When I’m designing a bathroom for a client, one of my insider tips I always like to share is that shower curtains have transformative powers. When you’re decorating your bathroom or looking to give it a spruce, simply changing up the shower curtain can single-handedly change the look and feel of an otherwise boring room.
As a mom to a little boy, I also know the impact a shower curtain with colorful artwork or a whimsical design can have on making bath time fun. With the right shower curtain and accessories, my little guy and I have inspiration for pretend play and fodder for storytelling while we’re going through our nightly routine. It becomes part of playtime and less of a chore.
Fortunately, with so many wonderful artists designing artwork specifically for children’s living spaces, it’s easier to find a unique, interesting, inspiring boys shower curtain for your bathroom than ever before. Here are some top recommendations for boys shower curtains, along with some design ideas to truly transform your little boy’s bathroom space.
There’s something magical about the blue whale—the largest creature alive in the world. With this blue whale shower curtain, your little boy can become a world-class oceanographer every time he steps into the bathroom! The bold colors of this curtain grab the eye, and the deep background expands even the smallest space. The interesting perspective—the tiny submarine and the enormous whale—may speak to your little boy, too, who is, after all, a little person exploring a big, bold world.
A good way to complement this curtain is by using decor and functional pieces that continue the under-the-sea theme. Think about a sea creature bath mat or a piece of wall art from the same artist, Rebecca Huang.
Just like the little gnomes floating in their dandelion baskets, your little boy will have a lot to explore in this shower curtain. The teeny tiny houses awaken the notion that there are mystery and magic hidden in many of the world’s nooks and crannies. If your little boy likes exploring secret places, this is the shower curtain for him.
The contrasting colors allow you to go many different directions with coordinating decor in your bathroom space. I especially love accenting with reds to match the roofs and toadstools, or the mystical teal of the moonlit sky. This curtain’s unique artwork calls out for on-theme pieces, like wall art featuring toadstools or ladybugs. Start a bath time tradition by finding a figurine to make the bathroom their home. Similar to the “Elf on the Shelf,” you and your little boy can have fun finding new places to hide your little gnome!
Shower Curtain by Ellen Giggenbach
If your bathroom is like many I’ve seen, it doesn’t get a lot of natural light. That’s why I love to recommend Felix the Fox! The bright mustard and robust reds and oranges on this shower curtain will brighten up even the darkest bathroom and give it a warm, welcoming feel. This curtain looks especially wonderful against white tile and walls, which can otherwise look sterile and cold.
Shower Curtain by Hazel Quintanilla
Who knew there were so many fish in the sea? With so many different fishies, whales, and squids to point to, exploring this shower curtain can serve as perfect motivation to wrangle your little guy into starting his nightly routine.
Since pretty much every color is present in this plethora of sea life, you’ll have no problem finding pieces to match. If you’re looking to accent with solid-color items, I recommend choosing one color from the shower curtain and bringing that out in other pieces. I like the idea of using orange, green, or the grey of the whale at the bottom. Of course, a cozy dancing octopus hooded towel is also the perfect item to have waiting when bath time is over.
Shower Curtain by Irene Chan
Tigers and bunnies and bears—in space! Take your little boy’s bathroom for a ride around the universe with this outer space shower curtain. After all, if his shower is a secret rocketship, it may be easier to get him into the tub than it is to get him out of it!
The gentle shapes on this curtain help soften the hard lines of tile and porcelain in a bathroom. The grey background expands the perceived size of bathrooms with smaller footprints. There are also multiple cute space art pieces by this same artist that work perfectly to adorn your bathroom walls. Try a matching bath mat to bring it all together.
Shimmer and Shine Shower Curtain by Anna Shuttlewood
As I always say, never underestimate the power of a shower curtain. Choosing one with an interesting, imaginative design like those featured above can truly transform your little boy’s bathroom and inspire his creativity every time he’s in that space. When bath time and teeth brushing become an extension of playtime, getting ready for bed doesn’t have to be a chore. And as parents, I think that’s something we all can appreciate.
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