Needless to say, owner of Rosenberry Rooms and mother of 5, Susie Fougerousse, has had a lot of experience decorating children’s rooms. With an extensive knowledge of all the bedding, decor and furniture options available today, if you throw her a theme idea, she’s ready with all sorts of great advice about color scheme, decorating tips and product suggestions. In the spirit of Summer, today she is sharing some of her advice for designing a nautical or seaside inspired nursery or child’s room!
Set Sail with Stripes
Nothing says nautical like blue and white cabana stripes. A crisp duvet, ceiling pendant or rug with bold stripes is the perfect accent for your beachy room. Feeling adventurous? Rugby stripes also look fantastic on the ceiling when paired with solid walls, or on a dramatic focal wall.
Red, White & Blue hand painted buckets & caddies are the perfect place to store your shells, fishing gear or other treasures. These can be decked out with motifs such as anchors, boats and sea life, and personalized with names or fun phrases like “gone fishing” or “seashells”. Woven baskets, or hand painted crates give a rustic feel while also serving as stylish storage for bookshelves or under the bed.
Coastal Chic Decor
Understated accents are a great way to pull together a shipshape room. Use a thick rope tied in a knot as your curtain panel tie backs. Line recently collected starfish and shells on your bookshelf for display. Repurpose an oar into a rustic growth chart and keep a compass on your nightstand for good measure. A searchlight floor lamp or lantern side table lamp make great lighting choices.
Captain’s Color Palette
While navy, white and red are tried and true nautical friendly hues, infusing different shades will add a modern flair. Orange, Aqua and Green are some of my favorite complementary colors that are sure freshen up this classic look.