Interiors // Five ways to create the perfect child-friendly bathroom

Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in the house; they can be a great room for expression, but they also need to incorporate safety and child-friendly fixtures when you have kids to think about. You don’t want to have to buy a new bathroom suite every time your little ones grow out of it though; it’s much easier to stick to a few decorating tricks instead. Let me know in the comments if you have any more to add.

Don’t be Scared of Colour // 


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Paint is inexpensive and can easily be changed as your kids grow up, so this is an ideal place to start with decoration ideas. Having all white and chrome fixtures with a splash of vibrant colour on the walls can be a great way to brighten things up and make the bathroom a fun place for kids, and you can incorporate it into their use too. Use colour-coordinated storage boxes under the sink for each of your children, with matching toiletries to encourage them to tidy up and take care of their things. You can even incorporate the colour into safety features, like matching anti-slip rugs. You can find more design ideas using colour here.

Think About Themes // 


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Creating a themed bathroom doesn’t have to be overbearing. Simple wall wave stencils and distressed white fittings can create a fun beach hut theme. Or, use white as a main colour with red and blue highlights for a nautical theme, but add unusual features like a porthole for a window. This is still fun for kids but is far more understated and can be turned into a more modern, adult theme as the kids grow older.

Lighten Things Up // 


Lighting can be a tricky topic. You want to spend your money on decent light fittings, but you don’t want anything that will be a safety hazard or that can easily get broken at bath time. Scotlight Direct have some fantastic spotlight options that will brighten up a room, while remaining stylish features that you’ll want to keep for years to come.

Transform Storage Solutions // 


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Storage is another way of making the bathroom more child-friendly. You can have pull out draws underneath sink units to hold bath toys when not in use, but add a top piece to it and it quickly turns into a step-up for smaller children to reach the sink.

Add a Pinch of Fun for Pennies // 


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These decorating ideas aren’t supposed to last forever, so consider investing in some cheaper, colourful fittings that can easily be replaced as your kids age. Ikea’s lime green crocodile shower mat and colour-spot towel hangers will be fun for the kids, and won’t break the bank.

Disclosure: This post has been written in conjunction with Scotlight Direct.

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