4 Ways to Use Wallpaper in Your Bathroom

bathroom wallpaper Although wallpaper is quite popular in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms it’s only recently that it’s become used in bathrooms.  Part of the reason for this is the improvement of wallpaper adhesives and the advent of splashproof papers. So if you’re looking for a unique feature in your bathroom, you might want to consider the addition of some wallpaper.  To help you with your decisions we’ve come up with an article that goes over four ways to use wallpaper in your bathroom.

 

Half Baths

Half baths are the perfect place for bathroom wallpapering.  Since there’s no bath tub or shower you don’t have to worry about excess moisture and humidity causing havoc with your installation.  Small rooms such as these are also conducive to large, bold designs and there won’t be any problems if you want to do up all the walls.

His And Hers Sinks

If you have a double vanity in your bathroom, this is a great place to add some wallpaper.  You’ll obviously have some space in the bathroom if it’s able to contain double sinks, so it should be far enough away from the shower or tub to prevent any moisture problems.  Choose a wallpaper that will complement the mirrors and sink fixtures.

Accent Walls And Borders

You can use wallpaper on a single wall in your bathroom to create an accentuated feature wall.  You can simply opt for a different colour than the rest of the walls, but because wallpaper gives you such a large range of designs and textures you may as well use this to your advantage.  Go for something that will boldly break up the impression created by the other walls. You can also use wallpaper to create borders around a mirror or door or along the edge between the wall and ceiling.

Wallpaper Artwork

If you come across a wallpaper design that really appeals to you but have moisture or humidity problems that would cause problems with wallpapering your bathroom, consider putting a sheet into a frame and hanging it up like a piece of artwork.

How to Use Medallions to Cover Ceiling Holes

ceiling medallion A medallion is decorative piece that’s used to cover the ceiling box where a light fixture is attached.  If you’re replacing your light fixture you may find a large hole or mismatched paint that’s not quite covered by by the new piece.  This is where a ceiling medallion can come in handy.  In this article we go over how to use medallions to cover ceiling holes.

Types of Medallions

Medallions first became popular in the 19th century in upper class homes.  Quite often they were made of wood, plaster or paper mache.  These days medallions can be found in all kinds of homes and they’re typically made of polyurethane foam.  Because they’re now mass produced instead of handcrafted they’ve become affordable for everyone.  You can get them to match the paint scheme of your room, but they’re also available in metallic coatings that make them look like brass or other metals.

Choosing A Medallion

Choosing the right medallion comes down to getting the right size and the right style.  You want the medallion to be large enough to cover the hole in the ceiling, but you don’t want it to be so large that it dominates the entire room.  A rule of thumb used by home decorators to find the right size of medallion is to divide the square footage of the room by seven, which will give the appropriate diameter for a medallion.  For rooms with a lot of trim, you can go larger, whereas in rooms that are more plain, you’ll want to stay smaller.  Similarly, use the trim in the rest of the room as a guide as to what type of medallion to install.

Medallion Installation

Make sure to turn off the circuit breaker that controls the electricity in the room before installing a medallion.  From there you’ll be able to remove the light fixture.  With modern medallions made of polyurethane foam, all you need is some adhesive caulking and some finishing screws to keep it in place.  Make sure to clean the area first and check to make sure the threaded bolt