Anyone who has been reading my blog for a while knows that I am a big fan of interior design. One topic I rarely dabble in, however, is designing for kid’s spaces. It’s probably because I don’t have kids so I’m not quite in that mindset, but recently I’ve come across so many cute kids’ bathroom spaces that I had to share some of my favorite tips and themes:
First of all, I’m a firm believer that a kid’s bathroom has to be bright, fun, and quirky. I mean, they’re kids. There’s plenty of time in life for perfectly matched towels and shower curtains, so why not live it up? Plus kids love vibrant colors and let’s face it, parents have a hard enough time getting their kids to bathe, so you might as well make it a fun space. One way to do that is by picking a theme. Many parents are afraid to do that in fear that they will “lose” another part of their home to a kids’ space. However, a theme can make a bathroom so fun so I say definitely go for cute images like a jungle theme or bright flowers. Here’s how:
1. You might think picking a theme involves a lot of creativity, but just search popular sites for Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. Even better, you can involve your kids in the choice of their bathroom, which makes it more meaningful to them. Start by asking if they like images of frogs, turtles, fishes, birds, or ducks and so on.
2. Once you pick the theme, then focus on the color. Again, choose bright colors since that is what kids like best. You can also consider different patterns. Trust me, your kid will love it if you bring home a handful of paint swatches and get them involved in the process. Remember, paint is one of the design features that can be easily changed, so if you don’t like it, you can always paint over it.
3. Next, purchase accessories like curtains and towels that match the aesthetic or go well with the theme. Consider installing a towel rack that is in your child’s reach so that they can learn about putting their towel back up, etc.
4. Along the same line at #2, you can’t forget about a bath mat! They are good for safety but like any rug in a fun space, they add dimension to the room and can easily be thrown in the wash. Also consider toothbrush holders, cups, soap dispensers, stepping stools, etc. that go with the look.
5. Lastly, if you are thinking about a bigger renovation, remember that kids love a cosy bath tub as opposed to a shower. This gives them a space to goof off, play with toys, and use their imagination in that fun bathroom you worked so hard to give them!
So, did you have a themed bathroom as a kid? What was it? Rainbows, caterpillars, the sky, the jungle, etc.? Spill it.