The nautical theme provides a bounty of playful design touches for kids rooms. With endless opportunities to add character texture and interest, blues and stripes are just the tip of the iceberg. Netting, rope, sailcloth and nautical vintage treasures all add richness to a scheme and harbour imaginative thoughts of seafaring adventures.
Here are some of our favourite nautical themed rooms:
The bright pastels and funky fabrics in this sailor inspired scheme from insideout.au transform a simple white bedroom. Modern pieces such as the floating buoy lamp and the chevron shelves mix well with the hurricane lamp and tin toolbox. A hemp rug and rope accessories soften the look.
The rustic feel of this ship-bunk room featured in Coastal Living has such a worldly charm. The small space has been cleverly utilised with built-in storage throughout. The simple colour scheme and panelled walls provide the perfect backdrop for the beautifully curated nautical finds such as boat oars and semaphore flags. We love the ship light wall sconces and rope drawer handles. A perfect shared room for children of any age.
This room by Hus & Hem is simple and clean allowing a cut and pasted wallpaper lighthouse to take center stage.
Semaphore flags and a bold red, white and blue colour scheme complete this classic nautical look seen in House and Home. The Madeline Weinrib cushions and rug give the room a grown-up, luxurious feel. Dress this room down with a hemp rug for a less formal look.
Shortlisted for best bedroom in the Remodelista considered design awards, this room by Hyde Evans successfully incorporates key nautical elements without looking fussy or overdone. Steely tones combine well with the natural fabrics of the linen bolsters, ticking fabric blind and grain sack pillows. Perfect for a style-conscious teen.
The deep blue sailboat sketch wallpaper featured by Dwell on Design lends a striking backdrop to the room’s natural tones and textures. A hanging bed adds an element of fun and the vintage suitcases under the bed provide a characterful alternative to toy boxes and plenty of storage.
Get the look:
- Linie Design Adam round rug, £110
- Sarah Hardaker Semaphore linen, £42.50 per metre
- Navy Porthole mirror, £99.99
For more ideas and inspiration for kids bedrooms, go to our Interiors page.
Kate Midda is an interior designer and writes about the renovation of her London townhouse (along with original and stylish ideas for kids arts and crafts) at Little Big House Tales. Read Kate’s Little Brother arts and crafts column for Mr Fox and follow her on Instagram @littlebighousetales.