15 Adorable Animal-Themed Nursery Ideas

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When it comes to nursery decor, nothing could be more classic and well-loved than the animal-themed nursery. From fluffy cottontails to long-necked giraffes, we just can’t get enough of those fuzzy little faces—and with good reason.

Animal themes are not only cute, but they're also incredibly versatile, lending themselves to a bevy of different decor styles and color schemes. Whether your look is boho style or modern minimalist, there’s always room for a furry friend or two.

Look at this collection of modern animal-themed nurseries that each put a fresh twist on a traditional motif, proving once and for all that “cute” never goes out of style—so get hopping, crawling, or pouncing on your sweet nursery scheme.

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    Woodland Wonder

    Woodland animal-themed nursery with mountain chalk mural

    Grey House Studio

    A stunning, hand-drawn chalkboard mural, created by the design duo behind Grey House Studio, serves as a picturesque backdrop for this modern, woodland nursery full of forest friends. The monochrome palette of the mural pairs nicely with the pops of color that the animal portraits provide.

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    Wildly Cute

    A picture of a jungle animal-themed nursery

    Adriana Long Interiors

    With its boldly patterned wallpaper, organic, jungle-inspired textures, and clean-cut modern feel, this animal-themed nursery on Instagram by Adriana Long Interiorscouldn’t be cuter. Black-and-white bedding breaks up the neutral tones and a beautiful rubber tree plant adds the perfect touch, giving the space a boost of natural energy.

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    Foxy Nursery

    A picture of a Woodland Fox Animal Nursery

    Project Nursery

    This clever fox-themed nursery space from Project Nursery keeps things soft and neutral with just the occasional flash of foxy orange, creating a themed space that can be easily updated as your little pup grows up. 

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    Clever Circus

    Vintage Circus Animal-Themed Nursery

    Classy Clutter

    This sweet, one-of-a-kind vintage circus-themed nursery, spotted on Classy Clutter, is the perfect place for a playful troop of lions, tigers, and elephants to call home. Elements of this decor can grow with baby into the teen years.

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    Outside In

    Boho jungle nursery

    Sara Louise Fraser/ Instagram

    Vibrant plant life and rich, organic textures bring a touch of authenticity to this adorable and oh-so-boho-style jungle-themed nursery on Instagram by Sara Louise Fraser. We love the muted colors and plant prints on fabric scattered throughout the room.

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    Bunny Love

    Bunny-themed animal nursery with pink wallpaper

    Emily Henderson

    This bunny-themed nursery in soft pink and white, created by Emily Henderson, may just be the sweetest baby girl nursery we’ve ever seen. The adorable and non-toxic “Leaping Bunnies” wallpaper by Chasing Paper inspired the room's look and the heart-shaped ottoman melted our hearts.

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    Monkeying Around

    A picture of a monkey-themed animal nursery
    Clinerose Interior Design

    An elaborate jungle mural full of playful little monkeys makes a dramatic statement in this otherwise sweet and neutral space by Clinerose Interior Design. The understated palette, enhanced by rich layering of organic textures, balances the drama of the mural and allows this swoon-worthy theme to really shine.

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    Into the Woods

    Woodland animal themed nursery

    Wit and Delight

    Stepping inside of this whimsical and gender-neutral woodland nursery featured by Wit and Delight is almost like taking a step into the land of Narnia. A lifelike birch forest wallpaper print in graphic black and white dominates the space. It helps set the scene for a colorful crew of forest-dwelling creatures that seem to come to life in this rich and vivid space. 

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    Minimalist Animal Nursery

    modern, minimalist animal theme nursery

    Inspired by This

    Bright and spacious, this modern jungle-themed nursery, featured on Inspired by This, offers a minimalist take on a popular nursery theme. It proves that little details, like its lush plants, darling cacti collection, adorable lion play rug, and playful frame-up of furry friends, can make a big statement.  

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    Bear-y Cute

    Bear-themed woodland nursery


    Want to create a cozy space that will encourage your little one to hibernate a little longer? This sweet gender-neutral nursery, featured on Instagram by ClaraLoo Creations, layers serene colors and soft textures with adorable bear-themed accessories for a look that says, “cuddle up, little cub.” 

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    Swooning for Swans

    Blush pink and white swan nursery with paper flower accent wall

    Glitter Guide

    A living embodiment of grace and beauty, the swan is the perfect motif for a little one's room. White trim, soft blush tones, glittering gold accents, and a dramatic paper flower wall meet charming swan decor to make up this gorgeous space featured on Glitter Guide.

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    Jungle Print

    Jungle-themed animal nursery

    Annet Weelink Design

    This beautiful nursery, found on Instagram by Annet Weelink Design, sets the scene for a fun time with a stunning mural full of wild animal friends. If you're not much of an artist, no worries! This gorgeous wallpaper mural goes up on an accent wall in customized cut-to-order panels.

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    Whale Hello

    A photo of a whale-themed animal nursery

    Emma & Alf

    Give your gorgeous little guppy some big and powerful friends with a whale-themed nursery. These hefty, handsome creatures steal the show in this adorable nautical-inspired nursery space from Emma & Alf. The trick to this look: wall decals.

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    Wild Horses

    Horse-themed animal nursery

    Mellisa Lenox Design

    This energetic horse-themed nursery spotted on Instagram by Melissa Lenox Design boasts a show-stopping black-and-white graphic horse print wallpaper punctuated with electric pops of bright coral shelving and an area rug. It creates a space that feels wild.

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    Forest Friends

    Forest themed animal nursery

    Room to Bloom

    This sweet and tiny Scandinavian-style nursery by Room to Bloom combines beautiful graphic print wallpaper, simple furnishings, and an eclectic assortment of animal-themed accents to create an entirely original space. The elements blend to create a calming, neutral space.