Decorating Nursery Walls

Planning a baby nursery can be a big job but the decorating aspect of it can be quite fun.

There are many great ways that you can accent your baby nursery walls to give the room a personality as unique as your new baby.  Remember to keep safety in mind when decorating your nursery walls and to have fun and get creative.  Keep in mind that you will be spending a lot of time in the room also, so make it a place that will be enjoyable not only for your new baby but for you as well.

If time allows, it is best to paint the nursery at least a month or two before the baby is expected.  This allows time for the room to air out.  You may also want to consider choosing paint that has no or low VOCs (volatile organic chemicals).  These types of paints may cost more but it is worth the additional cost since they will omit little or no fumes unlike normal paints.

If you want to get creative when painting the walls, you can try faux painting techniques such as sponging and ragging.  Another idea is to stencil designs on to the walls that match the theme you have picked for the room.  If you have an ocean theme, fish stenciled on the wall would look really cute. You can buy all the supplies you would need for stenciling or faux painting at your local home improvement or paint supply store.

Of course, you are not limited to paint when deciding what to do with the baby nursery’s walls.  Wallpapers, wallpaper borders, and murals are all great options for the nursery walls.  Wallpaper and border can sometimes be found to coordinate with your chosen nursery theme.  Sports, airplane, nautical, animals, Precious Moments, and Winnie the Pooh are just a few of the themes that you should easily be able to locate wallpaper or borders for.


Here are some great decorating ideas to consider for your baby’s new room:

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Murals are a really great way to dress up the nursery walls. Murals can cover the whole wall of just a small portion.  There are several types of murals you can buy, the most popular and easy to use murals come in pieces that can be applied to the wall just like wallpaper.  If you or someone you know is artistic, you might want to consider a hand painted mural.  You could also hire an artist to paint it for you.  Wall decals are another option to murals.  They come in much smaller pieces and can be applied to the nursery walls where ever you want.  There are a wide variety available and you may be able to find some that go with your theme.


Hang a growth chart. It is a great way to decorate your nursery, track your child’s growth, and it makes a great keepsake.  Growth charts are available in a wide variety of colors and styles and you may even be able to find one that matches your nursery’s theme.  Consider purchasing a non-toxic baby ink pad and making a hand or footprint on the chart whenever you measure your child’s height.  It is another great way to measure your baby’s growth and you will be surprised how quickly those little hands and feet grow!

Nursery Growth Chart for Children


Look for wall hangings and art work that coordinate with your room theme. For example, if your theme is airplanes, look for airplane related items that will complement the room.  If you have a character theme such as Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty, or Baby Snoopy, it should be easy to locate some art work items that will work well on the nursery walls.  If there’s a quilt that comes with your nursery bedding set, it also works great as a wall hanging.

The Kids Room by Stupell Dream Big Little One Wall Art for Kids Room

Letters that spell out the name you have chosen for your new baby is another great way to decorate the nursery walls. You can get wooden letters in many styles and colors that will hang on the wall.  Ceramic letters featuring characters such as Winnie the Pooh can also be found and look cute sitting on a wall shelf.

Wooden letters for nursery wall

You can be as creative as you want when it comes to decorating your baby’s nursery.  Taking the theme or color scheme you have chosen into consideration will definitely help you when it comes to picking out art and other décor for your nursery’s wall.

Have fun and enjoy the experience and you will end up with a great room that both you and your new baby will enjoy spending time in.


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