Boy's Bathroom Decorating

Get tips and ideas for boys' bathroom decorating, and prepare to create an efficient and attractive bathroom for the boys in your home.
Blue Glass Tile Shower in a Charming Kid's Bathroom

Blue Glass Tile Shower in a Charming Kid's Bathroom

By: Sean McEvoy

If you're remodeling or installing a bathroom for boys, you'll want to peruse options for boys' bathroom decorating. Playful accessories with favorite characters plus fun, functional storage will give you plenty of options, ensuring that your boy's bathroom design will be an efficient, handsome space.

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White Modern Bathroom With Lush Living Wall

Luxury Bath With Blue Mosaic Tile

Photo By: David Stimmel

Traditional Bathroom With Stone Tub

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Celebrity Communities

Photo By: Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography

Modern Red Bathroom With Bold-Patterned Wallpaper

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Dorothy Willetts

Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Contemporary Neutral Bathroom With a View

Traditional Powder Room With Brown-and-Blue Wallpaper

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Joni Spear

Bathroom with Blue Painted Walls and Black Granite Sink

Large Bathroom With Double Vanity

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Nancy Snyder

Blue Coastal Bathroom

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Rustic Bathroom With Wood Ceiling and Walls Plus Soaking Tub

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Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Stunning Contemporary Powder Room

Modern Bathroom with an Earthy Stone Shower

Custom Carved Limestone Sink and Sunburst Mirror

Rustic Cowgirl Bathroom With Distressed Red Vanity

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Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Neutral Transitional Spa Bathroom

Traditional Luxury Bathroom with Picture Window

Feminine Master Bathroom in Pale Green and Pink

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Shannon McCarthy

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Amanda Swaringen

Master Bathroom With Robin's Egg Blue Walls

Photo By: Cheryl Clendendon

Fresh-Cut Tulips Bring Life to Tropical Bathroom

Neutral Transitional Bathroom

Dazzling Master Bathroom in Black and White

Frameless Glass Shower in Contemporary Master Bath

Neutral Bathroom With Fireplace and Sitting Area

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Rustic Bathroom with Clawfoot Soaking Tub

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Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Warm Transitional Bathroom With Dual Vanities and Chandelier

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Dorothy Willetts

Red Claw-Foot Tub in Green Bathroom

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John Lyle

Photo By: Edward Addeo ©Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo

Transitional Bathroom With Pink Armchair and Wallpaper

Rustic Master Bathroom With Exposed Brick

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Kathleen Perkins

©Image Courtesy of Kathleen Perkins

Bold Designer Bathroom That is Small on Space But Big on Style

Tiny Pink Victorian Bathroom

Contemporary Spa Bathroom With Hexagonal Mirrors

Transitional Bathroom With Terra Cotta Accent Wall

Light Blue Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

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Neutral Transitional Bathroom With Spacious White Shower

Taupe Guest Bedroom with White Fixtures and Dark Wood Accents

French Country Bathroom

Bathroom With Large Bathtub and Bamboo Framed Mirrors

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James Farmer

Vintage Gray Bathroom With Marble And Silver Sink

Photo By: Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips

Contemporary Master Bathroom with Spa Tub

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Kim Alexandriuk

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Rustic Neutral Bathroom with Exposed Beams and Stone Mosaic Floor

Photo By: Photo Courtesy: Dan Piassick © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Allure of French & Italian Decor, Betty Lou Phillips

Orange Accents Brighten Up a Contemporary Powder Room

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Kim Alexandriuk

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Teen Bathroom With Pink Mosaic Tile

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Traditional Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)

Eclectic Bathroom with Pocket Door

Traditional White Bathroom With Double Vanities

Elegant Traditional Master Bath

Modern Bathroom With Marble Walls and Warm Wooden Vanity

Cottage Bathroom With Soaking Tub

Modern Bathroom With Textured Gray Wallpaper and Trough Sink

Brown Transitional Master Bathroom

Hollywood-Inspired Bathroom

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Shelley Rodner

Traditional Bathroom With Elegant Vanity

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Charles Faudree

Photo By: Photo Credit: Jenifer Jordan © Gibbs Smith, Charles Faudree Interiors, Charles Faudree, Jenifer Jordan (photographer)

marlbe countertop and vanity

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Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Neutral Bathroom With White Slipper Tub and Brick Columns

