Nautical Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas for Your Child’s Fun and Creative Space

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When it comes to designing a kids room, the nautical theme is quite popular. Need inspiration for nautical kids bedroom decor ideas? We’ve got you covered!


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Whether your child loves the sea life, or you’re just looking for a good idea for a kids bedroom, a nautical kids’ bedroom is popular.

A nautical feel can include many fun elements added to achieve overall nautical decor in the bedroom.

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From a nautical rope lamp to a captain’s wheel hanging on a blue wall, there are so many nautical kid’s bedroom decor ideas to incorporate.


Whether your child loves fishing, sailing, or anything else that takes place on the sea, these nautical bedroom ideas will make the decor be the focal point of the room.

Whether you are doing a bedroom for small children, a nautical nursery, or for multiple kids bedrooms –  nautical bedroom decor is sure to be appreciated.


Ready to learn more about how to create a nautical bedroom decor?

Let’s get into it!

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Best Shopping Tips for Nautical Bedroom Decor Purchases

To get started creating the perfect nautical bedroom, you’ll need to start shopping. 

Although shopping for the best nautical bedroom pieces can be overwhelming – there are plenty of great ideas to keep the process simple.

Here are some shopping tips to help you find the best nautical bedroom pieces for your child’s fabulous bedroom space.

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Set a budget

Before you start shopping, it’s important to set a budget. 

This will help you narrow down your bedroom choices and make sure you don’t overspend.

Map out the space

Knowing the design and overall purpose of the bedroom will help you decide what bedroom pieces and accessories to select.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match

Mixing and matching pieces from multiple stores (or even upcycling from your own home) is a great way to add value and budgeting to the nautical bedroom decor.

Shop online and in person

Shopping online is a great way to find great nautical decor deals at a lower price. 

Be sure to sign up for a new account on some sites for a discount and be sure to check out their terms of use of this site before purchasing.

You might even qualify for free shipping online right to your home, which can save time if an in-person store is experiencing unusual traffic and is very busy (like during a big event like a Presidents’ Day Sale.)  

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Ask for help in-store

If you’re not sure what nautical bedroom decor items to choose, don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

Sometimes shopping in person and not on some giant computer network of a home decor shopping site can be helpful.

Look for big box or local specialty stores with knowledgeable staff that can help you find the perfect pieces for your nautical themed bedroom.

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Sleep is An Important Part of a Nautical Bedroom

The key to creating a functional and fabulous nautical bedroom is to have the right combination of style and flair to make it feel comfortable and a fun oasis that is also great for sleep.

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It’s important to have a mix of nautical bedroom pieces that reflect the personality of the child as well as to create an atmosphere that’s fun and whimsical to relax and rest.

Here are a few things you’ll need to create the perfect nautical themed bedroom for sleep.

A comfortable mattress and bed

The first thing and most important step are to get a room ready for sleep. 

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Getting a great and supportive mattress is key to overall well-being and health.

So, the first step is to find the right mattress designed for your child.

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Nautical comforter and bedding set

Nautical bedding sets make a great addition to a child’s bedroom.

You can choose a set with a neutral pattern or something more nautical themed. 

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You can also choose a bedding set with a more sea feel and design.

This will make the bedding set more fun and whimsical. 

In addition, you can also select a nautical comforter that makes a great addition to the bedroom. 


Bonus, this comforter is perfect for colder months when your child wants to snuggle under something cozy while still feeling like they are on the ocean.

Also, consider adding a comforter with navy stripes, white stripes, or plain navy blue, which is very popular for a nautical bedroom.

Grab soft bedding and great bed covers

Choose bedding that is soft and cozy to keep a warm and comfortable nautical bedroom.

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There are some amazing deals on Amazon (and with free shipping on Amazon Prime) or big box stores on nautical comforters, matching sheet sets, and cozy blankets available.

Nautical bedroom furniture ideas

Furniture is key for both style and function in a child’s bedroom. 

There are many great ideas for nautical bedroom decor to ensure the room both looks great and has storage.

Bunk beds

Always popular for multiple kids (or sleepovers) bunk beds come in a variety of colors, styles, and themes. 


Select one that has storage, a fun feel, or is plain to suit the needs of the child or children.

Built-in beds

Gaining popularity are built-in beds. These types of nautical bedrooms are great for style, function, and overall looks.

Traditional headboards or a themed bed

There are some unique and fun headboards to match any nautical bedroom decor.


A fabric or platform bed frame are especially easy to match the nautical theme.

Built-in bookcase

Trending is built-in bookcases for both style and function.

These bookcases are simple to decorate and you can easily add nautical-inspired decor items.

