If you are interested in doing home renovations but aren't ready to empty your wallet on expensive upgrades, your children's bathroom is a great starting place. Even on a small budget, you can redecorate a bathroom to make it fit for your child. Just a little bright paint can go a long way in changing the look of a room. Be sure whatever renovations you choose can be easily adjusted for the changing tastes of your children.

Things You Will Need

Bathroom decorations


Decorating Plan

Step 1

Get assistance from the kids. If your child is old enough, ask them what they like. After all, it's going to be their bathroom, not yours. Instead of throwing your heart into a jungle theme if it's not really something they're into, find out first what they like and try to work around it. You want the bathroom to be a fun place where they can enjoy themselves and actually look forward to bath time.

Step 2

Use bright colors. This is the first place your kids visit after waking up, so you'll want to use some bright colors. Bright colors are also very appealing to children. You should choose a high gloss enamel paint so it can be cleaned easily. The paint should also be able to withstand humidity to prevent mold and mildew. Zinsser's Perma White paint boasts that it is mold and mildew resistant, and the paint can be tinted to pastel or medium colors. See Supporting links.

Step 3

Choose a theme to go with. If you're little girl is infatuated with Barbie, it wouldn't be hard to transform the bathroom to fit her wishes. However, you don't want to look like a huge bottle of Pepto Bismol exploded in the bathroom. Use subtle shades of pink, but use things like waterproof wall pictures and a shower curtain to really emphasize the theme. This way, when her taste changes, you don't have to re-do everything in the bathroom but instead just make a few minor adjustments. Be on the lookout for themes used in bedrooms that can be adjusted to work well in a bathroom.

Step 4

Pull it all together with accessories. Whatever theme you choose to go with, you can really unify it with great accessories. You can find toothbrush holders, tissue holders, and night lights in a variety of themes. You should also invest in some accessories to make the bathroom a little safer for the little ones, such as non-slip bathmats, step stools, and drain and faucet covers. Last but not least, purchase toy organizers and a laundry hamper in coordinating colors to help your child keep their bathroom neat and tidy. For a variety of kids' bathroom accessories, visit the Bed Bath Store. See Supporting links.

Step 5

Be extremely versatile. Decorate in a way that is easy to change when your kids outgrow the current theme. Choose a color that you can work around when their tastes become more mature. As long as you don't paint large murals on the wall of Spongebob, it shouldn't be too difficult to change the whole look of the bathroom by just switching out accessories. However, if you go too overboard and the bathroom ends up looking like Batman's bat cave, you're going to have to spend a lot of time and money later doing renovations when your child outgrows it, which probably won't be too far off. Also, don't waste your money buying miniature toilets and fixtures. While they are cute, they are rather costly to replace, and it will eventually have to be done. In conclusion, you can choose decorations for your child's room. Simply follow the above advice and you'll soon have a bathroom that your child will love and one that will grow with them.

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