Kids Bathroom Ideas

Kids Bathroom Ideas

Jack and Jill This Jack and Jill bathroom from HGTV Dream Home 2010 was created to provide a shared, gender-neutral space for two kids, while simultaneously giving each their privacy. The turquoise and orange color theme within each bedroom was consistently mirrored in the bathroom design, too. Baby Blues A soft, robin’s-egg blue was splashed on the walls to visually expand and brighten the space, while still incorporating deeper shades of blue for a sweet and interesting monochromatic look. To contrast with the blue surroundings, designer Linda Woodrum integrated pops of vibrant orange accessories in unexpected spots. Simply Green This fresh and fruity palette of green and orange is the perfect color combination for a small and narrow bathroom. The colors ensure that the room is not washed out or too bright. With a pedestal vanity, an alternate storage solution is essential if you want the kids to keep the bathroom squeaky clean. Luscious Hues Rather than extend the floor-to-ceiling green paint into the bathroom’s other half, designer Linda Woodrum added a three-lined stripe of orange and green to create a simple yet visually dynamic space. There’s no neutral tiling in this kids’ space; orange subway tiles line the inside of the shower for a slightly hidden continuation of the orange and green duo. Bright Delight RMS user bluej82 used a zesty shade of orange along with a subdued, rainbow-inspired shower curtain to give this bathroom a childlike charm without sticking to a particular theme. The mature design elements make it an ideal spot for guests and adults, while still incorporating a hint of whimsy. Marine Life No matter how far you are from the coast, you can still bring the best elements of the sea inside and into your decor. Ditch the generic towel rack in the kids’ bathroom and replace it with something a little more inspiring. The hooks can be their favorite animals, like this smiling octopus in vibrant, eye-catching colors with an equally bright backboard. Mountain Living For kids and tweens who love outdoor sports, the spacious ski dorm bathroom from HGTV Dream Home 2011 boasts multiple stalls, sinks and storage equipped for a large gathering of friends and visitors. The industrial-chic design appeals to people of any age, but the casual sporty feel of the space will be an instant favorite to adventurous young girls and boys. Daring Contrast Set off from the warm and vibrant girl’s bedroom, this sophisticated yet youthful bathroom boasts an entirely different color scheme and design style than its eye-catching neighbor. However, the natural tree-branch elements were subtly mirrored in the tiny wall shelf and rippled vanity mirror. Plus, marble countertops and crisp, white cabinets provide a classic look that she won’t outgrow any time soon. Red, White and Blues A classic nautical theme can work for both playful and beach-chic designs. This simple and contemporary kids’ bathroom from HGTV Dream Home 2009 presents an equal balance of red, white and blue around the room for a tamed yet bold look. Glamorously Chic Tween girls will swoon over this glamorous adult-like bathroom with its regal clawfoot bathtub and over-the-top color palette. To tame the bold fuchsia walls, designer Cindy Aplanalp added white subway tiles to the wall and incorporated light wood cabinetry and storage shelves. From: Cindy Aplanalp Beach Chic A neutral color palette is perfect for any age. This kids’ bathroom may not have bold colors or playthings, but its soothing tone and tranquil appeal create the ultimate spot for relaxing after a soccer game or unwinding after a math test. And with plenty of concealed storage space, the kids will know exactly where to store their things. Design by RMS user gfxgirl Bath Splash Although this green-themed bathroom features frogs, dragonflies and lily pads, a more adult look can be instantly traded in when the kids require a more “grown-up” bathroom design. Design by RMS user giftednotions
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Kids Bathroom Ideas

A neutral color palette is perfect for any age. This kids’ bathroom may not have bold colors or playthings, but its soothing tone and tranquil appeal create the ultimate spot for relaxing after a soccer game or unwinding after a math test. And with plenty of concealed storage space, the kids will know exactly where to store their things. Design by RMS user gfxgirl
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Kids Bathroom Ideas

This Jack and Jill bathroom from HGTV Dream Home 2010 was created to provide a shared, gender-neutral space for two kids, while simultaneously giving each their privacy. The turquoise and orange color theme within each bedroom was consistently mirrored in the bathroom design, too.
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Kids Bathroom Ideas

