15 Adorable Ideas for an Animal-Themed Nursery

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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    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 / Instagram

    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.

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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 fox pup grows up. 

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    Clever Circus

    Vintage Circus Animal-Themed Nursery
    Classy Clutter

    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.

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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 jungle-themed nursery from Instagram. We love the muted colors and plant prints scattered throughout the room.

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    Bunny Love

    Bunny-themed animal nursery with pink wallpaper
    Emily Henderson

    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.

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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, allowing 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, 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
    ClaraLooCreations / Instagram

    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.” 

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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 girl’s room.

    White trim and soft blush tones, glittering gold accents, and a dramatic paper flower wall meet charming swan décor make up this gorgeous, girly space featured on Glitter Guide.

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    Jungle Print

    Jungle-themed animal nursery
    AnnetWeelinkDesign / Instagram

    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!

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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

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    Wild Horses

    Horse-themed animal nursery
    Mellisa Lenox Design / Instagram

    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.

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    Forest Friends

    Forest themed animal nursery
    Room to Bloom

    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.