Elephants aren’t just a toddler zoo favorite, they’re also hugely symbolic. Many African tribes believe the elephant connotes strength and power; in feng shui, the elephant represents good luck, protection, and wisdom; in Christianity the elephant stands for the vastness of God as tied into several Bible stories. And of course, deep meaning aside, elephants can add a dose of majesty (or just plain cuteness) to any baby’s room.

An elephant nursery is a perfect gender-neutral baby room idea for your little one. If you are considering an elephant-themed nursery, we’ve pulled together some inspiration—ranging from big-picture schemes to the littlest decor details—to help bring your elephant baby room vision to life.

Elephant Nursery Baby Bank

Photo & To Purchase: Pottery Barn Kids 

Every new baby needs a little “piggy bank” for starting that first cash stash and tossing spare change as their parents find it around the house. Consider an elephant for your baby boy or girl’s room to round out the theme; a little good luck could never hurt in the banking department!

Elephant Nursery Lamp

Photo & To Purchase: Overstock

A bedside table or one beside the rocking chair could use a little light for reading bedtime stories by. This contemporary elephant lamp is a perfect choice for the nursery and it comes in a bunch of colors to fit your overall look.

Elephant Nursery Baby Blanket

Photo & To Purchase: Tiffany 

Shopping for a bougie baby room? This splurge item for the nursery is an absolutely stunning statement piece, tossed over the back of the rocking chair or wrapped around that sweet baby in your arms.

Elephant Nursery Oversized Cuddly

Photo: @ramyquez

Stuffed, yet flat, animal “mats” are a favorite item among new parents. They’re great for tummy time, later TV-watching or book-reading snuggles, and also make adorable elephant baby room decor. This big guy would be a lovely addition to your little one’s nursery. 

Elephant Nursery Faux Taxidermy

Photo: Camille Styles

There are plenty of darling details in this baby boy nursery, but the felted elephant head above the dresser is our absolute favorite one. A little jungle-inspired greenery enhances the elephant nursery theme.

Elephant Nursery Accent Table

Photo & To Purchase: Maisonette

It’s always special to bring something rare and statement-making into the baby’s room. This hand-painted elephant accent table is an elegant piece for your little boy or girl elephant nursery.

Elephant Nursery Mobile

Photo & To Purchase: Etsy/eymayshop

Above the baby’s crib, bring in some interest and themed cuteness with an elephant crib mobile like this awesome Etsy find. 

Flying Elephant Nursery Decals

Photo & To Purchase: Etsy/JudsonLane

These beautiful creatures look especially whimsical when taking flight attached to hot air balloons. The baby’s room is a perfect place to bring an extra dose of magic and wonder into the home; all it takes in this case is the right wall decals.

A Hint of Pink Elephant Nursery

Photo: Project Nursery

While elephant nurseries are adorable for a baby boy or a “team green” baby whose gender will be revealed at birth… don’t forget how fabulously pretty gray looks against pink! These parents had fun designing a dream nursery for their baby girl with an elephant theme. (See more girl nursery ideas!)

Modern Elephant Nursery

Photo: Project Nursery

While a traditional soft palette of gray and white, or a more dramatic scheme with safari-inspired greenery, are great options for an elephant nursery, we also love this modern take on the theme. A colorful painting looks so elegant in a contemporary baby room with refined details like the chair rail and lantern style lighting.  

More Nursery Inspiration:

Looking for another animal—or theme—to build your nursery around? Check out more nursery inspiration below! And, don’t forget to outfit your baby room with the ultimate nursery accessory: SNOO Smart Sleeper. Learn more about SNOO here!

About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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