Discover tips and tricks on how to decorate a bathroom for children that’s both fun and functional.
Decorating a bathroom for kids can be just as fun as decorating a child’s bedroom, but there are some special considerations in a bathroom with safety leading the pack. But the first consideration is who will be using the bathroom. If the room is specifically for children you can have a little more fun and decorate it with a real sense of juvenile exuberance.
Safety First in Bathroom Decorating
Keep everything you have learned about child safety in mind when you begin redecorating a bathroom. You want them to have access to the sink and soap but not to dangerous chemicals so make sure you have childproof locks on any cupboards and drawers that contain possibly dangerous materials. Get a toilet clamp if your children are not yet potty trained. Remember to add no-slip surfaces to the bottom of the tub and put securely adhered mats on slippery floors. Also stay on the light side with accessories as these can sometimes be dangerous too.
Skip Expensive Bathroom Remodels
Yes, even scaled down toilets are pretty cute, and they’re functional but they’re not really practical because before you get the value out of an expensive child-sized bathroom remodel your little ones will have outgrown the room. Stick to redecorating and you’ll have a room that your children will quickly grow into and you can use the money you saved for future redecorating.
Make Bathroom Remodelling Fun But Not Busy
Bathrooms are typically small spaces so it’s easy for things to quickly become overwhelming and way too busy. Sure the store sells every accessory imaginable in your pattern, color or character but you really don’t need to have everything. Try using complementary bold colors to draw attention to a few selected themed items.
Shower Curtain Storage
Great idea – create your own shower curtain by purchasing two inexpensive clear vinyl curtains. Cut one into squares and glue those squares onto the other curtain to create pockets, remember not to glue the tops shut. Then store your kid’s bath toys in the pockets for easy access and easy cleanup.
Stay Current with Bathroom Decor
Like a child’s bedroom, trying to be timeless is just pointless. Instead, go wild and be trendy. Think of your child’s bathroom as a temporary decorating project, it’s a small area and easy to decorate and redecorate so have fun and then redecorate it again in a few years. If your child is old enough, let them pick the theme and colors for their bathroom, and if possible, let them help you decorate.
When decorating a kid’s bathroom remember to keep it safe, limit the number of accessories so it doesn’t become too busy, and let your child’s tastes guide your bathroom decorating scheme.