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21 Inspiring Nursery Wall Decor Ideas

This week, we were feeling inspired by beautiful, unique wall decor ideas for baby's nursery. We combed Pinterest, our favorite blogs and The Bump real nursery galleries to round up 21 of our all-time favorites. (The bottom line? There are some very, very creative mamas-to-be out there!) Tell us, how did you decorate the walls in baby's nursery?

Hand-painted peonies

In a word, gorgeous. Blogger Katie's Pencil Box decided to skip wallpaper and hand-paint her daughter's nursery in this sweet peony pattern. Check out her blog for more inspiring photos.

Photo: Photo: Katie's Pencil Box / The Bump

Vintage plates and frames

A sweet, whimsical nursery with vintage pieces (spotted on Project Nursery).

Photo: Photo: Project Nursery / The Bump

Scrabble baby

So clever! 'Scrabble'-inspired nursery wall art spotted on the blog Coochicoos.

Photo: Photo: Coochicoos / The Bump

A sweet baby boy's nursery

We love the combination of blue-and-yellow walls with bright red pom-poms! Check out more photos from this nursery at Fresh Quince Interiors.

Photo: Photo: Fresh Quince Interiors

Go bold

The simplest way to make a statement with your nursery walls? A solid, unexpected color, like Emily M.'s nursery.

Photo: Photo: Emily M. / The Bump

A pop of print

We love this bright, fun print for a baby girl's room. Check out more photos from this nursery on Apartment Therapy.

Photo: Photo: Apartment Therapy / The Bump

Map it

Cool idea! Map your child's "roots" on this personalized map ($50 on Etsy).

Photo: Photo: Etsy / The Bump

Thematic mural

This UFO-themed nursery (spotted on AnnieWise.Blogspot.com) pulls out all the stops: An urban mural, adorable alien pillows and lime green accents.

Photo: Photo: Anniewise.Blogspot.com / The Bump

Whimsical butterfly walls

"We had a shoestring budget and really wanted something unique that she could grow into," says mom Dawn S. "I tried to avoid cliche baby colors and get creative with thrift-store finds and DIY projects." Check out more photos of this gorgeous space here.

Photo: Photo: Dawn S. / The Bump

Incorporate a quote

Not only is this wall fun to look at (love the contrast of neutral stripes with bright yellow!), but the quote has personal meaning. Blogger Team Turn Bow says: "This quote made sense for [my baby boy's] room... [he] hadn't stopped bringing smiles to my face since the day I found out I was pregnant!"

Photo: Photo: TeamTurnBow.Blogspot.com / The Bump

Decoupage tree

Feeling creative? DIY a decoupage tree! Easy instructions on Project Nursery.

Photo: Photo: Project Nursery / The Bump

Gallery frames

"When we found out that we were expecting a baby girl, I looked at fabric samples until we decided on a peachy/pink and buttery yellow," says kellwood328. "We love how it turned out!" See more photos from her nursery here.

Photo: Photo: kellwood328 / The Bump

Framed lullabies

Not a fan of complicated wall art? You can still add original touches to baby's room in picture frames. We love this framed lullabies idea, spotted on Project Nursery.

Photo: Photo: Project Nursery / The Bump

A colorful alphabet

"We kept the gender a surprise," says Homage G. "I wanted to design a fun, eclectic, somewhat-vintage, colorful space." Check out more photos of this nursery here.

Photo: Photo: Homage G. / The Bump

Magical mural

This amazing, super-detailed mural was painted freehand! "I liked the idea of letting her dreams float around with dragonflies and fireflies while she slept," says mom Erika B. "I also wanted to make it feel like she was in her own secret meadow."

Photo: Photo: Erika B. / The Bump

Add a rustic element

How unexpected is this nursery (as seen on Decor Pad)?

Photo: Photo: Decor Pad / The Bump


Simple stripes get an upgrade when paired with fun prints. Get more ideas for using stripes in baby's nursery on Chic Cheap Nursery.

Photo: Photo: Cheap Chic Nursery / The Bump

Checkered walls

Not only is this nursery gorgeous, but it was also budget-friendly! Mom Anne Marie says: "I created our nursery for under $1,000 using paint and scrap wood leftover from other rooms in the house, refinishing furniture from other rooms and making our bedding and accessories myself."

Photo: Photo: Anne Marie A. / The Bump

Modern jungle

Amazing animal-inspired nursery from Pinterest.

Photo: Photo: Pinterest / The Bump

Mom & Dad silhouettes

Such an unexpected—but cute—nursery detail: Mom and Dad silhouette pictures (spotted on the blog Lilly's Notebook).

Photo: Photo: Lilly's Notebook / The Bump

Owl-themed mural

"I wanted to create a serene, bright and lovely nursery," says mom Belinda N.

Photo: Photo: Belinda N. / The Bump
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