Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out how to design a child’s bathroom. In these cases, sometimes themes can be a good option because they let you pull together a cohesive room with a built in palette of colors. While themes are always a great choice for playrooms and bedrooms, however, some people hesitate a little more in the bathroom. After all, it’s a little more difficult to swap out tile if a theme becomes outgrown. Therefore when choosing a theme for a kid’s bathroom, consider one that can be timeless or that can grow with your child.
Timeless Bathroom Themes
Timeless themes work well in bathrooms everywhere. Best of all, they are nearly universally liked so they are less likely to hurt resale than a princess-themed bathroom. The key to using a timeless theme is to bring in non-permanent decorative items that can help make it fun for the kids that you can pack up later. Some theme ideas include:
The beach: Use sandstone, limestone, and textured porcelain tiles along with sea glass and shell accents. Make it fun with beach pails and framed dried starfish and shells
The pond: Use green, yellow, and blue colors and include tiles shaped like cat tails, reeds, frogs, turtles, and fish. Make it fun with lots of rubber toy animals that look like they belong there
Grow With Them Themes
If you want a theme that is more personal to your kids, beware of falling into the trap of what their particular interests are now. Instead, make the theme more general and a little wider, incorporating more favorite colors into a theme that relies more on pictures, wall art, and vinyl accents than on tile and fixtures.
For example, Mad Scientist is a fun theme filled with lime green, orange, and red “experiment” colors that can be complemented by test tubes and pipettes that can be removed as they get older. Then, the colors by themselves become the theme of a more sophisticated room.
Remember that while themes are always a fun idea, that kids do grow and tastes change. Keep this in mind when designing your bathroom and have a little fun with the space.