Children’s spaces don’t have to look childish! When I set out to design my son’s bathroom in our new house, I knew I wanted something edgy, modern, and (most importantly) easy to clean. Here’s what I came up with! Designing a boy’s bathroom isn’t something I’ve tackled before now, but I honestly am so excited for this space to come together.
If you haven’t heard the big news – we’re building! I share all about our decision and how it all went down on this post.
This year we designed Beck’s playroom as part of the One Room Challenge. You can see the final reveal right here!
My Plan For My Son’s Bathroom Design
When we first started designing our new home, I knew I wanted to spend extra time and attention on my son Beck’s spaces. This isn’t the first home I’ve built, but it is the first home I’ve built with a child, so I knew I needed to take a few new things into consideration.
Although he’s not even two yet, I envision Beck growing up here, and I want to give him a home that is welcoming and warm. Here’s how I’m creating that feel in his bathroom while staying true to the style of the rest of the house.
Elements I Love:
I know most moms steer clear of white, but I don’t think that has to be the case! For Beck’s bathroom, I went with white walls, white shower tiles, and a black vanity, but I made sure they’d have easy-to-clean surfaces. That way, I can easily wipe away little handprints and scuffs. (Lord knows there will be tons of those!)
Since the rest of the room is so simple and sleek, I decided to go with a fun tile for the flooring. This tile adds a bit of pizazz to the space and helps incorporate a cool brown tone, which flows with the rest of the house. I think it will add a bit of playfulness without making the bathroom feel too young.
I firmly believe that shiplap is the best way to add dimension to a solid-colored wall. I’m using shiplap on the wall behind the vanity to create a bit of visual intrigue, but I’m leaving the rest of the walls plain for now. Chances are, I’ll add a funky wallpaper after we move in!
I’m really loving polished nickel fixtures right now, so that’s what I went with for most of the fixtures in Beck’s bathroom. They work well with the cool black and white and the warmer tones in other areas of the house. And best of all, they’re so easy to clean!
It’ll be a few more years before Beck is taking showers, but I wanted his bath/shower system to be something he can grow into. I decided on a classic horizontal stacked tile pattern for the walls, and of course we’re using a standard tub. It’s only a matter of time before it’s full of bath toys!
SHOP THE LOOK!
Want to create this look in your own home? Shop some of my favorite elements and add-ons I’ll be purchasing when we move in!
Consider this a friendly reminder that a child’s space doesn’t have to look childish. You can design functional, fashionable rooms that work for the whole family. I’m so excited to see Beck use and grow into this boy bathroom into our new home!