We’re the kind of crafty homeowners that always want to use our DIY skills to decorate every single room in the house, whether guests see that space much or not. When it comes to the bathroom, however, we’re careful about where we put things because we have little kids who tend to splash water on every surface at bath time! That’s why we’ve stuck to mostly wall decor there; it’s high up enough that it’s out of the splash zone but it still gives the room lots of crafty character.
Just in case you love the idea of making some DIY bathroom wall decor just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the best bathroom-suitable designs we’ve come across in our search for inspiration!
1. Old window turned towel rack
Do you have quite a strong rustic aesthetic going on throughout the different rooms in your house right now and you’d like to keep that up in the bathroom? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Strawberry Jam House took a rustic looking, weathered old window and turned it into a wall mounted towel rack complete with mason jars on each side for bathroom supply storage, like cotton swabs!
2. Rustic wood floating wall shelves
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about rustic inspired wall decor but you’d really prefer to make something that actually also has some function because your bathroom is pretty low in storage space? Then we think you’ll really enjoy the way Bless’er House made these weathered wood floating wall shelves that are perfectly sized to sit above the toilet!
3. Bathroom crossword art
Do you come from a wordy family who love reading, making wordplay and pun jokes, and playing word based games, together or alone, in your downtime? Then we’re absolutely convinced that you’ll love the way Aqua Lane created some word based all art by creating a sort of hanging crossword puzzle from some bathroom themed words that cross over at their shared letters!
4. Cut branch shelves for potted succulents
Did you like the idea of making a wall shelf for your bathroom but primarily so that you have another surface to put bathroom decor on? Well, if your room could use a bit more greenery like ours could, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how House Mix made little rounded shelves from cut branch segments and placed succulents on them. Succulents are great for bathrooms because they’re hardy, versatile, and don’t really need specific conditions to survive, so it’s okay if they get warm or damp while you shower!
5. Sideways wall baskets for towels
Perhaps you’ve been trying to think of a way that’s not quite rustic but still a little old fashioned to increase the amount of storage in your bathroom because you have lots of guests and you’d like to keep a good supply of towels and face cloths on hand there? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how Wayback Machine made these wicker baskets into wall shelves by turning them sideways! They’re perfect for stacking rolled towels in.
6. DIY rope towel holder
Does your bathroom have a slightly more seaside or sailing themed aesthetic to it, as though you’ve set out on the water, rather than being rustic? Then adding some rope made details will only help drive that look home even more! That’s why we liked this lovely little knotted rope towel rack idea featured step by simple step on Greco Design Co. so much.
7. Bathroom magazine rack
Sometimes it’s nice to have some reading material in the bathroom but many dwellings, apartments in particular, don’t quite boast enough floor space. That’s why we thought this tutorial from Four Generations, One Roof was so neat! They show you how to built a simple magazine rack right into the side of your cabinet where it won’t take up any floor space at all.
8. Toilet paper holder with a wall shelf
Are you still feeling quite intrigued by the concept of making a wall shelf that’s a bit decorative in itself but that also serves some kind of function and gives you a spot to place another pretty piece? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way DIY Showoff replaced their regular toilet paper holder with a little wooden shelf that has a holder attached to its underside.
9. Ball jar storage
Has the thing that’s actually intrigued you the most from our list so far actually been the bathroom supply storage jars that were attached on each side of the rustic window towel rack we showed you earlier, and now you can’t help wondering whether having more of those around as decorative storage might be neat? Then we really think you’ll like this wall mounted board featuring several of them at once thanks to Skinny Meg.
10. Vintage frame bathroom clock
Does your bathroom actually have a slightly more grand and old fashioned style aesthetic in its natural layout and finishes and now you’re trying to find decor pieces that will draw that out with their style as well? Then we think you’ll get along very well indeed with the way this fantastic vintage wall clock mounted inside an ornate vintage frame does precisely that. See how it’s made in more detail on Gosia Design.
11. DIY marbled paper artwork
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to create bathroom wall decor would you rather actually make something from scratch or create a design yourself? Well, particularly if you’ve always been skilled with paints, we think you simply must take a look at the way Mad in Crafts made and framed with stunning marbled paper artwork that looks a bit like swirling water, making it perfect for the bathroom.
12. Ladder towel hanger
Were you actually quite taken by the idea of making a towel hanger, especially if its got a rustic chic to it, but you simply don’t have an available old window frame to work with? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Love Grows Wild made a towel rack out of an old, upcycled wooden ladder instead! The rungs are where you towels go and leaning it is as simple as finding a place where it’ll fit.
13. Bath themed painted quote canvasses
Did you actually really love the idea of making some bath themed word art on the wall but you don’t have much spare space to work with so you’re looking for a project that covers a little less surface area? Well, these canvases might not intersect at common letters like you saw before, but All Parenting still shows you how to make some very lovely colour ombre word art indeed.
14. Rustic wood pallet bathroom wall
Have you actually been keeping your eyes peeled for a way to add a much more noticeable bit of rustic influenced wall decor to your bathroom but you’re open to more of a challenge and down to make more of a statement or permanent change? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to handle this amazing repurposed wood pallet wall outlined step by careful step on 99 Pallets!
15. Cute doily wall mirrors
Perhaps most of your bathroom wall space is already taken up by a mirror so you’re looking for a way to customize that rather than trying to cram more decor into a limited area? Well, if delicate aesthetics are your thing, then we think you simply must take a look at how stunning these mirrors from DIY Enthusiasts are! They show you how to use a paper lace doily like a paint stencil.