Kid-Friendly Bathroom Design Ideas
If you’re designing a bathroom for kids, it’s a good idea to make things easy for them to reach and use. These bathroom ideas are both playful and practical.
How best to avoid the chaos of more than one child sharing a bathroom? More than one sink and mirror. This allows kids to brush their teeth at the same time, cutting down on time spent waiting (and fighting) during the morning and bedtime routine.
Similarly, for those without enough space in their child’s bathroom for two vanities, try finding a larger sink with multiple faucets. Farmhouse sinks might be a good fit for this!
Towel racks are great, but it’s best to have individual hooks for kids so they have their own space and know exactly where their towels go. No more excuses for leaving towels on the floor!
Washing hands is important, but kids not being able to reach the sink makes it a hard lesson to learn. Finding a step stool to give them a lift is a good idea — and it doesn’t have to be a big clunky plastic one. There are some sleek, contemporary stools out there that are suitable for little ones, and can be used elsewhere in your home after the kids have grown.
Pop of Color
If your children’s bathroom also doubles as the guest bathroom, you might want to keep the children-specific decor to a minimum. A good way to do that is by adding fun pops of color to an otherwise normal looking bathroom. Towels, organizers, stools, fixtures and countertop are all good ways to inject color and make it interesting for kids, while also keeping it suitable for guests.
Another way to keep a child’s bathroom presentable for adults, yet still fun for kids, is with funky lighting. There are some really fun and interesting lighting choices on the market today – including ornamental neon lighting in simple shapes.
While some things should definitely be locked and out of reach of little hands, like cleaning chemicals, it’s just easier for everyone if towels and bath toys are easily accessible to them. That’s why vanities that feature open shelving are great for kids — everything on the shelves is in sight and within reach.
Similarly, if you don’t have a vanity or cabinets to store bathroom essentials, consider investing in storage baskets. Not only do they look stylish, they are perfect for picking up bath toys and keeping them out of sight when company is over.
Most modern showers feature several built-ins for soap and other bathing essentials, but they’re typically at eye level when standing. If customizing the bath is an option, consider adding some extra cubbies at a lower level for bath toys and kid-specific items.
Let your child express themselves a bit with a bold, colorful wallpaper. It will showcase their personality and encourage them to take care of their space. If wallpaper is a little too permanent for you, there are plenty of other options that are removable, like vinyl clings.