10 Ocean-Themed Designs for Your Toddler’s Playroom

By PBK Editors

If your toddler is starting to crawl or walk, it’s a perfect time to start designing a playroom just for them! Here are 10 simple design ideas to create the perfect ocean-themed space for your little ones to explore!

Enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win select items from this checklist! 

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1. When play spaces are part of a larger room, keep your storage fun, attractive and easily accessible.

2. Pillows are always a fun addition to a playroom or lounge, especially if they are shaped like a sharkClick HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win it!

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3. Count the bubbles as they pop! These adorable ocean themed bubble squirties are a fun way to teach your little one how to count. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win them!

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4. This PBK customer favorite is the best chair in the house giving your little one a special spot that’s just for them to read, play and relax.

5. Our Grow With You activity table is the perfect height for a little one to play and color their favorite sharks!

6. Soft lighting creates a calm and peaceful environment for any playroom and gives the best spark for evening playtime!

7. Our cozy shark critter wrap makes bath time fun but it can also serve as a fun costume to wear while reading their favorite shark books. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win them!

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8. Colorful floating seahorses caption the perfect ocean theme and will create a refreshing and playful charm to any playroom!

9. If your kid is interested in ocean life — and not just sharks — First Big Book of the Ocean from National Geographic Kids is a fantastic introduction to all things under the sea. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win a copy!

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10. This nicely illustrated book, Sharks! is perfect for beginning readers who are looking to do some independent reading about their favorite sea creatures. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win a copy!

In search of more chomp-worty book recommendations? Check out the full list of shark and ocean favorites on Brightly.

Brightly features book recommendations for every age and stage, reading tips and insights, seasonal inspirations, author essays, contests, gift guides, and more.

For more playroom design ideas from Pottery Barn Kids, click HERE!

 

10 Shark-Themed Items for Your Ocean Playroom!

By PBK Editors

Let your little one’s imagination swim in an ocean themed playroom! Whether you have a dedicated playroom, or set up a play area in your home, giving the space a theme will inspire creativity and learning through play. We’ve also partnered with Brightly to share the best shark book recommendations to continue summer reading!

Enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win select items from this checklist! 

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1. Having lots of low storage makes it easy for little ones to play independently and makes clean up more efficient too!

2. Add nautical style in an instant with wall art! This Navy Shark Wood Plaque has a distressed color finish for a pop of color and texture to liven up your main wall.

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3. Put on your reading slippers! Our snuggly shark slippers keep little toes cozy and are perfect for lounging and reading your favorite ocean books. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win them!

4. Did you know the whale shark can get up to 60 feet in length? Measure your child’s height with a fun personalized shark growth chartClick HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win it!

5. Create a perfect seating solution for any room with this Payton Play Sectional! Configure it as a loveseat or break it up as single chairs for comfortable and sturdy lounging.

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6. Adding an area rug will create a focal point in your playroom and is a comfortable surface for little toes.

7. Wrap up a great day of play with this cuddly shark wrap in a playful shark silhouette! Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win it!

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8. Encourage your child to create his or her own underwater adventures with a personalized shark notebook.

9. Time-traveling siblings Jack and Annie decide to take a vacation off the coral reefs of Mexico. But things quickly turn dramatic as they find their boat attacked by a shark in the Magic Tree House #53: Shadow of the Shark by Mary Pope Osborne. Osborne supplements her exciting yarn with Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #32: Sharks and Other Predators — a nonfiction guide that answers all of Jack and Annie’s real-life questions about their oceanic journey. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of them (sponsored by Brightly)!

10. The Super Shark Encyclopedia shows off some truly breathtaking photography of over 80 sharks and features a series of absorbing x-rays. Click HERE to enter our Fin-tastic Giveaway for a chance to win it (sponsored by Brightly)!

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In search of more chomp-worty book recommendations? Check out the full list of shark and ocean favorites on Brightly.

Brightly features book recommendations for every age and stage, reading tips and insights, seasonal inspirations, author essays, contests, gift guides, and more.

