nautical theme baby nursery

Nautical Themed Nursery

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If you know me, you know that I LOVE anything nautical. Whales, sailboats, anchors, monkey fist knots, you name it, I love it. Naturally, I wanted my baby’s room to be a nautical baby nursery as well. Considering how we moved into our brand new house five days before Greyson was born, I did not get to decorate it right away as I originally intended. His baby furniture was delivered five days before he was! While I was giving birth to Greyson in the hospital, my mom was accepting the delivery from Wayfair at our house! Needless to say, the first month of us living in the house was chaotic. We are still moving in!

I was finally able to tie in my favorite decor style with Greyson’s room and here is the final result! All of his large furniture pieces are from Wayfair. We LOVE the large selection of items they have. His crib is a 4 in 1 convertible crib, so it grows along with him. We just need to buy the pieces to convert to a toddler bed and big boy bed in the future. Now I have my nautical themed baby nursery like I’ve always dreamed!

nautical baby nursery

Crib Sheets
Blackout Shade
HD Baby Monitor: check out my review on the Nanit camera here!
Noise/Nightlight: Hatch Baby Rest
Puppy Basket
Grey/white basket: HomeGoods
Changing Table Cover: Target (on clearance – can’t find a similar one)

nautical baby nursery

Changing Table Topper
Lamp – Raymour & Flanigan
Diaper Genie
Growth Ruler (similar)
Laundry Basket – similar basket from Target, too

nautical baby nursery
nautical baby nursery

Letters to My Baby – sweet book where you can write letters to your baby and give them when they are older!
Home Pillowcover
Whale Frame – Joann Fabric

Some tips I used when designing my nautical baby nursery:

  • Go easy on the blue: So many nurseries look SO pink or SO blue. I did not want our nursery to have this aesthetic to it, so I made sure to go light on the blue, with still keeping a nautical theme.
  • Decorate with the same animal: Decorating with the same animal helps with consistency, so your theme is obvious right away. I really love whales. Luckily, I found our changing table cover from Target on clearance, so I was able to match Greyson’s crib sheets from Pottery Barn Kids with a similar print. I also purchased a whale picture frame from Joann Fabric. My cousin got me a whale themed baby shower guest book which doubles as art for the nursery. You can see it on the bookshelf. I was able to mix in different nautical stuffed animals like an octopus, a hermit crab, etc to decorate the crib before Greyson was sleeping in there. I wanted to make sure my nautical theme nursery was consistent throughout the whole room before I added in a few extra animals.
  • Less is more: I wanted the nautical decor to be tasteful and simple. I didn’t want it to overwhelm his room. Keeping the decor to a minimum and making sure the space was functional was most important when I designed this nursery.

I hope you have enjoyed getting a glimpse into my nautical themed baby nursery. All of the furniture we purchased for his room was purchased at great prices (Wayfair always has stuff on sale.) What did you decorate your first born’s nursery with? I’d love to hear!


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