(Written by Jessica Freeman) Designing a kid’s bathroom can be both fun and personally rewarding to the parent or parents involved. The tiny humans are always looking for fun and the place where the fun happens is almost never important. Kids know how to have fun just about anywhere including the bathroom.
When designing a kid’s bathroom, using kid-friendly materials is a must. There are a multitude of fun and kid-friendly materials that a parent can use in designing a kid’s bathroom. It will be up to the individual parent to decide which materials will be best for their kid or kids.
Five fun materials to use when designing a kid’s bathroom are: sticks and stones, a mural on the wall with the kid’s favorite characters, a character themed shower curtain, touchless faucets, and a painted sink. These materials used in combination will have the kid always going into the bathroom, even if it’s just to play. This will actually make it easier for the parent to get the child to frequently brush their teeth after eating candy.
- Sticks & Stones
The first fun material to use when designing a kid’s bathroom are sticks and stones because they provide a kid with something to play with that they’re accustomed to seeing. Kids play with sticks and stones on the playground at school and at the parks. Kids love to feel and touch just about everything. Sticks and stones can be added into the sink, tile around the bathroom, or the shower curtain could have a stick and stones design.
The second fun material to use when designing a kid’s bathroom is a mural on the wall with the kid’s favorite characters. A great idea would be to discuss with the kid what characters they would like to see on the mural instead of just assuming they’d like certain characters. It’s better to get the design correct the first time.
Whatever the characters and the colors used for the mural on the wall, they must blend it or complement the other colors in the bathroom. So, for a multi-colored mural it would be best to have the surrounding colors of the bathtub and sink to be a neutral color like white.
- Shower Curtains
The third fun material to use when designing a kid’s bathroom is the character themed shower curtain. Once again, it would be a great idea to discuss with the kid what characters they would like to see on the shower curtain. If combining a character themed shower curtain with a character themed mural then the colors used will be ultra significant.
The bathroom will look great in terms of color, if the colors of both the shower curtain and the mural overlap. In other words, the same colors used in the mural need to be used in the shower curtain. Any mismatching of colors will look sloppy and unattractive.
- Touchless Faucets
The fourth fun material that could be used when designing a kid’s bathroom are touchless faucets because a kid will find the touchless part of the faucet amazing. A kid will stick their hand underneath the faucet and the faucet will activate. The kid will remove their hand and the faucet will deactivate.
This will be viewed as very cool by the kid, therefore adding to the kid-friendliness. The touchless faucet can be preset with safe temperatures. This touchless faucet can also be viewed as a safety feature because of the safe preset temperature.
- Painted Sinks
The fifth fun material to use when designing a kid’s bathroom is a painted sink vanity because it adds a playful element to the bathroom experience. Sticks and stones, characters, or any other materials could be used designing the painted sink. The best way to decide how to design this sink is to consult with the kid. Kids will have no qualms about brushing their teeth after eating candy. Kids will always be in the bathroom.
There are many different materials to use when designing a kid’s bathroom. The best materials to use is always up to the parents and kids. This article lists five of the fun materials that could be used when designing a kid’s bathroom.
About the author: Jessica has been an interior designer for the last 4 years and specializes in the remoding children’s rooms.