Parents always want to put their child in a fairy tale. To a world where he would dream with pleasure and make plans for the future. Often, such a dream interior for a child is a nursery in a marine style. And, despite the general marine focus, everyone has different desires: someone wants to live in a ship’s cabin, someone on the seabed, and some even dream of the deck of a pirate ship, arranged right in the room. So why not make your childhood dreams come true?
An important element that complements the interior of the room in a marine style are curtains. Sometimes they are even a style-forming element – for example, if the curtains are made in the form of a marine net for catching fish..
Competent selection of the color and type of curtains will help to give the room a complete and harmonious look. The information below will help you navigate the main points when choosing curtains for a nursery in a marine style.
The first association that comes to mind is the color blue. Indeed, in the overwhelming majority of cases, blue is present in interiors made in a nautical style.. Blue calms, calms and allows you to focus. At the same time, the abundance of blue suppresses mood, gives a feeling of cold. And dark blue tones visually narrow the space.. Therefore, you should safely use rich blue in spacious sunny nurseries for active children. In all other cases, blue should be used sparingly..
The most advantageous and “marine” combination is blue and white. Neutral white dilutes the severity and darkness of blue. And their combination reminds of a sailor’s vest or the Greek Santorini – an island with white houses and blue roofs..
Another active color that successfully complements the marine focus is red.. However, do not abuse it – the tips on the cornice or red lambrequin will be quite enough to bring paint to the curtains..
All shades of blue (from light blue to turquoise), beige and sandy colors, sunny yellow and shades of brown will also set the sea style for the room. At the same time, it is important that the color of the curtains matches or complements the colors already available in the interior of the room..
If it seems that plain curtains in the nursery will look boring or too bright, use a strip. Blue and white horizontal stripes symbolize vests and will be appropriate for a nautical design. Their advantage is also that they are visually able to expand the room.. It will be good to complement the print on the curtains with a similar pattern on the upholstery of furniture, pillows and other interior items. However, do not hang curtains with a narrow strip – such a pattern will quickly tire your eyesight..
The strip on the curtains can also be vertical. Such a solution will visually make the room higher and add air to it. It is not necessary to use only blue and white colors. You can dilute them with yellow, red or blue. Different strip widths will add dynamism to the room.
Another type of curtains that rather perform a decorative function is curtains-threads. If you show your imagination, such curtains will become the centerpiece of the design of the room. You can make curtains by hand with your child from a thick rope, tying knots on it and attaching shells, small pebbles and starfish collected on vacation at sea. Children will proudly show their friends a homemade curtain, and you will have a long memory of a pleasantly spent joint leisure time.
Blinds are sometimes an alternative to curtains. They may not be as colorful as the textile curtains – although you can choose between blinds in any color. However, they are quite supportive of the nautical theme. A definite plus of the blinds in their practicality and ease of care. Installing blinds would be more appropriate in a grown-up child’s room..
Sometimes a child asks to design a nursery, being impressed by specific characters from books or cartoons. For such an occasion, textile salons and shops offer a variety of fabrics with a printed nautical style. You can find curtains with simple shells, and curtain fabrics with drawings of cartoon characters of a marine theme.. At the same time, good solutions of companion fabrics are offered, you can pick up light organza curtains and opaque dense curtains for the second row with the same or similar pattern.
If the stores do not have what you or your child want, there is the possibility of photo printing on the fabric of the desired pattern. Rest assured – no one else will have such a curtain. But when choosing an image, you should pay special attention to its quality, otherwise, when printing on a large area of curtains, the drawing will be fuzzy or pixelated.
Options for girls and boys
As a rule, childrens in a marine style are performed for boys. After all, they are the ones who dream of travel, adventure and imagine themselves as a brave captain or, on the contrary, as a pirate. For them, you can make curtains in the form of sails, if the area of the nursery allows it.. A rope curtain will also look good.. In general, any curtains in blue and blue “boyish” tones will organically fit into a boy’s nursery.
Girls in a nautical style are most often attracted to marine life. Therefore, curtains in the nursery for girls can be with mermaids, fish, starfish. The most suitable colors are white, beige, yellow. Of course, the curtains can also be with a traditional stripe, but for girls it is better to soften the colors – choose not bright blue, but pastel blue.
A universal option is a Roman blind, which is in harmony with the general colors of the room..
Do not overload a small nursery with complex curtain designs. In small rooms, a roman blind will be more appropriate, which can support the marine style of the room..
You should carefully consider the choice of fabrics: it is desirable that they are dust-repellent, since the child will most likely touch the curtains. Also, if possible, you should choose natural fabrics – linen, jute, cotton. The marine theme implies the use of rough textured fabrics, so here you can combine the environmental friendliness of materials and the aesthetics of the room..
Using the net as an addition to the curtain is a win-win option that accurately characterizes the style of the nursery.
Marine style is perfectly supported by ordinary blinds on the nursery window.
Instead of a fishing net on the curtains, you can make threads of rope, on which knots are tied and shells and starfish are fixed.
Another way to design is curtains with photo printing ship or any other pattern
A Roman shade made in the form of sea waves looks very unusual and creates the feeling of a breath of wind.