• Look How One Mom Turned Her Kids' Bedroom Into a Nautical Dreamland!

    The mom designed a whimsical bedroom that takes inspiration from ships.
    by Cielo Anne Calzado .
Look How One Mom Turned Her Kids' Bedroom Into a Nautical Dreamland!
PHOTO BY Marc Jao
  • When it comes to decorating the room of our kids, we need to make sure it’s safe, comfortable, and spacious. Aside from taking into consideration their belongings, you also need to make sure the room will spark their creativity and that there’s room for playtime, too! If you’re planning to revamp the room of your little one, here’s a peg you’ll surely love: a nautical-inspired kiddie room found in a family home in Pasig City.

    The owner, who is also a decorator, was in charge of designing the space for her kids, turning it into a whimsical bedroom that takes inspiration from ships.

    Here are easy decorating nautical-inspired ideas for your child's bedroom

    Start with the soft furnishings

    Chevron prints will remind you of waves. Touches of blue add a calming feel to the room. 
    PHOTO BY Marc Jao

    Changing your curtains, bed sheets, pillow covers, or rugs will already feel like a makeover (minus the noisy and  expensive carpentry). To go with the ocean theme, the owner opted for navy blue sheets with shark prints, her son’s favorite animal. If you have a similar the theme, you can settle for sheets and pillowcases with sailboats, waves, and even pirate-related designs for a playful touch.

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    Love patterns? Take your cue from the photo above by opting for chevron prints that resemble waves. Find similar pieces at SM Home.

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    Paint the walls

    You don’t always have to settle for solid-colored walls! Make it fun by painting horizontal stripes that make the room look and feel bigger than it really is. Alternating different shades of blue (as seen on the photo) adds depth to the room!

    A mural is a good way of incorporating art into a space.
    PHOTO BY Marc Jao

    Bonus idea: Aside from choosing colors that match the theme you have in mind, you can also consider painting a mural to complete the look. This room features a captivating mural featuring sailboats, a lighthouse, and the vast sea. As an alternative, you can hang pictures and framed prints that are related to the theme as well.

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    Invest in a customized bed

    Notice anything special with the kids’ bed? Instead of adding an ordinary bunkbed, the owner opted for a customized bed frame that looks like a ship with the two beds separated by a round window. The space on top, which resembles an upper deck of a ship, also has extra mattresses to accommodate guests when needed. 

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    The customized bed also has hidden storage compartments.
    PHOTO BY Marc Jao

    Prioritize safety

    Ensure the safety of the young ones by childproofing the space. Go for non-slip area rugs, add corner guards to avoid bumps and bruises, and install handrails when needed. Since the bed has an upper deck, the owner installed handrails on the wall to make it easier for kids to go up the short flight of steps.

    Ask your neighborhood carpenter to craft a shelf

    You can display accessories that match the theme as well like ship-inspired tabletop decor.
    PHOTO BY Marc Jao
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    A boat-inspired shelf? It’s possible! It’s more appealing compared to the modular ones we often see and gives you extra cabinet space as well. Use the upper part as display area for toys and photos, while the cabinets can be utilized when storing shoes and other belongings.

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    Set up a study area

    Choose a compact study table and stackable chairs (available in Mandaue Foam) to save on space. For days when your kids want to play, it’s a must that you can easily move the furniture around to create room.

    Don’t forget the little details

    These sailboat door knobs aren't easily noticeable, but it can complete the theme you're working on.
    PHOTO BY Marc Jao

    Drawer pulls and cabinet handles can be updated to match the theme, too! These sailboat handles complete the nautical-inspired look down to the smallest details. You can find pulls and handles in different designs at Wilcon Depot.

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    To see more photos of this beautiful home, visit Real Living.

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