Inspiration: a minimalist safari theme nursery

Only 10 weeks to go until the due date!

This past weekend, we started setting up the nursery for our baby boy. It still needs a few finishing touches, but I wanted to share some of my fav inspiration from around the web.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

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Although we often wish we could move sooner rather than later, we are fortunate to live in a 3 bedroom apartment. There’s our bedroom, our home gym and Mike’s office.

Although the room is much bigger, we decided we weren’t ready to give up our gym yet. It’s hard enough to get a work out in, so I know that once baby is here, we’ll both appreciate having access to the gym right at home. Since there certainly wasn’t any extra room for a crib in our own bedroom, we decided to set baby up in Mike’s home office. He doesn’t work from home every day and also sometimes works out in the living room or kitchen, so hopefully we can make it work. Working from home with a baby in the apartment will be a challenge of its own anyway.

The office is super tiny to begin with, so it’s definitely a tight squeeze, but how much space can a baby need, right? 😀

We went with an African safari theme, built around a super cute mobile that my friend brought home from her travels.

boy safari themed nursery

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Since it’s a teeny tiny small space, which I’m sure will ultimately be overrun with bright, colourful toys, I wanted to start off with a pretty minimalist backdrop. As much as I would love to go cutesy everything, the room is also Mike’s office, and I want to avoid making it over-the-top babyish.

zebra artwork nursery

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We don’t have a ton of wall space, so I love the idea of using one large piece of art work for a big impact and to drive home the theme.

nursery giant giraffe

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Ok, so we’re cramming the nursery into the tiniest space ever, but I’ve still been trying to convince Mike that we have room for a giant giraffe. He is not yet convinced 🙁

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