Choosing a bath set for the kids’ bathroom can actually be a bit tricky. In many homes kids tend to be assigned to use the shared bathroom, which is also the room guests generally use. So while you want the bathroom to be fun and reflect the personality of your children, you also want it to be functional for guests. Trying to achieve this balance can sometimes lead parents to choose neutral color bathroom sets that do not appeal to either group.
If you think about it however, most guests in the average household tend to be extended family members or close friends, who also have kids. They are more than likely the kids’ grandparents, aunts and uncles, who are accustomed to and love our children. Therefore, they are generally more forgiving of a bathroom that might be decorated in a juvenile manner. The key to bringing it all together and pleasing both groups is moderation rather than going totally neutral and dull. This strategy will also allow the bath set to grow with the kids as they get a little older.
A theme is perfect for kids bath set but do not go overboard. Mix a few key pieces with some neutral ones. A fun duck or frog theme, or the Disney bathroom set you see below, are not going to offend any guest.
Encourage your children to be a part of the selection when you go shopping for kids bathroom sets. Give them options for colors and themes. They can quickly become overwhelmed in a store so discuss it at home using ideas from magazines and online sources. Look for bath sets that offer fun and innovative pieces, like a donut shaped soap dispenser or a fish shaped trash can. Match up brightly colored towels and soaps for punches of color and keep big pieces like the shower curtain neutral. This will keep the color from overwhelming the bathroom.
You can be creative and still keep it fashionable. Stay simple with only a few items on the counter top. This will make cleaning a breeze and keep it from looking cluttered. One last accessory is to keep a folding light weight step stool handy to help short legs get up to the sink. The grandparents won’t need it but your three year old son or daughter asserting their independence and wanting to be able to wash their own hands is sure to appreciate it.