Bathroom Tiles Vs Bathroom Wallpaper

Bathroom Tiles Vs Bathroom Wallpaper

Your bathroom will be one of the most important design jobs you’ll ever have in your home. You may not agree at first, but you will find it so much more enjoyable to spend time in a well-decorated bathroom than in a bathroom with no personality.

There is so much potential when it comes to deciding the theme and style of your bathroom, after all, it is one of the most used rooms in the house. So, this week, we’re going to discuss wallpaper in the bathroom vs patterned wall tiles.

It seems that wallpaper has suddenly made a comeback on the interior design stage and for good reason. You can cover the whole room with it or create a stunning accent wall at an affordable price and with a lot more ease than with wall tiles.

Done right, it can also instantly transform the size, shape and overall appearance of the room. Just like everywhere else in your home, wallpaper can work transform your bathroom in a way that can make it look like you’ve spent a great deal of money on your décor, even if this isn’t the case exactly! With wallpaper, you aren’t limited to patterns, designs, colours and textures in the slightest, so you can style the room to your heart's content.


If you do decide to wallpaper the walls of your bathroom and simply tile the floor, it will be much more affordable than if you were to buy wall tiles too, and it is much easier to trim wallpaper down to fit on a specific wall than it is to measure and cut down your tiles to fit on the wall and match up evenly.

So wallpaper seems to be cheaper and more flexible compared with wall tiles, however, wallpaper has one very obvious flaw. Bathroom wallpaper can easily be worn away and ruined by the moisture and humidity in the room. Even with greatly improved wallpaper adhesives, the conditions in the bathroom can have a huge effect on the adhesive over time and the wallpaper will be ruined.


If you are sure you want to decorate your bathroom with wallpaper, you must ensure that the wallpaper you purchase is ‘splash proof’, this type of wallpaper is specifically designed for high humidity areas and is even wipeable, should anything get on it.

While the relatively cheap costs can make bathroom wallpaper seem appealing, the unique design and long-term benefits mean that more often than not, homeowners are choosing generic wall tiles to decorate their homes rather than patterned wallpaper.


Wall tiles can come plain and sleek or stylish and patterned too, but you must consider upcoming trends if you are swaying towards patterned tiles as these can cost much more than wallpaper and they cost much more to replace too.

Whether you opt for polished glass wall tiles or a matte finish, a tiled wall will always be easier to clean – so you can simply wipe the surface clean and concentrate on the more important things in life.

A home should reflect your personality, which is why so many of us look to incorporate a splash of our own creativity into the interior design. Nevertheless, as your taste in design changes and new trends arise, you’ll no doubt want to adapt your home to make it perfect for you.

16 July 2019
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