Before & After: Colorful, Resort-Inspired Kids’ Bathroom

Today’s we’re revealing a children’s bathroom remodel we recently completely for a northern VA family. The room is used by the family’s three kids, but the grownups wanted a space that was less “kiddy” and more fun.

Since the family often travels to the beach, they decided that a beach resort influence (emphasis on the resort) would be perfect. And just like that, sophisticated and fun became the themes of our design…

Before & Project Goals

Aesthetic goals aside, our clients had several other hopes for the space, including storage for toiletries and medications, as well as a place to hang towels. (And, if possible, some inspiration for the kids to actually hang their towels!)

They could also benefit from more light, as the existing space felt dark and cramped.


Let’s see what we can do…

After: Fun, Resort-Style Bathroom Retreat


Ocean-toned wallpaper and bright orange, Moroccan-inspired tiles from Fireclay Tile create this fun and welcoming "resort" look.


Light fixtures with industrial style accents add additional interest, while a seagrass mirror brings in some texture and warmth — must-haves for any resort-style getaway.

We also used two mirrored medicine cabinets and floating cabinetry to help open up the space even more.


The vinyl wallpaper stands up to moisture and toothpaste fights, while new lighting plan and light colors made the room feel extra bright. The openness is also helped along by…


...frameless glass doors instead of a shower curtain. (This one simple change does SO much for brightening a space!) The additional accents of Fireclay Tiles in the shower continue our fun, resort theme.


This last part was the main challenge: adding towel space without losing storage space.

We removed the existing linen closet and replaced it with a new storage area that includes hooks, a wall cabinet, and a storage drawer for all the kids’ toys. There are also hooks behind the door, as well as a towel bar above the toilet (shown above).

We chose towel hooks instead of bars to encourage the children to hang up their towels. Hooks are way more fun. ;)

Okay, one last look…


Ahh… couldn’t you get lost in here for a while?

And apparently others agree with me, because this children’s bathroom design was featured on Houzz!

That’s a wrap for now, but I’ll be back soon with more advice and project reveals. In the meantime, don’t forget to sign up for our complimentary design guide to avoid common mistakes!

See you soon,