Safari themed nursery - project nursery

Baby rooms come in all, shapes, sizes, and most importantly themes. And a current parent-favorite is a safari-themed nursery. Recent Decorilla clients, and parents-to-be, wanted a softened feel to this wild style and our team delivered exactly what they were looking for. Read on to see the results of this neutral safari-themed nursery perfect for welcoming a baby boy or girl! 

The Challenge: Safari-Themed Nursery

While nursery interior design checklists are certainly helpful, sometimes a little professional design help is needed to get the look just right. In anticipation of welcoming home a new baby, recent clients were looking to create a gender-neutral nursery with a safari theme. The idea was to design a space that would be comfortable for both parents and child, with plenty of room to grow and change as time passed by. With that in mind, they asked the designers to: 

  • Keep the color palette neutral with gray or cream walls as a background
  • Incorporate an accent wall with a fun printed wallpaper 
  • Create a gender-neutral safari-themed nursery
  • Make the space gentle, playful, and sophisticated at the same time
  • Ensure some storage for all of the baby’s belongings
  • Source a comfortable chair for the mother

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Safari Theme Nursery Decor Inspiration

Safari theme nursery decor inspiration

The clients’ inspirational gallery depicted their preferences quite clearly – a serene gender-neutral nursery. Most images featured exceptionally light and airy spaces filled with natural vibes. Creamy palettes featured wooden accents, while some of the details were also black-and-white. There was also safari-inspired bedding, a cute comforter with animal prints, and safari-themed wall art. 

Safari Themed Nursery Ideas & Moodboard 

Modern safari nursery decor by Decorilla
Modern safari nursery decor by Decorilla

To begin the online interior design process, Decorilla connected the clients with two suitable designers. Each designer created a unique visual concept. Both were open to revisions and edits in order to fulfill the client’s desires to perfection. Finally, after a round of consultations, the decision was made to continue working on the project with KaSonndra L.

Grey safari themed nursery ideas & mood board by Decorilla
Grey safari-themed nursery ideas & moodboard by Decorilla

KaSonndra’s moodboard encompassed all of the essential safari-themed nursery ideas, such as wildlife art, jungle theme accent wall, and of course, plush safari animals. Meanwhile, the creamy neutral palette provided a perfect background for a clean and simple layout. Even though the look was quite monochrome, the arrangement felt warm and inviting, ideal for both boys and girls. 

Neutral Safari-Themed Nursery Design

Neutral safari-themed nursery design by Decorilla
Neutral safari-themed nursery design by Decorilla

The modern safari nursery decor relied on contemporary items that would ensure the room will be equally as functional as the child grows. However, for now the room’s design was a tranquil oasis to welcome a baby. The creamy color palette set the tone for a sophisticated space that will easily adapt to changes in accent colors or decor over the years. The true design details shine in the brilliant use of textures and a few golden metallic accents, which KaSonndra used to create visual interest within the room. 

Modern safari nursery decor by Decorilla
Modern safari nursery decor by Decorilla

KaSonndra was careful to create a tasteful safari-theme without it being the least bit tacky. This was achieved through the use of muted decor that is cute, but not overly childish. And the showstopper was the elephant print wallpaper behind the crib that added a touch of whimsy.

White curtains blended with the wall color, making the room feel larger. However, their blackout feature also made it easy to control the room’s natural light – perfect for nap time. Thoughtful lamps and a shaded overhead pendant were also selected to bathe the room in soft light. Meanwhile, a few plants gave the room just a touch of color and nature fitting for a safari.

Convertible Nursery Furniture Selections

Gender-neutral safari themed nursery by Decorilla
Gender-neutral safari-themed nursery by Decorilla

The furniture and decor sourced for this project were not chosen only for their timeless look but also for their functionality. The diaper changing station, for example, could also double as a conventional dresser in a couple of years. The gliding chair provided a comfortable spot to nurse the baby as well as to read stories to a toddler. Lastly, the choice of a 4-in-one convertible crib provided the new parents with a comfortable bed for the baby. However, its best asset was the capability to quickly convert into a toddler bed or a full bed with the matching conversion kit.

Safari-Themed Nursery Before Interior Design

Safari Themed Nursery Before Interior Design

Before sprucing up with safari theme nursery decor, the room was new, empty, and ready for a transformation. The designer, however, made two minor adaptations to its original look. One was swapping the grey palette for the bright cream one, making the nursery brighter and warmer. The other included replacing light fixtures with more stylish ones. Completed with soothing furniture and decor, the room certainly became a sight to see. 

Modern Safari Nursery Decor Shopping List

Safari theme nursery decor shopping list
Safari theme nursery decor shopping list by Decorilla

Each Decorilla project comes with a customized shopping list filled with exclusive discounts. In addition, each client receives a realistic 3D visualizations that help clients envision the space before committing to any purchases. Above all, the details of ordering and shipping are left to a complimentary white-glove shopping concierge service that handles it all. 

Modern Safari Themed Nursery Decor Top Picks

Even if you are not ready to commit to a complete makeover, a few well-chosen nursery safari decor items can greatly enhance your space. Here are a few of our favorites:

Modern safari themed nursery decor top picks
  1. Achilles Cream/Gray Rug
  2. Paxton Ottoman
  3. Sydney Convertible Crib
  4. Animals Fabric Applique Art
  5. Castro Curtain
  6. Polar Floor Lamp
  7. Muir Rocker

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