You won’t believe the transformation in this bathroom makeover with bold modern wallpaper! It went from “blah” to stylish and fresh with a few easy DIY projects.
OK, I have to apologize for something. I started this One Room Challenge 6 weeks ago, and I have been seriously lacking in the updates department. The good news is that I have been working on our master bathroom makeover over the timeframe, and I am so excited to show you how it turned out today, especially this bold modern wallpaper that I can’t stop looking at!
I don’t blame you if you don’t remember what it looked like before. You can check it out here. It wasn’t bad…just a little blah with floor to ceiling beige. We kept most of the major elements of the room like the vanity, tub, tile, shower, etc. This bathroom makeover is more of a refresh, and what a refresh it turned out to be! It’s so much more modern and bright. I just love looking at it! Sometimes I’ll be walking past my bedroom, and I just have to peek my head in to look through to the bathroom. It’s my newest happy place!
Since I know you guys really just want to see how it turned out, I’ll keep this short and sweet. I’ll be back soon with more details on some of the projects we did.
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Bold, Modern Wallpaper to Transform the Room
The showstopper of this whole bathroom makeover is this gorgeous modern wallpaper from Anthropology. I was so scared to put it up because I was afraid I was going to make a mess of it, and I only had one roll. It was surprisingly easy to hang, though. My wallpaper installation was pretty straight forward, but if your wall isn’t so easy, this article has some great tips on how to hang wallpaper.
Bold wallpaper is one of the hottest home decor design trends right now. Even if you change nothing else in a room, it can completely change the look and feel of your space. To get the most impact from your bold wallpaper choice, check out these tips from top designers.
Modern Bathroom Hardware to Complete the Room
Aren’t those gold tone wall sconces gorgeous? They were at a great price and really update the room compared to the style that was there previously.
I did not originally plan to get a new mirror for this room, but once the wallpaper was up, the old mirror looked out of place. I lost track of how many mirrors I bought and returned because I just didn’t love them once I got them home. Luckily, I found this one just in time. It arrived at 5 pm the evening before this makeover reveal. We hung it in 30 minutes, and there was just enough light left for me to take these pictures to get this out in time. Whew!
I couldn’t bring myself to hang anything else on the walls that would cover up this beautiful modern wallpaper, so I used a simple art frame to help highlight it.
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Adding Extra Storage to the Bathroom
This towel ladder was an incredibly easy DIY that I’ll share the details on soon. Our bathroom is short on storage, and I love having a place to hang extra towels now.
These Ikea Ekby shelves and brackets (with a little gold spray paint) also help give us some much needed storage in this bathroom.
We still have one project that we weren’t able to get to over the last 6 weeks with our bathroom makeover, and that is to add some sort of cabinet where we took out the shaving sink. It’s a small area, and it’s been more of a challenge than I was expecting to find the right piece. I’ll find something eventually, and I’ll give you an update when I do.
I’d like to give a huge thanks to Linda at Calling It Home for organizing this design challenge! It so motivating to get an entire room done in our home. Please take some time to check out some of the other bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge. You are sure to find inspiration for whatever room you are decorating in your home.
So, are you a fan of bold, modern wallpaper? The great thing about applying it as an accent wall is that you only have one wall to remove if you get sick of it at some point.
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Originally posted May 2017. Updated April 2019.
Cassie Bustamante says
i am dying over that wallpaper which looks amazing with the finish of that vanity!
Iris Nacole says
Now that’s a makeover! I absolutely love every detail! Congrats, and enjoy!
Oh my goodness Robin! I am in love with that wallpaper and just might have to find a place for it in my new house!! It is absolutely stunning!!!!
Lynn Spencer says
Robin, It looks fantastic!!! And that wallpaper is just flat out lovely…a real showstopper. Well done you and I know you are glad it’s done.
Carol, The Red Painted Cottage says
Robin, That wallpaper is stunning and really gives the room just what it needs. The mirror is perfect with everything in this room. Great job, my friend!
Oh, Robin, it’s gorgeous! I love that you left open frames to highlight it. I, too, had a heck of a time finding a mirror.. maybe we can skip blaming it on our brilliance and go with the mirror dilemna! 😉
Nicki Parrish says
That wallpaper was the perfect choice! I simply love it, and the mirror is gorgeous with it. I am glad to see you kept he sink,and can’t wait to see the shelf whenever you find the perfect one!
Nicole Q-Schmitz says
The wallpaper is great, and I agree, I wouldn’t want to hang anything on it either!
That wallpaper is gorgeous! I love how you threw it back a bit but kept it a bit modern. Stunning!
I love it turned out! I am not a wallpaper fan, but that is a simple touch that really makes the space!
That wall paper is a bomb! It makes you want to stare at it and gives you a kind of happy feeling. It’s stylish, clean and vintage look.