Post by Stephanie, Home Stylist from The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team
Whether you’re styling a nursery for your first baby, or looking to shake things up for the latest addition to your brood, creating a nursery with a theme is a great way to celebrate a the arrival of a new kiddo. After all, their room is only going to be in nursery-mode for a limited time, so why not have a little fun playing around with a theme? To get you inspired, I’ve put together a few tips for creating a safari-themed nursery design.
You certainly don’t have to incorporate a lot of over-the-top details to style your safari nursery. Sure, you could construct an elaborate recreation of Kenyan grasslands and Acacia trees using paper mache and chicken wire, or have a custom mural of the Serengeti plain painted on all four walls, but that will certainly entail a lot of time and money better spent elsewhere. Instead, try incorporating colors, patterns, and materials that evoke the emotion of being on safari.
Being on safari means being far away from city lights that block the view of a night sky filled with stars. The Constellations Wall Art is a perfect homage to the experience of looking out at a clear, starry night in the bush. A grass-green Patina rug adds a super-saturated pop of color that pairs well with a sunshine-yellow floor pouf. Zebras, monkeys, and giraffes are definitely necessary for a safari nursery, just don’t feel you have to go overboard including them on every detail in the space. A touch here or there is all you need.
For a more neutral take on the safari theme, stick to a color palette of ivory, tan, and gray reminiscent of a hot, arid climate and try using a singular bold statement to set the tone of the space. The new Charley Harper zebra print rug brings in a punch of pattern that is supported by more subtle, organic painterly shapes like those in the Freehand bedding.
Post by Stephanie, Home Stylist from The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team. Our Design Services team offers free one-on-one design advice, mood boards and space planning. You have a room to decorate? They’d love to hear from you. Visit The Land of Nod’s Design Services page to get started today.