Blue Glass Tile Shower in a Charming Kid's Bathroom

Traditional Bathroom With Patterned Wallpaper

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Dorothy Willetts

Master Bathroom With Calacatta Marble and Console Sinks

Photo By: Marianne Brown

Colorful Floral Girls Bathroom

Small Earthy Bathroom With Stone Bathtub Surround

Old World Master Bathroom With Carrara Marble Floor

Japanese Master Bathroom

Photo By: Matthew Coates Ellis

Small Bathroom With Subway and Mosaic Tile

Asian-Style Bathroom With Sunken Tub

White Updated Girly Glam Bathroom

Photo By: Naomi Stein

Contemporary Bathroom With Mounted Double Sinks

Eclectic Bathroom with Patterned Wallpaper and Bold Mirror

Bathroom With Neutral Tile Walls, Contemporary Vanity and Glass Shower

Sleek Bathroom Style

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Vern Yip

Neutral Bathroom With Victorian Tub

Contemporary Master Bathroom With Dark Wood Vanities

Light Gray Tiled Bathroom With Vintage Tub

Yellow Victorian Powder Room With Chandelier

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Ron Nathan

Black and White Striped Bathroom With Dark Brown Accents

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Tracy Dunn

Tiny Powder Room With Larger-Than-Life Wallpaper

Photo By: Design House 2013

Yellow-Tiled Angled Bathroom Wall With Hexagonal Floors

Gray Bathroom With Subway Tile Tub Surround

Contemporary and Sophisticated Bathroom

Traditional Master Bath With Marble-Surround Tub

Neutral Cottage Guest Bathroom With Claw Foot Tub

Modern Bath in Neutral and Warm Wood Tones with Red Accents

Modern Green Powder Room With Mosaic Tile

Asian Bathroom With Kimono Fabric Wallpapper

Dramatic Asian Bathroom

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Cindy Aplanalp

Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Master Bathroom With Spacious Walk-In Shower

Crisp White Powder Room

Beautiful Master Bathroom With Ornate Column

Black and White Bathroom with Pops of Yellow

Yellow Floral Wallpapered Bathroom

Light Blue Contemporary Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Transitional Master Bathroom with Skylight

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Anissa Swanzy

Eclectic Master Bathroom With Moroccan-Style Tile Wall

Powder Room Floating Vanity by Lori Dennis

Spacious Contemporary Bathroom

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James Rixner

Transitional Gray Powder Room With White Pedestal Sink

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Kristi Nelson

Bathroom Vanity with Accessories

Elegant Transitional Bathroom With Freestanding Tub

Stylish Bathroom With Graphic Wallpaper and Salmon-Colored Vanity

One of the first elements to consider when thinking about a boy's bathroom is color. While there are no hard and fast rules for the use of color in a gender-specific bathroom design, spaces specifically designed for kids often feature bright, bold colors like reds, greens, yellows and blues. The use of color in a boy's bathroom may also be dictated by the age of the boy (or boys) in question — spaces for younger children often feature more playful, vibrant color schemes, whereas those for use by tweens and teens age up a bit, with more nuanced colors and hues featured. Another aspect of color to consider when planning a boy's bathroom is the room's primary intended inhabitant — if he or they have a favorite color or colors, you may consider incorporating those into the design.

Storage is a key aspect of any bathroom design, and it's particularly important when it comes to kids' bathrooms. Though there are surely kids out there who are meticulous, organized and exceedingly neat, they're a rare species. Most kids struggle with keeping any space — let alone one where they bathe, wash and brush — spic and span. Bathroom organizers for toiletries and accessories can go a long way toward keeping things tidy in a boy's bathroom, separating and categorizing the various components of bathroom use and for easy access and — maybe, with any luck — return.

Linens and accessories are a great opportunity to add personality to a boy's bathroom design. Depending on the age range of the boys using the space, you may want to consider themed accessories based on their favorite TV or movie characters, sports, activities or interests. Many home goods retailers offer lines of kid-specific bath accessories (with or without branded characters) or common kid-friendly themes like animals, nature and outer space. For towels and shower curtains, big, bold prints are available featuring all of these themes; they can be a great way to add style and humor to a boys bathroom (shower curtains in particular are available in a wide range of fun and funny aquatic themes).

Wallpaper is another decorative element that can capture a fun, kid-friendly spirit in a boy's bathroom, featuring nature scenes, sports or beloved characters. Artwork is another great option here, whether themed to the interests of the boys in the home, more abstract, or featuring favorite photos of family members.

Furniture in boys' bathrooms can run the gamut from vibrant and playful to more staid and formal, but many parents prefer a kid-themed approach here, too. Wooden or plastic chairs and benches are available in a wide selection of bright and bold colors, and can be a great way to add colorful impact — not to mention function and comfort — to the design.

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