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20 kids bathroom ideas for boys and girls

Mike Garten

Designing a children’s bathroom is quite an art. As a parent, your top priority is to make it functional for busy mornings, nighttime bubble baths and everything in between. Your child, on the other hand, just wants their bathroom to be a fun escape (from their siblings, obviously). Meet both of your needs (okay, wants) with these Cute kids bathroom ideas are suitable for boys and girls of all ages.

First of all: determine the color scheme of the bathroom and the general design style. If your child is old enough, don’t hesitate to ask if they have a preference. But if they don’t give you any direction (or maybe they’re too young to do so), keep scrolling to see what catches your eye – a blue bathroom that brings a sense of calm, a bathroom all-white bathroom tiles with a classic touch, floor-to-ceiling tiling for added texture, monochrome wallpaper that matches the modern design of your home and so on. And while these ideas can be tailored for a specific bathroom size, you can easily tailor them to your own, whether your child’s bathroom has a single-cabin shower, or clawfoot tub or walk-in shower.

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Pretty and pink

Paint the vanity in a dusty pink hue to showcase timeless bathroom elements like gold hardware, mid-century sconces, and white subway tiles.

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Black and white everywhere

Adopt the monochromatic look by pairing a black and marble vanity with floral wallpaper in the same color scheme. Stick to neutral colored decor or add a bright color to freshen things up.

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Reused bar cart

If you’ve got room, load up a rolling bar cart with anything (and everything) they might need: bath products, extra toilet paper, extra washcloths, and more.

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Bold stripes

For consistency, cover all walls – inside and outside the shower – with striped vinyl wallpaper. Follow the same approach with the floor taking the diamond tile from the door to the shower.

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Bright contrast

Brighten up a small bathroom with a vibrant duo, like cobalt blue and lemon yellow. Lean heavily on one color (blue, in this case) and use the other for subtle contrast.

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Coastal inspiration

Lobster wallpaper and rope mirrors turn a bathroom into a seaside getaway. Since red walls can easily overwhelm a small space, try to keep the crown molding, crown molding, and vanity as low-key as possible.

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Open shelving

Fill open shelves with fabric baskets and trash cans, so they can easily reach towels, toilet paper, and other essentials. Just be sure to keep cleaning supplies or other potentially dangerous items out of reach.

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Color pops

Nail the two-tone effect by installing diamond tiles on the lower half of the walls. But don’t let the color stop there: enhance the space with a patterned shower curtain, decorative plates and other vibrant additions.

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Traditional accents

If guests use your child’s bathroom every now and then, go for a more understated look with a mix of grays, whites and blacks. Let the striped shower curtain be the focal point – or remove the stripes entirely and choose a more whimsical pattern.

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Floral accent wall

Instead of tiling the entire wall, cover the top half with colorful vinyl wallpaper that can withstand extreme humidity and heat.

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Geometric flooring

Catch the eye by covering the bathroom floor with geometric blue and white tiles. To ensure a clean, crisp look, keep everything else light and bright – white walls and a farmhouse sink, for example.

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Worldly aesthetics

The world is their oyster – and this smart design will show them just that. Wrap the walls in map-inspired wallpaper so they can see all the adventures that lie ahead.

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Nautical finishes

Give their bathroom an underwater makeover at the The little Mermaid. Bring ocean-inspired blue walls to life with an underwater style mirror and nautical murals.

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Pattern set

Trick the eye by layering patterns, colors and textures. Start with a larger medallion pattern on the floor, then cover the walls with small flowers and shiny subway tiles.

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Sweet and serene

Be completely feminine by incorporating bright flowers throughout the space, ranging from framed wall art to a scalloped bath mat. For a cohesive look, paint the underside of the Clawfoot club in a complementary color.

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Vintage statement

Warm up an otherwise all-white bathroom by covering a wall in a dark green shade. Affix a retro-inspired card to the wall to tie light and dark colors together.

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Neutral glam

Stay neutral now and you’ll thank us later. Bring personality to the space with geometric wallpaper, silver sconces and trendy mirrors.

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Firm feeling

Mix different finishes and textures – a brushed silver faucet, a black metal fixture, and a distressed wood mirror – to create a rustic vibe. Go for light-colored walls, floors and tiles so the farmhouse accents can really stand out.

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Painted paneling

Paint the walls in a bold shade, then keep everything else neutral enough to create a cabin feel. Sprinkle with touches from the past, like a vintage washboard or photos from your summer camp days.

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Skirted sink

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Hang up a striped skirt to hide the inevitable clutter that an open vanity brings. When you need to stock up on cleaning supplies, toilet paper, or other bathroom accessories, just pull it out to get what you need.

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