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Jungle Theme Nursery Ideas
Jungle Theme Nursery Ideas and Jungle Baby Bedding
If you're looking for a fun and adorable baby room idea for a boy or a girl, you may want to consider a Jungle theme nursery. A jungle nursery can be bold and vibrant or neutral and subdued. With so many baby bedding sets to choose from, the possibilities for your little bundle of joy are endless!
I decorated my baby boy's nursery in a jungle theme. I bought the Fisher Price Rainforest crib bedding set because it's bright and cheery. I then mixed and matched various jungle, animal, and safari nursery décor accessories with it. I am very pleased with the results. It's a colorful nursery full of whimsical animals wearing friendly smiles. The best part is that his baby room grew with him. As a toddler, he was crazy about Diego. I left the green and khaki décor up, along with all the animal wall decals and accessories and mixed in Diego bedding and accessories. His jungle baby room quickly turned into a cool Diego room. It was a great way to stretch our budget.
Here you will find jungle nursery ideas and baby bedding...everything you need to decorate a fun jungle theme nursery.
Choosing Jungle Theme Nursery Accessories
Jungle nursery ideas and tips
After looking at a bunch of different animal nursery crib bedding collections, I discovered something. Some are called jungle themes and some are safari themes, but a lot of them combine animals from each region. For example, the Fisher-Price Rainforest collection has monkeys, tree frogs, and a tiger which are found in the jungle. Then they threw in a giraffe, which is found on the savanna.
I learned that you can mix jungle, zoo, and safari baby bedding collections as long as the colors work well together. It doesn't have to match exactly; it just needs to look good together. Your baby doesn't know that elephants and hippos are found on the savanna, while monkeys and tigers are in the jungle. So, first choose the crib bedding set you like most. Then, when choosing nursery décor accessories, have fun and mix elements you like from each nursery theme set and choose animals that you like the best.
Jungle Themed Nursery Ideas Decorating Tip
Don't be afraid to mix accessories from other nursery collections with the bedding you choose. The Fisher-Price Rainforest collection doesn't have a switch plate cover or wall decals, so I used some from another jungle collection.
Tips for Choosing Jungle Nursery Paint Color
Practical advice on choosing a nursery wall color
Before you choose a paint color for your baby's nursery you need to first decide if the color you choose will be staying through your child's infant, toddler, and part of his or her childhood or if you are willing to repaint it in a year or two. If you are willing to repaint it, then choosing a color that matches the bedding you fall in love with is great. If you plan to be living with the color for a long time, choose something versatile and think ahead.
I like warm tones. Warm colors make me feel good and cool colors make me feel bad, so I knew that I didn't want a blue nursery for my little one. Blue makes me think of sadness. I wanted a green, but it needed to be a warm green. Since we'd be sticking with the color for a while I definitely didn't want to go with a baby mint green that he'd outgrow in a few years. I wanted a green that would look good with his new Rainforest bedding, but I also wanted it to look good with what ever he wanted next (dinosaurs, cars, bugs, etc).
I went to the paint store and grabbed a sample card for every green they had (remember that the color will never look the same in your home's lighting as it will in the store's lighting). I then taped each sample up on the wall in the baby's nursery. I looked at the colors in the morning light, afternoon light, and evening light over the next few days. If one green looked to gray or to yellow during one part of the day, I took it down and tossed it. Then, from the greens that were left, I chose the one that I liked best.
In summary, the best way to choose a paint color is:
1) Decide how long you'll be living with this color.
2) Bring samples home and look at them in the room that you'll be painting.
3) Look at the samples in natural and artificial light where they will appear during different times of day.
4) View the samples over a few days before making a choice. Not only might you feel differently on different days, but the lighting may be different too.
More Paint Choice Ideas for a Jungle Themed Nursery - Other great paint color choices
Here are other great paint color choices for a jungle baby room.
- Greens - From lush, grass green to an earthy olive green, green makes a great backdrop for a jungle nursery. Most jungle and safari baby bedding coordinates best with greens that have a touch of brown or a touch of gray.
- Yellows - Yellow might not be an obvious choice for a jungle nursery, but it makes a fabulous jungle nursery color is you choose the right shade. Stay away from pastel yellow and sunshine yellow. Look instead for mustard yellows, golds, butter yellows, and other earthy shades of yellow.
- Khaki - Warm shades of khaki, beige, and tan would make a fabulous paint color for a jungle theme nursery.
- Brown - If you aren't afraid of bold colors, why not go for a super rich chocolate brown to match the cheerful monkeys in your baby's jungle nursery?
Jungle Baby Bedding Sets
Crib bedding for a jungle theme nursery.
NoJo Jungle Babies Baby Bedding Collection - Crib Bedding with Monkeys, Lions, and Elephants with a Soft Green Background
This baby bedding set is so cute and the colors are a little lighter than they appear in the picture. The green is close to a sea foam green. The trim on the comforter is a super soft chenille corduroy.
This lamp is as cute as it is functional.
Jungle Theme Nursery Collection - Adorable jungle baby bedding set
This jungle nursery collection is by Nojo and is so super cute. It features friendly, cuddly creatures with just enough color to interest baby without being over stimulating.
This window valance coordinates perfectly.
Keep all of your diapers handy in this fashionable stacker.
Carter's Safari Sky Jungle Nursery Décor - Safari Sky jungle baby bedding
Carter's Safari Sky nursery décor takes a modern twist on the typical jungle nursery. It boasts a bold navy with pops of bright green. It's the perfect choice for any baby boy's room.
Cotton Tales Designs Paradise Jungle Themed Nursery Collection - Vibrant and fun jungle crib bedding and nursery accessories
The colors in this crib bedding set are so vivid and modern without being over stimulating. It's a beautiful set. Had it been available when I decorated my son's room, this would have been my first choice.
Jungle Nursery Wall Art
Jungle Wall Décor on eBay - Baby wall art on eBay
Wall art completes the look. Here are some of the final details for designing a fun and inviting baby room.
Jungle Nursery Lighting
Jungle baby room lamps and lighting.
Jungle Nursery Lamps on eBay - Adorable lamps perfect for a baby's room
A lamp is just what you need for all of those late night feedings and cuddles. It's also great for reading a bedtime story, while allowing baby to relax and unwind in the dim light.
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