Not every house has a dedicated bathroom for kids, but a bathroom that's at least kid-friendly can make life better for everyone.
Colors or themes your children love will give them a positive attitude to bathing, brushing their teeth, and potty training. Thoughtful touches that make these tasks easier will help kids learn quickly and enjoy taking care of themselves.
Whether you want to go all out on a theme that you repeat in big features like wallpaper and tiles, or just choose a few accessories geared to your kids' current ages and tastes, there are countless ways to make a bathroom a happy place for children.
Kids' Bathroom Decor Can Be Cute or Classy
Not everyone is willing to surrender one of their bathrooms to the Marvel Universe or Disney's Magic Kingdom (though if you want to, there are all kinds of products to help!). Some pops of your child's favorite color or a few accessories that your kids enjoy can go a long way.
A minimalist black and white bathroom with a fun red pedestal sink and a few fire engine bath toys is both kid-friendly and sophisticated. Floor tiles in two colors with geometric patterns are fascinating for kids and have an enduring appeal for adults. A bath mat that fits your color scheme but has your child's name imprinted on it can make the whole room feel like their own.
Kids’ Bathroom Ideas: Make It Easy to Stay Organized
Kids are much more likely to keep their possessions in order when they can easily reach them and when there are convenient places to put things. Imagine being the size of each of your children, then figure out what would help them to wash, brush their teeth, and keep things in order. Is the toilet paper in a convenient place? Can they reach the towels? Can they see in the mirror?
A little step stool painted their favorite color can save you from lifting little ones onto toilets or up to sinks several thousand times! Bars or hooks at levels they can reach will help them develop the habit of hanging towels and clothes in the right place.
Plastic or wicker baskets for bath toys on the floor or low shelves will keep the toys from taking over the room, and putting them away can become part of your child's routine.
One more idea for kids' bathroom accessories: hooded bath towels resembling any favorite animal makes it much more fun for kids to learn to dry themselves!
Creative Ideas for Framing a Bathroom Mirror
One way to elevate any bathroom with a wall-mounted mirror is to add a frame to it. MirrorMate has 67 different choices for DIY mirror frames—all easy to install. You can find a high-quality mirror that fits any style, from modern to rustic.
If your bathroom has any nature theme, whether it's coastal, woodland, or mountain, a rustic wood frame like the Cherokee Barnwood Frame is ideal.
A girl’s bathroom can achieve a glamorous look with a combination of pink, black, and white. An old dark wood vanity can take on new life painted pink, a plush matching bathmat adds texture, and a mirror frame in white or gold, such as the Highline Champagne Gold Slim Frame, completes the look.
One way to make a child's bathroom instantly cheerful is to combine two opposite colors, such as orange and deep cobalt blue, or violet with golden yellow. You could even let your kids do some art pieces using those colors, and tie in a few more pops of the same colors with towels, or a mirror frame painted one of the colors. (MirrorMate also has a paintable mirror frame.)
And remember, if the existing mirror is too high for a child, hanging a small kids' mirror lower on a wall where they can see it will make tasks like brushing their hair or teeth a lot easier.
So Many Themes for Your Kids' Bathroom Design
Getting some themed bathroom accessories can be a good way to cater to your children's tastes and interests without putting too much money into what could be a passing stage.
Anything your children are interested in can become decor inspiration. While many of us may not be willing to go all out on a theme, a few tasteful touches involving creative neon or string lighting, fun textiles, or colorful accessories can be exciting for kids.
Consider the following list of themes for girls' or boys' bathrooms to get your imagination going:
- Under the sea
- Robots or other technology
- Video Games
- Any animal
Since bathrooms are relatively small, a few themed elements can really set a tone.
Make Boring More Fun
Let's face it, very few kids get excited about brushing their teeth or washing their faces. An effort to make these mundane tasks more convenient and fun will pay off in good habits and happier vibes for your family. Your accessories can include simple things that make these routines pleasant—bubble bath in a pretty plastic decanter, a favorite picture on the wall, or a few fun books in a basket by the toilet for kids who are potty training.
Getting kids involved in DIY projects will increase their enjoyment of the space. Let them help paint a step stool, tighten screws on some novelty hanging hooks, or help you install a DIY framed mirror. Whether your style is simple, elegant, whimsical, or colorful, there's so much you can do to make a kids' bathroom appealing.