Choosing a theme for your baby's nursery can help tie together the decor and create a distinctive look. Our vote? Nautical is always a winner and there are plenty of buys that work. Welcome to our round up of the best for your little boy’s bedroom.
Paper animals, £7, National Gallery
Whale. Turtle. Octopus. All ocean animal bases are covered with this adorable craft set – make them together and place around your baby’s room.
Junior bed, £99.95, Mothercare
Ideal for the cot-to-bed transition, this bed is easy to assemble with a slot-together design.
Door plaque, £3.50, Tesco
This wooden plaque has a ship’s wheel motif and rope loop to hang it on the door. Perhaps don’t let your toddler take the whole Captain role too far at home, though…
3sprouts toy box, £40, Nubie
This fun storage unit is reinforced so it stands up when empty – and it’s roomy enough for your toddler’s toys when playtime is done.
Turtle toy, £6, Mamas & Papas
Looks good in the room? Check. Great for him to play with? Definitely. Gently shake this cuddly turtle to hear a little bell chime.
Wallpaper, £70 per roll, Hibou Home
Toddlers can channel Jack Sparrow with this pirate-inspired wallpaper – it has a timeless feel that won’t feel too babyish as he gets older.
Marine flag bunting, £5 per flag, Loubilou
This bunting can be personalised by spelling your child’s name out using marine signal flags.
Olli Ella Framed Print, £45, Nubie
Printed on cotton paper, this picture makes a great focal point for a feature wall and comes with a frame included.
Seaside teddy, £110, Steiff
Creators of the first teddy bear, Steiff makes this adorable denim toy with an anchor on his tummy. A real collector’s item from an iconic brand, and something your tot will always treasure.
Lampshade, £85, Emma Purdie at Not On The High Street
Screen-printed onto silk, this lampshade is a seriously fancy addition to your child’s nursery – but we reckon it’s worth it. Beee-autiful.
Swaddle blanket, £24.99, Moochic Baby
This printed range includes bedding, onesies and pyjamas as well as blankets. Choose from sea creature designs including sea horse, dolphin and turtle.
Blind, from £73, The Fabric Box
If you’re going for blinds instead of curtains, this blue roller option is easy to use and comes with some porthole-eque cutouts.
Cot bed quilt, £85, The Little White Company
A keepsake your child can hold onto for years (seriously, we took our quilt to university), this has sweet anchor, boat and life ring patches.
Hamper, £49, Woven Hill
Whether you’re looking to hold towels, nappies or baby bedding, this is a chic storage option that fits in well with any décor.
Five-piece bedding set, £99.95, Mamas & Papas
This nursery set includes a quilt, bumper, fleece blanket, curtains and tie-backs, all with an adorable ocean design. Great to give a running theme throughout the room.
For many of us, getting to sleep is all about creating the right atmosphere. Fresh sheets, a hot drink, lights off, the perfect pillow…
Your baby’s much the same – certain factors can contribute to creating the perfect sleep environment for him. And some handy products can help too. Happy shopping!
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