Nautical Nurseries

How to Create a Safe Crib
When it comes to nautical nursery ideas, don't get lost as sea! We've gathered enough inspiration to make designing easy.

Baby will love looking at all of the fun décor in his nautical nursery. Get seaworthy design ideas from these unique touches that will make your little one as relaxed as a day spent watching the ocean's waves.

Courtesy of Casey Allen
Courtesy of Casey Allen

Made by Hand

Casey Allen's family helped her create this nautical room for baby Annie. Allen's sister sewed the sailboat skirt and the pink and white sheet for this adorable crib.

Courtesy of Casey Allen
Courtesy of Casey Allen

Touches of Pink

The walls are blue, so Allen added some pink nautical accents throughout the nursery to make it girl-friendly.

Courtesy of Casey Allen
Courtesy of Casey Allen

Nursing Nightstand

Place a side table next to your nursing chair, as Allen did in her baby's nursery.

Courtesy of Nicole Studzenski
Courtesy of Nicole Studzenski

Floor Décor

Nicole Studzenski started by creating a gender-neutral nursery, but her thoughts turned nautical when she decided the room needed more color and patterns. The blue and white rug is a quick way to make a nursery seem more nautical, especially if you aren't keen on changing the room's paint color.

Courtesy of Nicole Studzenski
Courtesy of Nicole Studzenski

Include Some Tradition

This third-generation dresser adds special meaning to the nursery. Studzenski dressed it up with adorable infant boat shoes.

Courtesy of Rachel Otley
Courtesy of Rachel Otley

Set the Scene

Rachel Otley's son (Vander) came home to this sweet sailor's paradise. We love how Otley used a life preserver as a cute accent against the dark blue walls in the nursery.

Courtesy of Rachel Otley
Courtesy of Rachel Otley

Bold and Bright

The red curtains in front of the closet bring attention to the neighboring captain's wheel.

Courtesy of Rachel Otley
Courtesy of Rachel Otley

Easy as Navy and White

Blocks of storage help to establish organization in the changing table area.

Courtesy of Sarah Tucker
Courtesy of Sarah Tucker

Uncharted Territory

Sarah Tucker didn't set out to create a theme for her nursery, but it has plenty of nautical touches. The traditional nursery features a giant map behind the elegant crib.

Courtesy of Sarah Tucker
Courtesy of Sarah Tucker

All Books Aboard

Get creative with storage! Tucker put her books in this boat basket, making them easily visible and accessible to read to a fussy baby.

Courtesy of Sarah Tucker
Courtesy of Sarah Tucker

Timeless Treasures

Look outside nursery-specific decorations. Tucker got the T in this photo from Anthropologie (she painted it gold) and added some of her own photos into the mix.

Courtesy of Chelsey Wilson
Courtesy of Chelsey Wilson

Neutral Nautical

When Chelsey Wilson started designing her nursery, she didn't know the gender of her little one. Gray paint goes well with a boy's or a girl's room.

Courtesy of Chelsey Wilson
Courtesy of Chelsey Wilson

Under the Sea

The whale mobile and wall decorations make a splash in Wilson's nursery.

Courtesy of Chelsey Wilson
Courtesy of Chelsey Wilson

Calming Artwork

Each piece in this wall art collection says nautical without being overwhelming. Put together, they complement each other nicely.

Fran Brennan
Fran Brennan

Patriotic Sailing

This nursery reminds us of a Fourth of July celebration out at sea.

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