Decorate for the High Seas with a Theme Inspired by Pirates
November 28, 2019
Aye aye, Captain!
Welcome to the life of a pirate. The wallpaper pattern High Seas, with its intricate detail, has been constructed from an old etching. It shows a battle between ships, raveling their cannons, and sailing with full sails. It is almost possible to hear the loud noises from the guns fired and the cries from the decks.
Decorate just like a pirate
A playful twist on the marine theme can easily be accomplished with just a couple of details associated with pirates and their ships. And why not evoke the idea of having a spectacular adventure in sight. We have focused on children's play – being on a desert island, on a shipwreck, or going on a treasure hunt, with the Jolly Roger flying firmly in the wind. In our interior inspo, we’ve perhaps gone a little overboard, and why not! If you don’t want to create a sandy shoreline indoors, you can still create the same effect in your home, with just a few simple details.
Get the look
- Find illustrated books about ships at an antique book store or antique shop, and let them adorn your shelves. Or take your favorite pages and frame them!
- Large seashells are pretty. Small seashells as well. Hold them to your ear and listen to the sound of the ocean. They can be used for decoration.
- A worn wooden chest, or a real pirate saber, is perhaps not for small children, but if you want to decorate a room for a slightly older mariner, you can still find these online auctions and in a specialized vintage shop.
- All types of ceramic and glass bottles will fit the cabin of our ship. No worries if they’re a little worn – that’s what happens when the sea is high, and a pirate is at service in the galley!
- If you’re not in possession of a real-life parrot – or have the opportunity to befriend one – then make your own from paper and mount it on foam board!
Reading tips for little buccaneers
"Sail ho!" Small pirates with sea legs need a treasure chest of their own. In this case, filled with the treasures of literature – we have listed the world’s most famous buccaneers and marooners below.
- Pippi in the South Seas – Astrid Lindgren
- Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
- Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
- Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
- Moby Dick – Herman Melville
- The Odyssey – Homer
Another look for modern-day pirates
If you're into a lighter version of the pirate style, then check out this playroom by the interior stylist and TV-host Emily Henderson. She chose to customize the pattern with her own shade of navy blue, that we like to call Henderson Blue.
Photo: Veronica Crawford
Take a peek at Henderson's wallpaper in production
TIP! If you look close, you can see we've written the names of Emily's kids, Elliot and Charlie, on the ships. If you would like to do the same, contact our design service.
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