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teen room bed ideas using weathered boat bed

Rustic, weathered look for your fisherman that is not as quickly outgrown.

When decorating your kid’s room, focused conversation-inducing questions about their interests may help shape the room’s design direction. If they love boats, seashore, and everything nautical, a totally awesome boat bed may be the perfect place to start the design.

There are so many different boat shaped beds on the market ranging from rustic to classic to kiddie theme. Basic bed shape doesn’t change (always includes a stern and a bow) but style does change and it’s the details that make the difference.

If he just wants a simple boat…..”a small vessel propelled on water by oars, sails, or an engine”, a rowboat may be all you need to satisfy the desire. No frills.

If he’s thinking high seas, a ship…..”a vessel larger than a boat for transporting people or goods by sea” may be what’s needed. Sails, ship’s wheels, and anchors add detail any captain would love in a totally awesome boat bed.

Look at these to see what I mean…..

pirate ship bed designed by kidspace interiors designer jeanette simpson

Pirate ship bed complete with spinning ship’s wheel, anchors, and crow’s nest on the mast for hours of adventure.

toddler room ideas with bed shaped like boat

Low to the floor and colorfully painted, this boat bed works for preschool age.

boys room ideas with nautical decor and boat shaped bed

Painted stripe on the side and finished wood detail on the bow for a bay or river boat for the avid water skier.

kids room bed ideas with boat shaped bed

A sail is all that’s needed for this boat bed to become a schooner in a rustic designed room.

boat shaped bed for girls room nautical decor

Who said boats were only for boys? Change the maritime red to pink for a girl’s nautical room.


The bed will be a dramatic focal point in the room……no need to have every piece of furniture look nautical. Plus if you limit nautical items to accessories, only the bed and accessories need replaced to change the room design.

So, when your kids’ ask for a boat shaped bed, go ahead and let them sail away!


Worried about overdoing a theme? Read Kids’ Bedrooms: To Theme or Not to Theme? for tips.

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  12 Responses to “Totally Awesome Boat Beds”

  1. Wow, this is what I was looking for. However, can you provide some sources for the beds? I’m really interested in the boys and girls similar-looking beds. Thanks in advance!

    • Thanks for asking!! Source links for each photo had disappeared….now fixed. The bed with blue striped comforter is from Pottery Barn Kids. Girl’s bed is sourced as DBD.

  2. Where Is the pirate ship bed from? Thanks. Aimee

  3. Hi Jeanette,

    The one piece of a beautifully designed bed. Awesome! My son will love it. I’m in process of setting up his room and would like to get this pirate bed. Appreciate if you could send me a quote, assuming you’re ok to build one for us. Thank you!

  4. Hi, I am very interested in your pirate ship bed. It is absolutely beautiful, and is what I’ve been looking for. Can you please if at all possible quote me a price? Thank you so much and advance…:)

  5. I love the pirate ship bed. My 5yr old is obsessed with anything Titanic and ships. If you could send a price for it that would be wonderful. Or if you have prices for a titanic bed that would be great

  6. Hello I’m interested in getting a Pirate bed for my son can you please let me know the price thank you.

  7. Interested in the wood pirate ship bed for my son, could you email me the price. Thanks
    Kelly Harris

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