Nautical styled kids rooms are the ideal theme if you are after something classy and elegant that your child can grow with for several years. Here we see one of the most extravagant nautical styled nurseries, designed by Tommy Hilfiger. The look uses some pricy custom built furniture which may be out of reach for the average family, although who says you cannot produce elements of the look for less?
Get the nautical style for your kids room by including some key elements......
- Work with colors such as navy blue, cobalt blue, and cadmium red.
- Consider spraying furniture with glossy paint. Finish furniture off with brass decorative trunk hardware.
- Invest in British Campaign furniture. You cannot buy nicer looking furniture that a child can grow with over the years. You can find vintage reproduction dressers on ebay. Just keep your eyes out, as they pop up on ebay every once in a while.
- Vintage trunks make perfect play boxes. They also can be painted. Design the room where the trunk can be stationed at the end of the bed.
Stripes also are well known in Nautical decorating....
Stripes function as a neutral no matter what your decor may be. You may have a room full of chintz rose wallpaper and striped upholstery will anchor the look, which you would otherwise feel overwhelmed by the pattern. The advantage of striped wallpaper over other wall patterns is as time passes and the decor changes with your growing child, you will always be able to work with the walls over the years. Stripes transfer well from a baby's room, to a growing toddler who will have different interests. Nina Griscom shows us that stripes also look extremely elegant in a guests room. Stripes go hand in hand with nautical looks. Consider a classic blue striped wallpaper for your kids room decor. As you can see that Cottage Living Magazine pairs up their striped wallpaper with a natural wood chest, and plaid curtains. Nina Griscom pairs her room up with two black framed beds which feature a natural cane. Both rooms throw in a darker and lighter blues, such as the painted blue chest in Nina's room, and the upholstered chair in Cottage Living. Both rooms feature framed art prints, which give it a natural rustic feel as though the ocean could be seen from the windows. Coastal escapes, often have decor that features black, white, touches of blue and a touch of metallic such as gold, or silver. Mary McDonald uses a classic stripe on her Georgian inspired room combining drapes in the same pattern. Consider finding drapes in the same pattern or like the stripe on the wall. Natural Fiber rugs can go a long way creating a nautical inspired room. They neutralize the different colors giving a natural base for a bright stripe that is featured on the wall. Check out some of my favorite pics for your nautical inspired room.
Child Craft Cherry Balcony 4 Drawer Dresser is constructed from heavy pine with baby safe, non-toxic finish. Chest includes 4 extra large drawers with special drawer stop feature. Also includes nylon tip restraint for added security. All Child Craft cases are "tip tested" for additional safety. Cherry Balcony 4 Drawer Dresser is stylish functional and matches the Cherry Balcony Lifetime Crib. Size: 35.0 x 18.0 x 44.5, Includes 4 extra large drawers with special drawer stop feature , Constructed from sturdy pine material with baby safe, non-toxic Cherry finish. Includes nylon anti-tip line for added security. Dovetail drawer construction
Child Craft by Sauder Rose Valley Ready to Assemble 5 Drawer Chest, Abby Oak. Look at the round pulls!! Every elegant. This is a dresser that you can put into your childs room as a baby, and keep it in there until he or she is a teenager. This chest has a timeless look, good enough for your guest bedroom. It has a cottage feel to it, so over time if you want to update it with a shabby green, grey, or black, it will look just as elegant. Eligible for Free 365-Day Returns on Baby items fulfilled by Amazon.com in the Amazon Baby Store.Ready to assemble. Drawers feature patented t-lock assembly system. The dresser has 5 large drawers, with plenty of room for clothes. Patented, inter-lock safety mechanism allows only 1 drawer open at a time for the safety of your child. 5 year warranty
DaVinci Emily Four Drawer Dresser - Espresso is made of sustainable pine and wood composite. The dresser features metal glide hardware for drawers for smooth opening and closing of drawers. This dresser is Lead and phthalate free, and also is made with a non-toxic finish. 1 year warranty. This dresser has classic georgian looks. This dresser is also available in a cherry finish.
Handle with care, assembly required.
House Parts LLC sells a wide range of hardware to spruce up your kids room furniture. I ran across a very unique rustic nautical wall hook that could be positioned on your childs room door, giving the look like a door knocker would add to a door. This nautical wall hook would look interesting mounted in the middle of a chest much like a key hold would be placed. The avenues of design can be opened up when you come across interesting over sized hardware in unlimited quantities which allows you to use them in a decorative way. They sell for $4.99 each. House Parts sells a number of lovely antique looking cabinet and drawer hardware perfect for any designer look for your kids room decor.