Jungle Safari Bedding for Toddlers Boys and Girls
Decor That Roars: Jungle Safari Bedding Sets for Toddlers, Boys and Girls
Fun bedding sets are the 'king of the jungle' in your kid's new safari bedroom, as they promise to be the focal point you need to introduce your planned jungle decor.
While you may have your new safari theme picked out, deciding on what kind of jungle you want may seem as elusive as the stealthy lioness.
Not to worry, though; scroll down and I'll show you both playful and more natural jungle safari comforters and other bedding for setting just the right stage in your toddler or older kid's bedroom. And with a few Decor 101 tips you'll have one ROAR of a jungle safari bedroom you'll both love.
Let's get this safari started!
Getting Started On Your New Jungle Room Adventure
The Focal Point: Setting Up Your Boy or Girl's New Jungle Room
As I mentioned in my intro, your bedding is most often a bedroom's focal point; it's what introduces your theme, ushering in guests, while holding the eye for a scant bit longer. That's a big job description, so I advise going as full-on with your jungle bedding as practical--both visually and budget-wise.
Decide whether you want a playful, happy jungle theme or a more natural setting with ethereal hues like sands, jungle greens and clay. It's all a matter of your boy or girl's age and how long you plan to keep your theme going.
Here's a look at both genres in visually stimulating jungle safari comforters and other bedding sets like these have that 'holding power' your kid's safari room needs to set the jungle stage successfully and get your kid's room of too a roaring start (pun intended!).
Your Wall Color: To Paint or Not to Paint?
Paint makes the most dramatic change in any room; it's instant gratification in a can. If you're able to paint, I suggest using a two-color scheme, where the bottom half of your jungle room's wall is brown or green and the top, blue. Make your dividing 'line' a natural landscape slope. I've used painting tape in a freehand fashion for a convincing look.
If you prefer the playful jungle genre, opt for a green land base with a blue sky. Conversely, the more jungle theme is best represented by brown land and blue sky.
When you can't paint, make sure your bedding is bold and your wall art, large scale. This way, the eye is drawn from bedding to art without much thought about banal, white walls.
Here's a look a several brown-based safari bed sets that will work fabulously if you're going for an earthy look.
My #1 Pick for Toddler Safari Bedding
4-Piece Jungle Comforter with Sheet Set for Toddlers
I'm loving the brilliant colors this jungle comforter set by Olive Kids boasts; it's perfect as your toddler's safari focal point.
With its many vibrant hues, you'll have your pick for wall color. This model room play up the comforter well with tan walls but you can just as well go with blue or green wall color--really, any color pulled from the bedding will work well, no matter how small it's represented with your bedding.
I like the idea of matching sheets, as you can either turn down the comforter for a welcoming look or fully make the bed for a clean-line, finished look.
Isn't this jungle bed set adorable?
Getting the Designer Look Even If You're Not
Sometimes decorating can seem daunting when you consider wall color, art, accessories . . . you get the picture.
It's easy to become overwhelmed--and fast. So, I was happy to see this model room at left, here with its fabulously-painted focal corner. I often suggest perusing the web and other references like magazines for kids' rooms in the theme you love. Make note of these rooms' favorite features and simply mirror the ideas in your own space.
I love the painted safari grass that's easily and cleanly done with paint tape outlining each reed. Use chalk to draw the grass; practice beforehand if you're not confident.
You won't need to buy a gallon of paint per color; just buy the cheap acrylic, craft paint that's available for under $1 per small bottle. I buy the big bottles from big box craft stores and with a 40% off weekly coupon.
These playful jungle comforters and bedding are toddler fave with their adorable, animal graphics you'll both love.
The Elephant in the Room
Elephants are great for their size alone. If you're artistic, consider drawing one large elephant on focal wall. You'll have quite the start for a jungle room.
Not too artistic?
Below, I present some ideas for dramatic wall art with easy-to-use decals.
Again, with these model rooms, you can study wall color and accessories.
Elephants are a popular kids' theme and will work nicely in a jungle theme for boys and girls. I like the variety of wall color that's expressed in all the rooms; the earthy hues add to a natural ambiance, supporting your theme of flora and fauna.
Remember to bathe wall in a color your child can live with for several years if you're not up to painting anytime soon. Paint is decor's most striking influence in a space, instantly and dramatically changing the face of your child's bedroom.
Any of these elephant bed sets will add that wow factor you'll both appreciate.
My #1 Pick for Jungle Safari Wall Art
Giant 3D Wall Art
I'm a huge fan of huge wall art for its WOW! effect. One large piece has more value than several smaller pictures.
Too many small frames make the wall look cluttered and the room less tidy. You'd be amazed how just a few toys on the floor seem mirrored by the frames on the wall, creating double the clutter!
Why is this?
The eye instantly recognizes patterns, so four framed pictures and four toys on the floor create a pattern, visually. Corall the clutter and keep to large pieces on your wall where possible.
These large 3D jungle animal wall art pieces have the color and size to hang together in one arrangement or alone on a smaller wall. Aren't these jungle animals fabulous?!
Create Your Own Jungle-Size Wall Art from Decals
Jungle Wall Stickers for Baby Room - Repositionable & Removable Jungle Theme Wall Decals
Murals done by an artist can cost a small fortune--often more than your furniture!
There's no argument custom murals are well worth the money spent but for us budget-minded moms and dads, the painted mural must wait. But wall decals can make an equally impressive jungle safari mural that can wrap around your kid's bedroom without spending a whopping sum.
Uber-cheap, wall decals are repositionable, reusable and easy to hang; if it's not 'right' simply pull the decal off and position it the way you want it.
You'll be impressed with some of the results parents have realized with their submitted images. Follow the links here to see what they've come up with. Mix and match for your perfect jungle.
Giant & Large Jungle Safari Themed Wall Decals
A Pair of Scissors--and a Bit of Creativity
Notice how well these jungle theme wall decals share the same color scheme despite being from different sets. Create a wall-sized mural by merely snipping and piecing together. You'll achieve the best results by mapping out your picture on paper then applying to it to your wall. The great part about decals is you can peel your mistakes away and reapply as I mentioned.
Pink for Girls--or Not
Pink and Green Jungle Kids 4~Piece Twin Size Comforter Set by Sweet Jojo Designs
I'm not a fan of assigning color to either gender; afterall color is for everyone and shouldn't be relegated like it is. If you've a boy with a penchant for pink, I say, "Have at it!" Two of my three boys went through a pink phase while the other had a yellow tank top fixation--and I was happy to indulge.
Yes, they are still alive and happy.
If you've a girl or boy who insists on pink everything, you can still create a cute safari theme while satisfying their love of jungle animals. Pink is a wonderfully easy color to decorate with; you can really pile it on in any number of shades without your space looking overdone. I've seen whole rooms done up in monochrome pink with fabulous results.
Pink jungle themed bedding sets like this one are a perfect example of 'pink o' plenty' and will delight any lover of the rosy hue--girl or boy.