Baby Nursery Wall Decorating Ideas Crafts Projects, DIY Decor and Artwork

The nursery wall is my favorite area of the baby's room to decorate. Choosing the paint color is always fun and there are so many decorations that I can make myself.  From making the wall art to  determining the arrangement of the décor; it's an adventure in creativity.   

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When I walk into a room one of the first areas that catches my eye is the wall so I believe that is a very good place to put out a little effort. I have a lot of pictures of wall decorating ideas to show you that will take the mystery out of creative arrangements, murals and DIY wainscoting.

On this page you will see many crafts ideas and DIY nursery projects that will save money on decorations without sacrificing a bit of style.

Nursery Wall Decorating Ideas

Tree decal with an owl on the branch of a baby nursery wall

Wall Decals

There are many examples of ways to use tree wall decals and others to create an easy but "eye-catching" feature in our gallery of nursery pictures.

Choosing the best paint color is the first but certainly not the last step in wall design.

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Nursery Wall Painting Ideas for a Baby Girl Room

Wall Painting

We have lots of nursery painting ideas for boys and girl including examples of decorative wall textures, murals and wall stencils that can be used to get amazing results using accent colors.

Another way to dress up the walls is to add a chair rail or wainscoting.

DIY Wall Decorating Projects and Nursery Ideas

DIY ideas for nursery wainscoting beadboard panels barn door

DIY Nursery Wainscoting Ideas

Chair rails and wainscoting presents an easy fix for many issues with size, architecture or ceiling height. Our visitors with woodworking skills have provided many examples that can be used as a reference.

Visitors to Unique Baby Gear Ideas have uploaded pictures of their handiwork including murals, arrangements, wall letters and other decorations that you can make yourself. You can easily master these crafts projects only you can do the work much faster that they did since in most cases they have provided a list of the supplies you will need, shopping resources and tutorials. Are you ready to begin decorating the baby's nursery walls; let's get started!

Baby shoe growth chart crafts project idea for the nursery wall baby shower gift idea
This is an easy crafts project that will get some sweet baby shoes out of storage and put them on display. We have the tutorial and instructions for how to make this baby growth chart that will look amazing on any wall.

Baby Shoes Growth Chart Craft Idea Tutorial

Pallet Nursery Walls

Recycled wooden pallets are FREE for the asking which is just part of the reason pallet walls are popping up everywhere.

DIY baby nursery wall

Decorative Wall Ideas

Their popularity can also be attributed to the fact that they are so attractive and easy to work with.

Anyone with basic woodworking tools and skills can easily master this easy weekend nursery project.

Wall Paint Color Ideas for a Baby Girl Nursery

Pink baby girl princess nursery with tufted walls

Pink Tufted Walls in a Rococo Princess Nursery

That's not to say that creative parents with a love for DIY decorating projects don't come up with some excellent ideas.

Tufted walls add softness as well as an elegant air to this baby girl's princess nursery.

Baby girl nursery room with DIY pink and brown stripes painted on the wall
Many parents learn how to paint stripes on the wall to save money and add a focal point to the room.

How to Paint Stripes on the Wall

Paint and Wall Color Ideas for the Baby's Nursery Room Wall

Cloud Painting Painting the Nursery Diamond Painting Techniques Nursery Paint Ideas
Polka Dot Wall Painting Techniques for the Nursery Silhouette Wall Art

Ladybug Wall

For example, many parents are choosing a neutral paint color and then accenting with decorations in bright colors. This is a super way to save money and avoid having to re-paint every time the bedding is changed. And it's also a great way to avoid (expensive) decorating mistakes. It's a sad fact but some of us learned the hard way that mixing and matching vivid colors and fabric patterns is more difficult than it seems and is best left to professional decorators.

As an example, if you have a monkey theme nursery, paint a jungle wall mural. Arrange a grouping of wild animals that would be found in a jungle in a strategic spot in the room.

For a cowboy nursery theme a simple cactus stamp would make a very cute western baby border. Whatever the case may be, let your main theme item dictate how you decorate.

Everyone seems to fret about whether or not wallpaper is on trend at any given time. If you find nursery wallpaper ideas that you love; hang it! Do not give what the designers and decorators are saying in decorating magazines a second thought. Unless there are plans to put your house on the market in the near future, decorate however you please.

Wallpaper, borders and stickies like everything else evolve constantly to fit the needs of the consumer and other popular accessories. Wallcoverings are avaiable in everything from faux moldings, lazer cuts and embossed metals. Be forewarned that even if you hang your own paper or hire it done, there is more cost and labor involved than with paint and various nursery painting techniques. Practice on some cheap scrap paper until you can be certain that you can apply it in a professional fashion so as not to be disappointed in the end results.

While I'm a huge fan of using the easy self-pasting wallpapers, never underestimate the appeal of a nursery wall covered in solid paint colors.

If it's a good nursery color and you have lots of nursery furnishings or wall hangings this technique may be your best choice. With a solid color nursery wall, you can focus on your framed art, or add letters, stencil the baby's name on the wall, or paint a quote from your favorite nursery rhyme over the baby's crib. Apply a mini mural to the wall using decals! There's no need to cover the entire nursery wall with wallpaper or a mural, just create little areas of interest to keep things lively.

Cover your ceiling with a blue sky and fluffy white clouds using a faux painting technique.

Paint the top third of the nursery wall in one color and the bottom another and cover the line where the colors meet using the wallpaper border of your choice.

When it comes to decorating the walls of a baby's room; the sky is the limit!

Popular techniques of the moment are painting stripes, using tree wall decals that can easily be removed and reused to create a personalized mural and using stencils to paint polka dots using instructions in our tutorial.

Bold red and white stripes painted on the walls can be gorgeous in a Cat in the Hat baby nursery theme! Get a contrasting black lacquered baby crib and some of the Dr. Seuss baby bedding and you're in business!

Subdued pastels can be just as striking as bold primary colors but are just not as visually stimulating. They can be used in conjunction with some of your busier fabric patterns such as toiles and many other themed fabric designs.

No matter if you've never painted. With overhead projection and instructions available to tell you how to paint everything from a mural to a plain white wall, you're good to go!

The arrival of a new baby is the perfect time to explore your artistic side; enjoy!

Please visit our gallery of nursery photos to see the latest wall painting and decorating ideas shared by the talented moms and dads that visit us here at Unique Baby Gear Ideas.

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