In my opinion, bathroom wall decor always takes any design to the next level, no matter how large or small the room may be. This powder room was no different, as the main things that you notice even when you just glance at the photo are the artwork and fixtures. This space probably does not fit in with what is most trending in bathroom decor 2020, but it is very in line with my personal style. I like an old world vibe with a little bit of gaudy (I say that with love) metallics thrown in for good measure. To me, the standout pieces in this room are the beautiful crystal and brass chandelier as well as the bold round mirror.
There is certainly no need for bathroom wall decor in a space like this that is filled with boldly colored tile. Sure this look is not for everybody, but I for one love the retro style bathroom decor ideas that they used in here. I find the color scheme to be utterly cheerful, and something that would brighten my day every time I stepped in there to get ready. I was thinking that, since the bold green tile is probably not for everybody, you could still achieve a similar vibe with a little bit less "loud" of a tile. I believe that the key is having a bold pattern on the wall (whether that be in a neutral or otherwise) and then keeping everything else fairly understated and monochromatic.
I love how simple and earthy this bathroom wall decor is -- my guess is that is probably was not all that expensive either! Using a beautiful and bold tile in place of other bathroom wall decor ideas like artwork and wall paper seems like an obvious choice in powder rooms or master suites, but it is something that I rarely see done. Carrying the river rock stones up the wall was a perfect way to accent the otherwise neutral color palette, and to bring some visual interest to an otherwise fairly plain area. This would be such a fantastic technique to pair with small bathroom decor items like a fresh plant (as they did) or even just some simple candles or a blown glass sculpture.
My friends and family call me the bathroom wall decor police (among other things) because I am always criticizing the use of artwork and other hung trinkets in rooms like this. This could be something we are watching on television or even just a magazine that I am flipping through for bathroom ideas. I just feel that there is no reason to overwhelm an already busy space with unnecessary items like artwork or mounted candle holders (the worst). This bathroom is a good example of what I like to avoid. I think that the multiple mirrors paired with scones, artwork, and towel bars is just too much. I think that small bathroom decorating ideas should be simple and understated, so I would have removed all of that and replaced it with a single mirror, elegant vanity light, and plain white hand towels.
I love analyzing home design photos on here because it gives me inspiration or it even warns me on things I should avoid doing in my own home. One of my biggest pet peeves is over done bathroom wall decor (or accent pieces in general). I hate to be "that person" but I just don't like the use of wall decor in this room. I tend to gravitate towards very minimalist bathroom design ideas that have a neutral color palette (which this does) and understated decor. Bathroom designs are already busy enough as is because of all of the elements that you have to incorporate. Toilets, vanities, sinks, mirrors, storage, light fixtures and towel bars already provide so much design and "busyness" so to speak, that I don't think that you need those extras like a decorative plate or greenery.
Some people on here may disagree with me, but I really like the bold bathroom wall decor in this room. The vanity and vessel sink alone makes quite a statement in this room, and I am sure that a lot of people would have stopped there as far as bathroom decor. I, however, love that they took it a step further. The crisp white walls and understated tile floor provide the perfect monotone backdrop and really lend to the success of this design. Had the walls or even the floor had more color to them, I think that the bolder pieces could have completely overwhelmed the space. This design goes to show you that all small bathroom ideas do not have to be neutral and boring.