In addition, a traditional bookcase is a fun idea for a kids nautical bedroom to add decorations.

Mirror

There are so many fun nautical themed mirrors available on Amazon or big box stores.


These will add a fun element to any nautical bedroom. Grab one like this for optimal style.

Dressers

Choose a nautical-themed dresser or white with navy accents to really add character to a nautical bedroom.

Nautical bedroom area rugs

If your little one loves the nautical theme, you can add a themed area rug in the bedroom. 

There are several great nautical inspired area rugs available like:



Nautical Wall Art, Canvas Prints, and wall decals

Wall art is one of the best ways to decorate a bedroom and make it look fabulous.

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You can choose nautical inspired wall art or a treasure map to decorate the wall. 

You can also put up a nautical-themed poster or a painting on the wall to make the wall more fun. 


Another great idea is to add nautical wall decals as they are typically gentle on walls.

This will add to the nautical theme and make the bedroom look even more amazing. 

In addition, you can also hang some canvas prints on the wall and create a maritime feel in the bedroom.

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Light the Way with Nautical Light Fixtures

Choose a light fixture with a nautical style to add more to the overall bedroom theme. 

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You can also add a nautical-themed lamp to a bedside table.


Or, perhaps, add a fabulous floor lamp that will complement the nautical bedroom decor ideas.

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Nautical theme color palette

When it comes to choosing a color palette for your nautical theme bedroom, you can go for a classic palette or a bolder palette. 

Navy blue and white colors are great for a nautical bedroom.

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Or, perhaps you prefer a bolder feel and go for a red and white color palette with hints of navy.

You can also go for a palette that involves more white with hints of lighter blue colors.

This will make the room look brighter and more open.

This is especially helpful if the room is on the smaller side.

Other Great Nautical Bedroom Ideas

If your child loves to collect sea treasures on trips or as collectibles, you can create a nautical shelf or a nautical storage chest so they can showcase and store their items.

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In addition, you can also put a couple of fishing poles and nets on the shelves to add to the nautical theme. 

Also, you can find small shells from the sea (on Amazon) that look great on the nautical shelf


Another tip is to put a fish tank in the nautical bedroom. This will add so much to the nautical bedroom and decor.

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If you don’t want the responsibility of a real fish tank, there are fun faux fish tanks without the care but with the look.

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Final thoughts

There are so many fun nautical kids bedroom decor ideas. 

Decorating a child’s bedroom to match their love of the sea, or just for a calming bedroom decor, you can’t go wrong with a nautical kids bedroom. 

So – what are you waiting for? Start decorating today!

Your turn

What do you think of these nautical kids bedroom decor ideas? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

52 thoughts on “Nautical Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas for Your Child’s Fun and Creative Space”

  1. These are great decor ideas and great tips, too. I think if you’re on the fence, a knowledgeable person in the store is always a good bet.

    1. Hi Beth!

      I totally agree – knowledgeable salespeople are such a wonderful resource when you aren’t quite sure what is best for your shopping needs!

      Thank you for reading

  2. Love the idea of this. So much you can, and did, do to give the room a playful vibe. And all that storage!

    1. Hi RomyRaves!

      I love a bedroom with storage, too! It’s so key to staying neat and organized – especially in little ones’ bedrooms!

      Thank you for reading!

  3. The net photo wall and the bunk bed with the porthole windows are great. So unique and the perfect way to enhance the nautical theme for a kids bedroom.

    1. Hi Lisa!

      I’m excited you found the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas great!

      Thank you for reading!

  4. Love these ideas! I had a nautical / beach themed bedroom when I was younger! It’s so fun!

    1. Hi Rebekka!

      I’m excited you love the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas! They are so much fun!

      Thank you for reading!

  5. Anita

    These are such great ideas – and sooo cute!!! I love the blue color scheme and all the nautical elements, especially the wall decor.

    1. Hi Anita!

      I’m so glad you love the blue color scheme and the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas.

      Thank you for reading!

  6. Whitney Stewart

    I’m super jealous! You come up with some great bedroom themes on your blog! To be honest I’m not a super big ocean lover, but I can’t say I don’t like this! It’s very refreshing! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Whitney!

      Thank you for the kind words! I try to come up with fun and inspiring ideas for readers!

      Thank you for reading!

  7. Katherine

    These are such cute ideas! I love a nautical theme but it’s really lovely for a kids bedroom! Where is the blue shelving unit from? The one on the right hand side of the bookcase section? I love that a lot!

    1. Hi Katherine!

      I’m so excited you found the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas cute. I’m glad you found some inspiration from the photos as well!

      Thank you for reading!

