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7 Cute & Easy Bathroom

Wall Art Ideas

7 Cute & Easy Bathroom Wall Art Ideas

With just a few simple pieces, you can update the look of your bathroom in a snap. You don’t have to invest in new lights or fixtures to completely transform the look of your bath. Adding or updating the wall art in your bathroom can give it an entirely fresh feel. If you’re feeling crafty, you can make many of these pieces at home. We at Pottery Barn have put together a list of cute and easy bathroom wall art ideas that you can draw inspiration from when you’re redecorating your bathroom.

Framed Wallpaper

You can use wallpaper to decorate your bathroom without having to worry about covering every inch of wall space. Instead, try mounting wallpaper to a thin foam board and placing it in a frame before hanging it on the wall. Many wallpaper designs are beautiful masterpieces unto themselves. Create a dramatic effect by choosing two or three complementary wallpaper designs to hang on your bathroom wall. The best part is that when you are ready for a new look, taking it down is breeze.

Papier-mâché Letters 

Papier-mâché letters are inexpensive, lightweight and completely customizable. Choose letters to spell out a name, word or message on your bathroom wall. Simple words like “bath,” “water” or “clean” tie into the theme and function of your bath. However, a word like “splash” is fun for a children’s bathroom - and yours too! Letters come in various sizes, so you can choose the ones that best fit your bathroom. Once you’ve chosen your letters, you can use paint, wallpaper and other materials to make them match the rest of your decor.

Shell Art

Beach themes work well in baths, and a popular bathroom wall art idea involves using those shells you brought home from vacations past. Paint four small canvases or squares of wood the same color. Hot glue one large shell, sand dollar or sea star in the center of each. If you have a lot of smaller shells, create a fun design or shape on the canvas. These simple pieces of art can dress up your bathroom and anchor your beachy theme.

Painted Canvases

You don’t have to be a wonderful artist to create cute art. An easy bathroom wall decor idea is to use painted canvases. Simple designs and pictures can make a big statement, so there’s no need to worry about creating detailed drawings. Paint the background of the canvas a solid color, and use white paint to write a word or message on the canvas. Alternatively, try tracing the outline of a picture, such as a whale or mermaid, on the canvas and painting it solid white. The silhouette is beautiful enough to be the focal point of your bathroom.

Upcycled Toilet Paper Rolls

Instead of throwing away toilet paper or paper towel rolls, consider transforming them into upcycled or recycled art. Start with a large canvas and paint it a color that complements your bathroom’s color scheme. Cut the cardboard rolls into one-inch pieces. Place them on the canvas to create an interesting design. You can leave them as circles or bend them into elliptical shapes. Once you’ve staged the look you want, use hot glue to secure them to the canvas. It’s a simple project that’s also eco-friendly.

Framed Photographs

If you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to creating your own art, one of the quickest and easiest bathroom wall art ideas is to hang framed photographs. Black and white photos create a dramatic effect. Rather than hanging one large photo, try cutting it into several smaller pieces and placing each piece in a smaller frame. You can also frame photos from magazines for art that’s beautiful and at a bargain.


Mirrors are functional, decorative and will always a place in the bath. They work especially well in small bathrooms because they make the space look larger. Try finding mirrors with interesting frames to create a bold look. You can also group together several small mirrors to complement each other in an artistic way. 

Bathroom wall art makes it easy to redecorate your bath without having to do a complete overhaul. From funky recycled art to classic black and white photos, there are no limits when it comes to creating pieces to hang on your wall.