The Cutest Nursery Wall Decor for $50 or Less

Decorate baby's room with cheerful decor that doesn’t cost a fortune.
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Updated August 24, 2012
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You’ve picked out the perfect crib mobile and a cute night light to round out your nursery decor. Still on your design to-do list: Livening up those bare walls! You know you need nursery wall decor, but you also know that art can get expensive. We’ve come to the rescue with a roundup of design items that only look expensive. These chic and cheerful accent pieces—from baby wall decals to nursery animal prints—all cost $50 or less.

Before you start shopping our list of boy and girl nursery wall decor, keep in mind that safety comes before style. Secure nursery wall art carefully (always read the instructions!) and place it well out of your little one’s reach. For more detailed tips on making baby’s room safe, check out our guide to creating a safe nursery. Then browse our nursery wall art ideas below!

Image: Courtesy Maja Cunningham

Maja Cunningham Moon Balloon Art Print

It’s no wonder elephant nursery wall decor is ever-popular. The gentle giants fill kids (and parents!) with wonder. We love the dreamy design of this nursery wall art.

Buy it: Starting from $26,

Image: Courtesy Amy Peterson Art Studio

Amy Peterson Art Studio Woodland Wall Art

We also obsess over woodland nursery wall decor, and who can blame us? The forest creatures on these prints (which come in a set of six) have the cutest—and most realistic!—faces.

Buy it: Starting from $48,

Image: Courtesy Cobalt and Jack

Cobalt and Jack Cloud Wall Decals

Go ahead and get whimsical with your girl or boy nursery wall decor. This pack of baby wall decals includes smiling puffy clouds. Bonus: You can choose from six equally sweet colors.

Buy it: $14,

Image: Courtesy Baumbirdy

Baumbirdy Colorful Shapes Limited Edition Art

Who says babies don’t like modern art? This bright print offers an early introduction to shapes, and the bright, contrasting colors (easy for baby to see) will be a welcome addition to your collection of nursery wall art.

Buy it: Starting from $24,

Image: Courtesy 48 Hour Monogram

48 Hour Monogram Custom Personalized Wooden Name Sign

Show off the baby name you put so much thought into with this personalized wooden sign. Leave it natural or get it painted in a color that matches the rest of your nursery decor. (It also makes for a great baby shower and birthday party prop.)

Buy it: Starting from $15,

Image: Courtesy Modernlife

Modernlife 3D Wall Mirror

Baby wall decor doesn’t stop at signs, art prints and decals—mirrors make beautiful accent pieces too. This sweet bunny rabbit one is super light and can stick right to your wall.

Buy it: $16,

Image: Courtesy Frooted Design

Frooted Design The Little Mister Children’s Custom Art

This personalized baby wall art gets our stamp of approval thanks to its genius postage-inspired design. Simply customize it with baby’s birth details.

Buy it: Starting from $24,

Image: Courtesy Pillowfort

Pillowfort Bear Head Wall Decor

This dimensional nursery wall decor will fit right in your little one’s animal-themed room. It’s made of light fabric and easy to hang. If you’re looking for more creative nursery wall ideas, stock up on a few different plush varieties (like this shark or llama to create an adorable animal kingdom gallery display.

Buy it: $20,

Image: Courtesy Amy Hall

Amy Hall ABC Squares Limited Edition Art

This alphabet nursery wall art is cheerfully colorful, and one day it’ll be educational too.

Buy it: Starting from $26,

Image: Courtesy Paper'd Moments

Paper’d Moments Personalized New Baby Lullaby Art

Add a sentimental touch to your nursery wall decor with this beautiful handmade cut and layered paper artwork, which incorporates a lullaby and your little one’s unique birth details. Choose from different sizes or add a frame.

Buy it: starting at $42,

Image: Courtesy Mare Made Shop

Mare Made Shop Babe Cave Canvas Wall Hanging

Here’s another piece of nursery wall decor that’s bound to make you smile. The pennant reads “babe cave,” aka the funniest label for baby’s new space.

Buy it: $27,

Image: Courtesy Shutterfly

Shutterfly Watercolor Monogram Art Print in Pink

This monogram nursery wall art for a girl (or boy!) is beautifully simple. Personalize it with baby’s initial; after all, it’s never too early to help your little one start learning their letters!

Buy it: Starting from $15,

Image: Courtesy Pillowfort

Pillowfort LED Neon Rainbow Sign

Rainbows spread hope and joy, just like baby. Show your little one just how much they light up your life with a glowing nursery sign.

Buy it: $40,

Image: Courtesy Sheila Sunaryo

Sheila Sunaryo It’s a Dog’s World Limited Edition Art

Love dogs? This charming baby wall decor features three painted pups. And thanks to its wood frame and neutral tones, it’ll look right at home with lots of different nursery color themes.

Buy it: Starting from $24,

Image: Courtesy Sarah Burns Prints

Sarah Burns Prints Nautical Nursery Decor

You’re setting sail on your next big adventure: parenthood. Embrace the journey with some nautical nursery wall decor. This personalized baby wall art features an anchor with your child’s name, birth month and birth year.

Buy it: Starting from $5,

Image: Courtesy Pillowfort

Pillowfort Everyone Belongs Wall Panel

When considering nursery wall ideas, it’s also great to take into account baby’s emotional and cognitive development. Open your little one up to the importance of diversity and inclusion with this meaningful artwork.

Buy it: $20,

Image: Courtesy Caroline Mint

Caroline Mint Rose of the Winds Limited Edition Art

If photography is your favorite kind of art, consider this piece of nursery wall decor. The balloons feel fun and celebratory (two ideal adjectives for a baby’s room).

Buy it: Starting from $26,

Image: Courtesy Ariel Rutland

Ariel Rutland Eeny Meeny Limited Edition Art

This smart tiger design features the popular nursery rhyme “Eeany, Meeny, Miny, Moe.” Plus, the eye-catching primary colors will add some pizzazz to your room.

Buy it: Starting from $24,

Image: Courtesy Salvaged Chic Market

Salvaged Chic Market Rustic Nursery Name Sign

We’re all for this round sign’s creative shape and floral design. While the personalized baby wall art is marketed toward girls, the seller even encourages buyers to pitch different colors for a truly custom product, ideal for girl or boy nursery wall decor.

Buy it: Starting from $20,

Image: Courtesy Decor of Felt

Decor of Felt Llama Cactus Garland

Llamas and their loveable quirkiness are super on-trend right now. This adorable llama-and-cactus-themed nursery garland is equal parts sweet and sassy. Just note that hanging items like this pose a choking hazard, so keep them out of baby’s reach and remove them as soon as baby can push up on their hands and knees or when they’re 5 months old, whichever comes first.

Buy it: Starting from $40,

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Plus, more from The Bump:

Nursery Tips for Designing on a Budget

Design Inspo: 23 Amazing Gender-Neutral Nurseries

Your Checklist for the Perfect Nursery

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