I think I’ve finally decided on what is going to be my first major decor related project of the year. I have been talking about it since we moved in and it’s finally time to tackle my son’s blah bathroom. It has so much potential with a nice big window, and cute grey penny tile. The plain white walls just aren’t cutting it! Here’s what it looks like now.
I’m thinking wallpaper is going to add the perfect bit of pattern and whimsy to this small space (check out our tiny wallpapered powder room that I love so much!). The problem is my 8-year-old son has definite ideas about what he wants on his walls. His wish list – “not too babyish, only black or blue and not crazy patterns, but with boats or water and stuff” – in his words. Okaaaay here goes the wallpaper search for all of that! These are the final Modern Nautical Inspired Wallpaper options I’ve narrowed it down to –
- Boating by Aimee Wilder in Dolphin
- Boating by Aimee Wilder in Marina
- Boating by Aimee Wilder in Pebble
- Mare Wave wallpaper by Anthropologie
- Tasmanian Beach Wallpaper by Anthropologie
- Runes Wallpaper by Anthropologie
- Underwater World Graphite by Hygee and West
- Isobar Wild Ocean from Roostery
- Swell Wallpaper by Anthropologie
Now if you personally know any 8-year-old boys, you may think I’m a little insane for thinking of putting wallpaper in any sort of toilet situation. I think I have a plan for this. – Side note this is my favorite consequence to deal out to my daughter –
“If you aren’t nice to your brother, I’m going to make you clean his bathroom!!”
“WHAT?!? Mom, no! Didn’t you say you would rather set his bathroom on fire vs clean it?”
“Yes, yes I did.” Maniacal laugh…
Then I enjoy the peaceful quietude that follows. ;)
Ok, back to the solution I think I’m going to do vertical planks 1/2 – 3/4 way up the wall with a chair rail on top. That will be much easier to scrub down and I won’t need to worry about the wallpaper being ruined. I’m still deciding on whether I want to paint that a dark color or white – lots of decisions to be made still! I’m hoping to narrow down the wallpaper situation with my little guy and get that ordered and then head to the hardware store for paneling this week! So stay tuned.
Also, I know some of you will wonder what happened to painting the wet bar cabinets first. I would love to tackle that project, but I don’t think I have the room to paint the cabinets unless I use the garage. With temps in the low 20’s out there lately, I think I will be waiting until spring unfortunately to tackle that one. On the bright side, his vanity is the same color I don’t like on the wet bar, so this will be a nice spot to take a new color for a test run in a smaller capacity.
Modern Nautical Inspired Wallpaper Ideas