You may wonder what visual motifs should define the room. Jungle-theme nurseries are appropriate for a number of reasons whether it is the cute and cuddly animals, the lush colors or the sense of curiosity it encourages in your child. When decorating your nursery with a jungle theme, consider a variety of options.
By accessorizing the room with plush animals and small, potted trees, you can bring the jungle directly into the room in a way that your baby can touch and feel.
Don’t feel limited to painting the nursery walls a solid color; getting creative with paints, wallpapers and borders can give the room that exotic jungle feeling. If you are particularly artistic, paint a jungle mural on the wall with tigers, lions, tall grass and Jungle Rivers.
As it is a favorite theme for nurseries, jungle décor is relatively simple to come by. Because of this, a hand-painted mural is not the only option for decorating the walls. Wall decals in the shape of zebras, monkeys and other animals adhere to the walls with ease, and for a more understated look, you can adorn the trim of the room with an animal print wallpaper border in one application. If you prefer the walls clean and neutral, matching framed prints of cartoon animals complement the rest of the room’s jungle imagery.
Mobiles with dangling elephants and giraffes may captivate your child’s imagination, while animal print curtains accent the room with fun patterns. You can never think too small when decorating a nursery. Replace pull knobs on dresser drawers with jungle-theme knobs, and install wall hooks that look like animal heads. Animal print rugs can soften hardwood floors while giving the room a safari tent feeling.
Mural templates can be found online to create your own animal nursery wall art. You can choose a paint-by-numbers design, wall decal stickers or stencil a mural. If stenciling with paint, practice the brush stroke and design on paper first, to avoid mess-ups on your wall. Jungle, woodland, ocean, farm, dinosaur and other animal themes are all available as do-it-yourself murals.