How to Create a Safari or Jungle Themed Kids Interior

How to Create a Safari or Jungle Themed Kids Interior

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Welcome to the Jungle 

Answer the call of the wild with a safari or jungle themed interior. Little explorers will adore a room that’s bursting with color, animal motifs and natural textures, for guaranteed playtime adventures.

Creating a theme room is all part of the fun of course. It’s also a good opportunity to release your inner child. 

A jungle or safari theme should be a feast for the senses - in a good way. Nothing garish, mind. Be brave and go wild with a bold color palette.

Safari Themed Kids Room

This stunning setup does just that, transporting you straight to the heart of the African Savannah. 

Nature Calling

It’s safe to say that when it comes to choosing paint, it’s a bit of a jungle out there. 

If you follow our posts you’ll know that paint is a hot topic around here. We’re really quite passionate about it in fact. It’s the starting point of any interior makeover after all, so it’s vital you make the right choice.

Our mantra is to keep it simple. For this theme, we’d recommend picking one color for the walls. Consider greens, browns, oranges or yellows as a good starting point.

For inspiration, check out Valspar. This fun brand has an extensive array of colors to choose from and is a great mid range option, without blowing the budget. Order their tester pots and try them out on the wall near natural light to get the best idea for what you like.

Farrow & Ball are another excellent choice, though not quite as kind on the purse strings, the quality can’t be underestimated and the finish is supreme. Plus, all of their paints are produced using eco-friendly formulas, for that added peace of mind. You can read more about their sustainable practices here

Introducing an accent wall is a simple hack that works really well.  Alternatively why not try this clever idea by Pretty in Print. The scalloping detail works well and is oh so dreamy. It’s easy to achieve too. Believe it or not, drawing them on the wall using the top of a cereal bowl will do the trick nicely.

How about nurturing your artistic side and creating a mural? This sweet room idea with its bright yellow sun really makes us smile. It’s super effective and you really don’t need to be a Picasso to give it a go.

Wall Mural

Start by making a template. Draw your preferred design onto paper, then cut it out and stick it to the wall in your chosen position. Lightly trace around it, using a pencil. Once that's done it's just a matter of adding the paint. Then step back and admire your handy work. Hey presto.

On Safari

If you’re thinking of adding key pieces, then what could be more fitting than Bloomingville’s iconic natural giraffe storage basket. It makes a stunning addition as well as a practical storage space for books and treasures.Safari Storage Basket

Adding shelving in natural materials such as bamboo and cane will elevate this look further. Decorate with cute wooden animals.  We like these, also from Bloomingville.Bloomingville Wooden Animal Toys

This Danish brand is renowned for its unique mix of edgy boho style and cool Scandi vibe. Have a browse here.  

How about this sweet bedding set from Liewood Design. The adorable animal print in ‘Safari Sandy’ has totally stolen our hearts and makes for the sweetest of dreams. Shop the look here.Kids Scandi Bedding

Let them get amongst nature with some lovely soft furnishings to finish off the look. Accent cushions and textured rugs add warmth and a cozy feel to any space. Think animal faces mixed with a sprinkling of velvet in earthy tones. Take a peek at these beauties that bring allll the fun. All available to shop here.

Lion Cushions

Hello washable rugs. We’ve sung their praises before and yes, they really are a thing. We can vouch for this beauty by Lorena Canals. It will give any room a touch of ‘Rainforest chic’. Totally machine washable and super soft to boot. The perfect addition to a kids room because, well let's face it, kids can be messy can’t they. Tap the image to shop the look.

Washable Rugs

Born to be wild

Roarsome wall prints add an element of fun, instantly whisking you away to a jungle paradise. We have a particular soft spot for this friendly Toucan from the supremely talented Pretty in Print art.  From Lions to Crocs, there's so many gorgeous designs to choose from.  If you can’t decide, hang your faves together for a real statement. Shop them here too.Jungle Art Print  

The Great Outdoors 

Play tents are a great way to add interest to a room and this one from Kids Concept gives us all the jungle feels. The design even features an embroidered bug - for a realistic touch that happy campers will love. They also make a handy reading corner for those quieter moments or for when you just need to take 5 too!

Kids Play Tents

For a final flourish, throw in some soft toys - these make a fantastic accessory as well as a loveable friend to snuggle at bedtime. We're huge fans of this colourful snake. Take your pick from Scandiborn’s huge range here.

Soft toy animals

And there you have it. We hope you’re feeling inspired and ready to transform your little wildlings room. You can shop the full collection to your heart's content here. 

And, you can shop  more of our gorgeous interiors collections too. From space theme, to gender neutral spaces. 

Share your creations with us over at @scandiborn.
For more interiors inspiration don’t forget to follow along on Pinterest too.
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