Use a two tone wall color very subtle- I suggest Sherwin Williams Blond 6128 and Sherwin Williams restrained Gold 6129. Around the entire room Paint silhouettes of individual animals and have above them- G is for- then a silhouette of a giraffe. E is for with a silhouette of an elephant- etc. This gives it a nursery feel- a jungle influence- in a subtle sophisticated way.
Keep your furniture to a minimum. A 10 x 10 room is not large. A crib, a changing table, and one other piece- I am suggesting this bean bag from Z Gallery. Clothes and toys can fit in the closet. Too much furniture and your atmosphere is shot.
Do you have a small wall in the room? Perhaps at the entry? Consider a wall of photos- check out these zebra frames from Z Gallery.
Do you have another small wall? Check out this mask- I thought it was cool- from Anything Animals- a good source for fabric
I went simple on the rug- a faux sheepskin in a light color from homedecorator.com.
I love the rope and monkey action in Marika’s nursery- as well as her bedding. Try copying that look. Keep your other fabrics light and soft- Use a lot of cream. A little animal print goes a long way.
Select stuffed animals that are not too juvenile and pastel looking. I remember when Marika was doing her room, she was very careful to find more realistic looking animals and stayed clear of the cartoon feeling ones.