Your kids’ bathroom is essentially a blank canvas. Individual decor elements can really make a big statement in such a small space. If you have to choose just one thing to enhance the look and feel of your bathroom decor, choose wall art. A good framed print can become an instant pick-me-up in a child’s bathroom. When it’s colorful, full of imaginative detail, and designed with a child in mind, a thoughtfully-chosen piece of children’s wall art can completely transform and direct the design of the entire room.
Choosing and installing pieces of fantastic, kid-friendly art for the bathroom is a fun and simple process. Below, we’ll explore:
With this guide in hand, you’ll have every resource you need to curate interesting and creative walls in your child’s bathroom.
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Whether you’re looking for one large piece of wall art or want to create a gallery wall with smaller items, you’ll find various prints, sizes, and finishes in the Mouse + Magpie collection.Square prints Framed prints Unframed prints Canvas prints
For many homeowners, wall art is often seen as an extra, add-on, or unnecessary accessory. From a decorator’s perspective, however, a focal piece of art is second only to furniture in design importance. A good piece of wall art can completely direct the color story of a room. It can dictate the textural details you incorporate into the space. Especially in a bathroom, a piece of art can also give you an easy place to start when choosing paint colors, hardware, and other accessories you might purchase down the line.
More importantly, wall art is a simple way to add whimsy to your child’s living space. The bathroom can easily be overlooked by parents, who decorate a more basic “guest bathroom.” However, this is your chance to inject a tiny bit of story into your child’s world, to catch their eye with something visually and mentally stimulating, and to spark their imagination. Add creative accessories and illustrative designs to your child’s bathroom, and you’ll help make each bath time a bit more magical. Thoughtfully designed decor for children makes a big difference in the way they see and interact with their world.
Crafting a truly thoughtful space means first deciding where each decorative element looks best. First, evaluate your space. Whether you have a standard 5’ x 8’ second bath or a more complex jack-and-jill configuration, you’ll need to carefully consider your walls to determine where a piece of art would make the biggest impact. Depending on your floor plan, you could experiment with different arrangement options:
Whether you’re interested in hanging one large framed print or creating a gallery of smaller elements, it’s important to plan your design before you shop for specific pieces. It’s easy to make a purchase, only to find that your piece is too small to make a statement or too imposing on the entire room. Measure your space and decide on an ideal art size and shape before you shop.
Square Framed Art Prints by Mouse + Magpie
Once you’ve decided what size pieces you need and where you’d like to hang them, it’s time to start shopping the vast world of children’s wall art. A piece of delightful children’s artwork can instantly inspire a theme for the entire room. There are so many whimsical and unique themes to choose from, it can be really difficult to pick just one. Narrow your focus a bit by choosing from a handful of larger categories:
Add a bit of magical fantasy to your child’s bathroom with themes involving mermaids, pirates, narwhals, or other fairy tale elements.
Design with all the color, pattern, and texture of the natural ocean when you theme a bathroom around sea turtles, whales, colorful fish, or coral reefs.
By the Sea
For a classic feel, design a bathroom with fishing boats, sailboats, sandcastles, submarines, or other ocean elements.
Fresh and New
Try a bathroom theme outside the classic ocean box, and design your space around adorable astronauts, teddy bears, or hot air balloons.
Art prints by Mouse + Magpie
Each theme above can be easily curated for a gender-neutral look if you have children sharing a bathroom. These themes can also be customized for children of different ages and will grow with your children as they get older. That’s the beauty of creative children’s artwork—even adults appreciate the visual detail and imaginative story within! Choose a theme your child already enjoys (if they’re old enough to show distinct preferences). Or, if you’re preparing to welcome a new baby in the house, consider themes that differ from their nursery aesthetic. That way, you get the chance to be creative in new ways and your child gets more variety in their living space.
Making wall art with your children can be an incredibly fun start to decorating a space, and your creations can definitely be combined with professional prints for a more personalized room. No matter how old your children are, it’s easy to create artwork you’d love to frame and feature as decor. The following four ideas will help you and your little ones create art that’s on-theme, within your established color scheme, and most definitely frame-worthy:
Including your children in the decorating process is one of the best ways to help them feel invested and interested in the way their bathroom looks and feels. You want them to love this space (and its decor) for years to come, and including their artwork on the walls makes this space even more their own. Plus, the creative play involved in DIY projects always makes fun memories you can look back on together during bath time.
Artwork by Elodie Coudray
Decor can be the establishing factor for the entire feel of a space. A good piece of wall art can transform the mood of your child’s bathroom—and their bath time routine—almost instantly. At Mouse + Magpie, we are dedicated to creating the best kind of children’s wall art, for the bathroom and beyond. We partner exclusively with artists whose work is illustrative, colorful, detailed, and incredibly imagined, and we’re proud to present their work on products that we 100% stand behind. From framed artwork to canvas reproductions and single prints, our wall art collection has something for every child and every bathroom. Evaluate your space, choose a theme, and get to work creating your own design for a bathroom that will bring this small part of your child’s daily routine to life.
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