Wallpapered bathrooms: Trend or travesty?

My obsession with wallpaper is no secret, but I wondered what you thought of a sub-set obsession with wallpapering the bathroom. My bathroom is a nightmare of pipes and gross black bits, but if I was redoing it I’d defo be after the sort of look gracing the cover of this month’s World of Interiors.

World of Interiors September 2012

I didn’t read the one about the world’s richest bloke and his plane, but nice coverline. Anyway, so there is something about the Parisian version of granny-chic that I especially like about the room above. What about you? Before you tell me water and wallpaper don’t mix allow me to offer my (only) useful decorating tip: paint a layer of matt Decorator’s Varnish over the wallpaper and it’ll be fine. I did the same in my kitchen and had the pleasure of wiping an old coffee stain off the wallpaper with a damp cloth just this morning. No harm done.

Ugly wallpapered bathroom

Before you comment you might also like to check out these examples at Ugly House Photos*, and ponder the fact that I actually don’t see any of them as an argument against what I’m calling a… trend.

*Totally addictive site and one which I feel we may well feature again

3 Responses to “Wallpapered bathrooms: Trend or travesty?”

  1. debra finn
    August 7, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    I’m in the process of contemplating that very question for our ensuite. I’m thinking trend and nothing a lick of paint won’t sort out when I tire of ‘the look’

    • myfriendshouse
      August 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Oh go for it, for sure. My Friend has at least one bathroom wallpapered and it looks fab and hasn’t dissolved yet x

  2. Susan Taylor
    August 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I am delighted to read this and covet that bathroom. Ever since staying at a hotel in the mists of Scotland that had the smallest of loo’s pasted in the biggest of prints – and yes, that included the ceiling – I have a dogged determination to do it to my own, just the pesky factor of needing my own house first, the paper can come second.

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