by Maria
(Tigard, OR)

Main Wall - It's a JUNGLE in Here!

Main Wall - It's a JUNGLE in Here!

I painted the walls of our colorful jungle theme nursery freehand. I actually got my nursery decorating ideas from a pair of wild socks that I received as a gift at my baby shower! I knew that I wanted a jungle nursery theme but also knew that my artistic talents were limited and that I was not up to the challenge of painting animal faces and real animals.


So, the animal print patterns were exactly what I needed to get the theme going! Painting the giraffe and leopard print and zebra stripes on the walls was actually much easier than you might imagine. I did it and I am not talented at art or drawing or anything like that!

I studied photos of wild animals online including zebras and giraffes, etc. and while I was painting I stared at the computer now and then to make sure that I was drawing the lines correctly.

When it's all said and done, everything just sort of falls together and it works! In addition to the examples of animal prints that I needed for my jungle theme nursery wall painting technique, I also looked up pictures of grass online and kinda came up with my own version of grass and trees for the walls.

I drew a rough sketch of the main wall (the wall with the grass and animal tails) on a piece of paper first and then I just referred to the design on the paper as I painted. The people at the paint store thought I was crazy coming in for all these colors!


I found the baby's crib bumper at Pottery Barn Kids and bought the crib sheets at Babies R Us.

I found all of the stuffed, jungle animals online when you look up JellyCat. The cube bookcase was very inexpensive and came from IKEA. He will be used for storing all my baby boy's toys, books, etc.

The little monkey nursery rug came from oopsydaisy and the curtains came from Pottery Barn for kids.

Essentially, our jungle theme nursery decor is pieced together from several places but in the end it seemed to all come together nicely!

My son loves his room and he has always loved the high contrast, animal print designs on the walls. A view of the zebra stripe pattern is the only thing that used to get him to stop crying when he was a newborn; he just loved looking at it and it seemed to calm him. Now, the giraffe print wall is his favorite. He points to the orange and yellow pattern when he's on his changing table.

From the webmaster:

Thanks for sharing your jungle theme nursery pictures with us, Maria! Your jungle nursery ideas are sure to provide ample inspiration that will make other moms want to grab their paint brushes and start painting! Thanks again for sharing your decorating and wall painting tips with visitors here at Unique Baby Gear Ideas and I hope that you will be a frequent visitor as well!


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Color for giraffe wall
by: Anonymous

Hi on the giraffe wall did u use yellow base with red on the prints?

What were the color you used on your walls? The base colors
by: Anonymous

Hi I was wondering what were the base colors you used?

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