5 Nursery Wall Décor Ideas

Updated: Aug 8, 2018

If you’re just getting started on nursery design, remember that walls can make an excellent focal point. They’re like a blank canvas you can use to inspire the rest of your nursery, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get there. Here are a few fun, modern nursery wall décor ideas.

1. Wallpaper

Wallpaper for nurseries never goes out of style, but it has changed considerably over the years. If you were envisioning a pattern of rocking horses or teddy bears, think again. What about something cute and fun like cactuses or cats? And don’t be afraid to go bold with your pattern choice. Many parents are opting to use busier wallpaper patterns on one wall only, almost as if it was a mural.

2. Cheerful Paint

Modern nursery design trends are moving away from pastel shades in favor of brighter pops of color. Consider warm golden, rich turquoise or even an orange that evokes the sunset.

3. Mirrors

Need a sophisticated way to elevate the look of a room? Mirrors create a natural focal point that also helps the space look more open. You can use one large mirror, or combine several smaller ones in a group. Play with different shapes and styles, like framed, oval or hexagonal. Or, for a more whimsical nursery, what about a mirror with bunny ears?

4. Decorating With Books

You and your little one will undoubtedly spend many happy hours reading together. Since the covers of kids’ books are usually so colorful, you can use the books themselves to decorate inexpensively. Install simple wall-mounted shelving, like interlocking cubes or a series of simple floating shelves, and arrange the books to create a library wall. Round out the room with a cushy ottoman, oh-so-comfy gliding chair and an assortment of throw pillows for the coziest reading nook ever.

5. Magnetic and Chalkboard Paint

Magnetic and chalkboard paint both allow you to be creative in the nursery, yet keep an eye on your household budget. And, as a bonus, both types of paint are an excellent way to create a nursery that will grow with your child. With magnetic paint, you can turn any wall into a magnetized surface. Buy colorful magnets, such as alphabet letters, or make your own if you’re feeling crafty. There’s no limit to how you can use a magnetic wall – you and your child can play together with car- or animal-shaped magnets, for example.

If you love the idea of a nursery mural, but prefer something a bit less permanent, paint one wall with chalkboard paint and decorate it using a chalk-paint pen – a semi-permanent marker that looks like chalk, but won’t rub off like chalk. When your child gets a little bit older, clean off the wall and invite them to decorate the area however they prefer.

Get Started Today!

We hope these five tips have helped kickstart your creativity as a DIY decorator. And, for even more design inspiration, use our website to build a nursery that you can share with your friends and family. Happy designing!