Creating A Jungle Themed Baby Nursery
If your son or daughter loves everything having to do with the rain forest, a jungle-themed baby nursery is an option that will make bedtime appealing and playtime more enjoyable. Here are several ways to create a jungle themed baby nursery. The walls are a room’s largest canvas on which to create a theme-based design, and for a nursery, color is the key to a restful ambiance. Start by painting the lower quarter of the walls a sleepy, cool, barely green hue to mimic a jungle floor, and the remainder above very soft sky blue. Use no-VOC paints for a chemical-free space. If artistry isn’t your forte, use light-colored wall decals or a wallpaper mural instead. More important than the window treatment’s fabric and style in a baby’s nursery is curtain or blind safety factors. Fabric is a suffocation hazard, and blind and shade cords are a strangulation risk. Choose only child-safe window treatments, and keep them well out of your baby’s reach from the floor and crib.
For the furniture, well-built wood furniture can be painted, and can handle sandpaper and more than a couple of paint coats, making it ideal for jungle themed baby nursery. A wood crib, dresser and changing table finished with eco-safe, natural stain or varnish suits a jungle theme, as does distressed antique replicas in off-white. Then, too many accessories can create sensory overload, so rein in the urge to over-decorate. Use a few key pieces to tell a jungle story, such as a softly colored piece of rainforest art, a leaf-motif chandelier and a toucan mobile. With just the right balance, your baby nursery room will be a restful space for him — and, in turn, for you.