Nursery Design: Wall Decor

There are tons of fabulous ideas floating around pinterest and other design websites featuring the perfect print or wall decal for your little one’s nursery. Parents usually spend a lot of time and effort making sure that space is perfect. I am partial to the decals (we sell them at the store) AND to the prints (we also sell these at the store), but I wanted to feature some fresh new ideas that have been circulating the design blogs and my personal favorite, Pinterest…

1. A takeoff of the monogram using different fonts and colors of the baby’s initial. Perhaps some of these fonts could even be taken to the next level to make the idea even fresher. (photo cred: Pinterest)

2. We have noticed an emerging trend in nursery design involves a “woodland theme”. This is a fun theme because it gives the nursery designer the opportunity to use lots of fresh colors not found in nursery themes in recent years. I love all shadow boxes. I also love birch bark. This wall decor idea incorporates both things which almost gave me goose bumps with tiny little wooden, woodland creatures in the bottom. (photo cred: Pinterest)

3./4. 3-D wall decor. How fun and colorful the clouds and rain are! The flock of butterflies next to a changing table gives the baby something to look at. (flock of butterflies? swarm? herd? somebody out there knows the answer to this…) (photo cred: Pinterest)

5. Again a take on the popular idea of using the baby’s name or initials. I love the idea of the colorful buttons, but I think it would look great if the buttons were also done in monochromatic color and perhaps framed? (photo cred: Pinterest)

6. Maps! I also adore maps! I was at a baby shower recently and someone wrapped some of the gifts in old maps. They made adorable vintage looking packages. This idea was to mark where each parent was from (or you could mark where grandparents lived, etc) and where the baby was born with a heart. I heart this idea! (photo cred: Pinterst)

7./8. More monogram ideas! What can I say they seem to be the latest trend (and let’s be honest they are super Southern) I like the idea for a more formal nursery dressing up the frame with a nice ribbon.  The next monogram is pretty obviously on a toddler or twin bed, however, depending on your crib design I think this could work in a nursery as well. (photo cred: Pinterest)

9. Okay so this is a twist on using the wall decals that you have probably seen all over the internet recently. They are great, but who doesn’t like a creative twist! Instead of applying the decals directly to the wall make them look a little more artsy by painting a canvas and applying them to the canvas instead. (photo cred: Pinterest)

10. Framed lull-a-byes! I think that’s a super sweet idea, but of course if you invisioned something a little more rock in roll or classical you could frame any sheet music for a really classy look in the nursery. (photo cred: Pinterest)

11. Framed letters of the alphabet using the color themes of the nursery as the background for the letters. This looks vintage and simple, but you could also incorporate lots of different colors for a big color splash. (photo cred: Pinterest)

12./17. Both of these pictures have similar ideas using simple embroidery hoops with fabric. There are so many great fabric patterns both vintage and modern available that the options for this idea would be limitless AND pretty inexpensive. (photo cred: Pinterest)

13. These are by far one of my favorite finds of the year! This Sharon Montrose takes photos of lots of different types of animals including birds and reptiles, but I think her “little darlings” series is some of her best work, and swoon…they would be great in any nursery! I just wish she was selling wholesale, and we would have her here in the store in a minute! Until then you can find her work here..

14. Another popular nursery theme I have been seeing on the design blogs recently is a cowboy/ranch/barnyard type theme. A super cute theme for a little cowboy/cowgirl in your life. I love old wood. I love this initial cut out of old barn wood. (photo cred: Pinterest)

15. For all of the scrabble aficianados out there. I have seen ideas similar to this using couples’ names and anniversary date, etc, but I think this is super sweet. The options of what you could put there are endless…birthday, birth weight, name (proper nouns are allowed just this once). (photo cred: Pinterest)

16. Animal heads. At one time this may have been considered a bit garish for a nursery, but make them paper mache and paint them fun colors suddenly you have a fun focal point for the nursery. These are by Dwell Studios which is a great American design company. We offer their nursery line and many of their toys in the store.

17. One last monogram idea in the very popular color scheme of yellow and grey. There are lots of great design blogs that offer free printables making this another very affordable option for nursery artwork. (photo cred: Pinterest)

Hope this gives you guys some design inspiration! Remember, we really like to see what local nurseries look like so please send us your pictures!

A note from the author: I am sorry that I didn’t have more (okay hardly any) direct links to where the pictures came from originally. Because of my severe technological shortcomings it took me a good month to get this blog finished. In the future there will be more links than your mouse can handle!

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