Safari Themed Kids Interior

How to Create a Safari or Jungle Themed Kids Room

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Welcome to the Jungle 

Answer the call of the wild with a safari or jungle themed children's interior. This ever popular trend is here to stay - providing the perfect backdrop for little explorers and nature lovers to rest and play. 

Read on and discover how to create a child friendly space that's bursting with fun, animal motifs and natural textures, for guaranteed playtime adventures.

A jungle or safari theme should be a feast for the senses - in a good way. Be brave and go wild with a bold colour 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 really is a bit of a jungle out there. 

If you follow our posts you’ll know that paint is a hot topic around here. Afterall, it’s the starting point of any interior makeover, so it’s vital you make the right choice.

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

For inspiration, check out Lick Paint. This fun brand has an extensive array of colours 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

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 using some fun wall stickers? Mess free and reusable, they are super effective, easy to apply and you really don’t need to be a Picasso to give it a go. Take a peek at these stunning safari themed stickers from Ducks in a Row, or how about this showstopper scene from Pastelowe Love. 


On Safari

If you’re thinking of adding new furniture pieces, then what could be more fitting than these uber chic lockers from Mustard Made. Available in a variety of sizes and colours, they make a stunning addition as well as providing plenty of practical storage space for clothing, books and treasures.


If you're really going for it, words simply cannot describe this impressive treehouse bed -  the perfect set up for adventure, it's the stuff childhood dreams are made of. A true investment piece, it features  2 beds, a hideout and a slide to whizz out of bed each morning! 

Adding shelving in natural materials such as bamboo and cane will elevate this look further. Then as a final flourish, decorate with cute wooden animals.  We love these sweet animal pals from Tender Leaf Toys. 


If storage is your bag, you can’t go wrong with a woven basket. Lightweight, transportable and just the ticket for housing little bits and bobs.  These gems from small UK brand Bella Bambino are a delight and you can even choose from some amazing animal characters like this happy looking lion. What a handsome guy.




And how about this sweet bedding set from cute brand Kabode . The adorable animal print adds a pop of colour and makes for the sweetest of dreams. 


Let them get amongst nature with some lovely soft furnishings to finish off the look. Accent cushions and textured rugs add warmth and a cosy 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. 


Hello there washable rugs. We’ve sung their praises before and yes, they really are a thing. We can vouch for these beauties by Lorena Canals. They are sure to 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.

Born to be wild

Roarsome wall prints add an element of fun, instantly whisking you away to a jungle paradise. Check out the full collection. 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.

Wall rugs are another way to add interest and texture to wall spaces, and just look at these amazing wall mounted animal heads from Childhome - transforming explorers straight into the heart of the African wilds. 

The Great Outdoors 

Play tents are a great way to add interest to a room and this one from Nobodinoz gives us all the jungle feels - happy campers are sure to love it. They also make a handy reading corner for those quieter moments or for when you just need to take 5 too!


For a final flourish, throw in some soft toys - these make a fantastic accessory as well as a loveable friend to snuggle at bedtime. If it's a statement piece you're after, Childhome have really nailed it with their iconic free standing stuffed giraffe. There's an amazing, elegant elephant version too.  

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. 

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.
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