Girls Safari Nursery with Red Walls

by Pam
(Boston, MA, USA)


We are expecting a baby girl in June.

A couple of years ago, we re-did our second bedroom with deep red walls, cream carpet, and white trim, closet doors, and shelves. It's a beautiful room, and since we put so much effort into it, we're trying to avoid re-decorating everything, but we're having a hard time finding a color scheme that will match.

I really love the baby safari animal theme for bedding, etc. I have found some crib bedding that is mostly light pink and tan with some red accents in it. We want to keep the room light and airy looking, so are trying to avoid any other dark colors to help offset the walls.

Could I work with some pink in the room - perhaps a light pink? - , or will that clash or look silly?

Or would it be best to try and use more neutral colors that aren't as girly?

Some of the safari bedding and decor are browns, yellows, greens, light blues...

they are very cute, but are gender neutral and I feel like they lean more towards boy than girl...


Hi Pam

Thanks for your question.

The color scheme in the room you want to use for your baby nursery sounds stunning. I would keep your color scheme to the red, white and cream that you have. I think it's a lovely color scheme for a girl, you just need to girly the room up a bit with a few simple feminine touches.

I would incorporate a shabby chic nursery chandelier and a throw pillow with ribbons and bows on it. You could also sew pretty bows on your window valance to give it a baby girl feel.

As far as the safari theme goes I have two ideas for you:

Walls:A silhouette mural painted in cream would be stunning against your red walls.

Here's a picture to give you an idea:

Visit the sleepy safari nursery page to find out how Laura created this mural using a stencil.

Bedding: Here is a link to a cream colored safari bedding set that would go perfectly in the room.

I hope this has given you some ideas.

Does anyone else have any ideas for Pam?

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