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Old 04-25-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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While surfing the web and looking for ideas for decorating my kid's bathroom in our new home, my 10 year old ds has been the stumbling block. Just like his bedroom, he has "pooh-poohed" every idea. He'd like both rooms painted beige, with brown carpeting, brown curtains, etc.

He'll share this bathroom with his younger sister for the next 8 or so years. She'd like to see rainbows and bright colors.

So tonight, in frustration I asked him to name ONE THING he'd like to see in the bathroom. In 'typical male' style, he answered simply and honestly...

"A toilet".
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Why are you asking him? He doesn't care, so decorate it as you please. It's your house.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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While surfing the web and looking for ideas for decorating my kid's bathroom in our new home, my 10 year old ds has been the stumbling block. Just like his bedroom, he has "pooh-poohed" every idea. He'd like both rooms painted beige, with brown carpeting, brown curtains, etc.

He'll share this bathroom with his younger sister for the next 8 or so years. She'd like to see rainbows and bright colors.

So tonight, in frustration I asked him to name ONE THING he'd like to see in the bathroom. In 'typical male' style, he answered simply and honestly...

"A toilet".
As long as it's not to girly he won't care.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Since the bathroom is being shared by a girl and boy, I'd keep it pretty neutral and let them do what they want with their rooms. That way, he won't think it's too girly and she won't think it's too blah.

Maybe neutral with some bright towels or something. When he has friends over they won't laugh at him, and when she has friends over, they won't be leery of going into something too boyish.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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While surfing the web and looking for ideas for decorating my kid's bathroom in our new home, my 10 year old ds has been the stumbling block. Just like his bedroom, he has "pooh-poohed" every idea. He'd like both rooms painted beige, with brown carpeting, brown curtains, etc.

He'll share this bathroom with his younger sister for the next 8 or so years. She'd like to see rainbows and bright colors.

So tonight, in frustration I asked him to name ONE THING he'd like to see in the bathroom. In 'typical male' style, he answered simply and honestly...

"A toilet".
ha ha!
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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While surfing the web and looking for ideas for decorating my kid's bathroom in our new home, my 10 year old ds has been the stumbling block. Just like his bedroom, he has "pooh-poohed" every idea. He'd like both rooms painted beige, with brown carpeting, brown curtains, etc.

He'll share this bathroom with his younger sister for the next 8 or so years. She'd like to see rainbows and bright colors.

So tonight, in frustration I asked him to name ONE THING he'd like to see in the bathroom. In 'typical male' style, he answered simply and honestly...

"A toilet".
My son is 17 and that is all he would require. He just doesn't care about decor at all.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Target has a great selection of bathroom decor for kids. They have girl-specific, boy-specific and just plain old kid-specific.

You can get something with cute little fishies all over it or just something with bright colors.

Don't stress on it --- I mean, really, how much time do they spend in the bathroom anyway? 15 minutes total a day?
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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Seriously? This is where the thread has gone?

Lighten up folks - I'm not looking for input on decorating from anyone other than the two people who will be using it most of the time. I thought I'd share something I found very funny... wrong forum apparently.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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While surfing the web and looking for ideas for decorating my kid's bathroom in our new home, my 10 year old ds has been the stumbling block. Just like his bedroom, he has "pooh-poohed" every idea. He'd like both rooms painted beige, with brown carpeting, brown curtains, etc.

He'll share this bathroom with his younger sister for the next 8 or so years. She'd like to see rainbows and bright colors.

So tonight, in frustration I asked him to name ONE THING he'd like to see in the bathroom. In 'typical male' style, he answered simply and honestly...

"A toilet".
LOL. So give him one. Tell him he can decorate it any way he wants.

Let him decorate his room, let her decorate her room and you decorate the bathroom they'll share. Just do it. I wouldn't give either of them total say in the bathroom. If they can't reach a consensus, you choose. Give them a timeline and you choose if they don't agree. Just don't make it beige and brown or rainbows if you choose. Do fish or something.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Agree - he won't care as long as it's not too girly. My DS (now 16) always shared a bathroom with his sister - we usually had it painted a very light grey-blue with some b/w photos etc in there. Once his sister left for college and took all the girl stuff with her, he really didn't care what else it looked like. We recently repainted and the new color was a bit too....lavender (not obnoxiously so but not what I expected - swatch looked different - it will get repainted this summer). His response "don't care".
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