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Jungle Theme Nursery Ideas

Updated on June 17, 2014

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.

Image: Jungle baby bedding set by Cocalo.

Jungle Nursery Lamp
Jungle Nursery Lamp

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.

Jungle Baby Bedding Set
Jungle Baby Bedding Set

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Khaki - Warm shades of khaki, beige, and tan would make a fabulous paint color for a jungle theme nursery.
  4. 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.

NoJo Jungle Babies Lamp and Shade
NoJo Jungle Babies Lamp and Shade

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.

NoJo Little Bedding Jungle Pals Window Valance
NoJo Little Bedding Jungle Pals Window Valance

This window valance coordinates perfectly.

 
NoJo Little Bedding Jungle Pals Diaper Stacker
NoJo Little Bedding Jungle Pals Diaper Stacker

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.

Did you like what you found here? Do you have suggestions to parents who are decorating their nurseries? Leave your comments and well-wishes here.

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    • Wendy Leanne profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Leanne 

      5 years ago from Texas

      @anonymous: Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Benjamin Moore has a paint color called "Safari". We are using it for our jungle/safari themed nursery. I picked it to complement the bedding and other fabrics in the room before I even noticed what it was called. It's a nice warm muted yellow. This is Benjamin Moore's description "Conjuring images of a trekking through the wilds of South Africa, this soft, muted yellow creates an atmosphere of relaxed ease."

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      WordChipper 

      6 years ago

      Great ideas here. My girls are older but good ideas for my friends, nieces, and nephews

    • beaworkathomemom profile image

      beaworkathomemom 

      6 years ago

      Great suggestions. The Cotton Tales collection has such rich colors--so cute!

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      DecoratingMom411 

      6 years ago

      I really like your lens. Very informative and a lot to choose from. Kids will definitely love it and at a young age they will learn to tell what kind of animals they see.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Very sweet products :-)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Very good lens.

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      laurenrich 

      6 years ago

      I love what I see here. These are great jungle nursery ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    • Wendy Leanne profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Leanne 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @anonymous: You're welcome. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I am doing a jungle themed nursery for one of our twins and a butterfly theme for the other twin. Thanks for showing these ideas we love them.

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      Missmerfaery444 

      6 years ago

      A jungle theme is a great nursery décor theme, especially if you don't know which you're having! We did a yellow nursery with jungle theme for my daughter (at the time we didn't know if she would be a boy or girl) - great fun, she had a giraffe shaped bookcase and all kinds of cool things. So many possibilities for this theme!

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      StorkBabyGiftBa 

      6 years ago

      A Jungle Theme is one of my all time favorites for baby! So colorful and lively! We just posted a Jungle Themed Baby Basket...check it out at http://www.storkbabygiftbaskets.com/jolly-jungle-b...

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      stephiy 

      6 years ago

      Very cute lens! I love a jungle theme for a baby's room :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      great lens :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Nice ideas! Thanks! Love it! Thanks.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      nice ideas my neighbor used your themes thanks for sharing

    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      My friend has just had twins and is looking for some insipration for her 2 little monkeys! this jungle theme is just the thing for their new nursery décor!

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      HomeDecorKnight 

      6 years ago

      Nice collection and nice idea about jungle theme nursery, I these jungle theme, nice lens

    • bueler lm profile image

      bueler lm 

      6 years ago

      Great lens filled with good info on nursery ideas.

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      nickybutler 

      6 years ago

      Incredibly cute lens! Perfect for both sexes, I love the beauitul, bold designs :) Thanks for a superb lens!

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      ideashine 

      6 years ago

      Soooooo cute :)

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      wedpittsburgh lm 

      6 years ago

      I love this theme for both boys and girls!

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      Melissa Miotke 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      My son's nursery is jungle themed. Great lens!

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      KrystalBee LM 

      6 years ago

      My favorite. If I have a boy this is exactly what I'll be picking for a theme.

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      ResearchAddict 

      6 years ago

      What baby wouldn't love to settle into a jungle themed nursery! So cute!

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      rhazor 

      7 years ago

      nice idea

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      faber80 

      7 years ago

      Jungle theme is definitely one of my favourite one!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      How about a jungle theme Diaper Cake? http://www.newbabydiapercakes.com/diaper-cakes-2/t...

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      jordanmilesbask 

      7 years ago

      Great lens!

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      AnimalHouse 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! These are great ideas and the pictures are lovely!

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      JennySui 

      7 years ago

      Great ideas! Great Lens!

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      FantasticBDaypartys 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the information.nicely done!

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      Nirmal Shah 

      7 years ago from India

      Adorable lens. I wish I had this when I was a toddler :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I wish I were younger! :)

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      food monkey 

      7 years ago

      nice lens!

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      mistersquidoo_here 

      7 years ago

      i think this is creative...nice lens...

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      7 years ago

      What a great nursery theme. The colors are great and I love the animals. They are too cute.

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      Lauren 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I have a jungle theme for my son--it looks a lot like one of the CoCaLo sets you feature. I love it! I also striped the walls--it looks fantastic!

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      virgoansun 

      7 years ago

      I did a jungle theme for my son's bedroom many moons ago - used animal printed fur fabric for curtains and hung a mosquito net over his bed - it looked fantastic. Such a great lens. Very inspired.

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      aussieremovals 

      7 years ago

      Amazing! Very nice and creative lens. Thanks.

