Creative Nursery Painting Ideas
Nursery Wall Painting Ideas and Tips for a Baby Boy or Girl Nursery Room

We have many pictures of unique nursery painting ideas that will help you to create the perfect background for any crib bedding set and décor that you choose.   The wall painting techniques will adapt to most any paint color making it easy to design a room using any combinations that parents find visually pleasing.

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Visitors to our site have shared beautifully executed wall murals that attest to their artistic abilities as well as those that a beginner will find easy to duplicate using stencils.

You will also see painted stripes used in a variety of ways to visually camouflage the size and shape of rooms that might otherwise seem too small.

Nursery Painting Ideas

Baby boy nursery room decorated with baby blue brown and cream white horizontal wall paint stripes painting technique

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Pink girl nursery wall painting ideas using damask stencils

We have ideas for painting a baby girl nursery room in pink (as well as many other colors) as this mom chose using a stenciling technique to give the room some extra pizazz.

Girl Nursery Painting Ideas

Stencils and stickers are a quick, easy and inexpensive way to enhance the walls in a child's room.

Baby boy nursery wall painting ideas with moon and stars quote in blue and white

Nursery Wall Painting Ideas for a Boy

A boy nursery wall painted with a mural featuring the moon and stars in baby blue and white creates a peaceful atmosphere.

Stripes Nursery Wall Painting Ideas

Whether you prefer to paint the nursery in vertical or horizontal stripes we have examples of rooms painted using unique and attractive paint schemes.

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These pictures will help you to find the best color for your baby's room. After you've made your choice and mastered the basic techniques, then you can advance and learn to paint wall murals and sample other techniques if you choose.
Learn How to Paint Clouds on the Walls or Ceilings of the Baby's Room

Cloud painting on the ceiling of a baby jungle theme nursery room

Paint Clouds on the Ceiling and Walls of the Baby's Nursery

Cloud painting is one of the easiest painting techniques for a beginner.

Shapes and patterns including circles, squares, diamonds and polka dots are well-suited for modern spaces.

Learn How to Paint a Diamond Pattern in Your Nursery's Color Scheme
Argyle nursery wall pattern with design painted using pink black and white paint color combination

Argyle Nursery Wall Paint Patterns and Designs

Moms and dads are finding that paint is an inexpensive way to create an argyle nursery accent wall in their baby's room. The pattern in this nursery is used as a ceiling height wall border but we have lots of pictures to inspire ideas.

Paint a Tree

Hand painted family tree nursery wall art on a pink painted wall in a baby girl's room.

Paint a Tree on the Wall of the Nursery

Techniques for painting a nursery for a baby girl may be identical to those that you used to paint the nursery for your baby boy. For example, painting stripes on the nursery walls is every bit as popular in a boy's room as it is a girls with the primary distinction being the choice of paint colors. You have the choice of painting even or uneven wall stripes and each will give you a chance to display not just one but two or more feminine colors carefully chosen from your inspiration piece.

Our Baby Boy, Liam's, Black, White and Lime Green Frog Prince Nursery Theme with Harlequin Diamond Pattern

Baby Boy Nursery Painting Ideas

Bold colors are very trendy in boys' rooms right now. I see rustic browns and earth tones and bright primary colors challenging baby blue for the title of most popular. The patterns are fun and high contrasts make for an energetic space geared towards surrounding a rambunctious boy with everything from cars and trucks to traditional snips, snails and puppy dogs' tails. The exception being when mom and dad are devoted to creating a space of peace with a tranquil atmosphere. For this type of room a cloud painting technique on a light blue wall would be perfect.

Jungle animal nursery wall mural with clouds and a momma and baby giraffe.

Giraffe Nursery Wall Murals
Painting nursery murals takes a lot of time but surprisingly, less artistic talent and ability than you might have imagined. With the use of overhead projectors, stencils and fast-drying (baby safe) wall paints painting a mural in a nursery is possible even for rank amateurs such as myself. Is it EASY to paint a mural on the nursery walls? That probably depends on how large the walls are and the detail of the scenery or subject matter that you would like to paint.

A simple tree mural would be easy for even a beginner to paint where a jungle nursery mural with many trees, wild animals and birds would be a challenge. Don’t get in a hurry; we will help you break the process down into a few easy steps. If you are a beginner, it's always good to master the basics before moving on to more advanced, challenging techniques. Tackle the project in an organized fashion and get a feel for the basics. Once you get your brush wet, you may find yourself overwhelmed with creative nursery painting ideas.


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Color Block Baby Animal Nursery 
Our color block baby nursery design is focused on animals since both my wife and I are veterinarians. We knew we wanted an animal themed room due to …

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Choose Your Favorite Pattern and Paint It on the Wall
Close your eyes and imagine your favorite decorative item that you will use in your baby’s nursery. Would the one accessory that in your opinion makes or breaks your dream nursery design a framed art print, the nursery bedding set or perhaps the upholstery on the nursery rocker cushions? Once you pick your item, congratulations are in order because you have just determined the color palette on which to build your nursery painting ideas.

Three Little Colors
Now, isolate THREE COLORS from your inspiration piece: the lightest color, the darkest color and a neutral or medium shade. Don’t dally, just PICK!

Where Should You Put the Lightest Color?
Of these three colors, the lighter shade is probably the most important because you will use it as your main wall color. This color will serve as the background for any decorative nursery painting ideas like painted wall murals so you might have to play with it a little by adding a tiny bit of gray or white to knock the edge off so that it will blend with your color scheme.

Where Should You Put the Color with the Medium Value?
The medium shade will be used on upholstered furniture, the floor covering and nursery window treatments. Resist the temptation to go too dark at this stage of the game, refer to your inspiration print to avoid mistakes when experimenting with nursery painting ideas.

Where Will the Darkest Color Go?
Once you have the lighter values in place, it’s time to have some fun with your darker accent colors. Distribute small pops of this dark color in a balanced way throughout the baby’s nursery. These pieces are the eye candy in the room so be selective. They should be small but special and eye catching. Don’t waste your dark colors on boring and mundane pieces because those are the first items that your visitors see when they come into the room. If your accents aren’t interesting, all of your creative nursery painting ideas will be wasted. The lessons we have learned are:

  • Backgrounds are important
  • Accents must have the proper amount of pizzazz
  • Medium colors create a connection or a bridge between the backgound and the accents in a room
  • Master the basics before getting creative with nursery painting ideas
Make plans to visit Unique Baby Gear Ideas again very soon to see the latest nursery wall painting ideas shared by real parents who found that painting a nursery can be lots of fun!

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