Nautical nurseries aren’t only for boys
Many nautical nurseries are designed with boys in mind — check out the savvy finds featured right here on Savvy Sassy Moms. Little girls don’t have to feel left out of the nautical game. There are darling nautical treasures found from Etsy to Pottery Barn Kids, but savvy mamas sometimes need to think outside of the box to fit their own vision for their little one’s nursery. While it’s absolutely true that girls can feel right at home in a navy and white nautical room, pink and white is a soft, feminine combination that never goes out of style for girl nurseries.
A custom nautical girls’ nursery
Chelsea explains why she wanted a nautical nursery for her little girl. She says, “My husband and I are both from Maine, with a deep love for the quaint and beautiful coast and lobster fishing towns. Although the military has placed us in the desert far from the coast, we thought it was important Amelia be familiar with her Maine roots. We also liked the idea of having a more mature nursery that she will not grow out of and that flows well with the rest of our house.”
Hand-crafted nursery details
Chelsea found a fellow “Maine-r” on Etsy who sells nautical decor and contacted the shop owner about purchasing unpainted buoys because she wanted them to be painted in a specific color scheme.
If you’re unsure about painting your own buoys, you can string up this adorable Buoy and Starfish Garland (Etsy, $65).
For the pink and white life preserver, Chelsea decided she’d get exactly what she envisioned if she crafted it herself. She used two layers of paper mâché to cover a basic styrofoam wreath, applied gesso — a type of paint primer, painted two coats of white paint, added the perfect shade of pink in the form of wide ribbon and used Sharpie for the lettering on the preserver.
Anchors are a key feature in any nautical nursery, and a simple wall plaque is the perfect way to incorporate the iconic symbol. The Large Anchor Wall Plaque has special little details like seashells on the net wrapped around the weathered anchor (Amazon, $28).
Nautical nursery wall prints
Wall art can add personality to a simple nautical nursery. This set of three Nautical Prints can be hung in a grouping or spread around the room (Etsy, $25). How sweet to sing “Row, row, row your boat” as a bedtime lullaby with the print hanging nearby.
Stay organized with wall hangers
Babies, as small as they are, seem to amass a lot of things. Keeping the nursery organized with keep every calmer — especially after you worked so hard to make it perfect. Post-bath towels and little sweaters will stay off the floor with the Starfish Rack (Etsy, $38).
Completing the nursery
With nautical details, like the ones Chelsea used around her nursery, crib bedding can be simple. We love the gorgeous White Pique with Pink Trim (Layla Grace, $195). The bumper can be customized with a monogram for a personalized touch.
Every nursery rocking chair needs a little bit of cushion, and we love this playful Starfish Pillow (Etsy, $62). You can keep it in the crook of your rocker or let it become baby’s favorite cuddle toy as she gets older.
How did you choose your nursery’s theme?
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