Children may not stay in this room as long as adults who enjoy pampering themselves, but it still needs to be a comforting and inviting environment. The bathroom sets the mood for the day and is most likely the place where the day ends.
For a lot of children, especially little ones, bath time signals that bed time is near. This can be a frustrating experience for the parents or their caretakers. Many parents find bath time a struggle. So you want to transform struggles into chatter and laughs. To accomplish this you need to take the extra time and care when designing the bathroom walls to appeal to the little ones. Cheerful and interesting wall decor may make bath time more fun and brushing teeth less of a chore.
Childrens bathrooms tend to be more colorful and have an energetic feel. You first need to decide on your theme and try to stick to it rather then combining unrelated items. This will ensure that everything comes together in terms of color
To help you start in the right direction, here are a few themes that have been tried by many and seem to work on the overall persona of the children in our life. Characters from childrens television shows and movies are always a hit. Most children consider them as friends and are a welcoming site. Other never failing themes, depending on the gender of your child are mermaids, circus, fish, animals, sharks and whimsical designs.
Many childrens bathrooms are of a smaller size compared to the master bathroom. One of the best ways to decorate a small bathroom would be to make use of wall mirrors. They not only make the room look interesting but also create the illusion of space.
Light fixture for this room range from simple to funky and are available in bold colors, various shapes and styles. Adding extra lighting at specific points such as corners can help open up the space in the room.
No matter what your budget, there are plenty of options for the different wall decor that is at your disposal. For the artistic individual you can create an original wall mural or for the busy parent there are stencils that can be traced and you can continue that theme even on to the cabinets.
There are numerous wall stickers that are self stick and can be placed and removed easily even in this high moisture area. They are available in almost every theme you can think of and various sizes and colors.
For a unique and creative look try adding vinyl wall lettering. I came across this feature at a friends house. On the mirror was the phrase splish splash I was takin a bath!
Another idea that I used myself was art work that was colorful and fun but also instructional. I had placed these canvas pieces throughout their bathrooms. I remember one was a picture of a monkey with soap bubbles behind his ears and the caption read "Dont forget to wash behind your ears." Some of the other sayings were "Tame Your Mane, Wash Your Hands, Dont Forget to Flush and Brush Your Choppers."
A great idea for safety and promotes your childs independence is to hang towel racks low enough that the child can reach it easily. This should also be considered for their cabinet or vanity that you keep their tooth brushes, hairbrushes etcetera in. You should hang decorative shelving or cubbies for plenty of storage space and to help keep this room organized.
All of these ideas can be easily found online, catalog books or specialty stores. Just use your imagination and your creativity will abound.