get too picky when it gets up by the ceiling or down at the floor.
HOW DOES OUR PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER COMPARE TO TRADITIONAL WALLPAPER? WAS THE PROCESS EASIER?
I think both traditional wallpaper and peel and stick wallpaper have their pros and cons but for me, the big pro for using peel and stick paper is easy removal. I've taken down my fair share of traditional wallpaper and it is hard messy work. Peel and stick just peels right off the wall now mess or hassle.
This brings me to my second pro of peel and stick. No mess, no glue, no wetting which also means fewer tools. I love a project that doesn't require me to switch into my work clothes to get it done.
WHAT ARE YOUR BEST TIPS FOR APPLYING WALLPAPER IN A BATHROOM?
There are going to be some tight spots in bathrooms. Behind the toilet and around the vanity are going to be difficult to get to. In these spots don't feel like you must use one continuous panel. When I installed my wallpaper, I cut the panel just below the toilet tank where the seam would be inconspicuous and installed it in two sections. For less conspicuous seams you can also cut along the pattern rather than a straight line. This makes the seam less visible.
ANY ADVICE FOR WALLPAPERING AROUND BATHROOM FIXTURES, OUTLETS, ETC?
When applying wallpaper around outlets and fixtures only adhere paper just up to the outlet then cut the hole for the outlet before trying to smooth it evenly. I also love to use wallpaper scraps to cover my outlet plates. If you use a scrap that matches the section of the wallpaper around your outlet plates you can make them completely disappear.
DO YOU THINK CERTAIN COLORS AND PATTERNS WORK BEST FOR A SMALL SPACE?
I love a big pattern for a small space like a bathroom or entry hall. I call these jewel-box spaces because when you open the door the wallpaper is a surprise inside. In a small space, you may also feel a little braver to go bold. I think the color you choose depends on how you want the space to feel. Dark colors are going to feel rich and moody. While light bright colors will feel happy and fun. If you have no natural light you may opt for light and bright, as I did, otherwise your room could feel a little like a cave.
HOW DOES THE NEW WALLPAPER MAKE YOU FEEL?
The Family of Cranes wallpaper is bright and fun so when I walk in the bathroom it makes me smile. A happy surprise inside...Plus I’m a huge color fan so I enjoy having some color in this small space that was once black and white.
HOW DO YOUR FAMILY AND GUESTS FEEL ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION?
Well seeing as this is the guest bathroom, I'd say they are excited for the new look. Hopefully, that doesn't mean they'll move in.