What to do with a contemporary bathroom wall

Melody Talley
by Melody Talley
After a complete remodel, I love our bathroom. I need suggestions on what to do with the big blank wall. Color would be nice, at least more texture maybe. Any ideas?
Big blank bathroom wall that we have no idea what to do with it.
Walk in shower
Tile floor
The picture is just there and we don't have to keep it.
  27 answers
  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Jan 05, 2016
    Your bathroom looks great!I noticed you already have a large black and white poster or picture up.I would ad a few more large black and white photos up,use chrome accessories to keep the neutral theme going.Make your towels and rugs in colors you Ike ,to make it pop,then you can easily change the look easily when you get tired of the color.love black and white bathrooms!
  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Jan 06, 2016
    two choices, both involve a larger towel rack. you need something larger in scale on that wall 1. install a heated towel rack 2. install a hotel style towel rack then add storage bins on top of the rack. great places to hide toilet tissue, hair dryers etc,
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    • Mike Wiese Mike Wiese on Jan 07, 2016
      @Julies1949 Wow, I LOVE the photo with the red towel and the hook idea. Thank you! @No search results.Melodytalley
  • Wanda.ll Wanda.ll on Jan 06, 2016
    How about newsprint something on that wall. Then use bright red accents.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 06, 2016
    A large canvas picture with an abstract of color would look very nice in the bathroom above the towel rack.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Jan 06, 2016
    I love the bathroom. I love the sinks. I would use a stronger color on the walls.
  • Mary Margaret Kelly Mary Margaret Kelly on Jan 06, 2016
    Make it a feature wall (beside the toilet)...as said above, a stronger colour, yes the canvas would work or colour-wash wood pieces, decoupage or stencil and hang.
  • Eileen Eileen on Jan 06, 2016
    add shelves between the studs at different angles
  • Evonne Arens Redder Evonne Arens Redder on Jan 06, 2016
    I think some shelving instead of the picture over the toilet, too many square things on the wall.Maybe a few hooks on the wall for towels , where your towel bar is now. Your bathroom sure turned out beautiful,so spa like. I'm sure as time goes on you will find the "right" items to decorate with.
  • Pat Pat on Jan 06, 2016
    I think the towel rod looks too high....is there a reason for that? How about a round towel holder near the shower....(looks like you have one near the sink...right side) then move the art you have above the toilet to that wall, spacing it nicely with your round towel holder.. Above the toilet....two shelves with "pretty's" on them.
  • Rosemary D. Rosemary D. on Jan 06, 2016
    I started a collection of small mirror sets. they bounce light all over the room and everyone comments on them.
  • Pat Pat on Jan 06, 2016
    Staggered black (or whatever your cabinet color is - can't quite make that out) floating shelves with pictures frames on them and candles/cotton ball jars/etc.
  • Sharon OConnor Sharon OConnor on Jan 06, 2016
    How about getting some pallets & doing a pallet board wall OR I saw the most beautiful wall done in a classy mettalic wallpaper, which I don't know how wide your wall is but it looks like 1 roll might do it.
  • LD LD on Jan 06, 2016
    Since the flooring is a cream & white tones, I would go with a wall color in that range, and bring colors from the design concept that you're choosing for this room. The design concept can come from wall art, but make sure if you are hanging art work, you need to make sure that it has been mounted for exposer to humidity. You could use Fractureme [https://www.fractureme.com/?gclid=CPmwpcT0lcoCFQqtaQodPpkCDA], which is photography applied to glass. If the blank wall is the focal wall, then you could hang mural wallpaper (vinyl). The towel rack is to high and to small, for it only allows one bath towel. You could use the current towel bar for hand towel/wash cloth, and purchase a floor towel bar, which can hold 4 if folded in thirds. I purchased mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I would also chance the lights over the sink area to one that encompasses across both sinks, so you don't see the electrical cover plate.
  • Jean Thompson Jean Thompson on Jan 06, 2016
    Friend of Mine painted a Huge Picture of Tulips on Wood and mounted it in her Bathroom Think of all the Colors that would brighten the room... also you could hang other pictures, spray paint the Frames different colors to match your New Colorful Towels that go with the Colors in your New Painting :D
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    • Jean Thompson Jean Thompson on Jan 06, 2016
      If you would rather have Texture, how about a Modern Pieced and Quilted wall hanging ?
