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Kids bedroom ideas: A trip to the zoo!

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Despite the fact that some children tend to be independent from an early age, the transition to sleeping alone in their very own room is not always easy for them. Having a room for themselves is the first serious step children take on the path to independence, and this path can be difficult. It is possible that your little one may have problems sleeping, or feel a bit lonely, as a significant portion of the time will now have to be carried out surrounded by his or her own four walls. 

If you want to avoid these problems, pay special attention to the interior design of children's spaces. The child will be happy to be in a room that reflects their interests and hobbies and leaves plenty of space for playing. Since many children love animals, enjoy visiting the zoo and watching programs about wildlife, why not turn their room into their own personal zoo? If your child has his or her favorite animals with them in the form of soft toys or pictures on the wall, they will feel much more secure, and happy to be left alone to play in her room. Today on homify we look at interiors of children's rooms that resemble a trip to the zoo.

Where the wild things are

Little LEIVARS:  Nursery/kid’s room by LEIVARS



If your child loves animals, she probably wants to know about their habitats and in what part of the world they live. Hanging a world map on the wall next to her favorite toys will help her remember that giraffes and lions live in Africa, and brown bears mainly in the forests of North America and Siberia. A fun way to mix education and playtime!

Angry birds

The game Angry Birds rapidly gained popularity and soon ended up on millions of smartphones around the world. The success of the game was followed by the mass production of toys and souvenirs devoted to these cute creatures. Even if your children are too small to know about the phone game, they probably are familiar with these fun toys, and they will be very happy to have them in my room. The birds only look stern, but in fact they are soft and good natured.

First friend

 Nursery/kid’s room by mori

While you are busy or away from home, it is good for your child to feel that he or she has a big friend to protect them, with whom they can play fun games and share an amazing stories. A tall toy in the form of their favourite animal can be just the thing. Placed next to the bed, this toy will be the first thing your child sees when waking up or coming into the room. They will know that there is always a giraffe friend there for them!

African motifs

Many childrens cartoons take place in Africa, so kids know about this continent from an early age and can identify lions, monkeys, elephants, giraffes and other animal inhabitants of this area. The presence of these animals in a child's room will certainly provide a lot of happy moments. To save space, fill the room with a few small toys, for example, the two monkeys shown in the image, and let the rug also work as a toy. Imagine the fun games children can play on this carpet as they ride off on a lion into wonderful adventures!

A voyage to India

If you have traveled in India and been imbued with the rich culture of this country, it is not surprising that you want to instill a love for India in your children. Decorating the room with details like this canopy bed curtain, characteristic of Indian interiors, a chandelier with a tassel, wallpaper printed with Indian motifs and a friendly elephant will ensure that, from the first months of life, your child will have an interest in the imagery of wonderous India.

Underwater worlds

 Nursery/kid's room by K&L Wall Art
K&L Wall Art

Wandtattoo—MegaPack Unterwasserwelt

K&L Wall Art

Some children are less interested in the land animals at the zoo and prefer to stand transfixed before the colourful sea life at the aquarium. Since the underwater world is so fascinating, why not decorate the nursery wallpaper with different types of fish and marine plants? To create a deep sea feel, try to use furniture that matches the green and blue colours of the underwater world.

A whale of a rug

 Nursery/kid's room by NATTIOT



If you don’t want to transform the entire room into an aquarium, but still want to encourage a child's interest in the animal kingdom, you can just lay a carpet with underwater motifs on the floor. This rug lets your child imagine that he or she is out on a long journey through the depths of the sea together with a dolphin. Children are usually very fond of animal rugs: they perceive them as good friends who are always close by.

Animal pals

Friendly Elephant:  Nursery/kid's room by Misty Interior
Misty Interior

Friendly Elephant

Misty Interior

All children love soft toys and stuffed animals. They provide comfort and warmth, and they can also add colours to the baby's room. They can be thrown in the air, hugged and taken in the crib. So why not buy some bright soft toys to decorate your childs room?

A tiger in the nursery

 Nursery/kid's room by Sterling Rugs
Sterling Rugs

Crouching Tiger

Sterling Rugs

If your child is not afraid of the fiercer animals at the zoo, but, on the contrary, shows an interest in them, why not buy them their own baby tiger as a carpet? Your baby will surely enjoy such a unique rug, proudly showing off their beast of prey to all visiting friends.

Camping in the country

Young children need a lot of sleep. But, as we know, putting kids to bed is not an easy task. This unusual bed can help, because it is a place where your child will want to spend a lot of time. On the market today there is a huge variety of children's furniture, and you have the freedom to choose only the bed that best suits your child's interests. If you want to instil in your child a love of country life from an early age, buy him or her a bed house in which they feel like the real farmer. The main thing is that the child can not only sleep, but also play in bed, making putting them to sleep much easier.

On safari

This room is almost identical to the previous one, only differing in the fact it has been designed with more of a safari theme. In both images we see soft toys in the form of various animals, which should remind the children that the closeness to nature can be felt not only in the zoo, but in the countryside as well.

Sailing away

Raise the anchor! The ship is leaving for the nighttime seas. If your child and their friends are interested in navigation and enjoy the adventure novels of Jules Verne, why not use this ship bed, complete with plush penguins and fur seals. When the kids get tired of going out into the open sea, they will be able to use the house as a fisherman's hut.

Royal red

For centuries, red was the colour of kings. Since the child in the family is often secretly (or not so secretly) in charge, why not decorate his or her room in this colour. And if they are already past the age of soft toys and plush carpets, their favourite animals can still stay with them in the room as a wall decoration or graphic images.

Decorating in the nursery or kids room is extremely enjoyable work. You can immerse yourself in childhood and remember what you miss from your own childhood room. However, do not forget that you are not arranging the room for yourself but for your child. Consider their temperament, the amount of play space needed and the thematic focus of the room. The kinds of room in this ideabook will remind your child about going to the zoo and teach them from childhood to respect the natural environment and the people and animals living in it. Be creative and pedagogical and turn your child's room into a space in which he or she will want to dream and learn new things. 

For more kids room ideas, check out this ideabook!

What do you think of these zoo- inspired rooms? Let us know in the comments!
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