design inspirations for a kid-friendly bathroom
by clé tile | published: Sep 15, 2022
Kids + water=tile. tile is durable, hard-wearing—and thus an essential for messy spaces.
nowhere more so than the kids’ bathroom, that for many years has been an afterthought when it comes to design.
but don’t stick with boring, neutral tile. make it exciting—and stylish—and they’ll learn to love bath time. who knows, maybe they’ll even start to love brushing their teeth.
go all-in on a single color
have conviction. go all-in, but you could do it with subtlety—bringing together shades and tones that create a fun—but still very sophisticated—vibe.
or go for strong contrasts
bring on the color! strong contrasting tones, glossy textures, and unexpected pairings make for cheerful bathrooms.
zellige 2×2 squares in indian saffron. design: sally breer / photo: meghan mcneer
take a graphic stance…
create a graphic statement with classic subway tile (with contrasting grout to set it off) and a boldly patterned cement on the floor.
…or a more organic, earthy one
for that nature-lover in the house. bonus: it’s a sophisticated, timeless look.
go full-in on pattern and use fixtures as accent pieces for the tile.
oh joy! pinwheel cement hex. design: paris pilates / photo: lily glass
and when in doubt:
go with a grown-up feel with classic elevated marble—but add a dash of whimsy and flair with accessories.
a word to the wise: while tile is durable and hard-wearing, it does take maintenance so be sure to refer to the resource guides available on every product page.