How to Design a Kids Theme Room: Children’s Nautical Bedroom Ideas
Here are a few ideas to get you started on your kid’s nautical bedroom.
Consider use paintings or prints of lighthouses, sailboats and other typical nautical objects or scenes. Old photos of lighthouses and boats work well. Images can be taken from magazines or books, cut-out and framed to hang on the wall, or arranged in small groups on dressers. Framed sailing maps, such as antique maps that trace the routes of early explorers provide an interesting touch.
Purchase a mural, trace a large circle onto the surface and cut the circle shape out. Apply the mural to the wall, and paint a frame around it to give the impression of a porthole. Large round mirrors can also provide this effect, especially if they have white, blue, silver or red trim.
Pillows, blankets and throw rugs that have red, white and blue help add to the nautical feel in the space. Add seashell collections, driftwood, sand-dollars, and driftwood.
Nautical accessories can include models of lighthouses and sailboats, sailor flags, anchors and oars, real boat lifesavers, nautical lighting, lighthouse lamps, lighthouse rugs, captain’s wheels, nautical clocks, fish netting, wooden trunks, treasure chests, pirate or sailor figurines, seashells, maps, compasses, and telescopes.
Weathered wood furniture, such as a trundle bed, dressers, nightstands, and bookshelves go well with a nautical theme. You can even purchase a boat-shaped bed. Another option is furniture in a solid white or whitewashed finish.
Handpainted nautical knobs of anchors, compasses, sailboats, seagulls, porthole views, lobsters, lighthouses, ships wheels and life preservers add character.
Another completely different concept for a nautical room, that doesn’t involve a red, white and blue color scheme, is to create a room using grays, sea blue, and tan colors. This design approach is great for an older child. Walls can be painted with a sea and sky scene, in subtle blues and grays, or a mural can be applied.
Driftwood & rope can be attached all around the bed frame. Place a seagull figurine on top of a bedpost. Use fish nets throughout the room. Neutral carpet colors can depict sand. Fish can be hung by a thin rope from the ceiling and throughout the netting.
Dressers and other bedroom furniture can be sanded, with a driftwood finish applied. Cranes also work in this driftwood and nautical theme, that resembles a castaway’s lair.