Parents can go wild decorating a jungle theme bedroom or nursery. The bright colors and exotic animals make the safari theme an excellent choice for boys and girls.
A jungle or safari theme bedroom is a popular selection for any age. Colorful parrots and bright animals peeping through jungle vines can stimulate a new baby’s curiosity.
Striking animal prints, majestic elephants, and graceful jungle cats often appeal to the older crew. However parents accent the jungle bedroom or nursery, they can rest assured with creativity, the safari theme won’t eat up the lion’s share of their budget.
Start with the Walls for the Jungle Theme Bedroom or Nursery
There are so many directions parents can take when decorating a child’s bedroom or nursery in a jungle theme. Wallpaper options abound printed with colorful cartoon animals for babies or jungle prints and realistic wildlife images for older kids.
Parents might also opt for the more affordable coat of paint. Color choices can range from safari tans, to vibrant green, to exotic red. With so many directions, parents may want to choose bedding and accent pieces first to aid in the decision.
Once the walls are covered, parents can add a wild jungle theme wallpaper border or try their hand at animal stencils. They can use craft paint to add a towering elephant, regal lion, playful monkey, galloping zebra, or noble giraffe amidst the jungle fronds.
Peel and stick wall decals or wallpaper murals are an equally attractive option.
Bed Sets Crib Sets, Window Treatments, and Area Rugs, for the Jungle Nursery or Bedroom
Parents can either choose an animal print bed set, generic jungle theme bed set, or go with the well-known characters from Madagascar, Lion King, Tarzan or Jungle Book. Another option is a coordinating solid black or red spread topped with animal print throw pillows and jungle theme stuffed animals.
Coordinating curtains often accompany bed sets or crib sets, but do-it-yourself decorators might rather create their own animal print window treatments. Animal print rugs and even faux tiger rugs are a fun accent to a jungle theme bedroom.
Decorating a Jungle Theme Nursery or Bedroom
Parents should first take stock of the toy box to see what stuffed animals will help with their decor. Rocking chairs, beds, dressers, and bookshelves are all great places to display stuffed elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, and giraffes.
To give the room some depth, parents can use sticky hooks to suspend vines and stuffed monkeys from the ceiling.
Decorators can hang pegs along the wall for a set of jungle puppets. Puppet play is a wonderful way for parents to interact with babies and have imaginative fun with older children.
Older kids might like to choose prints or posters of their favorite jungle animals to liven up the bedroom walls. Comfy animal print throw pillows and pajamas are sure to make them go wild for the new room.
Shelves are a great place to decorate with Carved wooden animals, African art, and storybooks. Parents can choose books whose covers depict jungle animals and set them covers facing outward. Decorating with books is an inexpensive way they can instill a love of reading early.
Parents can personalize the room by helping their child snap and frame a collage of pictures from a family trip to the zoo. They can also scope out a batch of National Geographic or Zoo Book magazines destined for the dumpster and clip favorite photos with their child.
The pictures can be used to decoupage accent pieces for the room such as pencil cans, plaques for the wall, a table and chairs, or nightstand. The Internet also has plenty of patterns for African masks parents and children can decorate together. Touches like these make a jungle theme room feel special and fill it with happy memories.
Decorators are sure to go wild exploring the possibilities in designing a jungle theme bedroom. And for other tips and ideas, they can check out articles on ocean, barnyard, fireman, and construction themes.
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