Large artwork like paintings and sculptures are fabulous statement pieces. Pair large-scale pieces with just a few other design elements to make sure your bathroom stays elegant and clutter-free. And remember, never hang a Picasso in the bathroom! No matter how well ventilated or rarely used your bathroom is, valuable artwork should never be in areas with high humidity and drastic temperature fluctuations. These changes can cause that beautiful piece of art to buckle, warp, or develop mold and mildew, causing irreparable damage. Here are two beautiful examples of a large photograph and painting featured on Grand Image and Sunset. Both display their artwork on conventionally large walls in prominent positions in the bathroom.
Displaying a lot of small, framed art can be a fun way to add interest to a bathroom, especially in small spaces. Frame works on paper behind acrylic or plexiglass, which can hinder condensation build up. Thick mats can make artwork look nicer and add an extra layer of protection by keeping it further away from the plexiglass. Here are great examples of the "Gallery Wall" concept with framed artwork from Apartment Therapy and Poppytalk's home tour of Scout's Honor Co.
Another trendy way to display artwork is by leaning it against a wall or backsplash. It lends a more casual elegance to bathroom decor than traditional hanging but looks just as chic. The two bathrooms featured below are from Tillman Long Interiors and My Home Ideas.
Need ideas on where to find art? Online marketplaces like Etsy are a great place to look for quality artwork in all genres and mediums directly from artists. You can also support local artists by visiting an art fair. And don't sell yourself short -- home made artwork is fun to make and display. Funky pieces like old maps, book pages, collages, and vintage posters also look great framed! This bathroom featured on Decorology uses a vintage map and botanical drawings while the bathroom featured on Style at Home features a more contemporary abstract painting.
What do you think of this bathroom decor trend? Would you ever display eye-catching artwork in your bathroom?