KIDS’ BEDROOMS AHOY
Nautical Styling for Kids Bedrooms
How to achieve the professional approach to styling a kids bedroom
Fi Campos of Cubby Hole talks us through the nautical theme
When it comes to designing rooms for little ones, it can often feel as though there are so many practicalities to consider. From layouts to colour schemes, bed types to themes, it’s so important to work out what matters most to you and your child. Once the ‘sensible’ boxes are ticked, it’s time for the creative part to start!
Re-styling a child’s room can be a fun experience, and, if they’re old enough, consulting your little one along the way will help them feel involved in the process and result in a wonderfully imaginative space that is personal to them.
Why not start by creating a mood board together? As well as being a fun crafting activity, it’s such a creative process that can really help spark imaginations, and may even result in some unique art work for their walls!
Here are some of my top styling tips to help get their room looking ship shape: How to instil hope for seaside dreamers! Nautical stories are the perfect theme to give your kids rooms that happy, fresh, relaxed coastal vibe all year round. Red, navy and white is a classic palette that’s ideal for any mini seafarer, but why not add in a dash of teal for a modern twist?
Rooms with low ceilings
Vertical stripes can really help to create the illusion of more space. This summery striped wallpaper by Arthouse gives a subtle nod to deckchair stripes and pulls the colour of the room together perfectly.
For little ones who just can’t wait to explore the world, check out this cool vintage world map decal by Oxo Workshop, available from Etsy. Customised to fit your own wall space, this giant map is sure to get little explorers excitedly planning their next trip on the seas.
They’re mad on pirates
If you’re not sure just how long the pirate phase will last but would love to create some walls big on personality, stickers are your new best friend! With so many options on the market now from spectacular sailors through to fabulous fish, we’re spoilt for choice.
Inject a nautical twist into the study space with hand painted deep horizontal stripes in Indigo blue. ‘Sea Forever’ canvas from Love to Home.
For an instant refresh and to give new life to old chests of drawers, try adding some quirky nautical style drawer handles.
Blankets can provide an instant room revamp by adding layers of texture and colour. Try the Elephant Stamp for gorgeously classic stripes.
Finally, a few words of practical advice for achieving nautical style for your mini mariner: Keep it simple. A reduced three colour palette can work wonders in creating a pulled together room.
Embrace the stripes! Horizontal bands of colour instantly say beach, and work fabulously with ditsy whale prints and plains to break up all the pattern. Whether you choose laid back beach vibes, pirate, or whale schemes, one thing’s certain, the nautical theme has so much variety that should serve them well for years to come.
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