Objects Of Design #183: Bathroom Wallpaper

Why not use wallpaper in the bathroom?
Splashproof wallpaper from Graham and Brown

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of wallpaper and in a bathroom, which is traditionally an area of stark white lines and little colour, a wall of paper is a great way to add some drama. These flamingoes are fun, but Graham and Brown have dozens of splashproof papers for both kitchen and bathroom. If you put them behind your bath or sink as shown here, you can always have a plain glass splashback. You are limited only by your imagination, particularly as many of them only cost around £17 a roll, so it’s cheaper than tiles. There’s even one called slate which looks like tiles in a pleasing trompe l’oeil kind of way.

By the way, I feel compelled to point out that somewhere between yesterday and today, we reached the halfway point of 365 Objects of Design. We are officially six months down and six to go.

Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.