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Creating The Perfect Bathroom For Your Child

Jul 1, 2008
If you need to decorate your kid's bathroom, you have some unique challenges ahead of you. Young children use the bathroom in general much more often than older kids do, and are often accompanied by a parent. That makes a kid's bathroom much more used in general than those mostly used by an adult. However, most parents don't know how to decorate their kid's bathroom so that it's whimsical and "fun." Children can be very verbal about what they don't like, so if you're the parent of a young child, you might find that your kid disagrees with your design choices. We'll offer some tips and tricks so that you can decorate your kid's bathroom in a way that you'll both like.

Knowing The Gender Behind The Decorations

A boy's bathroom can be decorated to appeal to his interest in specific passions such as cars, cowboys, bugs, etc. A bathroom used by a young girl can be decorated to appeal to other passions that a boy may not be interested in such as dolls or princesses. Decorating a bathroom begins with the gender of the child (or children) who will use the bathroom. If both a girl and a boy are going to use the same bathroom, it's important to keep a neutral theme in the bathroom while catering to their interests simultaneously. For every need or theme, there are plenty of accessories that you can use.

Accessories and Decorations to Use

There are many different ways to accessorize your kid's bathroom. For example, if your child likes to play with cars, a curtain and bathmat set that has a car pattern on it is ideal. Or, if your children are fans of Disney in your house, they can have pictures of Mickey or Minnie, for example, in their bathrooms.

Toothbrush tumblers are another consideration, and come in literally hundreds of styles. For example, you could buy a dinosaur-shaped tumbler, or one of Cinderella. Lotion pumps or hand soap can be bought to fit within your chosen theme, too.

Doorknobs, wastebaskets, soap dishes and tissue dispensers can be found which will cater to the interests of any child. For instance, you can replace the knobs on any cabinets or drawers in your child's bathroom to ones which will appeal to them. Clowns, animals, cars - really anything which interests your child can be readily adopted as a bathroom dcor.

As Your Child Changes, so Does the Bathroom

As your child gets older, of course the bathroom is not going to be appropriate if it's decorated in a Mickey Mouse theme, for example. As your child's interests change, the bathroom theme must also change. Shower curtains, bathmats, soap dispensers and tumblers can all be replaced to reflect these changes.

You should avoid the use of decorations which will be hard to switch out as your child ages. A wallpaper pattern of giraffes may be very appealing to a four year old - but less so when they are twelve. This will leave you with wallpaper you'll have to replace when your child outgrows their obsession with giraffes.

However you choose to decorate your kid's bathroom is limited just by your imagination and your budget. There are many accessories available to decorate with so that you can change themes easily even on a budget, and are really only limited by your imagination. If you know your child and what he or she likes, you'll be able to decorate the bathroom appropriately in the first place and then can change the theme as he or she gets older. With just a little planning and imagination, as well as a small budget, you can create and keep the perfect bathroom for your child.
About the Author
William Scott has authored a number of bathroom decor articles. His website http://BathroomDecorTips.com, offers further information on choosing the right bathroom wall cabinets.
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