Thursday, February 17, 2011

should I wallpaper my new bath...?


elle decor 


who am I kidding? I'm probably too chicken to do it. but when I see a small-ish bathroom done in a punchy paper, I'm in heaven...

56 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Do it, do it, do it! I think papered bathrooms looks bold and beautiful!

Kelly Krugh said...

I love the idea!!! I'd be a chicken about it too though!!! :)

SHERRY HART said...

Ha Ha Hilarious! I know...it is sometimes paralyzing to do it in a new room...but perhaps after a year or so you will think I am bored...what can I do to this room!

Tabitha said...

Do it! I put the Martinique paper up in mine - the Beverly Hills Hotel one, it's crazy and gives me a lift everyday.

quintessence said...

I am most definitely wallpapering my powder room - I think it's the perfect place for a fun pattern. Will update what I decide to go with!!

Susan said...

Do it! I'm planning on it...and it is gutsy for me as well. ;)

My Notting Hill said...

Love wallpaper in a bathroom. I think it especially worry free if it's a powder room.

things that sparkle said...

you should definitely do it! I wallpapered our guest bathroom and am so happy I did, its such a fun pattern that I wouldn't have done any where else.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Yes...YES. Whad'ya have to loose?

Julie said...

powder room--yes. Bathroom you actually use a lot--no. (but would stencil!) I remember how our '70s wallpaper peeling drove me crazy!

Party Resources said...

I love bold wall paper in a bathroom. Go for it!

Fine and Dandy Vintage Living said...

I'd do it - if it is a powder room 1/2 bath. Why not? High impact! But I wallpapered my small bath with tub/shower in Imperial Trellis and while it looked amazing, it has not held up well.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Oh it would sure be fun! How often are you in there? It might take a while for you to change your mind.

Thanks for your sweet comment yesterday, Donna :)

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

you can do it!

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

Absolutely! Looks uber posh! Xo

Upscale Downhome said...

I understand your dilemma. I have the same one! I spent a day and half stripping the ugly wallpaper in my powder room 2 years ago and I just painted it but I would absolutely love a really fun pattern in there so I feel your pain. My other dilemma is whether to keep my vintage tile or not. It goes over half way up the wall and is pink with a blue border. It's from 1940 and part of me would love to change it and the other part thinks I shouldn't. Back to wallpaper...you could always try the temporary wallpaper. Saw it on the Nate Berkus show.

I Dream Of said...

I chickened out, too, and went with a dark gray with a lacquer finish --which I think you would love. But the paper in the photo is really beautiful!
Jeanne

Raina Cox said...

That's the perfect spot for paper! And it's cheap to have removed if you tire of it. We had our entire master bath stripped, patched, and primed for $300.

Tricia Rose said...

Why be chicken - go for it! How long could it take anyway?
(though I like the dark gray lacquer idea...)

Design Blooms said...

Why not?! You only live once...if you like it so much when you see it in other homes, Im sure you would love it in yours!

amy said...

Wallpaper your bath. You won't regret it. Other than the inside of a closet, or a tiny entry, it's the most perfect, cheapest, easiest room to wallpaper, and everytime you step into your bathroom, you'll love it. Go for it!

Kristen @ This Charming House said...

Yessss! A small bath is the perfect place for wallpaper! I want to do my own, but I just can't choose!

If you are nervous, sherwin williams makes a line of non-perminent wallpaper for renters, you just tug on a corner and it comes right off. There are some good options (among the millions)... I think Effortless Style did a post about it and picked out some of the best.

24 Corners said...

Is it your master where you took down your chinoiserie? I had the opportunity of getting the wallpaper bug out of my system in our guest bath...which meant the master was able to be just painted with tile waiscoting.
If there's a paper that speaking to you...if so, go for it...it will be fabulous!
xo J~

Delishhh said...

Don't do it. We just moved into a house that had wallpaper in all the bathrooms and it was hell trying to remove it all. Now i just have a really bad tast. You can do one wall for style but not the whole thing!

Simple Dwellings said...

You should definitely do it! There are so many large print, beautiful wallpapers out there, perfect for a bathroom space. There are great wallpapers that are now easier to remove, and more breathable for higher moisture areas! Go for it!

JWC said...

