Design Inspiration: Nautical Boy's Room!

Is your little one ready to upgrade to his “big boy” room? The understated nautical theme in our 1000 Leagues Bedroom design board is the perfect inspiration for a boy’s room! With multiple shades of blue, pops of orange, and subtle nautical accents, you can create a room that your son (or sons for a shared space) will love and that will be sophisticated enough to coordinate with the rest of your home.

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Start with coastal-style furniture by Newport Cottages to get the perfect foundation for your room by the sea. This Panel Twin over Full Bunk Bed is a great choice with its deep blue finish and cool paneling detail.

Panel Bunk Bed in Deep Blue

What nautical-inspired bedroom would be complete without seersucker bedding? We love the Sausalito Seersucker collection by Annette Tatum. It’s made from light blue seersucker fabric and reverses to blue fabric with a salmon fabric flange. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable, too! It also comes in a darker blue and yellow combo which would work perfectly for this theme as well, you just may want to go with a white finish on the furniture.

Seersucker bedding

Now, on to the nautical accents! Drop in some playful elements to tie the theme together and that will inspire your child’s imagination. We chose the Whale Bookends by Jonathan Adler, a Steam Punk Lamp in Gun Metal by Jamie Young and Shark Wall Decals. The possibilities are really endless in this department. To see more ideas, shop our Nautical Theme page!

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To shop the complete 1000 Leagues Bedroom Design, click here. For more design inspiration for Boy’s Rooms, Girl’s Rooms and even Nurseries, visit!

Decorating a Nautical Themed Room!

Needless to say, owner of Rosenberry Rooms and mother of 5, Susie Fougerousse, has had a lot of experience decorating children’s rooms. With an extensive knowledge of all the bedding, decor and furniture options available today, if you throw her a theme idea, she’s ready with all sorts of great advice about color scheme, decorating tips and product suggestions. In the spirit of Summer, today she is sharing some of her advice for designing a nautical or seaside inspired nursery or child’s room!

Set Sail with Stripes

Nothing says nautical like blue and white cabana stripes. A crisp duvet, ceiling pendant or rug with bold stripes is the perfect accent for your beachy room.  Feeling adventurous?  Rugby stripes also look fantastic on the ceiling when paired with solid walls, or on a dramatic focal wall.

Seaworthy Storage

Red, White & Blue hand painted buckets & caddies are the perfect place to store your shells, fishing gear or other treasures. These can be decked out with motifs such as anchors, boats and sea life, and personalized with names or fun phrases like “gone fishing” or “seashells”. Woven baskets, or hand painted crates give a rustic feel while also serving as stylish storage for bookshelves or under the bed.

Coastal Chic Decor

Understated accents are a great way to pull together a shipshape room. Use a thick rope tied in a knot as your curtain panel tie backs. Line recently collected starfish and shells on your bookshelf for display. Repurpose an oar into a rustic growth chart and keep a compass on your nightstand for good measure. A searchlight floor lamp or lantern side table lamp make great lighting choices.

Captain’s Color Palette

While navy, white and red are tried and true nautical friendly hues, infusing different shades will add a modern flair.  Orange, Aqua and Green are some of my favorite complementary colors that are sure freshen up this classic look.

For those of you looking hoping to decorate a nautical inspired room, carries all sorts of unique and fun nautical decor options which can be found here. Ready, set, decorate!


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