February 2016 Moms

Old world nautical nursery help!

so if we have a boy I'm going for an old world nautical theme. By that I mean less cutesy whales and more ropes, vintage globes, and sunken ships. Accent colots being red navy brown and grey. I didn't pick out a standard bedding for the crib and will have a burlap crib skirt with navy trim. My big issue right now is wall color! I thought I wanted to do sort of a tea stained color - in the brown or yellow families. I'm open to other colors but I'd love some suggestions!
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Re: Old world nautical nursery help!

  • Light blue would look good and work well with all those colors.
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    I like these wheels too!

    http://www.handcraftednauticaldecor.com/pictures/main/1149-nautical-wooden-ship-wheel-60inch-0.jpg

    ETA... look on Pinterest. It's a total time sink, but there's tons of inspiration on there!
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    Love the theme. I think any shade of grey or blue would be awesome!
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  • We did a stencil wall in the baby's room. Have you considered maybe doing a stencil wall as a focal point and going lighter on the decor?

    The first pic is someone from my other BMB (cut out baby's name for privacy) but it gives you an idea. I love the navy without being TOO dark.

    The second photo is the anchor stencil that could be done in a a taupe, grey or navy (really whatever color) and would still add a pop!
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  • I like these wheels too!

    http://www.handcraftednauticaldecor.com/pictures/main/1149-nautical-wooden-ship-wheel-60inch-0.jpg

    ETA... look on Pinterest. It's a total time sink, but there's tons of inspiration on there!

    I love the wheel idea!
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  • Sprinkles07Sprinkles07 member
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    Twindling said:

    We did a stencil wall in the baby's room. Have you considered maybe doing a stencil wall as a focal point and going lighter on the decor?

    The first pic is someone from my other BMB (cut out baby's name for privacy) but it gives you an idea. I love the navy without being TOO dark.

    The second photo is the anchor stencil that could be done in a a taupe, grey or navy (really whatever color) and would still add a pop!

    That's a great idea! Then we could keep the rest of the walls a simple light grey or blue... I found this Wave wall but wondered it it was too cheesy?

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  • I love the idea of doing a map wall, there's quite a few examples on Pinterest, if you did an old world style Map you could then paint the other walls with a color from the map, like the tea stain colors you mentioned!
     
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  • I LOVE this theme!!!
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  • I like these wheels too!

    http://www.handcraftednauticaldecor.com/pictures/main/1149-nautical-wooden-ship-wheel-60inch-0.jpg

    ETA... look on Pinterest. It's a total time sink, but there's tons of inspiration on there!

    I love the wheel idea!
    We have one that H's grandpa carved out of oak with a matching wooden barometer. Looks really nice on our one gray wall. And like you said, nautical without being cheesy.

    Another nice option for a feature wall is to alternate stripes of matte and high gloss paint. It's subtle, I think, but still nautical?

    http://www.plushhome.com.sg/images/Articles/Decorative_Painting/striping.jpg
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  • I love the idea of doing a map wall, there's quite a few examples on Pinterest, if you did an old world style Map you could then paint the other walls with a color from the map, like the tea stain colors you mentioned!

    I'll have to look that up, sounds really perfect! Hopefully it's not too difficult because I'm not an artist! Ha
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  • I like these wheels too!

    http://www.handcraftednauticaldecor.com/pictures/main/1149-nautical-wooden-ship-wheel-60inch-0.jpg

    ETA... look on Pinterest. It's a total time sink, but there's tons of inspiration on there!

    I love the wheel idea!
    We have one that H's grandpa carved out of oak with a matching wooden barometer. Looks really nice on our one gray wall. And like you said, nautical without being cheesy.

    Another nice option for a feature wall is to alternate stripes of matte and high gloss paint. It's subtle, I think, but still nautical?

    http://www.plushhome.com.sg/images/Articles/Decorative_Painting/striping.jpg
    That's really pretty! Seems simple enough!
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  • Ohhhh I've found so much in the way of "antique"'boating paraphernalia in antique
    Shops.
    I'd go in some and see :-)
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  • I spent the afternoon pinteresting nautical themes. I'm in love!!! Especially this bad boy!
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  • This is what our DS room theme is... His wall color is a creamy light yellow not a nursery yellow, if that makes scense. Old pictures... But we used oars and decoupaged maps to letters for his initials. And above his changing table we just did a collage of pieces we liked!
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  • This is what our DS room theme is... His wall color is a creamy light yellow not a nursery yellow, if that makes scense. Old pictures... But we used oars and decoupaged maps to letters for his initials. And above his changing table we just did a collage of pieces we liked!
    That's adorable!

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    I love the idea of doing a map wall, there's quite a few examples on Pinterest, if you did an old world style Map you could then paint the other walls with a color from the map, like the tea stain colors you mentioned!
    I found this wallpaper on Amazon. Great price!! I don't think it would cover the whole wall but it would be the majority and for $25 we could make it work! image
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  • @Sprinkles07 that's what the walls I saw on Pinterest looked like, they didn't cover the whole wall but were centered and looked amazing! I've also seen old maps for sale at antique stores, you could do a collage of the wallpaper doesn't work :) either way it's an awesome theme!!
     
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  • Love this theme!

    The map accent wall is a fantastic idea. If you're up for blues, a navy accent wall with the others painted grey would be nice too!

    Beautiful theme though. Make sure you post Some pictures as you make progress. We would love to see it :)

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  • Such a cute idea!  Couldn't you do it for a girl, too?
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  • @chitownparent I think that's what I love most about this theme!!! I can do the nursery now, and just add a few touches when we figure out sex!!!
    (Photo for example) of course I will NOT be paying $45 for something I can diy!
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  • I like the girl nautical theme too but I'm dying to paint a room pink! Haha. I'm doing pink gold and burlap for a girl. Pink walls with a gold dot accent wall.
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