What Is the Best Nursery Wall Decor?

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Decorating your baby’s nursery is an exciting project that many new parents look forward to for months. Once you have picked out the perfect crib and changing table (with a little help from our Spice Market, of course), the next step is to add some beautiful nursery wall decor.

When it comes to choosing the best wall decor for your baby’s nursery, the sky’s the limit. With everything from gorgeous wallpaper to whimsical wall art prints, you and your new little one will be sure to fall in love with this cozy new space.

If you are about to begin the exciting process of decorating your baby’s nursery and need some help with selecting the best nursery wall decor, you are in the right place. Read on to discover the best types of nursery wall decor.

What Should You Hang on a Nursery Wall?

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To begin decorating the walls of your nursery, it’s important to pick a theme. Whether you love decorating with soft pastels or whimsical jungle prints, choosing a theme will help you to take your interior design to the next level. 

Once you have selected the theme and color palette for your baby’s nursery, you can begin adding framed artwork, gorgeous wallpaper, a fun growth chart, mirrors, and even a piece of artwork featuring your baby’s name. 

Now, let’s dive into some of the most popular decor items that you can hang on a nursery wall.

Soothing Abstract Wall Art Prints

If your baby’s nursery has a modern or minimalist look, adding some soothing abstract wall art prints is a wonderful way to bring a whimsical design to your stylish space. Whether it’s a stunning watercolor or a cute giraffe print, colorful artwork with fun designs and patterns are wonderful items to add to a baby’s room.

You can either select one or two matching pieces painted by the same artist, or you can even create an entire gallery of different-sized artwork for a stunning accent wall. Our Spice Market can help you find the pieces you need to make a gallery wall that’s one-of-a-kind and perfect for your space.

Blackout Curtains for Peaceful Sleep

Your baby’s nursery is a place for your little one to grow, play, and, most importantly, get some much-needed shut-eye. If you want to make your little one’s nursery extra cozy, adding some stunning blackout curtains will help your sweet pea drift off to dreamland and have a more peaceful night’s sleep.

The best blackout panels are double-lined and 100% opaque, which allows them to block out all light coming through your windows. 

Here at Pepper Home, our blackout curtains can help give your family the best night’s sleep. Our linen, cotton, and velvet blackout curtains come in a variety of colors and patterns, making them the perfect way to add gorgeous and practical style to your baby’s nursery.

Choose between six construction styles (including two new additions, the more modern tailored pleat and grommet) and a large number of curtain trims like tassels, pom poms, rick rack, and bands to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

Pepper Home offers plenty of design resources to help ensure your curtains are exactly what you’re looking for, from our Curtain Calculator that helps you purchase the correct size curtains for your space, our Curtain Measurement and Installment Guide to make putting up your custom curtains a breeze, and our fabric and trim swatches that let you see how your chosen pattern will look up close and in person. 

Of course, there’s even more to love when you head to our curtain FAQ and see all of the ways Pepper is here to help. 

Whimsical Nursery Wall Decals

Another decor item that will brighten up your baby’s nursery is whimsical nursery wall decals. Vinyl wall decals are accessible and easily attachable. Simply choose a decal in your favorite design, such as stars, animals, a rainbow, or hearts, peel off the backing paper, and stick your decal on the wall.

Your baby will be sure to love these colorful decals, and the best part is that you can easily peel them off and switch them out over the years as your little one grows.

A Hand-Painted Monogram

If you want to create the perfect accent wall in your baby’s nursery, one of the most popular decorating trends is to feature a hand-painted monogram of your baby’s name above their crib. 

This will add a personalized touch to your little one’s room and is a wonderful way to make your baby’s nursery a truly special place.

Should You Use Wallpaper in a Nursery?

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One of the most popular decorating choices when it comes to styling a baby’s room is using gorgeous wallpaper with a peaceful pattern and a soft, pastel color palette. Using wallpaper to decorate the walls of your baby’s nursery is a wonderful way to bring elegance and serenity to this space.

If you want to create a room that is chic and Instagram-worthy, you can choose to wallpaper every wall in your sweet pea’s nursery, or you can make an accent wall by adding a whimsical patterned wallpaper to one specific wall. 

