Jungle Safari Baby Room

by Liz and Jen M
(College Park, MD Maryland)

Neutral Green Jungle Safari Baby Nursery Wall Decorating Painting Idea with Elephants, Giraffes, Palm Trees and Lizards

Neutral Green Jungle Safari Baby Nursery Wall Decorating Painting Idea with Elephants, Giraffes, Palm Trees and Lizards

Our jungle safari decorating project was definitely a labor of love. After buying a small fixer-upper apartment a few years ago we started with a clean slate after gutting every room in the house.

Jungle Safari Baby Room

Originally we set about painting the room as a guest room. With our first baby on the way, we decided to go all out to convert this small bedroom into a fun place filled with baby jungle animals where our son can live and grow.

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Decorating the nursery took about four months from beginning to end with a significant amount of time spent on basic repairs and carpentry work. I had to put up some drywall to repair the previous owner's "home addition gone wrong", as well as patch holes in the closet wall. I also put up new molding and a chair rail using a woodworking kit from Home Depot. This meant getting comfortable with the use of two different kinds of power saws and a variety of other power tools. Once the foundation of the nursery design was completed, the fun part of decorating the jungle safari baby room began.

Rather than using the expected jungle theme crib set we chose a neutral alphabet themed set which we chose before we knew the sex of the baby. It is a fun print with bright colors, and the quilt has several fun textures.

We chose two of Behr's Disney paint colors, Silly Old Blue Birds and Christopher Robin's Swing, from Home Depot to match the blue and the green in the bedding fabric's print. The quilt in the Alphabet Soup pattern has a giraffe, elephant, and zebra that was definitely related to our Jungle Safari Baby Room theme.

We wanted to run with the safari theme, but not get overloaded with too many matchy-matchy accessories offered in the set. So we put up jungle animal wall decorations from Zoo-Wallogy on the wall behind the dresser. We have the palm tree, giraffe, and elephant designs. I love that the mama giraffe and the baby giraffe are in the corner by the crib and are the first thing our baby boy will see when he wakes.

The baby's crib and matching dresser are from the Munire Essex collection stained in a classic chestnut finish. We also have an upholstered nursery glider in the corner of the baby's room. It is upholstered in a neutral beige fabric. We plan to use it as a recliner in another part of the house when the baby is older.

We have very little storage space in the house, so remodeling the closet with plenty of shelves to make sure we have plenty of places to store clothes and toys was a crucial part of the design process.

We're still looking for a rug that is colorful and soft, but that doesn't cost a fortune. Other than that, our Jungle Safari Baby Room is finished and we can't wait to welcome the little guy who's going to occupy the space!

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wall stickers
by: Liz

It was a sticker kit ordered from Amazon. I'm not sure they are still available.

Safari Nursery Wall Decorating Idea
by: Anonymous

Did you use stencils to paint the giraffes and elephants on the wall of your nursery or did you use a Cricut to cut them out? Instructions as to how you created them or a resource where they can be purchased would be very helpful!

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