- A Project For: Jack
- Age: 9 months
- Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Safari & Stripes Nursery
I was inspired by a nursery I saw online with the same blue and white stripes and zebra print rug. My mom bought the sheets for me at Land of Nod in the colors that I love (blue and lime green) and because I loved the animal print so much, it developed into a safari theme.
I like modern styles, mixed prints and bold patterns and colors.
Zebra Rug, Black and White: Walmart.com
Crib sheet and changing pad cover: Baby Bedding: Baby Light Blue Zoo Crib Bedding by The Land of Nod
Kids Line Velour Dust Ruffle - Chocolate: BabiesRUS
Vinyl Wall Decal Safari Animal Squares: Etsy.com by JaneyMacWalls
White mirror and bird night light: Target
Poka Dot Bin: Koala Baby Canvas Dot Bin - Brown from BabiesRUs
Boppy Pillow cover: I made it myself!
I love the crib bedding from The Land of Nod. I also have the comforter and will use it later when Jack grows into a toddler bed. I'm so glad I'll be able to keep using the bedding for a few more years! I also love the zebra carpet and safari decals.
You can do a lot on a budget if you don't mind things not matching perfectly. All of the furniture was used. We sort of "shopped" our parents' houses and found items that worked together. If you are designing on a budget, you can do a lot with paint. Just painting the stripes made a big impact in the room. Don't be afraid to use bold prints! Jack loves looking around at all of the contrasting colors and patterns. The large prints make the nursery feel clean and modern and it can transition easily into a toddler room. Also, be open-minded. When I started this nursery, I was very much against anything too "babyish" or "theme-y", but when my mom found these adorable sheets I fell in love with them! After I found the decals and the zebra print rug, I ended up with a safari theme after all. During the process, I realized that Jack will only be a baby once and that I didn't need to be so against having animal prints or themes. I love this nursery. Just do what you like!