Nautical Themed Little Boys Bedroom
The creation of this room started with a well-detailed plan. I often do a lot of research and write-down/sketch my ideas. I also collect various magazine clippings for inspiration. Once I have my theme, I begin shopping!
First in order was paint. Paint, to me, is so important; it’s the backdrop for the entire room. It’s definitely a mood setter. Since I went with a nautical design, I wanted blue walls. In my previous home, my husband and I tried a suede technique and I loved it! Thus, starting my quest for the perfect “blue” suede paint. And to my surprise, I found it: Ralph Lauren Suede paint, color: Ventana.
After the walls were completed, my husband added crown molding. Once it was installed, we added an additional piece of decorative molding just below it. For a “special” touch, I hand painted a navy blue stripe in between the two pieces. I really like the look we achieved; it added a little architectural touch to my son’s small box-shaped bedroom.
My next task, was to tackle the awkward bump out in the room. I had an extra armchair, so I decided to turn it into a reading nook. I really enjoy this area; it’s cozy and perfect for reading.
Finally, it was time for accessorizing, my favorite part! Most of my purchases were either sale or clearance items; which made my son’s room furnished for a fraction of the cost!
I always knew I wanted a nautical bedroom for my little man. A “transitional” nautical space, one he could grow with. A room that felt modern, yet traditional. And, I think I achieved it. I can honestly say, this is my favorite room in the house!
Question, What’s your favorite room in the house?
Where did you purchase that?
3 in 1 Crib/Bed: Burlington Coat Factory
Nightstand: Coaster Furniture
Nautica Bedding: Dillard’s Home Store (Going Out of Business Sale)
Nautical Rug: Pottery Barn Outlet
Grommet Decorative Pillows: Big Lots
Grommet Top Drapes: Walmart (Clearance)
Nautical Wall Flags: Land Of Nod
Framed Sailboat Art: Pottery Barn Kids
Wall Oars: Pottery Barn
Decorative Buoys: Pottery Barn
Wall Lamp: JCPenney
Chair Slipcover: Big Lots