Either way, you will love being able to decorate this space and use the wallpaper to help you select the perfect color scheme for the rest of your nursery decor. Keep reading to explore some amazing tips to help you select the perfect wallpaper for your baby’s nursery. 

Pick Wallpaper With a Peaceful Pattern

When it comes to selecting the best wallpaper for your baby’s nursery, it is important to pick a wallpaper with a peaceful pattern. This way, the wallpaper will be calming and soothing to look at while also adding a luxurious look and feel to your baby’s new space.

Here at Pepper Home, our Nursery Collection features a variety of sustainable wallpapers with peaceful patterns and soft colors that your little one won’t outgrow. 

We recommend choosing our soothing Emma Lavender Wallpaper to create a nursery that makes your baby feel surrounded by love and beautiful nature. This classic pattern also comes in coral, sage, chartreuse, sand, and sky, giving you the ultimate design freedom to choose the best color for your space.

Our wallpaper paint guide makes finding a coordinating color scheme easier than ever, while our Wallpaper Calculator makes sure you get the perfect amount of wallpaper to cover your space.

Pick Wallpaper That Matches Your Room Decor

It’s also key to pick a wallpaper that matches your room decor. For example, if your baby’s nursery is filled with pink, blue, or green shades, you can create an accent wall that incorporates each of these colors. 

Our winged and whimsical Daphne Rose Wallpaper features an array of earthy colors, garden peacocks, and stunning wildflowers that will add an enchanting beauty to your little one’s room. Our Style Guides can help you find the perfect pieces to make a magical fairyland for your little girl, while our Complementary Design Assistance can answer any questions you may have about designing a room fit for a princess.

Match the Wallpaper and the Curtains

Another trending decorating idea is to match the wallpaper and the curtains in your baby’s room. This will provide a lovely balance in your little one’s nursery and will help to create a space that is instantly inviting. 

When selecting the right wallpaper and curtains, try to pair a solid or soft color with a matching pattern. For a baby girl’s room, we recommend our feminine Blake Rose Wallpaper paired with our feline-licious Frida Pink Curtain for a universally appealing look that is perfectly pink. Look out for our perfect pairs suggestions as you’re shopping to find curated suggestions for seamless coordination.

What Are Some Other Nursery Decor Essentials?

Nursery room with a white crib next to a armchair by wall styled with a Lavender Botanical Ikat Custom Wallpaper and a floral artwork hung

Once you have chosen some beautiful curtains and gorgeous wallpaper for your child’s nursery, there are a few other nursery decor essentials that you can add to tie the entire look together.

Custom Throws in Peaceful Colors

A nursery decor essential that is both practical and stylish is a custom throw pillow. The best custom throw pillows come in a variety of peaceful colors and will add a touch of texture to your space. 

Our Sky Velvet Pillow is extremely soft and will quickly become a cushion that your little one is constantly reaching for. This plush pillow comes in a peaceful sky blue color that will help to calm your baby boy when it’s time to drift off to dreamland. It also pairs well with many of our other patterned designs but is sophisticated enough to make a statement solo.

Like our custom curtains, our custom pillows are sustainably made in the U.S.A. and ship in just seven business days, so you can enjoy your new pillowscape in no time at all.

Custom Throw Pillows

Here at Pepper Home, our custom throw pillows are made to last and will add a look that is both cozy and contemporary. You will have the time of your life selecting your favorite throw pillows for your little one’s nursery. You can mix and match with countless combinations of print, size, and piping to create the ultimate nursery for your baby.

Shelving for Toys and Books

Last but not least, if you want to add some functional pieces to your space, placing hanging shelves on the wall for your baby’s toys and books will help to give you the extra space you need while also adding a stylish look to your nursery. When installing your mounted shelving, try to place each shelf in a vertical arrangement. This will help to create a symmetrical look that is modern and pleasing to the eye.

Hanging shelves look especially beautiful on the wall in a reading nook area, next to a classic wooden rocking chair, an artsy wall hanging, and a soft, plush rug.

Make Your Nursery Complete

We hope you have enjoyed learning about all of these tips and tricks to help you choose the best nursery wall decor. Remember to decorate your little one’s nursery with soothing colors and to match the wallpaper with the curtains to make your nursery complete. 

Your family will be sure to love all of the stylish decor details in this special room, and it will be a beautiful setting for your little one to grow and play in for years to come.



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