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 chic or modern minimalist, there’s always room for a furry friend or two, so get hopping! (Or crawling...or pouncing—or whatever the case may be!)
Need a little inspiration? These modern animal-themed nurseries put a fresh twist on a traditional motif, proving once and for all that “cute” never goes out of style.
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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.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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With its boldly patterned wallpaper, organic, jungle-inspired textures, and clean-cut modern feel, this animal-themed Instagram-find couldn’t be cuter! A beautiful rubber tree plant adds the perfect touch, giving the space a boost of natural energy.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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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 fox pup grows up.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Looking for a one-of-a-kind animal theme? This sweet, vintage circus-themed nursery, spotted on Classy Clutter, is the perfect place for a playful troop of lions, tigers, and elephants to call home.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Vibrant plant life and rich, organic textures bring a touch of authenticity to this adorable and oh-so-boho jungle-themed nursery from Instagram. We love the muted colors and plant prints scattered throughout the room.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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This soft, pink and white, bunny-themed nursery, created by Emily Henderson, may just be the sweetest baby girl nursery we’ve ever laid eyes on! The “hopping off” point? The adorable (and completely removable) “Leaping Bunnies” wallpaper by Chasing Paper.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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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, allowing this swoon-worthy theme to really shine.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Into the Woods
Stepping inside of this whimsical, 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.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Minimalist Animal Nursery
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.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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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, layers serene colors and soft textures with adorable bear-themed accessories for a look that says, “cuddle up, little cub.”Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Swooning for Swans
A living embodiment of grace and beauty, the swan is the perfect motif for a little girl’s room.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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This beautiful nursery, created by Annet Weelink Design, sets the scene for a wild time with a stunning mural full of exotic animal friends.
Not much of an artist? No worries! Fully customizable, and fairly easy to install, this gorgeous wallpaper mural goes up in cut-to-order panels. Swoon!Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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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.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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This energetic horse-themed nursery spotted on Instagram boasts show-stopping black and white graphic horse print wallpaper punctuated with electric pops of bright coral. It creates a space that’s as wild as it is girly.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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This sweet Scandinavian-style nursery by Room to Grow combines beautiful graphic print wallpaper with simple furnishings and an eclectic assortment of animal-themed accents, creating an entirely original space.