Sunday, 20 December 2015

Nautical Sailor Themed Bedroom Decor Ideas for Kids

Nautical Themed Comforter set, Navy Blue and White Striped
C & F Enterprises Knotty Buoy
Got a future explorer of the seven seas budding in your midst? Why not treat their imagination to a beautiful nautical themed bedroom? There are plenty of accessories out there to achieve the perfect look, and this post is going to be looking at just a few of my favorites. Let's get started!

Anchors Away Nautical Embroidered
Decorative Pillows Set
First things first, sailor themed bedding. You can find all of my favorite nautical bedding sets here, so here I've just included two of my favorite bedding designs. Both are very simple, classic looks for the theme, with an iconic blue and white color scheme that will make the perfect foundation for the room.

If you are looking for a budget alternative to buying a full bedding set, one handy trick is to pair your existing light colored sheets with a sailor themed blanket. This nautical stripe throw by Greenland is my personal favorite choice, but you can get many more in many different sizes and styles. If you like, you can add some decorative pillows like the ones on the left to enhance the look.

Voyager nautical boat white oak with navy blue accents wood bed with trundle and drawers
Here's something extra-special if you are fine with breaking the piggy bank: an awesome wooden sailboat themed bed! This incredible piece is made from oak wood, decorated with cute little blue anchors and has a slide out trundle with many drawers so you have plenty of discrete storage space. It's really amazing, and I highly recommend it. 

Welcome Aboard Cloth Life Ring Navy Accent Nautical Decor
Personalized Name Sailboat Wall Decal
If you are struggling with a few blank spaces on your walls, you are going to have a whale of a time with the wide variety of nautical wall decor that is out there. Hanging ornaments are a popular choice, such as the lifesaver ring decoration above. Wooden ship wheels like this one are another fun variation on this theme.

Nautical IV Red Gallery Canvas
As well as 3D ornaments, there are of course plenty of 2D pieces of art for you to choose from. Wall decals are easy to apply and remove and come in an array of styles. My personal favorite is the sailboat decor on the right, which can be personalized with your child's name and initial, but you can find many more sailor and ocean themed decals here. Pick you favorites and go wild on your bedroom walls!

There also a lot of very pretty canvas art available out there. I particularly like the 'AHOY' distressed style anchor canvas art on the left. The shabby chic design works very well with this theme in my opinion.

Deco 79 Wood Anchor Table Lamp
Next up, some lovely sailor themed lighting to be your beacon at night. Above is a beautiful wooden anchor themed lamp that would match any nautical room very well. For older kids, you can also get sailboat and lighthouse style candle holders, and if you don't like the idea of real flames, you can substitute flameless LED candles like these for the real thing.

Nautical Wheel Table

Nautical Distressed
Wood Boat Shelf
Here's a very novel idea for those of your with a bit of a higher budget to work with: nautical themed furniture! There is a lot of it out there to fit all of your needs. For example, school age kids might benefit from the fun anchor themed desk above for doing their homework. Here's a sweet counter chair that would match it perfectly. For younger kids, here's a cute rocking chair with an anchor themed design, and here is an even smaller one that you can personalize with your child's name. Pretty awesome! 

There are lots of bookshelves out there in this style, many of them made from actual converted boats. It's a great conversation starter, so find your favorite and give it a spin! If you need even more storage space, why not take a look at this amazing set of storage trunks, or a sailor themed laundry hamper. They are all astonishingly beautiful pieces that will make your room stand out from the rest, any day.

Handcrafted Nautical Decor Pacific Handcrafted Model Ship, Fully Assembled
Nautical Ship Porthole Mirror Wall Decor
Last but not least, finish off the room with a handful of little accessories that will make the room feel homely, and you'll be ready to set sail! There are plenty of ideas to choose from, from sailboat and rope themed picture frames to nautical themed furniture knobs and anchor shaped door stoppers

Puzzled Vintage Box Nautical D├ęcor
My personal favorite is decorative portholes for your walls of desk - you can get purely decorative ones, or ones that double as a mirror, such as the one on the right. They make cool picture frames too.

So there you have it! Those are my favorites ideas for decorating a nautical sailor themed bedroom for a young boy or girl. I hope you found some wonderful ideas and have a lot of fun with the project. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best themed bedroom decor ideas on the net!

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