With many possible interpretations, a nautical theme can be adapted to suit your individual style. Whether it’s whimsical ocean characters, deep blue hues or sophisticated Hamptons features that have drawn you to a nautical theme, we’ve included some hints and tips for styling your nursery below as well as a free illustrated ocean print for you to showcase in your little one’s new bedroom.
Nautical Colour Palette
Whatever style you’re looking to create, starting with light and airy neutral colours will emanate that serene feel associated with being by the ocean. It will also see your blue accents and accessories pop in contrast! As well as pale grey or white walls, choose white or cream for your larger items such as your cot bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Our Sleigh Royale Cot Bed is the natural choice for a Hamptons themed nautical room, and lasting well beyond the newborn stage the classic colourway will come in handy when your little one’s space is ready for a re-style!
Blue hues are at the forefront of imagination when dreaming of a nautical interior, but the traditional navy isn’t the only option! Dusty blues, blue-grey, teal and deep ink shades are all alternatives for a fresh, modern take on nautical styling and check out our Blueberry coloured products for soft, muted blue options.
Curtains and rugs are the easiest way to inject a large amount of colour into your nursery design. We love the idea of using large rugs or floor mats to zone your nursery, a soft rug creates a cosy corner for night-time feeds or a reading corner for toddlers!
A Nautical Adventure
Why not put an adventurous spin on nautical styling by incorporating vintage maps? You could opt for a rug with a vintage map motif, a classic wall map or wall decals to create a themed mural. Not only will these add a playful touch to your nursery, they’ll spark your child’s imagination when they’re that little bit older and can plan their very own make-believe voyage across the sea!
Play with Pattern
For more traditional nautical nurseries, pattern is key! Playful shapes, rope-like lines and illustration can be brought into the nursery through textiles and accessories.
Adorn your Neat 3 Tier Changer with patterned or sea grass baskets storing the essentials you require within easy reach. Motif blankets can be draped over our Toy Box as a design feature, or hung on our Tidy Clothing Rack for easy accessibility!
Don’t Forget Texture
Textures shouldn’t be forgotten – wood, rattan and sea glass are all associated with a nautical theme. Wood echoes the timber of boats or drift wood bobbing on the sea, and our Oasis Oval Cot further echoes a maritime feel with its rounded bow-like shape.
Following Hamptons styling, glass and mirrors are essential finishing touches! Decorative mirrors can be hung on walls to reflect light, creating a bright airy space and a feeling of a bigger room. Glass jars or vases look beautiful reflecting the stone-like hue of our Pebble colourway, they can be filled with changing supplies or dried flowers to add a decorative touch to your nursery storage. Make sure these are kept out of reach of children when they reach the mischievous toddler stage!
Free Nautical Nursery Print
With nautical styling there are no set rules, but a general feel that can be explored with various colours, themes and accessories. Don’t forget to download our Free Printable Under The Sea Poster and tag us in your nursery snap: @booricollections.