15 Kid-Friendly Bathroom Ideas

Jan 25 2015 - 1:02pm

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.

Totally Chic Kids Bathroom

If themes aren't your preference, or your kiddo's commode also doubles as a guest bathroom, you can still make it kid-friendly by incorporating fun colors and patterns into the decor. Take a cue from this chic girl's bathroom, with an ornate mirror and towel rack painted in light blue and coral, both sophisticated touches. A personalized wastebasket and polka-dot curtains add a touch of bath-time fun!

Source: Photo by Max Kim-Bee. Copyright 2012. Courtesy of Martha Stewart [1] Living magazine.

Kid-Friendly Bathroom Upgrade

Sometimes a few minor changes are all you need to make your second bathroom a kid-approved space. New cabinet knobs, a green Ikea Barnslig Mirror [2] ($35), and green bath accessories won't cost mama much but will make a big impact in her kiddo's bathroom!

Source: Batim Studio [3]

Mediterranean-Style Girls Bathroom

Design inspiration from across the globe! This Mediterranean-style girls bathroom, in a pink and blue color palette, is refreshing and elegant. The lotus flower shower curtain looks sophisticated against the blue walls and simple tile, while bright pink towels tie the room together perfectly. This is a bathroom that mom and daughter will both love!

Source: Lotus Bleu [4]

Under the Sea Decals

Create an underwater scene on the bathroom walls with decals — like this Under the Sea Wall Decal Mural Set [5] ($80), including dolphins, whales, octopuses, and turtles! Your tot will have lots of fun splish-splashing along with his favorite underwater creatures.

Bathroom Art For Kids

If mom and dad are also sharing a bathroom with the kids, perhaps a Dr. Seuss theme is not the way to go — but you can still have some fun with your bathroom decor. Make your shared space more kid-friendly by incorporating wall art that will appeal to your kids, like this Set of Four Underwater Creature Prints [6] ($47).

Beachy Bathroom

Beach themes for bathrooms are always very popular with the kids — they're super-fun and easy to pull off. A few colorful bath accessories and a paint stencil lend a tropical feel in a tot's washroom.

Source: Scott Chytil Photography for Ventana Builds [7]

A Shared Kids Bathroom

When girls and boys share spaces, it's hard to make everyone happy, but this shared bathroom has some great ideas on how to create a gender-neutral space for all. A sage wall color and yellow accents — we spy a West Elm Stripe Shower Curtain [8] ($31, originally $39) — keep things neutral and modern. Canvases done by the kids — in colors that mommy chose to match the color scheme — provide art for the bathroom, while numbered hooks make a fun place to hang towels.

Source: Emily A. Clark [9]

Use a Peg Board For Bathroom Storage

Peg boards are common in classrooms, so why not use them at home? Martha Stewart [10] suggests using them in the bathroom to keep toys and towels off the floor. Attach wire baskets, pegs, and hooks to the board to store bath toys (it will help them dry between baths too), hang towels, and even keep a toothbrush from falling in the sink.

Photo by William Abranowicz. Copyright 2012. Courtesy of the Martha Stewart Living [11] Organizing 2012 Special Issue

High-Style Reminders

For less than the cost of a latte, this Etsy printable [12] ($5) serves as a gentle (and chic) reminder to wash up before exiting the premises!

Anchors Away

Whether you rent or own your home, give your bathroom a nautical makeover with FabDecals's set of 60 anchor decals [13] ($38). Arranged correctly, they look just like wallpaper!

Coordinating Accents

This nautical room designed by Pottery Barn Kids [14] looks super pulled-together, but you can re-create the same look without blowing your budget. The key is matching in the coordinating bath linens — easy enough for us!

Rubber Ducky, You're the One

Rubber duckies are fun in the tub, but on the tub wall [15]?! Now that's a serious statement.

Source: The Boo and the Boy [16]

Go For a Rustic, Industrial Vibe

Get inspired by Restoration Hardware Baby and Child's beautiful bathroom [17] featuring products from its Fall 2013 collection. Wide-plank floors and walls give the room a rustic feel, while brushed nickel light fixtures and storage add an industrial touch.

An Under-the-Sea Fantasy

Something as simple as swapping out a basic shower curtain for one that creates a whole new world for your kids [18] ($50) can totally transform a bathroom, as is evidenced here in this Pottery Barn Kids space.

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