There are times when a bathroom calls for a sanctuary-type feel, with solid-colored walls and a soft neutral palette setting the scene for tranquility and relaxation. And then there are times when a private space calls for a little added personality—a dose of style best delivered via a sophisticated pattern, as in the stunning bathroom by Richmond, Virginia-based Janie Molster Designs, above. Here, we present 15 spaces that make a strong case for the latter, showing just how beautiful a bold wallpaper can be when expertly applied in a bath.
Another view of the stunning black, white, and red beauty by Janie Molster, in which the designer carried the pattern across the ceiling for extra effect. Gorgeous tile, chic accessories, and stylish fixtures perfectly complete the look.
In the above space by Main Line, Pennsylvania-based Fuller Interiors, bright hues in a large-scale print bring a powder room to life.
San Antonio, Texas-based Bradshaw Designs employed a colorful abstract pattern in a stylish bathroom, which is complemented by a chic coral vanity and sleek modern fixtures.
Who could resist this lavender Hunt Slonem wallpaper? Dallas, Texas-based Denise McGaha Interiors pairs it with beautiful marble tile and warm materials for an utterly sophisticated design that isn’t afraid of a little whimsy (note the bunny in the corner).
Again, Denise McGaha creates a stylish moment, this time with large-scale moody floral wallpaper and strategically placed art in a show-stopping showroom bath.
Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Bria Hammel Interiors shows that a pared-down palette doesn’t mean a space is short on drama. Instead, the black-and-white feminine pattern only makes the area more memorable.
Floor-to-ceiling Dorothy Draper banana leaves? Yes, please. See the “before” image of this powder room (photographed by Buff Strickland) and read how Austin, Texas’s Annie Downing Interiors transformed it into a tropical paradise in this Architectural Digest article.
With an intricate blue-green wallpaper, Dallas, Texas-based design firm Collins & Sweezey takes the powder room in their Lakehill project to the next level.
Eclectic Home in New Orleans, Louisiana, goes wonderfully bold with a handsome herringbone pattern (left) and pretty turquoise palm fronds (right).
Above, Greenville, South Carolina-based Caroline Brackett Design achieves a classic neutral look that will never go out of style while still making a stylish statement.
For those who may be hesitant to play with pattern but want to stray from solid walls, stripes are the perfect choice. Here, Raleigh, North Carolina’s Design by Tula proves that point via a timeless wallpaper in an elegantly appointed space.
In a beautiful bathroom by New Orleans, Louisiana-based St. Romain Interiors, a mix of shapes and textures creates a vibe of luxurious sophistication.
A geometric pattern provides the perfect backdrop for a soothing and stylish mix of greys, whites, and blue in this bathroom by Nashville, Tennessee’s Providence Interiors.
Butterfly-adorned Thibaut wallpaper adds a fairytale-like feel to a bathroom shared by two sisters designed by Kimberly Harper of Northwest Arkansas-based Harper Howey Interiors. See the rest of the house, which was photographed by Nancy Nolan for At Home Arkansas, here.