Get the Look: Safari Chic Nursery Ideas

Take a walk on the wild side with these decorating tips.

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Joni Lay

Cute Nesting Ideas

When Ashley Teague learned she was pregnant, the outdoorsy Georgian (shown here) was stoked to put together a room that revolved around nature, so she tapped her sister Joni Lay, creator of nursery design blog Lay Baby Lay. "We introduced a few safari elements, but we made sure it had a calm, neutral feel," Lay says. Is jungle chic a thing? We think so! Read on for Lay's secrets.

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Joni Lay

Create The Look

Here's how Lay created her baby's safari-esque haven:

1. Lay went a little safari by hanging a wildlife illustration and a wee bit country with prints of the great outdoors. Touches from different themes can totally cohabit.

2. Lay rolled out a fluffy rug over the wall-to-wall carpet to add texture and anchor the room.

3. When there wasn't enough fabric for these custom curtains, Lay added a contrasting band of chevron at the bottom to achieve the desired length—and unexpected flair.

Keep clicking to create the look yourself.

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Oeuf NYC

Wooden Crib

The Rhea Crib in Birch is one part modern with its sleek shape and one part traditional thanks to the warm wood slats. ($670,

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Society 6

Safari-Style Print

A retro Giraffe Illustration adds a hip, gender-neutral vibe. Just add a simple frame. ($47 for 20-by-28-inch print,

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Pottery Barn Kids

Rocking Chair

The Wingback Convertible Rocker fits nicely in the nursery now and the living room later. So comfy! ($716,

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Wool Rug

Give your rug rat something to roll around on. The Souk Wool Rug is soft under baby's knees. ($499 for 5-by-8-foot rug,

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Land of Nod

Soft Lighting

Cast a soft, soothing glow over evening feedings and story time with Between a Rock and a Lamp Base. ($79,

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Seren and Lily

Chic Hamper

Toss your little one's laundry into this irresistible Rope Hamper. Our philosophy: Outta sight, outta mind! ($98,

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