Animal magic: Zoo decor for a child’s bedroom

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo. How about you, you, you? You can come too, too, too – we’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo.

And what’s more, we’re going without even leaving the house, thanks to these top ten picks for a zoo-themed bedroom – we’ve zebras, elephants, tigers and giraffes to spark young imaginations.

1. Orange giraffe print, Indira Albert

Giraffe print, Indira Albert

This simple monochrome giraffe print will add a splash of colour to walls without making the room look fussy. Printed on heavy weight fine art paper with a matte finish, it costs £25 from artist Indira Albert.

2. Lion cushion, Cloth Ears

Cheerful lion face cushion, Cloth Ears

Perfect for lazy days just ‘lion’ around, this cute cushion would look great on a bed or chair and isn’t at all scary for younger children. With appliqued detail, rik rak edging and button eyes, it comes complete with a cushion pad. £21.59 from Cloth Ears.

3. Elephant lampshade, Hunkydory Home

Elephant drum lampshade, handmade to order from Hunkydory Home

This cheerful drum lampshade for ceiling fixtures is handmade to order, and  features funky white elephants against a sunny yellow background. It’s available in a range of other colours as well, and there are matching cushions available. £38 from Hunkydory Home.

4. Pink elephant bookend, Susan Bradley

Pink elephant bookend by Susan Bradley

No, you’re not seeing things – this really is a pink elephant. This simple silhouette bookend is great for keeping books tidy on a shelf or desk against a wall, or buy a pair for more flexibility. £18 each (per bookend, not per pair) from One Brown Cow.

5. Zebra roller, Clare Loves

Zebra roller ride on toy, Clare Loves

Roll up, roll up! Your little one will have hours of fun on this zebra ride-on roller toy, which is built to last with solid rubber runners on the wheels for a quiet, floor-friendly finish. Made from beech plywood and solid beech timber, it’s suitable for children aged 12 months and above and costs £99 from Clare Loves.

6. Tiger felt rug, Aspace

Cute ‘tiger skin’ felt rug, Aspace

Don’t worry – no tigers were harmed in the making of this handmade felt rug! It’ll add a real focal point to any child’s bedroom – in fact, we quite fancy one in the living room. £65, from Aspace.

7. Artesana Alpaca leopard, Just for Baby

Leopard baby toy, knitted from Alpaca wool, from Just for Baby

For younger zoo fans, how about this hand knitted leopard made from fine alpaca wool? Hard wearing and well made, it’ll put up with a bit of rough and tumble. £28.99 from Just for Baby.

8. Giraffe print, Alice Peto

Giraffe print by Alice Peto

This lovely three giraffes print is by Alice Peto, an artist and illustrator  based in London, and makes a happy reminder of a trip to London Zoo, or indeed any other zoo with a giraffe house. Available from English Abode, £120 unframed.

9. Felt animal head, Mini Eden

Felt giraffe head from Mini Eden

Go wild for this wall-mounted felt giraffe head. The friendly, non-scary face means it will appeal to younger children, and it’s great for bringing a bright splash of colour to the room. £63, available from Mini Eden.

10. Vintage wooden baby hook, Gisela Graham

Pink wooden elephant hook, Gisela Graham

This cute pink elephant (yes – more pink elephants! OK, we’re a tiny bit obsessed) hook is designed for use in nurseries, but we reckon it would also look great on the back of a bedroom door for hanging coats or dressing gowns. £6, available from The Contemporary Home.


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