Don’t be afraid to experiment with art in your bathroom! At Slay My Print, we’re firm believers that bathrooms look better when furnished with a fine piece of quality wall art.
However, while experimenting is good, it’s worth remembering a few key points to make sure that you’re not setting yourself up for failure when decorating your bathroom. This is important because bathrooms have a few unique problems with wall art.
So take a look at some of our bathroom art ideas and then get to choosing some art that fits your bathroom décor nicely.
Choose the right art to hang
The first step is choosing the right art to hang. Now, by this, we don’t mean what your art looks like. Feel free to hang abstract art, quote prints, or any other of our quality wall art.
What we mean is make sure that the material is right for being used in a bathroom. Remember, bathrooms become very humid so make sure you take this into consideration before choosing what art to hang.
At Slay My Print, our prints are printed on 180gsm matte premium paper that’s water resistant. Still, we recommend hanging your waterproof bathroom prints in frames. Specifically, one of our metal frames as they are more suitable for bathrooms than wooden frames.
The importance of ventilation
No matter what you do, humidity will be a problem in every bathroom. Baths and showers cause a build-up of warm condensation on surfaces, including your artwork.
Twitter user Valkskorn found out what happens when non-waterproof bathroom prints are placed in bathrooms with poor ventilation and with wooden frames – which are not recommended for bathrooms!
I’m no mold expert but this unsettles me. Maybe don’t put art in your awfully ventilated bathrooms? 😬 pic.twitter.com/jK5ugXlIcF— Valk (._ .) (@Valkskorn) January 7, 2020
You can mitigate the damage that humidity can cause by protecting your art with a metal frame, but one of the best things you can do is open a window or install a ventilation system for after you’ve used the bath or shower.
Well ventilated rooms can reduce the build-up of mould on wall art and other bathroom surfaces and therefore can extend the lifespan of any prints that you use in your bathroom.
Can you hang an oil painting in a bathroom?
While you can hang any art you want in your bathroom, hanging an oil painting is not advised at all. Oil paintings would become damaged very quickly by the humidity levels even in a well-ventilated bathroom.
Is it okay to hang artwork in the bathroom?
Yes, just remember that your art work needs to be able to resist some humidity. You can also take some precautionary steps to extend the lifespan of your artwork by hanging it in a metal frame and keeping your bathroom ventilated.
If you struggle with humidity in your bathroom then we recommend choosing more inexpensive wall art for use in your bathroom as opposed to more expensive art. Save your most expensive art for your hallways or rooms like bedrooms or lounges to make sure they get the most attention and last for the longest amount of time possible.
How long does wall art last in the bathroom?
Unprotected wall art in a bathroom will not last as long as it would if you hung it in a different room with lower humidity levels.
However, by hanging your art in a metal frame you can protect it from damage and extend its lifespan.
How to avoid mould build up on artwork?
The best thing you can do to avoid mould build up on your wall art is to keep your room well-ventilated, especially in a bathroom following a bath or a shower where there will be plenty of condensation landing on your bathroom surfaces.
As well as this, you can also buy mould traps that absorb some of the moisture out of the air and can therefore prevent the build-up of mould on your prints and other bathroom surfaces.