Expecting a baby? Life’s about to get wild. If an animal-themed safari nursery is on your mind, consider stepping things up a bit with these adorable safari nursery details. Whether you’re going all-out with the safari nursery theme or are making subtle nods with, for example a giraffe-print crib sheet or elephant wall art, there are so many ways to create a beautiful safari-themed space for your little one. Here are some of our favorites safari nursery ideas. 

Dancing Animals Rug Safari Nursery Decor

Photo and where to buy: Pottery Barn Kids

A mid-century modern safari animal rug is the perfect choice for an upscale nursery—it’s on-theme and yet not cheesy. 

Monochrome Safari Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: Happiest Baby

A busy safari-print nursery wallpaper will bring elegance and timelessness to the space, especially if you opt for a black-and-white version like this one from Cole & Son

Black & White Safari Nursery Prints 

Photo: @thenomadicbaby 

Sure, safari animals are usually a vibrant bunch, but sometimes black-and-white plays so nicely in a baby’s jungle-themed room. This monochrome animal wall art pops on a tribal-print background. 

Flower Crown Safari Nursery Prints and Decor

Photo: @busybeingsasha

There are so many unique safari theme wall art options on Etsy and Amazon, but if you’re designing a girly nursery, these flower-crown-wearing jungle animals are too cute to pass up. 

Faux Taxidermy Safari Nursery Decor

Photo: Happiest Baby

The modern trend of taxidermy-inspired decor is a fun one to pull into any nursery; a plush giraffe head adds whimsy to your safari-themed baby room.  

Giraffe Safari Nursery Decor

SNOO Zoo giraffe accessory in a safari-themed nursery

What safari nursery is complete without a giraffe? SNOO Zoo would fit right in with this nursery theme, while amping up the style with its elegant design. Plus, nature-lovers can feel good about adding this gentle giant to their decor because a portion of all proceeds goes to the World Resources Institute—an organization that's helping to restore and conserve natural habitats!

Safari Nursery Blushing Bears Rug

Photo & Where to Buy: Rugs USA

Another pop of pretty for your girly safari nursery! The soft pink tone is charming and neutral, and the friendly bears enhance the animal-themed nursery so sweetly.   

Safari Nursery Animal Nameplate

Photo & where to buy: Miller Kyle Studios vis Etsy

What baby’s room would be complete without a name or monogram sign? This handmade giraffe nameplate is the perfect touch to create a modern safari-themed nursery.

Safari Nursery Mat

Photo & where to buy: deeranddot via Etsy

Baby will love a soft and cozy tummy time and play mat with a cheerful safari animal print. Add fringe for boho flair!

Jungle Safari Nursery Neutral Wall Art

Photo & where to buy: Buy Buy Baby

Earthy tones and simple shapes like the ones in this series make for a beautiful, gender-neutral addition to any safari theme baby room.  

Safari Nursery Crib Sheet

Photo & Where to Buy: AGreatBaby via Etsy 

Personalized baby bedding is always a nice touch, but these animals on safari are an extra-special way to infuse your safari nursery theme in every aspect of the room. Plus, it’ll be the perfect backdrop for adorable snoozy baby pictures.  

Safari Nursery Animal Mobile

Photo & where to buy: NicoandMaddie via Etsy 

Baby will drift right to Dreamland while watching dainty safari animals dance above the crib with this great baby room accessory.

Safari Nursery Growth Chart 

Photo & where to buy: ThereseDekkerDesigns

Rather than scribbling baby’s height on the wall, consider a moveable, oversized ruler that can go anywhere—and it matches your safari nursery theme! 

Safari Nursery Giraffe 

Photo: @augustaj

Tie the jungle safari theme together with an oversized, standing stuffed animal that will create interest and add humor to the space. Taking Baby’s photo next to this guy as he or she grows would be a cute way to mark milestones, too!

Nursery Safari Paper Art

Photo: @MittyandWilf 

Add charm and happiness with a bright splash of color. Nursery wall art can be so many different things, and these paper cut out pieces from Mitty and Wilf are just precious. 

Safari Nursery Hippo Rocker

Photo & where to buy: Pottery Barn Kids

The Pottery Barn Kids animal rocker has become a modern classic. Available in so many styles and colors, there’s one for every baby’s room—but the hippo is our top pick for your baby’s animal safari nursery.  

… Or Just Go All Out With Your Safari Nursery Theme!

Photo: @lust_life_designs 

This mama didn’t spare a single detail when creating her safari nursery, and we’re here for it! From banana leaf wallpaper and potted plants, to tons of rattan and wicker, and felt animal heads… every inch of this nursery pulls off the safari nursery theme flawlessly. Check the original post on Instagram for where-to-shop.

Final Thoughts on Safari Nursery Ideas 

No safari nursery is complete without an amazing baby bed that can complement any decor...no matter how wild! Enter: The SNOO baby bassinet which is perfect for every baby room. Plus, SNOO actually helps promote healthy sleep and keeps baby's safely sleeping in their back!

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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