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      pamadra 

      7 years ago

      I have always loved the jungle theme for my girls, it is very peaceful. Nice lens.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I wouldn't mind having a jungle themed bedroom for myself! I really like how you discuss the importance of choosing wall color, especially if you don't want to be redoing it again soon. Great advice and tips to help others create the perfect nursery for their little one.

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      Close2Art LM 

      7 years ago

      I painted a safari mural in my son's room, love your lens by the way, let me know if you would like to see some pics of the mural it would fit right in with this lens!!! Thanks RWJR

      p.s. you are a great inspiration to us newbies:)

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      June Parker 

      7 years ago from New York

      The jungle theme nursery is such a fun happy theme.

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      Shelly Sellers 

      7 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Oh....so many choices, it is hard to pick just one! I really thing the Fisher Price Precious Planet is among my favorite!

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      squid-janices7 

      8 years ago

      Love a jungle theme and there are so many adorable patterns to choose from with this theme. Great job on this lens!

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      OrganicMom247 

      8 years ago

      What fun! I would love these theme for my kids room, it is just bright and fun. Nicely done

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      myraggededge 

      8 years ago

      Themed baby rooms are so much fun. Blessed by the Home Décor Squid angel :-)

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      pixelposy 

      8 years ago

      Hmmm... we had a zoo wedding.... maybe a jungle nursery is the next step. Thanks for the wonderful nursery decoration ideas!

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      Philippians468 

      8 years ago

      thank you for such a wonderful creative lens! love it! cheers

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      Vladimir 

      8 years ago from Australia

      Forget the child. I'd like a jungle theme bedroom for myself

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I think this is one of the nicest lenses I have ever seen. I hope that you turn things around with Google and it does super well for you!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I didn't even think about a jungle theme being so cutet -- but it definitely is! Nice page too. =)

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      Home Interior D 

      8 years ago

      Some lovely Jungle themed products here. Jungle themes are fun.

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      girlfriendfactory 

      8 years ago

      I love this theme! My son grew up loving giraffes, but we didn't know it until he was about 6 months old. That stepping stool and toybox are just too cute though! :) Great job!

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      Senora M 

      9 years ago

      My son's room is a jungle room. We used Lambs and Ivy Zoofari and Fisher Price stuff. It went so well together and looks so cute! 5*s--thanks for a great lens!!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      10 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Yes, very well done lens with fun ideas.

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      chinaology 

      10 years ago

      I was curious about your lens because we are working on setting up a place for our baby to sleep, but what really moved me was the quality of your lens. It is colorful, interesting, engaging and has lots of relevant content. As a newbie, this is something I really want to aspire for. Great lens!

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      EpicFarms 

      10 years ago

      I love the jungle theme! Very well done lens with great pics and some fabulous ideas - 5*

      Http://www.Squidoo.com/ConnieCrankpot

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      mrsm54321 

      10 years ago

      A beautiful lens with some excellent ideas and tips. My own boys are a little old for a Jungle themed bedroom now but I really liked the examples shown here.

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      Wonderful ideas! Thanks so much!

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      Lee Hansen 

      10 years ago from Vermont

      What a clever decorating idea - lions, tigers, oh my!

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      Lou165 

      10 years ago from Australia

      What a great lens, my friend used a jungle theme for her baby boy and it is gorgeous.

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      michellepatelle 

      10 years ago

      I chose a light tan for the wall paint and refinished a dresser in a rich green. The bed is teak wood. Personally, I think it is a great backdrop for jungle prints for my little girl.

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      Adrienne Jenkins 

      10 years ago

      Beautiful lens

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      Jimmie Quick 

      10 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      How fun! I like the NoJo series the best. And that book rack! Adorable! It's never too early to start instilling a love of reading.

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      metzgerbusiness 

      10 years ago

      I'm brand new to the Squidoo community and I have been looking at different lens's to get an idea of the page possibilities. This is really a terrific design and great content.

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      David Gardner 

      10 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Wow! Cool lens! To add to your "jungle look" you could get ideas from my Tropical Plants lens or my Luau Party lenses. You most likely don't want to use real plants or decorations that might be hazardous to the kiddos, but you can still use some of the ideas here for your Jungle-Themed Nursery! Definite 5*!

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      pkmcr 

      10 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Many congratulations on the well deserved achievement of becoming a Giant Squid!

      Take care

      Paul

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      Congratulations and welcome to the Giants program! Well done!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      I am currently doing my soon-to-be baby girl's nursery in the Fisher-Price Rainforest theme. They do have wall decals in the collection. They can be found on walmart.com and toysrus.com.

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      Brian Stephens 

      10 years ago from France

      This a great lens and perfect for the Interior Design, Soft furnishings and Décor Group. Welcome to the group and looking forward to seeing more of your lenses.

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      What a great idea for decorating! Nicely constructed lens too. :) 5*'s.

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      WallsyTales 

      10 years ago

      Thank you for taking a moment to view our lens and for adding Wallsy Tales in the near future!

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      julieannbrady 

      10 years ago

      What a fun lens! You must know that I love the Jungle theme and found this lens delightful. 5*****

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      herbie66 

      10 years ago

      Hi

      You are featured on the 'Pregnancy and Baby' Group.

      ( http://www.squidoo.com/groups/pregnancy-baby )

      Herb

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