Nursery Wallpaper: 5 Ways to Use It (Beyond Just Hanging It on the Walls)

When it comes to nursery design, wallpaper is often seen as old fashioned and boring. But it doesn't have to be! Wallpaper can actually be a really fun and versatile way to add personality and style to your baby's space. Here are some creative ways to use nursery wallpaper beyond just hanging it on the walls.

Create a statement wall

Wallpaper can be expensive, especially if you decide to cover all four walls. Why not paper one wall, and paint the other three in a complimentary color to save money and add a pop of pattern and texture.

Choose a design that you and your little one will love. Go for something colorful and playful if you want the space to feel fun, or pick something more subdued if you're going for a calming vibe.

Pro tip: Create wow factor by picking a wall that's visible from the door so guests can see it as soon as they enter the room. Find something in our selection of wallpaper to make their jaws drop.

Make a mural

Painted murals are a great way to personalize any room, but can be time consuming to do yourself or expensive if you can't. Why not use wallpaper murals to create a one-of-a-kind design that will fill the room with color and personality.

These days, most wallpaper murals are made of high-quality vinyl and can be repositioned so you aren't locked down if you do not like where you place it. Best of all, hanging a wallpaper mural is relatively easy and can be done in just a few hours.

Pro tip: Choose your design wisely – think about what you want the mural to represent and how it will fit into the overall theme of the room.

Frame vintage finds

Love the look of wallpaper but don't want to cover a whole wall in it? If you're looking for something truly unique, consider framing vintage finds. This can be anything from an old family photo to retro illustrations from children's books. Not only will this create a one-of-a-kind look, it will also be a beautiful way to pay homage to your own childhood or that of your child.

Simply find (or thrift) the item you would like to showcase and decide where you would like to place it on the nursery wall. Then cut out a piece of wallpaper to frame it and help to draw the eye to it. Hang the wallpaper shape, wait for it to dry, then hang your vintage art or photos within it. And voila! Instant statement piece.

Pro tip: Don't be afraid to get creative with your wallpaper pattern or the shape you cut it into. There are no rules when it comes to nursery décor.

Create Your Own Art

An even easier way to incorporate wallpaper into the nursery is to frame it as art. Not only is this a budget-friendly option (hello, wallpaper samples!), it also requires very little time and skill with no pasting necessary. Simply order some samples of a few wallpapers that will compliment the aesthetic of the room, put them in a few inexpensive but pretty frames, and you're good to go.

Pro tip: Cut your baby's name in large letters out of a contrasting color wallpaper and place over the first wallpaper pattern in the frame. Instant baby name sign that will look great in pictures and is truly unique to your little one.

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Add a Pop of Color

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to add some personality to your nursery, consider using wallpaper to line your chest of drawers.

Not only is this is a great way to incorporate some hidden pattern and color into the room, it also does double duty to protect delicate items from snagging on any unsanded wood inside the drawers. Plus, it's an inexpensive way to put a smile on your face after losing half a day to folding your baby's teeny, tiny outfits.

Pro tip: Depending on the size of your drawers, you may be able to get away with buying samples to line the drawers. Not large enough? Check if you are able to buy a smaller size roll just for this task. For extra fun, line each drawer with a different coordinating pattern.

In Summary

Wallpaper can add personality and flair to a baby's nursery, making it a great way to express your own unique sense of style. Use it to make a statement and create texture, whether that means papering a whole wall or creating your own unique art. Most of all, have fun with it! Designing and creating your little one's safe space should be a reprieve from the stresses that come with being a new parent.


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