Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wallpaper in the Bathroom?

I love love love the idea of wallpaper in the bathroom. However, I have clear childhood memories of watching steam-damaged wallpaper peel away from the corners of bathroom walls.  Paper and water usually don't mix, so what's the scoop? Are water damage worries a thing of the past?  Are the new papers steam resistant or something?  Tell me what you know.







Matilda said...

I'm so in love with that last picture!

I only know of one person who has wallpaper in her bathroom, and she's got it in a tiny bathroom with only a toilet and a sink, so I guess the danger of steam-damage is pretty minimal there :)

Connie said...

I remember a beautiful wallpapered bath in my Mamaw's house back in the 50's. I always wanted to find that paper. Never did, but had some papered bathrooms with good luck. My Dad, who was a professional paint and wallpaper hanger taught me to always use wallpaper paste (even if it is already prepasted) when papering a bath or kitchen. Seemed to work.

Raina Cox said...

The pastes and papers aren't improved, but ventilation is.

The key is to thoroughly clean the walls before application for best adhesion.

Notes From ABroad said...

I would love that paper in the first photo in a bathroom that is all white. Or the last photo in a larger bathroom. The patterns seem to shrink the rooms and make them look cluttered but they are beautiful !

Karena said...

I think Raina is right. If you had paper in a small bath with a shower and little ventilation it may very well start to peel. That is why I love beautiful papers in Powder Rooms!

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Anonymous said...

Anyone know where to get the top wallpaper with the white fish on the blue background? Would love to find it!