9 Unexpected Backsplash Ideas That Aren’t Just For Your Kitchen

These surprising backsplashes will have you rethinking how you can protect your walls while adding stylish details.

  1. Add Peel-and-Stick Tiles- Protect your walls from dripping detergent and drying laundry with peel-and-stick tiles. This backsplash solution is a quick weekend update and easier to install around existing cabinets and appliances than grouting and setting real tiles.
  2. Get the Look of Stone- You’d never guess this marble-style backsplash is actually laminate! The classic look of marble never goes out of style, and a vertical application takes advantage of a trendy floating vanity.
  3. Sneak In Hidden Details- Dedicated bar areas have the potential for troublesome spills, including red wine, juice, and sticky syrups. These usually compact areas let you make use of less common or more expensive backsplash materials. This clever wet bar boasts a stone countertop and backsplash that protects the entire sink area.
  4. Install Scrubbable Wallpaper- Try wallpaper for a budget-friendly backsplash that cleans up easily. It also lets you get creative with non-traditional shapes and profiles, which is much harder to do with traditional tile. Make sure to search for scrubbable versions, which are resistant to moisture.
  5. Add a Beaded-Board Backsplash- The entryway is a hardworking introduction to your home. As the first place guests see, you want it to look good, but it also needs to stand up to daily use. A paneled backsplash in a similar shade as the foyer walls offers extra protection where shoes, bags, and coats are dropped.
  6. Boost Function in a Desk Area- Home offices and workstations are seeing more activity than ever before, and the walls behind our desks are prone to pen marks, coffee splashes, lunch spills, and more. A bulletin board backsplash protects the wall and makes it useful. Dress it up with paper that can be changed when you fancy a new look. A chalkboard offers similar functionality.
  7. Personalize a Kitchen Backsplash- Highlight your personal interests with a show-stopping custom kitchen backsplash. An image applied to the wall behind a sheet of glass lets you dedicate significant wall space to something you love.
  8. Install Wainscoting- When designing a breakfast nook or banquette, consider easy-to-clean backsplash ideas. Running tile or beadboard up the walls behind seated dinners can help save them from accidental splatters. Wainscoting provides similar protection.
  9. Choose Colorful Grout- Colorful or contrasting grout is a simple way to make a backsplash stand out, no matter the material or application.

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