Ahoy there, me hearties! Shiver me timbers, and pass that bottle of rum. This week we’re taking a look at the best accessories to help transform your child’s bedroom into a Treasure-Island-themed world of imagination. If DIY isn’t your strong point, just paint the bedroom walls in sea-blue and let the accessories set the scene.
1. Pirate ship cushion, Elmtree Studio
Made from high quality navy cotton ticking fabric and appliqued with a jaunty pirate ship and a hand-stitched Jolly Roger flag, this cushion is sure to delight any young potential crew member. Comes complete with a feather inner pad. £35, available from Swanky Maison.
2. Pirate clock, Milly Green
Learning your ABC, counting from 1 to 10 and telling the time are all made exciting with this pirate-design melamine clock, which can be personalised with your child’s name. £29.50 from Milly Green.
3. Pirate wall stickers, Becky and Lolo
This set of 45 wall stickers features pirates, treasure maps, islands, a boat… and the treasure. The stickers won’t damage paintwork, and can be removed and repositioned if required. Great value at £12.55 for the set, from Becky and Lolo.
4. Pirate puppet, Aspace
This dashing but not-too-scary-looking hand puppet pirate is ideal for helping younger children act out stories. Pieces of eight, anyone? £17, available from Aspace.
5. Pirate ‘this belongs to’ labels, Honey Tree Bespoke
Personalise anything from books to bags with those ‘this belongs to’ stickers with a pirate cartoon illustration. Available in a wide range of fonts and colours. £10 for a pack of 20, available from stationers Honey Tree Bespoke.
6. Pirate duvet set, Becky and Lolo
This sea-faring children’s pirates duvet cover set will make a bold statement in any boy’s pirate-themed bedroom. Made from 100% luxury cotton, the set includes a single duvet cover and one pillowcase. £24.98 from Becky and Lolo.
7. Treasure Island story print, Betsy Benn
This typographic print of the best pirate story of all, Treasure Island, uses distressed, textured fonts to pick out the highlights of the story and it’s also complemented by hand drawn illustrations. You can even add one or two personalised lines of text if you like. The unframed print measures 29.7 x 42cm, and can be framed at an extra cost. Prices start at £32 from Betsy Benn.
8. Pirate cushion, Milly Green
These versatile printed cushions are ideal for bedrooms, playrooms and living rooms. Your child will love the bright design, and the cover is machine washable making it a practical choice. Comes complete with a cushion pad. £30 from Milly Green.
9. Wall sticker pirate ship, Jasmine Way
This swashbuckling sticker is made with high quality eco inks, so it’s environmentally friendly as well as inspiring. Put it up in your child’s room, and he’ll love making up stories about the faraway lands it sails to. £26 from Jasmine Way.
10. Pirate ship in a tin, Apples to Pears
Let them set sail on their own adventure with this pirate ship in a tin, packed with all the pirate ship building essentials required to keep children entertained for hours. Set contains acrylic paints and brush, glue, eye-patch, treasure map, pirate stickers and instructions. £9.99 from Mollie and Fred.
By Sara Walker