If you’ve been tuning into April the Giraffe’s live feed for the last few weeks with the rest of the world, you might have found yourself thinking of a giraffe themed nursery for your baby. With a little inspiration from April and a whole lot from our Starry Safari Premier Print, we put together the essentials for a picturesque safari themed nursery. So while we can’t promise that April will be giving birth any time soon, you’re little one will be here before you know it! Here’s how you can get started on your Starry Safari Nursery.
Round up the animals
Turn your nursery into an animal kingdom. You might not be able to go out and buy a pet giraffe, BUT bringing in some giant stuffed animals will look fun and entertain your curious little one. This jumbo giraffe has life-like spots that could make it April the giraffe’s twin, but is super plush and snuggly for play time.
These detailed watercolor prints are adorable and help bring your other favorite safari animals into the room- without having an overload of stuffed animals. But, for when the stuffed animal collection starts getting out of hand, you can turn to this animal-friendly storage solution.
Bring in some texture
A woodland nursery isn’t the only theme that allows you to bring some of the outdoors in. A safari themed nursery lends itself really well to natural wooden accents and furniture. Consider getting a crib and dresser with a natural wood stain. We also love these fun elephant laundry hampers. They’re hand-woven and the perfect way to hide all that dirty laundry, while adding to the room’s design.
Don’t be afraid to add a little greenery into the mix. It still keeps it neutral, but adds more texture, interest, and a pop of color. And as a bonus, certain plants have been shown to actually help you sleep better. We’re also big fans of this plush giraffe print rug from PB Kids.
Tame your wild child
Get your little animal to get a good night’s sleep with our Starry Safari Zen Swaddle or Zen Sack. These little giraffes will wrap your baby in a loving embrace, simulating your touch with gently weighted pads on the chest and sides. Your wild child will calm easier and sleep longer with the help of the Zen Sleep System.
You can also get a safari mobile to hang above your baby’s crib. Mobiles can help soothe babies to sleep – and they look super cute as a decoration. We loved this handmade felt safari mobile from Etsy and this super neutral animal mobile.
Spin the color wheel
You know what we love best about the safari theme? Its primary colors (beige, tan, grey, brown etc.) are all so neutral that you can choose virtually any other color to compliment it. Go bold, bright, light, or somewhere in between. We loved the use of this bold red with dark greys in this nursery. Blue is a calming and peaceful color- we’re especially fans of this light blue as a backdrop to natural wood furniture. Pops of yellow and teal in this nursery make it especially fun. April the giraffe would certainly approve, and your little one will too!