  8. Stephanie

    This site always has the best design ideas – especially helpful for those of us who are ‘design challenged!’ The nautical design is wonderful and thank you for the product recommendations.

    1. Hi Stephanie!

      Thank you for the kind words! You are very welcome for the product recommendations. I always try to find unique and fun design ideas for readers!

      Thank you for reading!

  9. Valery

    My brother had a nautical room growing up and I thought it was so cool! He used oars as curtain rods which was so fun, I also love your idea of having an aquarium!

    1. This is so fun and so many cute ideas! Have you ever done one with a duck hunting theme? Lol, my daughter wants to do this for her baby arriving in July. And Ive been told NO PINK 😅.

      1. Hi Tammi!

        A duck hunting theme sounds like a fun idea for kids bedroom decor ideas! I’ll check it out!

        Thank you for reading!

    2. Hi Valery!

      Your brother’s nautical bedroom sounds like fun. Oars as curtain rods are brilliant and fun!

      Thank you for reading!

  10. I do love a nautical theme – my daughter had a nautical inspired nursery, too <3

    1. Hi Rena!

      A nautical-inspired nursery sounds lovely. I bet it was very fun!

      Thank you for reading!

  11. I like all of her pictures and how to divide the options available. Thanks!

    1. Hi Melissa!

      I’m excited you like the pictures from the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas post.

      Thank you for reading!

  12. Gervin Khan

    Wow! These are amazing nautical bedroom decor ideas! Every design looks great and mesmerizing! Our kids will definitely love this and will enjoy their room more!

    1. Hi Gervin!

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m so excited you found the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas amazing.

      Thank you for reading!

  13. I could’ve used this post when my kids were growing up. They often complained that their rooms were boring.

    1. Hi Davindra!

      I know what you mean – kids love to have something fun and great in their rooms!

      Thank you for reading!

    1. Hi Kirsten!

      I’m so excited you love the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas!

      Thank you for reading!

  14. These are some cute options and perfect for navy families with new babies coming

    1. Hi Rae!

      I’m so excited you found the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas cute and perfect for Navy families.

      Thank you for reading!

  15. love the idea of a nautical theme, would work for any gender I think

    1. Hi Tianna!

      Yes, absolutely! Either a boy or girl would love a nautical kids bedroom decor. It’s perfect for all genders!

      Thank you for reading!

  16. Wow, this looks so cool and I’m jealous because I want my room to look this cool. And colors combination is amazing.

    1. Hi Fransic!

      I’m so excited you like the nautical kids bedroom decor and color scheme. It really is such a fun idea!

      Thank you for reading!

  17. I love the light colors of the ocean, especially the blue hues. I wish my nephew was smaller, I’d make my brother turn his room into an aquarium.

    1. Hi Leslie!

      I agree – the colors for the nautical kids bedroom decor are great. I love the blue hues, too!

      Thank you for reading!

  18. What great ideas! We live at the lake and are always looking for water-themed decor. Thanks!

    1. Hi Dana!

      That’s fantastic you live at the lake. I’m sure many of these nautical bedroom decor ideas would be great and transfer well to a water-themed bedroom.

      Thank you for reading!

  19. This is a good variety of fun and creative ideas for incorporating a nautical theme into your child’s bedroom, from bedding and wall art to accessories like lamps and throw pillows. What I appreciate most about this post is that it provides inspiration and practical tips for creating a cohesive and visually appealing space.

    1. Hi Sonia!

      Thank you for your kind words. I love providing fun and creative ideas for readers and try to cover all the bases to make sure to include as many ideas as possible.

      Thank you for reading!

  20. These are all such fun ideas. Your kid can always feel As if they are in an adventure

    1. Hi Elise!

      Absolutely! The nautical kids bedroom decor ideas are circled around an underwater adventure!

      Thank you for reading!

  21. Love the nautical theme! I had no idea there were so many kid’s beds shaped like ships. Thanks for the great ideas!

    1. Hi Lisa!

      You are very welcome! There are so many fun kid’s furniture ideas around now! I love bringing these ideas to readers!

      Thank you for reading!

  22. These are such great and helpful ideas for nautical kids bedroom decor! I love the photos! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Hadassah!

      You are very welcome! I’m excited you found the photos for the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas great and helpful.

      Thank you for reading!

  23. Charity

    These bedroom ideas are too cute. Love the nautical theme

    1. Hi Charity!

      I’m excited you love the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas and think they are cute!

      Thank you for reading!

  24. Lots of fun nautical kids room decor ideas. Fun read and loved many of the tips. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Toni!

      You are very welcome! I’m so exited you found the nautical kids bedroom decor ideas fun and enjoyed the post.

      Thank you for reading!

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