There are many areas of your home that could benefit from protective wall coverings, and they aren’t just the kitchen and bathroom. Backsplashes come in handy in many different parts of the home. From the mudroom to a bar or coffee station, a creative and thoughtful approach to wall coverings can produce the protection and style you need. Below, we discuss several backsplash ideas to upgrade form and function in your home.
Peel-n-Stick Tiles In The Laundry Room
The laundry room is the perfect place for peel-n-stick tiles that mimic the look of ceramic tiles without all the hassle of grouting. Covering your laundry room walls with this easy-to-apply option will keep things like dripping laundry soap and hanging wet laundry from damaging the surface, and it can be done on a weekend at most.
Vertical Marble Wall
Nothing looks quite as elegant and sophisticated as marble, and when it’s placed on a vertical surface, it takes this stone look to a whole new level.
In the bathroom, protect the wall behind the sink with a dark marble laminate. It’s easier to apply than actual marble tile, and it costs just a fraction, too. Pair a marble laminate wall covering with a floating neutral vanity for an even more dramatic look.
Wet Bar Backsplash
A bar cart or designated wet bar area is prone to all types of spills. From red wine and juice to sticky syrups, there is always the opportunity for stains and splashes on the surrounding walls. If you have a designated wet bar, consider adding a layer of protection to the walls behind it.
Don’t be afraid to get a little crazy as this type of project screams for something a little more unique and expensive. Look for less common backsplash materials to create a stylish and interesting space.
Any area of your home that needs protection from moisture and stains will look great with a scrubbable wallpaper application. This type of wallpaper is water-resistant and easy to clean. Plus, most brands of scrubbable wallpaper are “temporary” and can be updated easily when you’re ready for a change.
Paneled Backsplash in the Entryway
The entryway into your home is a hardworking space that demands protection. Scuffs and splatters threaten to turn this would-be welcoming space into a disaster area quickly, so try installing a protective barrier on the walls that you can wipe down, so the area stays clean.
Paneled wall boards the same color as the painted walls placed mid-wall to the floor provide the protection this space needs while adding a stylish twist at the same time.
Bulletin Board Backsplash in a Home Office
Home office walls see a host of strain-inducing marks. From coffee splashes and lunch mishaps to pen marks and more, the walls behind a desk need protecting.
The walls in a home office can also be home to inspiration and productivity, which is why a bulletin board backsplash is a perfect way to protect them. Not only does this idea protect the walls from damage, but it also turns them into something useful, too.
As you can see, backsplashes aren’t just for kitchens and bathrooms. With a little creativity and thoughtfulness, they can protect the walls throughout your home.