Nursery is a magical place! When designing the interior of a kid's room, you should let your imagination run free. This is one of the rare areas in life where being playful and letting your inner kid out is an advantage:)
I have three little girls and being a mom definitely brings out my playful side. I love decorating their room and thinking of ways to make it cosy and colourful. I want their room to inspire them every day, I want to create a space for them to dream and explore.
Looking for inspiration, I have come across various ways to decorate a nursery. It can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing when there's so much information out there. I would love to give you a helping hand and share the ideas that I found. I'll be writing weekly posts about my favourite themes for nursery design, so stay tuned as I have great ideas coming your way!
I'm very excited to share the first pick with you - it's the Nautical Theme.
Nautical Theme for Nursery Design
When you think of nautical theme, you probably think, it's navy, navy, navy, white and more navy! Navy is undoubtedly a very strong leading colour for anything nautical, however you shouldn't feel limited to just navy and white. You can add yellow, red, burgundy and grey into the mix and still maintain a clean colour scheme.
Do not worry if you cannot afford to buy a boat for the nautical nursery, I've picked out several simple (and budget!) ideas to decorate the room. As with most home decor, DIY is always a good way to go if you want to keep the spendings low and create a cosy atmosphere. You don't need much to create a truly imaginative and playful interior - you only need a couple of accessories and be ready to have fun with it!
Using coarse rope for decorations, wooden boxes for shelves and wooden toys will create a rustic atmosphere - as if you're in an old wooden boat.
You can also see how this interior design can easily be transformed into a teen's room later as your kids grow. You can remove some of the more childlike interior decor details and add different nautical elements like a rusty anchor, tree branches, glass bottles filled with sand, etc. This nursery theme is definitely a good foundation and an investment into a design that can be easily updated and transformed to last for years!
Nautical theme allows you to use DYI skills and make decorations out of pieces of wood, string, napkins and some paper. Fold paper boats and hang them on a string like a bunting, or have a bunch of boats ready to sail for a race on the carpet.
For a more long-lasting decoration, choose natural linen pillow cover with hand painted ship design. This pillow and a few other nautical designs are available at my Pillowlink shop. Natural linen is very durable and has a rustic feel to it, which fits perfectly with the nautical theme.
Whales are definitely a big deal when it comes to nautical theme and there are many ways in which to introduce whales into your nursery. Disclaimer: you might not be able to get a pet whale for your kids:)
I suggest painting a whale on the wall or ceiling - you can even turn it into a fun activity you can do together with your kids.
If painting isn't your forte, you can purchase decorative pillow covers that conveniently come with whale print. Natural linen is undoubtedly my favourite fabric for a pillow cover. Hand painted whale print will create the DYI atmosphere in the room. Scatter decorative pillows on the bed or floor and the kids can start exploring the ocean!
Don't forget to add some waves! You can cut waves out of pieces of wood and put them together as a wall decoration. You can also paint the floor as waves, or get a rug that has wave print on it. Or simply print a poster of a wavy see and pin it to the wall.
Decorating a nursery can definitely be a great bonding experience with your kids, so don't miss out on the opportunity to get them involved in making decorations or deciding the theme. And most importantly, have fun decorating your home!
Stay tuned for more nursery design ideas :)