Oceans are mesmerizing — they have such a gravitational pull. So we’re not surprised sea-themed nursery room designs are popular right now. For an exceedingly fresh and inviting look, layer in motifs such as coral, ships, whales, waves, starfish and the like. You can opt for a cartoonish take or go modern. They’re both equally excellent. Here, we’ve round up some inspiration for your next ocean overhaul. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
For this stunning modern nursery, interior designer Natasha Penzo-McIntosh of Urban Blueprint demarcated the crib wall with beautiful teal wave wallpaper. The simplicity of the room, from the A-frame crib to the rattan accents, is so fresh and clean you can almost smell the soothing salt-licked air.
Orange is Crushing it
Why not weave in a complementary colour into your ocean-themed nursery like designer Natasha Penzo-McIntosh? Here, the co-founder of Urban Blueprint and Homekin brought in orange accents in the Hermes blanket and pillow to liven up the room. (Orange is perfect against blue.) We also love the cute penguin and the fringed wall hanging.
All the Fuzzy Feels
Accents reinforce whatever theme you’re after. Case in point: this charming whale-themed nursery room complete with plushies, modern artwork and a personalized ocean-inspired quilt. Shop the look here.
This adorable three-piece bedding set from Wayfair has a splashy sea vibe. Hello, brainy octopus! Ciao, crabs! These colourful characters are sure to appeal to your little one. Shiplap walls also reinforce the coastal vibe.
Okay, so maybe an onslaught of ocean decor is not your bag. For a more restrained take on the theme, go for a grey palette and add a few pieces of sea-themed artwork. These gorgeous sea-animal prints from Etsy are an elegant spin on the aquatic theme, especially paired with a sumptuous canopy over the crib.
This is Your Captain Speaking
Some themed spaces can feel overwhelming, but we love designer Rebecca Simon of Maison Ellie‘s delicate hand on this sea-themed nursery. While every bit reinforces the theme — from the Paper Boats Nautical Theme wallpaper to the narwhal crib sheet and captain artwork — it’s done sparingly and gracefully. Tip: Don’t cram the space!
The Perfect Pair
Spaghetti and meatballs. Peanut butter and jam. Kids and stickers. Some things just go so well together. That’s why you can’t go wrong with a playful decal in a nursery. Australia’s Dino Raw (which has a lot of Canadian costumers), makes gorgeous and colourful removable wall decals for the ocean-loving set.
From the water-spout handle to the gaping mouth, this rattan whale from Crate and Barrel is one charming mammal. Fill the handcrafted fish with blankets and bibs and everything else in your next sea-themed nursery!
A sea-themed nursery doesn’t have be plastered in Nemo and the gang. This High Seas Mural is an abstract spin on the theme, providing a painterly feel that evokes the ocean. And the peel-and-stick mural is non-toxic and vinyl free.
Mermaids and More
Isn’t this adorable? It’s by Jenny, the blogger behind Sweet Teal who went full mermaid for her daughter, Ruby. You have to see this nursery in detail. There’s wooden fish on the wall, shell decor (the pearl light is adorable) and sea signage. Loads of rattan, meanwhile, give it that beachy vibe. And don’t forget the two-toned blue ceiling!