Interiors // Four 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.

Transform Storage Solutions // 

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Storage is a really key thing to consider for a child-friendly bathroom. With a number of people sharing one bathroom, it can get quite messy, so you really want to choose a good storage unit that offers more storage space for the eyesores that collect in a bathroom whilst still giving you the functionality you need such as these brilliant units from Hudson Reed.

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.

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