Bring the seaside to your toddler’s room

Who doesn’t love to be at the seaside? No one I know, and me personally, I am obsessed with the English seaside. So when I was planning my new baby’s nursery in London, it had to be a nautical theme. It even got featured in Style at Home magazine. In this post, I’ll show you how I created the themed room.

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When my baby became a toddler, I carried the theme over to his new room, updated with a slight Hawaiian edge. And luckily he has actually inherited his mummy’s love for the seaside – phew.

seaside room

With a lot of shopping around, I found the perfect accessories for the seaside theme. These are the exact products I found:

– 4 Drawer Stripe Wooden Tower Unit (24.5cm X 29cm X 95cm) – Matalan – £35.00
– Nautical Spots & Stripes Red, White & Blue Bunting 2.35m – ebay – £14.95
– Beach sign – Dunelm – £1.49
– Boat hooks – Dunelm
– Skojig Lamp – Ikea – £14.99
– Star Toddler Duvet Set – Tesco – £10

accessories

The focal point of the room is the Seaside Teatowel, which I got for only £1 from Primark in 2012. Unfortunately you can’t buy this anymore, so I have put together my top choice of seaside teatowels that you can buy today:

seaside teatowels

1) Perfect Day Teatowel – Gone Crabbing (www.gonecrabbing.co.uk) – £7.50
2) White Houses Teatowel – Ben de Lisi by Debenhams – £7
3) Seaside Teatowel – The Calm Gallery (www.thecalmgallery.com) – £9
4) Fish and Chips Teatowel – Seasalt Cornwall (www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk) – £10
5) Bird Print Teatowel – George Home by Asda – £2
6) Retro Treats Tea Towels (Set of 2) – Argos online – £7.99

Once you’ve found all the accessories you want, the next important part is fixing them to wall symetrically, so you have the bunting, teatowel and hooks mirroring the bed. I used a hammer and small nails for this.

It is also good to have a white wooden bed frame – it just looks better with this theme. I found a matching white wooden bed guard from Toys R Us for £30. Although more expensive than the fabric bed guards, it does look better – so worth it. Lastly of course, the duvet cover HAS to be nautical (remember to only use a duvet if your baby is over 12 months old).

I hope this has inspired you to bring the seaside to your home. If you have created a seaside-themed room at home, please do share – I would love to see your creations.

Love Chic Living and Love Your Home

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19 responses to “Bring the seaside to your toddler’s room

    • Thank you 🙂 I think I’ll love the seaside forever, and luckily there are so many nautical themed accessories on the high street – it’s great! xx

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  1. Just lovely. The theme is so perfect for a toddler and very cute looking too. It is such a fresh and bright room. Really love it. Love the touches, especially the bunting. Love a bit of bunting! Thanks for linking up 🙂 Jess x #HomeEtc

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  2. I absolutely love this theme. The nautical look works so well for a little boy’s room doesn’t it? I love the use of the tea towel!! Particularly love the updated picks you’ve chosen too — love the Ben De Lisi one and the SeaSalt one too. They’d look amazing framed on the wall! Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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    • Thank you, I do love the seaside and the theme really works with white walls. The teatowel idea was a total accident, I had actually bought it for use as a teatowel, but then thought hmm how would it look on the wall! An inexpensive way to brighten it up! xx

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