Splish, splash, baby’s taking a bath! Whether your tot has a bathroom all to himself or shares one with mom and dad, kid-friendly bathroom decor always makes bath time more fun. Click through to check out 15 kid-friendly bathroom designs — and get inspired for an easy tub-time makeover.
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Kids Bathroom Ideas

No matter how far you are from the coast, you can still bring the best elements of the sea inside and into your decor. Ditch the generic towel rack in the kids’ bathroom and replace it with something a little more inspiring. The hooks can be their favorite animals, like this smiling octopus in vibrant, eye-catching colors with an equally bright backboard.
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Kids Bathroom Ideas

For kids and tweens who love outdoor sports, the spacious ski dorm bathroom from HGTV Dream Home 2011 boasts multiple stalls, sinks and storage equipped for a large gathering of friends and visitors. The industrial-chic design appeals to people of any age, but the casual sporty feel of the space will be an instant favorite to adventurous young girls and boys.

Kids Bathroom Ideas

“It’s easy to go overboard when you’re decorating a child’s bathroom, choosing a theme and then you’re like, ‘I have to have that!’ when you see anything in that theme,” says Sue Pelley, national spokesperson for Interiors by Decorating Den, based in Easton, Md. “Anything done to excess in decor, even decor for kids, won’t work.”
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Kids Bathroom Ideas

Decorating a kid’s bathroom is not a forever kind of thing, so concentrate on decor you can change easily, like paint and towels and curtains. “Enjoy it while you can and when the kids get tired of it, start over,” says Pelley.
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“Hang two shower curtains on the same rod, using 26 rings,” says ASID’s Burnett. “That way, when they’re closed, there’s a nice gentle fold just like the far more expensive designer curtains — and they completely hide that big bunch of toys in the tub.” Lots of retailers offer shower curtains with kids in mind, including The Land of Nod, which sells a whimsical, primary colored “Raining Cats and Dogs” version and Shower-Curtains.com, which has no fewer than three duck-pattern shower curtains, two with frogs, two with turtles and one covered in fairy tale characters.
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Last, a cover clamp for your toilet, also available at the Child Safety Store but only in plain white, snaps the lid of the toilet shut so curious kids won’t lift the lid and encounter a potential drowning hazard — or just make a big watery mess. And unlike those “child-proof” medicine caps, adults can readily operate the toilet clamp.
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RMS user bluej82 used a zesty shade of orange along with a subdued, rainbow-inspired shower curtain to give this bathroom a childlike charm without sticking to a particular theme. The mature design elements make it an ideal spot for guests and adults, while still incorporating a hint of whimsy.
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Set off from the warm and vibrant girl’s bedroom, this sophisticated yet youthful bathroom boasts an entirely different color scheme and design style than its eye-catching neighbor. However, the natural tree-branch elements were subtly mirrored in the tiny wall shelf and rippled vanity mirror. Plus, marble countertops and crisp, white cabinets provide a classic look that she won’t outgrow any time soon.
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Other parents get carried away with remodeling when they should just be decorating, says Deborah Burnett, a registered interior designer and licensed building contractor based in Nashville, Tenn. “If you plan to live in your home for more than five years and you’re planning several pregnancies, by all means re-do a bathroom with fixtures and cabinets and sinks for a shorter arm reach. Install your toilet in a space that’s 42 inches across, instead of the typical 30 inches between wall and cabinet — it’s a whole lot easier for an adult to assist and to get those little tushies up on the pot with more space around it.”
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The first step, says Burnett, is getting familiar with what’s out there. “Scour the doctor’s office and the hairstylist’s for women’s and parenting magazines, and look through them and the catalogs to get an idea of what you like and what price level you’re comfortable with,” she says. When it’s time to commit to kid bathroom decor, consider the following:
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When the wallpaper, shower curtain and border all have bright and compelling theme characters, the bathroom can look too busy. Instead, try a character-driven shower curtain next to a solid painted wall in a complementary color and maybe a theme border, or do the “over the top” wallpaper with a more subtle shower curtain. Theme toothbrushes, shampoo bottles, towels and fixtures can all add to the unified look, but make sure they come in matching or complementary colors, not just from the same mass merchandiser.