9 kids bathroom decorating tips

Bathroom decorating for kids means creating a place that by its design is both fun as well as functional for little ones.

If you want the kids to spend enough time in the bathroom to follow the cleaning rules, make kids a part of the decorating process.

Here are some bathroom decorating ideas you - and your kids - will love.

  1.  Let the Kids Choose the Theme and Colors when Bathroom Decorating

When kids can help choose the decor, they're apt to spend more time in the bathroom.

Let the kids choose the colors and the theme of their bathroom.

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.

  2.  Think Safety When Choosing Bathroom Decor Accessories

The goal is ensure the bathroom is safe and slip-proof for wet little ones.

  • Add nonskid rugs, 
  • Slip-resistant tub decals, and;
  • Plastic or paper cups for post-tooth brushing rinses.

With safety secured, move on to the playful decor.

  3.  Get Creative with Your Chosen Theme

  • Consider a ducky bucket for hair brushes 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 choose a look they'll love. 
  • For a less cluttered look, choose coordinating containers for toothbrush, soap, and tissues.

  4.  Paint is the Least Expensive Way to Give a Bathroom a Facelift

A new coat of paint is the quickest, cheapest, and arguably the most dramatic way to give new life to an old bathroom. Don't forget the switch plate, toilet paper holder, and the like. 

Accent the bath in contrasting color for a stylish flair. Seal with a clear waterproof coating. Good, calming color choices (blues and greens) can help make school morning madness a thing of the past.

  5.  Bring in Fresh Replacements

Soft, thirsty, fluffy new towels in a hot new color or seasonal hue will provide an inexpensive new look - stat! A new shower curtain, especially if it coordinates with the towels, will give the kids' bathroom a complete new look. 

  6.  Add a New Reflection

Why stop at just one bathroom mirror? Brighten up the smallest bathroom by bringing in a new looking glass.

This tried-and-true decorating trick makes the bathroom room seem larger by reflecting light. Add some serious pizzazz by framing your mirror (if it's one of those basic mirrors that you adhere to the wall above the sink).

Cut your choice of molding to fit, and then paint it your favorite color or brush on an elegant gold or silver. Glue the molding in place with liquid glue.

  7.  Replace Mismatched Fixtures

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 jazzy statement on a shoestring. And while you're at it, consider a new showerhead or new faucet and handles for the sink.

  8.  Add a Light or Two

Adding light opens up a small space like a bathroom and adds interest. 

  • A recessed spotlight is a low-profile option. 
  • Wall sconces are an elegant choice for half-baths and guest baths.

Get tips on Decorating Your Guest Bathroom here.

 9. Make the Bathroom Bloom

Add a small decorative bud vase and fill it with a flower fresh from the garden.

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