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jan 06, 2016
    Nice job - love the flooring. Agree with Julies1949 about getting a longer towel bar to keep in scale. Notice you have 3 rectangles in a row: 2 mirrors and a pic. I would move the pic over the towel bar. You could double face tape an item(s) to the toilet tank lid - maybe somthing with curves to break up all the angles - a sculpture, artificial orchid in a contemporary vase, or such. You can add colour with towels. .
  • Sharon OConnor Sharon OConnor on Jan 06, 2016
    Hi Mike, No, I didn't take pics darn it. But I was just at Sherwin Williams skipping thru books & fell in love with the metallics. They also had some with glitter, crystals. It isn't cheap. Some are $90 roll, which is why just a statement wall would be gorgeous. 1 roll will usually do three 8' ceiling lengths wide. They run 20-22' wide per length & I thought your wall looked like 1 roll would do it.
  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 06, 2016
    How about using some of your pictures and making them into canvas art for the wall. I did this with some picture from a trip of interesting doors and angles. Taking the pictures was fun and now the canvas art reminds me of a wonderful trip
  • Laurie Powell Laurie Powell on Jan 06, 2016
    I don't see a window in the bathroom. I'd hang an old architectural window or large picture frame above the towel rack. You could make the frame look like a window with a an outdoor painting of a flower garden. Bring the outside in. I like more towel hanging space, so a longer rack & hang it lower.
  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Jan 07, 2016
    Great job on the remodel! I would get some blank canvases from the local hobby store and either paint an abstract type painting or decopage some pretty paper on it. If that's not for you then get some photos frames that you like and put in some nature photos or some photos of your favorite vacation. In our bathroom I have four square canvases that I have painted with just a simple tree that covers over the four canvases with leaves cut out of scrapbook paper that we had on hand that I decopaged all over then I sprayed on 6 coats of a polycrylic to keep them waterproof for the bathroom. I got the canvases in a pack of 6 really cheap with a coupon and the paint, paper and polycrylic we already had on hand.
  • CK CK on Jan 07, 2016
    Very pretty bathroom. Actually what I'd do for that blank wall is add another towel bar. It appears that the existing one holds only one bath towel. You may have to remove the existing one to install two equally spaced on the wall.
  • There are a few things you could do to spice up that wall. Wainscot is one. You could stencil that wall if you don't want to do paper. Use the same color paint or a shade darker in a glossy finish and do some sort of stencil design (see pic). Do a small border of tile all the way around. Add some floating shelving. Do a wainscot and then do mirror for the top portion (bonus, the mirroring will make the room look larger. I did it in my bathroom) see pic. And lastly, how about some reclaimed wood planks? you could do pallets like someone else mentioned, actual reclaimed wood or even leftover wood flooring. you can score great deals on Craigslist from people trying to sell off their flooring from projects. Here are some pics of everything I've mentioned. Have fun!
  • Susie Grindinger Reardon Susie Grindinger Reardon on Jan 07, 2016
    Add a couple floating shelves. Pretty bottles. Mayb a bloom or 2
  • Melody Talley Melody Talley on Jan 08, 2016
    I found this... now on a larger scale and not so many with Black and White, maybe abstract photos. How does this look?
  • Colleen Hughes Colleen Hughes on Jan 08, 2016
    From an old crib I took one of the side rails, removed every second and third slat, turned it vertical and hung it using curtain rod brackets to extend it from the wall. It takes up a lot of blank space and gives me great extra towel-hanging possibilities at the same time. Towel bars are expensive!
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jan 08, 2016
    You could stencil the wall in a design you like. Use clear polyurethane [clear coat] and the design will be shinny and the same colour. The contrast between the glossy and satin or pearl finish adds dimension to the wall. Much cheaper than wall paper, easy to clean and depending on the pattern it could be modern or more traditional. Same idea as the second pic from Beth H's post above except clear instead of the white. Add a couple of towel holders or a towel ladder . You can add colour with your towels, and other accessories. I think your bathroom looks great.
  • Lori Lori on Jan 10, 2016
    I don't know if anyone suggested yet that the towel rack is too small and looks too high. If you bought it for the reno maybe buy another one to go beside it. You already have lots of great ideas. Good luck
  • Pambishop653 Pambishop653 on Jun 09, 2016
    i have a long bathroom with tub toilet and sink allon one end and nothing down the other end is a blank wall any ideas what to put there???