Have fun, but don’t get too wild. That’s good advice for a child attending a birthday party — or for parent. Here are some steps to create the kids bathroom decor in your house.
-Stick to the color scheme or the decor theme. If the bathroom adjoins the bedroom, continue the same color scheme or theme on through.
-Choose theme elements sparingly. 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.
-Have fun with the pant.
-Encourage the kids to contribute. Let your child paint a couple of tiles with nonwashable paint, then make them into a backsplash behind the sink. t’s great whenever you can incorporate children’s own artwork into a space they’re going to use a lot.
-Take two on shower curtains. 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.
-Safety first. A kid’s bathroom absolutely needs some safety products and happily most of them come in great kid designs. Tub mats, for example, keep small children from slipping in the bath, as do adhesive pads that stick to the bottom of the tub. Vita Futura sells both in patterns ranging from little sea-life figurines to bright green adhesive penguins. Drain and faucet covers are also imperative to keep your child from banging against metal edges during a bath or accidentally turning on the hot water. They can look fairly utilitarian, or, if your theme allows, you can pick up something like the spouting hippo or elephant covers available from the Child Safety Store. 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.
Are you ready to have kids bathroom decor by yourself?