Shiver ‘me timbers — Pirates have been around since as long as there have been ships to carry them, and that’s a long time. Recent events may have done their legendary status some harm but the theme is still a popular one with young boys. Treasure Island, Captain Hook and the Pirates of the Caribbean are all great sources of inspiration and the iconic ‘skull and cross-bones’ symbol is one which you can implement to good effect.
Nautical themes are all well and good but with a pirate themed bedroom you really are limited only by your imagination. A successful pirate theme need not necessarily cost a King’s ransom and can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish.
There are an amazing number of pirate themed bedroom decorations and accessories available these days, from door name signs to boookends. They make a great gift idea and because a lot of the items can be personalised they are a perfect and inexpensive way to make an individual mark on a young lads bedroom decorating theme. Here is just a small selection:
The first thing a young pirate needs to do is to make sure his territory is clearly marked out with warning signs. This rustic style door name plaque from Giddy Kipper is just perfect for the job. Ignore this warning at your peril!
As a mere landlubber you probably don’t appreciate some of the everyday problems that pirates have to contend with and keeping your book collection upright and tidy is just one of them. Thankfully our those Giddy Kipper maties have come up trumps again with these cute bookends shaped like little pirate boats and bearing a skull and crossbones motif. Not only practical but a great decorating accessory to boot!
Them cabin walls can look a bit bare at times so what about this personalised print by Lizajdesign as a piece of booty? You can get it framed or just mounted on card and there’s even a version for girly pirates too!
This pirate themed height chart by them swabbies at cherrygorgeous will help keep a track of his stature as a swashbuckler.
Pirate Themed Bedding
OK, so that’s the accessories taken care of – now what about some bedding for the sprogs?
This cute Peppa George the Pirate bedding set from amazon will appeal to the young ‘uns with its ‘pirates life for me’ and skulls print.
This skull and cross bones print duvet set from Amazon is a real classic. Best plunder yourself one before they’re all gone!
Pirate Wallpaper & Wall Stickers
If you want to go one better than the average pirate theme decorating ideas why not get some themed wallpaper or stickers?
This pirate themed wallpaper by Hibou Home is inspired by old fashioned sea charts with a classic treasure island, sea monsters, ship wrecks and galleons.
This wall-panel from Nono depicts a coastal invasion by intrepid pirates and will cover an entire bedroom wall.
Create your own pirate scenes with this set of 50 stickers from amazon ..
This sea scene wall mural by Spin Collective will transform a plain bedroom wall into a maritime adventure with a pirate ship approaching a tropical island.
More Pirate Stuff
Pirate Themed Rooms
Henry the Pirate is an individual unique personalised picture from the Daisy-Doodle range by Wendy Carlton. Each Daisy-Doodle consists of a top quality brightly printed canvas from an original Wendy Carlton artwork (choice of 16) securely mounted onto a similar quality larger hand painted canvas (choice of 6 colours) with a corner motif (choice of 6 motifs), which is the personalised with the Child's Name/s and Date of Birth. A brightly coloured Daisy-Doodle is funky artwork for a child's bedroom or playroom and is a beautiful keepsake picture. A Daisy-Doodle is a special gift for a New-born, Christening or Birthday and simply hung on a nail or screw. Each Daisy-Doodle come in 2 Sizes: -Medium - 40 x 40cm (16 x 16 inches) and Large - 51 x 51cm (20 x 20 inches). The full range of 12 Daisy-Doodle by Wendy Carlton is Dancer, Dinosaur, Duck, Elephant, Fairy, Footballer, Giraffe, Pirate, Rabbit, Tiger, Whale and Zebra. The Background canvas is available in 6 colours - Aqua, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple and Yellow - and with 6 corner motifs -Blue Star, Pink Flower, White Flower, Silver Square, Blue Diamond and Red Heart. Each Daisy-Doodle comes with an illustrated booklet with a short story about the character.
Soar high amongst the clouds with Dusty and friends with these 65 Walltastic Disney Planes Stickers. Who can fly the fastest and the highest? Simply Peel and Stick! Your room has never looked so good!Welcome to Walltastic, the next generation of designer room decoration for children. With our fantastic range of unique and highly detailed Room Decor Kits, there is something for everyone. With these removable and repositionable stickers, you can transform any bedroom, nursery or playroom in minutes. Our room stickers can be applied to any smooth surface, including walls, doors and furniture, even create your own mural! Each Room Decor Kit contains 6 large sticker sheets, each sticker sheet measures 1.12ft x 1.51ft, 13.39" x 18.11", 34cm x 46cm, 0.34m x 0.46m.
This brightly coloured wooden Mobile features a pirate ship, pirate, parrot, treasure chest and more! A vibrant accessory that's an ideal addition to any playroom or bedroom and is sure to keep youngsters captivated during their formative years. Not a toy. Made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials. Conforms to current European safety standards.
This boy's bedroom door sign includes a pirate design, perfect for decorating a bedroom door and the text can also be personalised.
These two wooden pirates will protect any books placed between them! Brightly coloured and of sturdy wooden construction, these Bookends are sure to liven up any bedroom or play area and keep everything neat and tidy! Not a toy. Made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials. Conforms to current European safety standards.
You’ll find plenty of pirate themed stuff on the web but here’s a list of our favourite free stuff and activities:
- A list of pirate sayings and terminology
- A free printable poster to promote International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- A list of free pirate themed activities for kids
- Pirate Clip Art
- List of fictional pirates