Your baby’s nursery should be a relaxing yet fun room that your little one will actually enjoy spending time in. Having the room well decorated will brighten up the space and make it seem more cheery. If you are looking for a unique theme to inspire the decorations in your baby’s nursery, a room inspired by the popular Beatles song, “Yellow Submarine,” is an idea to consider.
A “Yellow Submarine” themed nursery will have a distinctly childish look to it that will still be appropriate when your child is several years old. This way you will not have to go through the hassle of redecorating your baby’s room once he hits his toddler years. Here are some ideas to help you get started on decorating your baby’s nursery with a “Yellow Submarine” theme.
The walls in your “Yellow Submarine” nursery should ideally be blue, as this will create a cute underwater effect. Avoid using a blue that is too dark, as this will not make the room seem very welcoming or child appropriate. A soft shade of blue will be more gender neutral, allowing you to use this theme in a little girl’s nursery as well.
After the walls have been painted blue, you can decorate them with images that play homage to the song “Yellow Submarine.” A painting or cutout of the cartoon yellow submarine used in the Beatles album is a must have on the walls of your “Yellow Submarine” themed nursery. The cartoon submarine is child friendly and will brighten up the walls. Other paintings or cutouts you could use on the walls of the room include sea creatures such as fish, starfish, sea turtles and dolphins. You can also use white paint to paint “bubbles” on the walls to truly make the walls look like they are underwater. If you want to try painting all of the images yourself but are not very artistic, have large prints of the artwork make at Kinkos and trace them onto the walls before painting them.
The furniture in the nursery such as the changing table and crib only need to coordinate with the rest of the decor in terms of color. A white or yellow set of furniture will both blend well with the decor on the walls and will give the room a put together look. The same goes for any kind of shelves you choose to install in the room.
Pure yellow or yellow and white curtains will match the color of the submarine and will complement the blue color on the walls. Yellow is generally considered a gender neutral color that is appropriate for little boys and girls alike.
You can be creative and make this theme your own by adding your own finishing touches to the nursery. One idea to consider is displaying Beatles collectibles featuring the “Yellow Submarine” throughout the room. Tin lunchboxes, toys, posters and other collectibles can all be used to decorate flat surfaces in the nursery such as shelves or the top of the dresser. A hanging net filled with stuffed animal sea creatures will also tie into the theme and will give the room a distinctly childlike look. A mobile for your baby’s crib that has sea creatures is another idea to consider. Each of these ideas will help you finish decorating the nursery with a “Yellow Submarine” theme and make the room look great.