(metal letters purchased years ago from Urban Outfitters)
We have an upstairs hall bathroom that services 4 kids. We inherited the bathroom when we bought the house and haven't done much to it. The previous owners replaced the builder grade vanity with something a little nicer (though not my taste) and then installed a concrete counter. They upgraded the toilet and added crown molding. All in all, it's a fine bathroom...just not what I would have chosen if I had the choice.
When it came to freshening up this bathroom, I decided to go colorful and inexpensive. I mean, come on - it is for 4 kids ages 4-10. I was not going to pour money into the venture. When I want to freshen, I always turn 1) what I've already got by way of decor in my house and 2) Target.
For my shower curtain and bathmat I turned to Target. I picked up this chevron curtain and LOVE the punch of color it gives this otherwise average bathroom. I also picked up lots of new towels in both white and yellow and a new garbage can. We were making progress!
The framed art over the toilet is made by moi and it was VERY simple. I took a bunch of fabric scraps from my stash and pieced them together, glued them to a board and framed them. 30 minutes tops. The blue round iron piece was something we had in the garage from decorating long ago; I freshened it up with some turquoise spray paint. The iron tin holding toilet paper sits on the toilet tank; I picked it up at a favorite Utah haunt called Taipan Trading.
I picked up these little faux plants at Taipan Trading years ago. They sit on the windowsill in the bathroom. The rhino toy belongs to my 4 year old boy. I guess he likes it there :)
More of those awesome chevron print towels from Target. Wooden giraffes purchased from a random import shop in NYC Union Square a few years ago.
I realize that there is A LOT more I could do to this bathroom but for right now I am satisfied. It looks nice for the kids, it is a happy colorful place and it is clean. That fits the bill for a kids bathroom in my book!