Modern Kids Bathroom Ideas
What better way to make bath time easier than to create a fun environment your kids will love? If your children have their own bathroom, the possibilities are endless. To help you get the ball rolling (or floating in this case), we put together the most popular kids bathroom ideas, themes, and décor. We also provided solutions for children’s bathroom safety hazards. When all is said and done, we hope this article inspires a unique and playful bathroom remodel that will have your little ones begging to brush their teeth ten times a day.
Themed Kids Bathroom Ideas for Boys and Girls
Stay in the loop on fun kids bathroom ideas for boys, girls, and guests. Remember, these are equal opportunity bathroom themes. Girls bathrooms can have pirates and boys bathrooms can have mermaids. We’re not here to judge!
Girls Bathroom Ideas
Give your little miss a place to pamper herself with these cute girls bathroom ideas.
Pretty in Pink
A lot of girls (and women) can sum up their decorating goals in three words – pink, fuzzy, and glitter. Throw in some fun characters and you’ll have yourself a very happy child.
Give your little girl a bathroom fit for a queen! The Disney Princesses are still a favorite, but there are a lot more of them now, not to mention other female role models she sees on TV.
Boys Bathroom Ideas
Get your little dude revved up and ready to start the day with these fun boys bathroom ideas.
For whatever reason, kids love cars, trucks, tractors, trains and anything else with wheels (except the school bus). What better way to get them excited to wash up than to take a ride in the tub-mobile?
Decorate your kids bathroom with comic book bubbles or their favorite superheroes. If you’re kind of a nerd, but would rather blame it on your kid, this could work to your advantage!
Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they will never go out of style. It’s not hard to find kids bathroom sets to create a prehistoric experience. If you’re pretty sure you’re raising a paleontologist, you can help your child make DIY Dinosaur Soap.
Guest Friendly Kids Bathroom Ideas
A lot of adults enjoy these themes as well, which could come in handy if you only have one bathroom or want to create a kid friendly guest bathroom.
Rubber Ducky, You’re The One
As far as kid friendly bathrooms go, this one is a classic that will probably never get old. After your guests leave, toss a toy bath ducky in the tub and your little tyke will be pumped up to rub-a-dub-dub!
What a Character
Cover the bathroom in your family’s favorite characters. Classic cartoons are the best for this, because they will appeal to your child, as well as adult visitors.
Under the Sea
The deep blue never ceases to please. The best part of this design is that it leaves a lot of wiggle room. The basics are to douse your bathroom in blue and put up sea life wall decals and décor. Don’t forget to make some waves! If you’re not too worried about what your guests will think, spice up the adventure with pirates, mermaids, and nautical bathroom accessories.
Kids Bathroom Décor & Accessories
There is no reason your kids bathroom can’t be fun and functional at the same time.
Kids Bathroom Organizers
If there’s one thing parents’ know, it’s that kids are not organized by nature. If you want to keep their bathroom organized, you’ll have to provide a way to do it. There are plenty of options, including Tub Cubbies, Bathtub Trays, Storage Cubes, and Over the Door Organizers.
If you want to find out what other parents are using, HGTV’s lifestyle blog has a helpful list of the 12 Best Kids Bathroom Organizers.
Teach your little ones good hygiene by putting up Wash, Brush & Flush Wall Art.
A must have for any kids bathroom, a step stool will make it easier for your child to brush their teeth, wash their hands in the sink, and get up on the toilet. Believe it or not, there is quite a variation in sizes, shapes, and styles of kids step stools. Very Well Family even went so far as to rank the 9 Best Step Stools for Kids.
Potty Training Seat
If your child is still learning how to use the toilet, they may benefit from having a potty training seat or chair in their bathroom. Below, we’ll discuss why you should do this instead of installing a child-sized toilet.
Kids Bathroom Sets
There are plenty of kids bathroom sets to help you start or complete your kids bathroom design. Bathroom décor sets usually include curtains, towels, bath mats, and toilet covers. There are also sink or countertop accessory sets, with a toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, soap tray, and cup. You can even find themed hygiene sets with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a timer to remind them how long to brush their teeth!
Babies are happy enough making the water splash, but most older children love to play with toys before mom comes in to dump a bucket of water on their head. It’s important to choose bath toys that are age appropriate, including some with sensory and developmental benefits. The Bump uses these features to rate the 18 Best Bath Toys for Babies, Toddlers and Kids.
Kid Friendly Bathroom Design & Safety Tips
Whether you want to create a guest friendly kids bathroom or give your child a bathroom all to themselves, there are a few important considerations. Keep these things in mind for your child’s primary bathroom:
Keep Everything Adult-Sized
As you plan to remodel your child’s bathroom, you may be tempted to lower the sink or install a child-sized toilet. There are a few reasons why this is a bad idea:
- If you plan to sell, your home will only be attractive to families who have young children or are willing to remodel. It leaves the door wide open for potential buyers to ask for a lower price.
- The height modifications will render the bathroom useless once your kids have grown, which means you will need to sink in another $10,000 or so to make it usable again.
- After your kids move out, you’ll be stuck with a completely useless guest bathroom.
Reduce Slip and Fall Risks
Use absorbent rugs or bath mats in front of the tub, as well as the toilet and sink. If the tub doesn’t already have a slip-resistant base, use a non-slip mat to reduce your child’s risk of falling. If you still have concerns, you can also apply a soft cover to the bathtub faucet, to protect your child if they fall and hit their head.
Install Waterproof Flooring
Kids have a knack for getting water everywhere after a bath or shower. We recommend using tile or vinyl flooring to protect your subfloor and floor joists from water damage.
Regulate the Water Temperature
As you probably know, burns are at the top of the list of children’s safety hazards. If the water is too hot, your child could easily burn themselves while running a bath or washing their hands. The quick, easy, and most effective way is to install an anti-scald device to limit hot water flow to the kids bathroom. Of course, you can reduce the water temperature at the water heater instead, but doing so will affect the whole house.
Use Premium Paint
Since kids don’t have to pay the bills, they don’t pay as much attention to the small things. Most adults turn on the bathroom fan before they get in the shower to keep moisture from building up, especially if their bathroom is poorly ventilated. How many kids do you know that turn on the fan when they take a bath? Either they don’t understand why, don’t care, or just forgot. Regardless, this problem can easily be avoided. A few coats of good quality paint will protect the walls from moisture and, as an added bonus, make them very easy to clean.
Small Kids Bathroom Remodel on a Budget
Since you probably didn’t give your child the master bathroom, let’s assume the kids bathroom is relatively small. This article should help: 15 Creative Small Bathroom Remodel Ideas to Enlarge Your Space.
Next, we can get into saving money with 5 Budget Friendly DIY Bathroom Remodeling Ideas.
If you have more questions, need help coming up with more kids bathroom ideas, or want to hire a pro for your child’s full bathroom remodel in Central Illinois, you’re in the right place. Contact IRC to schedule your free bathroom design consultation today!