Of all the places you hang artwork, is the bathroom one of them? If so, are family photos a ‘yay’ or a ‘nay’? I’m sharing why you should put a framed print in the bathroom + sharing my favorite works of art!
Team Art. Always!
Do you hang art in your bathroom? It’s funny, because before we design a bathroom, I’m already thinking about the art that I’ll hang! Team Art. Always! I tend to think of how much a bathroom will pop! once I can hang the art and add a potted plant. It’s that final element that’ll allow a (somewhat sterile) space to really shine. And get this: Bathroom art doesn’t have to be bathroom themed. It’s true; I officially free you from thinking you must hang that framed print of a suspended water droplet. Be free!
Are Family Photos a Faux Pas?
Who’s to say? I was thisclose to hanging this photo of Lucy in our pink bathroom, but I chickened out in the end, thinking… is that weird? I finally came to realize that, no, I don’t think it’s weird at all. (But to be honest, I love it hanging in our kitchen instead!) What was weird was having that photo hang above the toilet, I think. Perhaps above-the-tank art should be reserved for landscapes, pets and figure drawings? But let’s just say that do you have the world’s cutest photo of your little bub splashing in a bathtub, hanging above the toilet. I say, you do you, boo!*
*Is my answer a non-answer? In the end, do what makes happy, no matter what anyone says.
My personal preference is something quirky. I don’t think a room is complete without the quirk! How that looks, of course, is up to you. One of my very favorite prints in our home is from Ryan Duggan‘s Shitting Dog series, seen above. It’s such a Chicago-y photo (those houses!), and the dog has always reminded me of Jack.
In our master bathroom (both above and below), I also chose a photo I took during our Route 66 road trip. The group of cacti in the front has always looked slightly, um, phallic (just me? Sorry, Mom!), yet the candy-colored landscape is so cheerful! I love a subtle nod to a double entendre.
A Good Reminder
Hello, Beautiful. Relax. Wash Your Worries Away. We’ve all seen countless quotes on bathroom walls, and I think a good text-print reminder (in moderation) is a great way to start your day! In our pink bathroom (above), I framed this small card as a note to Lucy. It feels good to feel all the feels, and I think it’s important to pay attention to every up, every down.
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Just Plain Pretty
Sometimes – okay, all the time – you should hang whatever you think is pretty! As soon as I saw this big oak tree in the Juniper Print Shop, I knew it would have a home in our Tree House bathroom. I had it mounted in a beautiful cherry frame with black lacquered sides, and it’s a favorite element of mine in that whole space.
Art in a bathroom can really make the space, don’t you think? It can inject humor, relax you or uplift you. It can add color where there’s none, or you can tone down colorful tile and paint. It can freeze a moment in time, can remind you it’s not that serious. Most importantly, it should always make you smile. Below, I’m sharing a round-up of bathroom-worthy art, although, are we all coming to realize that it’s all worthy?
1. Two Sisters | 2. Vintage French Dogs (set of 4!) | 3. Endless Summer | 4. Squiggles | 5. Female Nude, Blue | 6. Mountains at Night | 7. Custom Silhouette | 8. Slinky On the Stairs | 9. Amboy #1 | 10. C’est La Vie | 11. Teoitlan Valley | 12. Clouds | 13. Gather | 14. Black Ink | 15. Butts | 16. Baby Blue Eucalyptus | 17. Dancing Troop | 18. Neutral Abstract | 19. You Loved Me a Thousand Summer Ago
What about you? Art in a bathroom, yay or nay?