9 Easy Bathroom Redecorating Ideas. It's a utilitarian room, to be sure, but that doesn't mean it can't be attractive, too.
If you want the kids to spend enough time here, make it a place that's
fun as well as functional. And make kids a part of the decorating
Give the room a theme you can live with, and let the kids
choose the colors. Make it fun!
Here are 9 easy ways to spice it up.
Add non-slip rugs, slip-resistant tub decals, and plastic cups for post-brushing rinsing.
With safety secured, move on to the playful decor.
Kids don't want their bathrooms to have a spa look - that island-of-tranquility bit is not their thing. This is the place for color and fun, a place where a child can make his or her own imprint.
Consider a ducky bucket for hairbrushes and accessories, along with ducky soap dispensers and shower curtains for your toddler. An older daughter might choose tiny ceramic flowerpots (self-decorated, of course) to contain her cotton balls and Q-Tips. Let them help you choose a look they'll love.
For a less cluttered look, choose coordinating containers for toothbrush, soap, and tissues.
A new coat of paint is the quickest, cheapest, and arguably the most dramatic way to give new life to an old room.
Don't forget the switch plate, toilet paper holder, and the like. Accent in a contrasting color for a stylish flair.
Seal with a clear waterproof coating. Good, calming color choices (blues and greens) can help make mad morning dashes feel less stressful.
Soft, thirsty, fluffy new towels in a hot new color or seasonal hue will provide not only the update you're looking for, but a luxurious treat for your hands and body as well.
Fresh, clean colors and styles will appeal to your sense of cleanliness and loveliness, and if they coordinate with the linens, it'll help give this tired room a complete new look. (If your bathroom's really small, however, a clear curtain is the best choice.)
Silver dolphins, antique silver hooks, bold colors or shapes. These inexpensive items can ramp up the overall design effect.
Why stop at just one mirror? Brighten up a small room by bringing in a new looking glass. This tried-and-true decorating trick makes the room seem larger by reflecting light.
Add some serious pizzazz by framing your mirror. Cut your choice of molding to fit, and then paint it your favorite color or brush on an elegant silver or gold.
Glue the molding in place with liquid glue.
Drawer pulls and cabinet handles come in myriad colors and styles. You can buy pulls in whatever sport, color or animal (the possibilities are endless) your child likes to make a bold statement on a shoestring.
Add a small decorative bud vase and fill it with a fresh flower from the garden.
About the Author
Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.