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Our Jungle Theme Nursery

I am so excited to share our nursery reveal with you today! I was excited to design a modern jungle theme nursery for our little boy, Luke, and I hope that you love it too!

We went with a jungle theme for Luke’s nursery for a few reasons. One is that I love animals and wanted to encourage him to love animals, too.  I love that a jungle theme nursery is rather gender neutral and not specifically a “boy nursery.” 

Another big reason was this wallpaper, which is one of the first things that you will notice about the design. The wallpaper is tropical palm leaf print and came from Target. We shared a whole post about how to hang peel and stick wallpaper here. 

I also contemplated hanging some jungle nursery wall decals instead of the wallpaper, but I am glad that I went with this look. It makes a huge impact. The colors are colorful and bright enough to read like a kid’s space, but not overwhelmingly so.  I think that it is perfect for a baby nursery! 

Our Jungle Theme Nursery

Baby Animal Gallery Wall


The wallpaper meant that we did not need much other wall art. However, I was excited to hang a baby animal gallery wall over the changing table.  It takes the jungle theme to the next level – a bit of modern safari nursery decor! I just love how it turned out. 

Baby Animal Gallery Wall

Baby Animal Gallery Wall

Speaking of the changing table, that was an IKEA Hemnes dresser hack. We also built a custom wooden changing table topper to hold the changing pad in place. 

smart nursery smart plug

In the corner of the room we have our rocker, a live edge side table, and a gorgeous lamp that’s hooked up to a smart plug. This corner is my favorite spot in the whole house. It’s the perfect place to gaze out onto the lake and relax while holding a sleeping baby. 

jungle theme nursery

Sean built the mid century modern crib entirely from scratch, which was shockingly simple! In lieu of printed jungle themed bedding, I just went with a simple gray crib sheet. We’re hoping this crib will be in our family for a long time.

jungle baby nursery

I also built a jungle themed palm leaf baby mobile with safari animals sewn from felt. It turned out so adorable! I didn’t go with too many jungle themed nursery accessories, so I really wanted the ones that we have to stand out! 

jungle theme nursery

Let’s get back to the base of the room. In addition to hanging wallpaper, we hung wainscoting on the lower half of the walls. 

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We also completely made over the popcorn ceiling with a DIY coffered ceiling. This has got to be my favorite project in the whole house! The ceiling was perfectly capped off with the addition of a modern ceiling fan that features both up and down lights. 

Nursery Closet System and Bi-Fold Doors via Charleston Crafted

Nursery Closet System

I used thin slats of wood and some white paint to give the bi-fold closet doors a more modern look, too! Inside the closet we designed a custom storage system

You Are Our Greatest Adventure Sign

In the entryway to the room, I hung a simple wooden banner that reads “you are our greatest adventure.” It really fits the feeling that we wanted the space to have. 

jungle baby nursery

I am so pleased with how Luke’s nursery turned out. We worked hard to turn all of my jungle nursery ideas into a reality! I know that he doesn’t really see the space right now, but I hope that he feels safe and secure and loved in this room! 


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Thursday 4th of March 2021

[…] his jungle themed nursery in our old home? When we asked him what he wanted in his new bedroom, he said “animals!” The kid has loved […]


Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Love, love, love everything!!


Sunday 23rd of August 2020

What is the size of your nursery? Just curious. I wanted to get a general idea out what my bedroom would look like using the same 1x6 boards. Thanks.


Sunday 23rd of August 2020

It was 10'x10'!


Sunday 23rd of August 2020

*I am referring to the 1x6 boards you used for your coffered ceiling. I forgot to mention that.

Jeremy Dickson

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Love the fan. I'll be working on my boys bedrooms soon and would like to find the fan you used. Could you let me know where you found it?


Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Yep, it's the Torch fan from Fanimation. They are available at Lowe's and on Amazon here-


Tuesday 15th of January 2019

Lovely relaxing loving room, you can see the love for your son in everything you have done. Congratulations for your baby son, and for creating a beautiful room in which he will sleep, play and learn. Love to see the view you spoke about while Luke is asleep in your arms

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