How to choose bathroom art

How to choose bathroom art

Your bathroom is a place for relaxation and rejuvenation. A place you can spend time away from the worries of the world, work and daily life.

You should be able to immediately feel at home in this room, so it’s important to choose bathroom wall art that will enhance your enjoyment of the space and enable feelings of serenity, happiness and relaxation.

Add calm, neutral bathroom art for a happy relaxing space - Claude & Leighton art prints design

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Consider carefully what style of bathroom art you want to gaze at while you soak in the bath tub or clean your teeth. How do you want that art to make you feel? Look at what style and colours the bathroom already has, which you could tie into.

This bathroom below is quite organic and spa-like, which brings a sense of the outdoors inside. This is very much a bathroom trend for 2022. Our green abstract art print is very contemporary, so works well and brings a splash of natural green colour into the space, along with the plants.

Green abstract art adds a splash of natural colour for a relaxing bathroom - Claude & Leighton

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If your bathroom has white walls, or very modern black walls, and black fittings (matt black bathroom fittings and accessories are also on trend this year) you may want to hang some monochrome art in black and white, or perhaps some black-and-white photography.

Our All the Eights pink typography print is modern and fun, and works perfectly with this striking black, white and wood bathroom.

Contemporary abstract art ideal for black and white bathrooms - Claude & Leighton

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Alternatively, if you fancy having a splash of bold colour and lots of layered details to enjoy while you wallow in bubble bath, then a colourful abstract landscape painting or an abstract art print could be just what you need to hang on your bathroom wall.

This blue original abstract painting (called Iris, and available from my other website gives a gorgeous pop of colour to this light, bright, and very white bathroom.

Abstract paintings & art prints for contemporary bathroom walls - Claude & Leighton

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(Clicking the button above will open a Cart window for Jayne Leighton Herd's original paintings website.)

Just a little note (with my artist hat on): it is worth pointing out that it is not advisable to hang original paintings in a steamy environments as they will be at risk of damage. Steam, and water droplets and marks are detrimental to most types of art. So your best bet is to choose art prints, and frame them behind glass, ensuring that the frame is sealed as well as possible.

No matter which genre of bathroom wall art you choose, make sure it feels like part of your bath and body routine. Something you visually enjoy as much as the feel of your body lotions and facial creams, or the scents of your perfumes.

A small arrangement of pink art prints featuring ampersand typography, female face line drawing art and geometric art look fab in this pink bathroom.

Modern pink typography, female face line art & geometric art for bathroom walls - Claude & Leighton

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Art should be chosen and framed to catch the eye, to invite you to pause and take a second look. Opt for a vintage frame or contemporary framing depending on the style of your bathroom. Consider options such as botanical art, photography or even textile art.

Our Monstera Leaves art print is the perfect addition to this pale aqua green bathroom.

Botanical art perfect for hanging on bathroom walls - Claude & Leighton

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You will feel most comfortable and relaxed when the art feels like it belongs in the space. The right art will contribute to you feeling good while you get ready to face your day or prepare for a relaxing night’s sleep.

Abstract art for bathroom walls - Claude & Leighton

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A bathroom is like an oasis. It’s a place to relax after a long day, and let your hair down. By choosing art that speaks to you, you can make this space even more special by adding personality and visual fulfilment into the mix.


As always, I hope you found this content useful? Do let me know in the comments.

Best wishes,

Jayne Leighton Herd
Artist & Designer 


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Jayne Leighton Herd

Jayne Leighton Herd is a British professional artist and designer. She has been successfully selling her original abstract and landscape paintings for over 17 years. She co-founded Claude & Leighton in 2020 with her husband Laurent, as an online art destination for fine art print reproductions of her original art, her figurative work, and her original digital artwork. Jayne regularly writes blog posts and articles to share her knowledge and experience of art and working with colour, and to help and inspire people to bring art, colour and design into their homes and offices.

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