Choosing art for the bathroom is a bit of a balancing act. Space is tight but it’s also an easy spot to let the artwork set the feeling for the room. I’ve asked six designers and stylists on Instagram for their best tips, and here’s what they said…
Choose Art You Love
For Jo, Designer at Alcorn Home, “It’s all about mood”. And I couldn’t agree more! I believe each room in your home should make you feel the way you want to feel, bathroom included.
Dee Ann, interior designer at Dee Ann Design, offers universal advice – “My most important tip is that you love it! We do spend quite a bit of time in our bathrooms especially if you have a tub!”
She also cautions about choosing the right type of art and frame because of the moisture, “The only thing I would not hang in a bathroom with a shower is oil paintings in gold or wood frames, the steam could harm them.” But she said half baths are free game, “Definitely use any type of art that you love in a powder room!”
Marie at Blossoming Interiors says not to overthink it, “Go with what makes you happy and speaks to you.” Though she suggests avoiding “Painted canvas because the art might bleed.”
Above the Toilet
Is it just me, or does a toilet need art hanging over it? Shelley from Crazy Wonderful loves two frames stacked over the toilet. “You could do two of the exact frames or one that’s larger on the bottom with a smaller frame on top.”
Keep It Calm
Bathrooms are a place to close the door and relax. Alex Fontaine from The Fontaine Flat loves “Calming art for the bathroom!”
And Kelby from The Modberry agrees, “I would stick to tranquil, spa like prints for a relaxing experience!”
If you’re looking for art for your bathroom, definitely check out my calming beach and abstract photographs. Spring Shore, Sandy, and Lake Erie #9 (seen in Jo Alcorn’s photo above) are very popular choices.