Interior: Create a nautical theme

Interiors: How to create a nautical theme

Be inspired by a new wave of nautical treats for your child's bedroom says Eleonore Crompton. It might even help them drift off to sleep

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Your little one might be too young for a life on the ocean wave, but the lure of a bed that thinks it's a pirate ship – or even one tucked into a boathouse-style cabin – should persuade them that bedtime can be fun. Just add a nautical-style nightlight to help them safely sail away to dreamland. Whether you choose classic blue and white with bright accents or go for soothing, sun-bleached blues and yellows, it can be easily adapted as your kids go from cot to sailor's bunk. Just add sailing prints and wooden boats, then let them display their beachcombed finds.

Wayfair-bed-180British-Beach-Hut-Blind-180Cuckoo-bed-180
Pirate bed
frame, £150,
Wayfair
Beach huts blind
£119
Cabin bed
£1,690
Cuckooland
whale-mobileLighthouse-stickers-180Beach-house-bed-set-180
Whale mobile
£39.95,
Iapetus
Lighthouse height stickers
£42
Peanut and Pip
Beach house duvet set
£49
Win Green
lolly-print-180made-porthole-cushion-180fish-trunk-180
Lolly print
£16.99,
Not on the High Street
Porthole cushion
£35
Made.com 
Fish trunk
£170
Milly Green 
white-co-blankets-180White-co-lighthouse-180Owl-and-pussycat-stickers-180
On the Ocean Wave quilt
£165
The White Company
Lighthouse
 night light
£55
The White Company
Owl & Pussycat wall sticker
£31.95
Koko Kids  

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