Kids’ rooms are some of the most fun spaces to decorate due to the creative freedom they allow. Themed rooms add an immediate sense of energy and adventure. Themed décor sets a scene for the imagination to utilize in playtime and brainstorming. What better place for adventure and energy than the ocean? A sea inspired bedroom is exciting and can be educational. Numerous childhood movies and favorite animals can be incorporated. The ocean also has long-term potential as a theme and is easy to do with all the available options.
Paint the walls like the ocean. This can be as easy, cheap or expensive, complicated as you choose. You could paint the walls a ocean blue and add decals to create an underwater effect. Or get stencils of underwater creatures to add to the wall. Or hire someone to paint an underwater mural. This really isn’t as expensive as you may think. Amateur artists, even at the high-school lever, can be found at low-costs but with high quality.
The Ceiling can take your sea inspired room over the top. Paint the ceiling a lighter shade of blue than the walls. This are where the sun would be entering the water is lighter anyways.
Adding bottoms of toy ships or even a small-life size boat to give the appearance you really are under water with the walking life above you. This addition can be found for cheaper than you may think. Make it free and search around for and abandoned or trashed canoe or small boat that has been damaged and given-up on.
Fishing lures and bait dropping from the ceiling will enhance the boating effect to make it look as if there are fishers above. Anchors will give the same effect.
A sunken ship bed is another completely kid-approved addition to a sea-inspired room. You’ll want to look for two boats on your small ship search or create one from scratch out of spare wood pieces. Don’t worry about perfection; a damaged or incomplete look will be fine considering it’s sunken. Just add a distressed look with paint.
A net collage on the wall will unify ordinary object with the sea. Just pin a net to the wall to hold pictures, cards, or stuff you find at the beach.
A trunk can serve for extra storage and can look like a treasure chest.
Incorporate ocean life with beach finds. Use starfish and conk shells for décor. Decorate a lampshade with small shells and hot glue.
Aquariums are a must in a sea inspired room. There no better way to completely emerge your child in ocean life than to let them nurture it. A salt water tank is great for growing amazing life forms like coral and anemones and the ultra beautiful seahorse. These can be kept at low maintenance. Clown fish are very easy to care for.
Adding the ocean to your kid’s room is a fun, rewarding project and a theme that won’t die by age seven.