2012 Ideas for Tween Bathroom decorating

As tots turn into teens, time in the bath is as important as time on the phone. A few simple touches can help transform everyday bathrooms into something special.

Pink Perfection

This bathroom is vintage with a fresh twist. Some of the patterns are cottage-style prints you might see in your favorite vintage shop, but the colors are all young: pool blue, hot pink, and grass green. The shower curtain is made from bedsheets that coordinate with the room’s color scheme.

Store It 

While an industrial-strength metal storage unit boosts this bath’s practicality, a sheath fashioned from sheer cotton batiste fabric adds softness. Cotton batiste is not as slick as other sheers, and therefore is easy to work with.

Sunny Delight

Sun-kissed yellow walls painted with cheery daisies set the mood in this bright bath. Blue and white accents keep the look fresh.

Cabinet Cache

Many bathrooms use crisp white cabinetry and fixtures to keep the look clean and bright. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little color with easy-to-change painted knobs. Purchase them at any home center or paint your own with acrylic paint. Use a coat of sealer to close the deal

Green Groove 

This bath takes little-girl pastels and deepens them for a more sophisticated look. Soft lime walls set the stage, and coordinating accessories add punch.

Rosy Outlook

Recessed panels on these birch cabinet doors look garden fresh with a coat of paint somewhere between deep rose and hot pink.