Blue and white nautical themed nursery
Sailing runs in our family. My dad was a sailor and my husband races sailboats. We have always lived near the water. It was only natural for us to create a nautical nursery for out baby boy.
Clean and simple. I didn't want anything too cutesy.
We started with alternating blue paint stripes then added the white stripe to break up the blue and match the furniture and blinds - it also gave us a good spot to add art. The details were the most fun to add - one of a kind hand painted enamels, an old barometer from my grandmother, nautical drawings from a friend, the pirate pillow and blanket, the nautical lamp from Land of Nod... etc. I scoured the internet for ideas and accessories but most of the items I added we either already had, found locally or had made by friends - such as the sailboat quilt. The only thing left to add is our baby boy's name above his crib. I am planning on using red wooden letters.
My favorite items are the drawings from our friend and the old toy boat. She is an excellent artist and we asked her to create a few nautical, whimisical pieces for the colored frames on the dresser. She exceeded our expectations in every way. The nautical flags in the drawing with the baby on the bottle spell "LOVE". The old boat was my father's and his father's before that. It is from the 1920's. They both played with it as boys and both have passed away. It is meaningful to have something from them in our son's room.
My advice would be to find a theme that suits your style then roll with it! If you pick something you are already passionate about, inspiration will come easy.