Many details go into remodeling your bathroom. While the contractor has a lot of input when it comes to the design and layout of the space, the choice of flooring, walls, and plumbing fixtures are up to you. You may have more options than you think, even when it comes to wall coverings. Here are three ways to update the walls when you undertake a bathroom remodeling project.
1. Use Wallpaper for a Fun Pattern
You may want to experiment with wallpaper when you want patterns on the walls. A bathroom is an ideal space to use wallpaper since the room is small and not a major undertaking like wallpapering a bedroom would be. You can choose from many patterns like flowers, animals, geometric designs, clouds, or anything else you can think of to give your bathroom the decor style you want.
When choosing wallpaper for a bathroom, you'll probably want vinyl since it is easy to scrub clean. Vinyl also resists damage due to splashes and high humidity. Since it can be scrubbed, it's easy to remove mildew from vinyl wallpaper.
If you don't want vinyl wallpaper, you can choose any kind you want and have it sealed with a flat varnish that's invisible when dry but protects the wallpaper from mildew and water damage.
2. Use Paint for Easy Cleaning
Paint is also a good choice for bathroom walls, and paint comes in many colors. However, consider how the color will affect the room. Light colors reflect light and make a small bathroom seem bigger and brighter. Also, consider the type of paint you want to use as well. Glossy paint is easy to scrub if you ever need to remove mildew or mold. Satin is also a good choice that's easy to clean, but it is less shiny than glossy paint.
3. Use Tiles to Match the Floor
You can apply tiles to your bathroom walls just like you can place them on the floor. You may want ceramic, concrete, porcelain, or granite wall tiles. You might want the same tiles on the floor, shower walls, and bathroom walls, or you may want light tiles on the walls and dark tiles on the floor.
Tiles are perfect for the bathroom walls since they are waterproof when sealed. Plus, you can scrub them if needed to remove mold. When choosing tiles, consider how they will impact the size of the bathroom. For example, if you have a small bathroom, you might want rectangular tiles installed vertically so your room seems taller and larger. Your bathroom remodeling contractor can help you make decisions on tile choice and installation so your bathroom has visual appeal and doesn't have a cramped look.