Bathroom Wallpaper – Unwind in Affordable Luxury

I love to feel totally relaxed, almost comatose. My day from start to finish is a whirlwind, so my refuge is the master bath adjoined to my bedroom. It has come to be my safe haven and a place to escape and unwind. The rest of my family knows to leave me alone when I shut the door.

Designing this room has taken many hours to get everything exactly the way I wanted it. From the mirror above the sink to the candles around the tub, it all fits together like a glove. The most exhausting part of this decorating venture was deciding on the wall covering. I had my heart set on wallpaper but was reluctant since I had been told that moisture and humidity can cause the wallpaper to peel.

Looking at other options such as tile and paint left me feeling empty not alive. I still found myself thumbing through wallpaper books and magazines. To my delight, if I went with vinyl wallpaper keeping it away from the wet areas I could have my cake and eat it to. You see, vinyl wallpaper is splash proof but not water proof. If the bathroom has sufficient ventilation and all edges are correctly pasted it can withstand this environment. Vinyl does have many attributes such as washabilty, scrubabilty and durability if placed wisely.

To compete with other wall covering, wallpaper manufacturers have created many new designs such as the slate effect, stone effect, tile effect, water splash and mosaic effect. There are unlimited colors and patterns and one to fit any mood your after. Since it was unwise to hang the wallpaper on all the bathroom walls, I went with a combination of all three, wallpaper with accent borders, tile and paint.

It is amazing how this simple decorative wallpaper has transformed my bathroom from a utilitarian space to my domestic oasis. It is so important for the over all ambience it just makes the entire room special.

I have a sitting room in the master bath, that upon the walls, I placed a vinyl wallpaper of a vintage sea foam and gold stripe pattern. Above it was an antique look of imperial bath tubs with the classic black and white tile floor. To help this pattern flow, on half of the wall, I choose the same design in tile around the bath. Above the bath I merely painted the wall in the same hue as the imperial bath. Neutral colors like white, beige, or yellow help make the room look larger and feel airy. The patterns and colors should compliment each other. Across from my tub I choose a solid beige color to make the room not look busy but give me that peaceful luxurious feeling that I longed for.

One of my best friends wanted a room of her own and it became her mission. She ended up buying wallpaper and wallpaper borders with a nautical theme. There were pictures of boats, sea shells, fish, birds and sea creatures. It was the next best thing to actually heading out to sea.

We both choose prepasted paper that was easy to apply and will be easy to remove when we need a change. You do not need a professional. The most important factor is to purchase enough. You must also prepare your walls and get them smooth and in good condition. It was also quite affordable and if applied correctly outlasts paint for approximately five years. This decorating technique adds value to your home and shows off your creativity and lets your personality shine.

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