Decorating a kid's bathroom can be a lot of fun, especially if you involve your child in the process. Children generally love to be included in any type of decorating project, especially if it involves their own bedroom or bathroom area. Although there are many different design approaches you can take when thinking up kids' bathroom decorating ideas, the best results will generally be achieved by focusing on a theme that your child will really enjoy. Anything from paint to modern wall stickers can be used to decorate a kid's bathroom.
Decorating a Small Bathroom Space
Because children's bathrooms are generally small, part of the challenge is finding ways to add effective design without overpowering the room. If the room is quite small, avoid using large designs such as wall murals and other large decorating features. Light colored walls are generally most effective in a small bathroom, although you can certainly add wallpaper borders, wall decals, stenciling or hand-painted designs to liven up the look. Children usually like lively colors, so even if you choose lighter shades, try to focus on the child's favorite colors. Or, paint one wall in a darker shade if the room is small, using a lighter shade on the remaining walls.
Choosing a Theme
Children often enjoy bathrooms that have a theme to them. If you are looking for kids' bathroom decorating ideas, start with any hobbies or interests your child might have. For example, a jungle-themed bathroom with light green walls can be a lot of fun, or paint the walls sky blue, add some hand-painted white clouds, and decorate the walls with hot air balloons or kites. Yellow rubber ducks are also a fun theme for a child's bathroom. If your child has a favorite cartoon character, this can also make for a fun bathroom theme. If you do have a cartoon theme in mind, the color of the room will often be determined by the theme chosen. For example, yellow or blue walls would work well with a Superman bathroom theme, while a Barbie bathroom might look great with pink walls.
Once you have the bathroom painted, it's time to add some decorative accents. If the bathroom includes a shower, look for a patterned shower curtain that complements your overall theme. Or, if you have a glass shower enclosure, use vinyl window decals to add a fun touch that is easy to change whenever the mood strikes. Vinyl window decals can also be used on the vanity mirror or tile wall surfaces to add fun designs. Children love to use these decals to help decorate their own bathroom, and because they are temporary, they can be rearranged or changed with the season. Toothbrush holders, soap dispensers and bathroom cups can also be found in fun styles that coordinate with your overall bathroom theme.
Adding the Details
It's important to keep the age and size of the child in mind when decorating a child's bathroom. Add non-slip adhesive decals or a rubber bath mat for safety in the tub or shower, as well as non-slip bath mats on the floor. Provide clothes hooks or shelves at the proper height to make it easy for a child to reach items on their own. Also include a safe footstool if needed so that your child can reach the sink.
Jessica Ackerman of WallDecorandHomeAccents.com has received numerous awards in wall sconce candle holders and is mentioned frequently in unique wall plaques.
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