Definitely do it! Love that paper... and that upholstered console table is pretty fantastic too

ticklishfromadistance said...

Do it. Perfect place to take the plunge.

Splendid Willow said...

This is a change for me - who mostly says yes to everything - I am now saying no!

Don't do it in a full bath room. Keep it more neutral for resale value. (Plus you might get tired of it soon). But in a tiny powder room yes!

Warm hugs to you my friend,

Mon

xinefly said...

Wallpapered powder rooms are super fun for guests. Don't wallpaper any bathroom you tend to take long, steamy showers in though...peeling disaster.

Poet Whale said...

Surprise yourself...paper the ceiling in an outrageous print.

Design Junkie said...

how can you not? all those fab paper choices.

red ticking said...

if you will ... i will... xoxo

Noelle at Gray Paint Decor said...

That pic really tempts me as well! LOVE your blog...xxoo

100 Applegate said...

Do it! It's crazy beautiful!!! Love the black door too!!
Best, Connie

Kathysue said...

Donna, I would totally do it. I think small guest powder rooms are the perfect room to paper usually only taking 4-6 single rolls and I always like to do something really dramatic and make it look like a jewel box. With your love of gray,think charcoal, Smmmmokey!!!! KS

Nikole said...

Absolutely! Wallpaper is easy to change if you want it bad enough :)

But I guarentee you're going to love it. It will be smokin hot!

elisa rathje said...

oh yes. very much so. i'd love to see what you would choose. it could be quite delicate. x

Hooper Patterson said...

Do it and check out the book "HotHouse", there is a beautiful large scale gray paper. You'd love it!

Acquired Objects said...

I'm to chicken too to use such a bold print, I copped out with grasscloth...lol.

pve design said...

When you are done, then come be my guest and paper my new powder room....I am thinking a punchy paper like that or black glass tile....
pve

Ivy Lane said...

i did that in the powder room in my old house and it was fabulous! I say go for it!!!!

ps..thanks for stopping by.. it's been hectic with my dad's health etc.... i posted new today..

Have a Great Day!!!

Acquired Objects said...

Ok Donna that was just plain mean.....lol, send some of that heat up here please!

Debra,

Jane K. Schott said...

I am just getting ready to do a paper images treatment to my guest bath. Have dreamed of the dayI could tear into a Cabinet of National Curiosities Book and Modge Poge them to the wall. That could happen...

Mona Thompson said...

Go for it!!!!!!!!!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Okay, time to step outside the cozy box - LET'S DO DIS!!

Keri Batchelder Hoffman said...

Here is my little grey bath - Smoky Embers. Love the color. Too chicken for wallpaper myself.

http://myyearstartedtuesdaynight.blogspot.com/2010/03/basement-bath-redux.html

Kathy said...

Do it...and if it's smallish in size...throw it on the ceiling as well....don't forget the outlets....k

idratherbeshopping said...

DO IT! and take pics! i think it would be fab!

xo,
joAnn

Tina said...

Well....ANYTHING that gorgeous rich black door opens to has to be fabulous! I am in a serious "anything painted black" state of mind but putting that fetish aside...I too love a bold fun print in a powder room and have been eyeing them more than ever! I dont; know that I am brazen enough to try it though in the new house!You first....lol.

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Privet and Holly said...

I've been drawn to
the same idea for
several years and
this week, finally
started to do something
about it : ) I repainted
our powder room and
starting today, will
stencil a huge damask
pattern on the walls.
I'm using a sea sponge
and stencil brush in
order to give it an
aged wallpaper look!
Not gray this time, but
warm golds. I actually
won the stencils from
a giveaway on Cottage
and Vine....
Happy Sunday,
xx Suzanne

Haven and Home said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!

Jane K. Schott said...

Remember that great episode where Lucy and Vivian wallpaper?

If they could go for you can too!

classic • casual • home said...

As long as you don't get a lot of steam...I know of several mishaps ...my own and friends where it peals of the wall.
Mary Ann

shi(f)t said...

do it do it do it! the worst thing that will happen is that you hate it and try something else -- and that's harmless!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

I agree! Wallpapered bathrooms feel so luxurious.

Sarah said...

I absolutely love a small space with fun wallpaper. In my head, I've decorated my entry that I don't own in the house that I don't own with fun wallpaper that I don't own...

~SW