Ever since The Jungle Book hit the cinema screens, kids and adults alike have fallen in love with wild animal and safari themed bedrooms. If you don’t have much time, a few posters of jungle creatures will probably suffice, but if you want to be a bit more creative, go the extra mile and create a beautiful jungle themed bedroom with gorgeous bed linen from threel.co.uk.
Jungle-themed rooms work well with greens and browns, but if you would rather take inspiration from the African plains, stick to reds, golds and oranges, with a few touches of green here and there.
Jungle Print Walls
Instead of plain, painted walls, experiment with wallpaper to create a fun jungle theme. Leopard print or zebra striped wallpaper is a fun way to start. Papering the entire room in spots or stripes might be a bit much, but one feature wall, perhaps behind the bed, would look very cool.
If you can’t hang wallpaper, use paint to create the same effect. Zebra stripes are easy to paint: all you need is some black paint. Paint leopard spots or tiger stripes using some brown and orange paint: a piece of sponge makes a useful print tool if you don’t have time to hand paint each spot.
Stencils are a quick and easy way to add some jungle-themed images to a bedroom. For a child’s bedroom, look for animal stencils. Add a border around the walls, or stencil animals and jungle plants at random intervals. For an adult’s room, look for jungle images or African-inspired prints to decorate walls and furniture.
Use accessories to give your bedroom a jungle theme. Bed linen and throws are a quick way to do this and there are lots of great designs to choose from. Kids will love simple, colourful animal print duvet covers with matching curtains, whereas an adult room would benefit from a more sophisticated feel.
A zebra print rug on a polished wood or laminate floor would look great, but coir matting is also a nice touch for a jungle themed room. Cushions in jungle fabrics and colours, bedside lamps and rattan blinds can all be used to compliment your jungle theme.
Do you have a steady hand? If so, have a go at painting a mural on the wall. Pick one of the walls in the room and turn it into a feature wall. Trace out your design using chalk to help you get the composition right, and then use acrylic paint to complete your artwork.
You don’t need to be artistic to create a wonderful mural. It is now possible to buy large murals that stick on the wall. Look for murals of photographic quality, so you can fall asleep in the jungle, surrounded by prowling animals and lush vegetation.
A jungle theme is a fun choice for a bedroom, but if you decide to paint animals or a mural on the wall, be aware that it will take several coats to cover up your artwork when you get bored of the theme.
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