Make a splash in the bedroom with aquatic design magic.
There’s nothing like a sea-themed bedroom to help you sink into pure bliss. Serene shades of blue and green lull you into a sense of peace. The visual appeal refreshes the mind, just like a dip in the ocean. For children, an aquarium bedroom brings the magical underwater world to life with playful energy for seaside dreaming. Ready to dive in?
Designing your child’s bedroom is a great opportunity to take on a creative project together. Granted, they might envision a design that resembles the Little Mermaid’s fantastical kingdom, but there’s nothing you can’t do with a lick of paint, themed accessories and enchanting colour schemes. Ask your child to draw pictures of what an underwater world means to them and you might be surprised at what they can teach you about creative ideas!
Giving free rein to the imagination leads to much more than a room transformation, so take a journey together towards an ocean-themed bedroom. To see the positive results of letting your child help with decorating decisions, check out Frankie's story, here. To get you started, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to painting a backdrop that sets the watery scene of your choice.
First of all, ask your child to help you choose a spectacular colour palette to depict the sea. To balance the look of blues and greens, add pale yellows, beiges and pinks to the mix. This faceted paint effect is designed to interpret the reflective qualities of water, with a graphic style for a modern edge and an exciting sense of movement.
To bring depth to the design, use rich, oceanic blues like Blue Diamond, Luna Landscape 1, Sapphire Salute and Lost Lake. Lighten it up with whimsical shades of Nordic Sky, Mint Macaroon and Mineral Mist. Add splashes of pale pink and beige to represent the sand and provide a refreshing contrast to the green/blue colour palette.