Ideas For A Nautical Kids Room Theme

The best part about doing a nautical theme in a kid's room is that you can go overboard with your design ideas. Here are some ideas you can use to give your child a room that both of you will be sure to enjoy.

If you always wanted an excuse to create a nautical themed room, decorating a kid's room is the perfect opportunity. The best part about doing a nautical theme in a kid's room is that you can go overboard with your design ideas. Here are some ideas you can use to give your child a room that both of you will be sure to enjoy.

Walls: You can explore several different options for painting such a room, however, for a nautical theme; you are pretty much stuck with two basic colors, whites and blues. You do, however get to pick what shades of white and blue to use and there are hundreds of choices. You can paint the room white with blue trim. You can add a chair rail and wainscoting, paint it white, and have blue walls. You can also create a wall pattern like stripes or plaid using the colors white and blue.

Mural: For a kid's room, a mural will bring this bedroom theme to life. Look through children's picture books about boats or sailing for the perfect images to put on your wall. If you are not confident in your artistic ability, choose a very simple picture. Then trace the image onto a clear transparency sheet and project it onto the wall using a rented or borrowed transparency projector. Check you local church or library if you do not know anyone who owns one. Next, trace the image onto the wall and paint. You do not have to be a trained artist to do this; you only need as much skill as it takes to color in a coloring book. Other mural themes you can use are "˜under the sea' or "˜light houses'.



Bedding: You can purchase a complete bed in a bag in a nautical theme. However, if you want to save a little money, simply purchase solid colored bedding in shades of blue and white. If you purchase a plain blue comforter or bedspread, consider adding white piping around the edges. Then add a few pillows and a throw blanket with the nautical theme.

Windows: You can have a great deal of fun with the window treatments. Instead of a regular curtain rod, you can install oars in their place. Then purchase fabric or curtain panels to match your bedding, and add grommet holes to the top. Finally, attach the curtains to the "rod" with rope.

Furniture: Just about any wooden furniture you already have will go well with a nautical kid's room theme. If you are purchasing new furniture, however, you should buy items with simple straight lines in a solid white or whitewashed finish. This will be the most cohesive furniture design for a nautical themed bedroom.

Accessories: For a nautical themed kid's room, accessories do not have to be the same old miniature boats, and lighthouses found in the accessory store. You can be a bit more bold and creative. Purchase real boat lifesavers and hang them on the wall. Paint or decoupage pictures of sailboats onto oars and hang a series of these on the walls as well. Paint an unfinished wood anchor in white, paint the child's name on it in blue, and hang it above the bed.

By using all or just a few of these ideas, you can create a room that you and your child can enjoy for years to come.

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