The children’s bathroom often presents a decorating dilemma: do you go bold on hard fixtures like tiles and risk redoing the space when your child grows, or keep it classic and play up the paint and accessories instead? The good news is, when done right, both strategies can work like a charm. Case in point: these timeless kiddie bathrooms that make a splashy statement.
Double the Fun
Keep sibling rivalry at bay with a beautiful, functional bathroom. This loo belongs to Scott and Sabrina McGillivray’s young daughters, so we’re not surprised it’s decked to the max. It features double-sink vanities, on-trend gold hardware and drawers for all of life’s essentials as the girls grow. Read more about the dreamy space here.
Bands of Colour
It’s a misnomer that children’s bathrooms have to be overtly colourful. In this Vancouver home designed by Kirby Armstrong, principal at Devise Design, a white palette punched up with blue and green tiles and matching accessories feels fresh and inviting. See more of the quietly colourful home here.
Here’s another view of the bathroom, where dazzling penny-round tile that dips into an integrated nook for holding bathing essentials surrounds the tub, and a yellow rubber duck awaits his turn to take a plunge.
Pretty in Pink
Two girls got quite the surprise when they saw this lovely bathroom designed by Jillian Harris and her team on Love it or List it Vancouver. This one is all about using the right accessories – the open shelving has dainty baskets for corralling all the bits and bobs, and the restrained pink countertop decor is just enough to tie the look together. Read more about this reno here.
Gorgeous in Green
A contemporary aesthetic gets super playful in this knock-out children’s bathroom by Texas-based Allison Burke Interior Design and A Parallel Architecture, where patterned animal heads and a bright green hue enliven the digs.
Modern and Playful
Designer Jillian Harris went modern in this kids’ bathroom, where grey and white hexagon tiles, whale accessories and a coordinating striped shower curtain hit high notes. We love the vintage-y stool that provides warm contrast.
A furniture-style vanity with Shreddies-like doors is quirky enough to suit a kids’ bathroom – for extra fun, designer Sarah Richardson went green, extending the hue to the tiles, mirror and towels.
Hooks and bars are in abundance in this cool bathroom by Chicago firm Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Architects that five children share. Painted open ductwork and a wall of small, square tiles are a fun way to introduce colour.
Have Some Fun
The one rule of kids’ bathroom design? Have fun! That means pom-poms on the curtains, cheery artwork and baby blue walls, like in this loo lashed into shape by Christina Dennis of the popular blog The DIY Mommy. See more of this fab space (and home) here.
Keep the background classic and the accessories punchy and your kids will think you’ve created a dedicated bathroom just for them – oh, the deception, but it’s so cute, no? Here’s where to find the adorable cotton bath mat.
A Whale of a Time
This playful bathroom, designed by the blogger behind The Flight Wife, doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is why it’s so charming. Pro tip: Choose a theme you love and go for it. In this case, it’s all about whales, from the artwork to the pieces on the floating shelf. Check out the vibrant makeover here. You won’t believe the bland before shots.
Go the Simple Route
Ok, so you don’t have the drive to do a full-on kids’ makeover in the neutral bathroom. Just add a colourful shower curtain like this Finding Dory “Adoryble” one that dominates the white palette. Easy! You can score the playful product here.
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