For more playroom design ideas from Pottery Barn Kids, click HERE!

PBK nursery makeover for the Curry Family

By PBK Editors

We are so excited to share our nursery makeover for the 2015 NBA MVP Stephen Curry and his wonderful wife Ayesha.

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Ayesha and Stephen are expecting their second child this summer. As the Curry family traveled to Cleveland and back for the NBA finals with Stephen’s 2015 NBA Championship winning Golden State Warriors team, we prepared their dream nursery for them to come home to.

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Seating is key for any nursery. Our Declan rocker and matching upholstered ottoman are perfect for nursing your baby, or rocking them gently to sleep.

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The focal point of the nursery is our Blythe crib. We dressed this classic crib with beautiful, soft bedding that we hope the newest member of the Curry family has many, many sweet dreams in.

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Their 2-year-old daughter Riley stole hearts across the nation throughout the 2015 NBA playoffs and we did not leave her out! We gifted her the Ripley Jewel doll from our Jenni Kayne collection and she loved it. Mommy especially loved Ripley’s outfit too!

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We are simply so thrilled to be a part of helping this lovely family craft their dream nursery. We cannot wait to meet the newest addition to their team and we hope they love their new nursery as much as we loved designing it for them.

Photography credit: Alli Pura Photography

Jenni Kayne x PBK collaboration

By PBK Editors

Earlier this month our first ever design collaboration launched with fashion designer Jenni Kayne.

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This capsule collection comprises of, in Jenni’s own words, “…classic, comfortable pieces that are beautiful, functional and perfectly blend Pottery Barn Kids’ timeless design with my relaxed, laid back approach. I can’t wait to incorporate pieces from the collection into my own home.”

As a mother of two young kids herself, Jenni wanted to “…create items I would want in my own kids’ rooms, so I approached it as if I was designing their rooms all over again.”

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Collection highlights include this play teepee that Jenni’s kids, Rip and Tan love! This teepee was made for indoor playtime on a rainy day, could make a wonderful reading nook or would even provide shade outside on a sunny day.

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Between paper tassel garlands, playful 3D butterflies and fun storage options to keep everything neat at the end of the day, it’s hard for any combination of these pieces to look anything but wonderful when pieced together.

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From cozy rugs to comfy bean bag chairs and quirky glitter letter garlands, we designed a range of pieces to meet any budget and add a perfect pop of style to any children’s room.

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We hope you love this collection and have as much incorporating it into your home as we did designing it.

xoxo,

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Jenni Kayne x PBK Launch Party

By PBK Editors

Pottery Barn Kids’ very first design collaboration with designer Jenni Kayne launched today. To celebrate, we hosted a star-studded event at Gracias Madre in Los Angeles along with Jenni and her kids, Rip and Tan.

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Many of our favorite celebs including Julie Bowen, Busy Philipps, Soleil Moon Frye, Jason Bateman, Odette Annable and Dave Annable, Elizabeth Berkeley and Greg Lauren, Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart Dane and Johnny Knoxville were spotted checking out the collaboration.

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Not to mention, enjoying delicious snacks and partaking in fun, DIY crafts and games with their families.

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Jenni beautifully documented the day, on her blog too. Click here to check out her post.

We are so thrilled to share the story of our collaboration with Jenni with you. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes insight on how we designed this collection with parents just like you in mind and fun, design and crafts ideas from Jenni for you to try with your kids this summer.

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Join Us For a #PBKTreasureHunt!

By PBK Editors

Looking for some summer fun with the kids? Bring the whole family to your local Pottery Barn Kids store for a treasure hunt!

Find all of the items on our summer treasure trail and you will receive a special prize from our treasure chest. For treasure hunt dates, click here.

Want to seek out more treasure!? While on your treasure hunt, upload a photo to Instagram of your favorite trail stop using the hashtag #PBKTreasureHunt for a chance to win* a $100 Pottery Barn Kids gift card.

See you at the #PBKTreasureHunt!

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*Official rules.