How to Hang Pictures in Bathrooms

Pictures are an easy way to add a bit of decoration to the bathroom. However, keeping pictures in this room of the house can be a bit trickier than hanging art elsewhere. The bathroom environment is distinct in that it is exposed to high levels of humidity and lots of moisture in what is typically a very small space. When hanging pictures in the bathroom, it's important to take steps to protect the print from these conditions as much as possible.

The unique conditions in the bathroom require special consideration with art.
  1. Select an affordable print that won't make a huge dent in your budget. This way, you won't be devastated if the humidity of the room eventually deteriorates the quality of the piece. Consider magazine pages, simple computer printouts or photocopies of your favorite pieces of art.

  2. Select a plastic or metal frame for the picture. These materials stand up to bathroom moisture better than wood.

  3. Replace the glass in the frame with plastic or acrylic. This will protect your bare feet from the danger of broken glass should the picture get knocked off the wall -- a serious concern in small bathrooms with little room to maneuver.

  4. Choose a location for the picture that is as far from the shower as possible. This will reduce the damage caused by steam.

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