Whether you’re decorating a holiday home or just want to update your children’s bedroom, we have all of the ideas to help you create a children’s nautical themed bedroom. Whether your child dreams of the sand and sea or want to be a pirate and sail the seven seas when they grow up, we have ideas, furniture and tips to suit every little personality. For quick tips and style inspiration, read our children’s nautical bedroom ideas guide today.
How to Create a Children’s Nautical Bedroom
When you think of nautical style, there are a whole plethora of themes that may come to mind. Do you go for classic sailors, colourful fish or adventurous pirate theming? No matter your chosen style for the nautical theme, we have options and tips to suit every preference, so keep reading to find out how you can makeover your child’s nautical bedroom.
Consider the Colour Scheme
First off, you need to choose the perfect colour scheme for your child’s nautical bedroom. Take time to decide on what kind of theme you want to create as this is the basis of how the finished room will look.
For example, if you want to focus on the sailor or seaside theme, then you may want to choose very light colours that create the impression of a bright and shining day on the sea. To best achieve this, focus on whites and light blue shades and add in classic navy blue sailor stripes to break it up.
If you’re opting for a more pirate heavy theme, then you should put together some style boards featuring rich browns and red hues that will make your kids feel as though they have been transported straight to a classic pirate ship where they are the Captain. This colour scheme also allows for more freedom in mixing in other colours in deeper shades and will create a cosy and homely atmosphere.
Choosing the Right Bed
Choosing the right bed for your child’s bedroom is one of the most important decisions as this is often the focal point of the room, so it must fit the theming if you want to create a seamless aesthetic. Here at Noa & Nani, we have children’s beds to suit every room shape, size and theme, as well as every age and preference. So, find the perfect bed to suit your nautical theming today.
A Bed Fit for a Sailor
If you’re opting for the clean white and blue theming of sailors, then you should keep it simple when it comes to the bed frame. With a classic wooden frame in white, you can decorate the bed with themed sheets or bed tents to match the simple aesthetic. This is also a great choice if you’re not sure how long your child will be in love with the sailor theme!
The Captain’s Quarters
When it comes to creating a pirate-themed room, we believe that more is more! Choose a themed bed from our wide range available online now, and discover children’s beds featuring classic pirate flags that will make your kids feel as though they are ready to set sail. Our themed beds are also available in a plethora of colour combinations so you are sure to find the right theming in the perfect colours from our varied collection.
Another benefit of choosing a themed bed is that they are mostly available in mid and high sleeper cabin beds, meaning there is ample floor space available. Whether your child requires plenty of room to play with their favourite toys, they like to hide out ‘below the deck’, or you just want to make the most out of the extra storage space, beds in this collection are a must for parents and kids alike!
Accessories to Finish
Once you have the basics in place with furniture and the interior, now it's time to fill the room out with plenty of accessories to finish the world-building theme. Get your children involved with this step to help as they probably have all the imaginative ideas to pair nicely with your more practical parent choices!
Quick and easy ways to accessorise the room include hanging flags and bunting across the walls just like the ones found on a real ship. Similarly, hanging fairy lights will recreate the twinkling night sky found on reflecting on the water’s surface in the night, as well as offering a whimsical nightlight for younger children.
Consider sourcing or even making your own props to decorate the room further, for example, why not hang a traditional ship steering wheel on the feature wall? Or lay a bright blue rug across the floor to bring the sea into the picture and watch your kids enjoy jumping in and out of the ‘water’. Just keep it simple with your props for playtime so that your child isn’t discouraged from using their imagination or exploring new games and styles of play. You have to draw the line somewhere and for us, it's the plank! You might want to consider incorporating a dress-up corner in the room where your children and their friends can don sailing appropriate attire, or even a reading corner where they can relax and unwind after their latest adventure. To do this, explore our collections of children’s storage, furniture and play tents for even more pieces to complete the room and theme!