help with guest/sons bathroom
ellieo3
April 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
My son is 4 and his bathroom is also guest bathroom. It's a disaster of kid color blue with heavy tile. Can someone suggest something to help this room look larger, brighter and fit both needs? PLEASE!!
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rcpayton08
Is that blue or a dark gray? Id start with a neutral shower curtain in a solid, maybe even just white. I cant see the color of the floor tile well, but maybe pull a wall color from there? Im buying a house with the guest bathroom doubling as a 6 year old's bathroom as well so am curious to see the suggestions offered here. It's a nice looking bathroom overall, I think.
April 9, 2013 at 9:09AM   
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ellieo3
Wall color is a light blue but washed out in pic. I tried to make it kid friendly with the stripes in curtain, but now it just looks a mess! I tried a white cloth curtain (from target) and b/c of the small room looked like a hospital patient room. All white was overwhelming... I hope that helps save u a trip to target!
April 9, 2013 at 9:17AM   
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Cathy DiVello
From the photo, it looks like the cabinet is off-white while the fixtures are bright white. If so, I'd paint the cabinet (and the trim around the door) bright white. I like the red accent towels and the striped shower curtain. I'd repaint the walls. A very light gray maybe?
April 9, 2013 at 9:45AM   
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0825sam
I like the shower curtain, but I don't think it is working with the color of your tiles - they both seem to have brown tones as opposed to a cooler grey tone and something seems off. I would paint your vanity a bright white as suggested above, and use bright white towels and fluffy floor mats.
What do you think of this kind of shower curtain? Appropriate for a little boy but adult enough for a guest bathroom. And I think it ties in the colors of the tiles.
A paint color that is between grey and tan (like a light coffee) is Pittsburgh Paints Moth Grey. I have it in a room in my house and I think it could work in your bathroom with the tiles, white trim and a curtain pulling those colors together. http://www.pbteen.com/products/regatta-patchwork-shower-curtain/?pkey=cshower-curtains&cm_src=shower-curtains||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-
April 9, 2013 at 10:11AM   
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annmarie2
Do you still have the white shower curtain? Could you find wide grosgrain ribbon the color of the accent tiles and create a large square on the curtain? That way it looks custom without the custom price, and doesn't look like a hospital curtain!
April 9, 2013 at 10:17AM   
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ellieo3
@sam0705 I will try the wall color and repainting the base of sink. I just bought the curtain from west elm $50 and hate to buy another one:( do you think leaving the curtain open would help or hurt the appearance? West elm has towels that are white with the gray stripe at bottom. I also think a towel rack will clean up lines better than the hanging towels. Thoughts?
April 9, 2013 at 10:52AM   
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0825sam
I like it partially closed. The curtain is on houzz - there are some photos of bathrooms with the curtain that I think you can view from the product page. Maybe that can give you some ideas. I agree about the towel racks but I think just plain white towels might be more fresh since it's not a big space and there are a lot of tiles.




I do like the shower curtain but in case it doesn't work out in the end this is an inexpensive one from target that I think would also work with your colors. Not necessarily 4 year old décor but I think you could add some nice framed black and white photos of your son at the beach or something to make it more his. http://www.target.com/p/threshold-ikat-mix-shower-curtain/-/A-14438640#?lnk=sc_qi_detailbutton
April 9, 2013 at 10:59AM   
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