An empty nursery is like a blank canvas. While some people might be excited by the prospect of letting their imagination run wild, others may not be sure where to start when it comes to color palettes, stencils, or accents. But don't fear: With a little inspiration, you can create almost anything.
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If you need a creative boost to be able to properly visualize your nursery, check out these show-stopping, DIY nursery wall ideas. Whether you're more pulled toward textures like wood accents or intricate patterning, you'll be sure to relate to at least one element of these wall designs.
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Reclaimed Wood Accent WallContinue to 2 of 15 below.
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Stone Accent WallContinue to 3 of 15 below.
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Sharpie Accent WallContinue to 4 of 15 below.
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If you’re looking for beautiful, inexpensive nursery art, look no further than your favorite storybooks! By installing simple, DIY book ledges, you can transform an empty wall into a colorful gallery featuring all your favorite titles. Don’t forget to add a cozy reading space where you and your little one can share a good book.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Magnetic Letter Wall
A handcrafted alphabet wall is as eye-catching as it is educational. Want to bump up the fun factor? Paint the wall with magnetic paint, and glue magnets to the back of each letter for hours of interactive, alphabet play.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Car-Themed Feature Wall
Mini Matchbox cars and magnetic paint also make for playful wall décor. Create a simple roadway or a whole village.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Does your little one put a song in your heart? Why not put that song on the wall! It’s an elegant and inexpensive way to make a meaningful statement in the nursery.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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A hand-painted, galaxy wall featuring simple, sewing-hoop planets couldn’t be more adorable!Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Easy Mountain Mural
Dreaming of a nursery room with a view? Try recreating a bold and beautiful mountain range using the incredibly helpful tutorial by Wills Casa.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Paint-by-Number Wall Mural
Not much of an artist? That doesn’t mean you can’t create a beautiful, vintage-inspired wall mural! All you need is an old-fashioned paint-by-numbers kit, a projector and a little patience.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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As beautiful as they can be, nursery murals are not the best of investments. Looking for something with a little more staying power? Instead of paying a fortune for a hand-painted mural, use chalkboard paint to create an artistic accent wall, and hire an art student to draw something up using a chalk-paint pen. (These semi-permanent markers look like chalk but won’t rub off without chemical treatment.) When your child outgrows the mural, simply clean the wall, and invite them to decorate their own space.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Bring a sense of wonder and adventure to your nursery with a beautiful, mural-sized wall map. You can pick up a map pictured above from the National Geographic Store for just $99.95. For a finished look, try framing your map with a wood-trim frame.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Tapestries are making comeback! These warm and texture-rich fabric hangings make for fabulous feature walls when hung behind a bed or crib.
You can find beautiful options at Restoration Hardware for around $599. Looking for a budget-friendly option? Pick up an inexpensive rug and transform it into a wall-mounted tapestry.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Framed Wallpaper Panels
Pretty panels bring a touch of playful pattern and color to a simple and sophisticated nursery space.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Wood Trim Molding
A little woodwork can make a dramatic difference to your nursery space and for less than you might imagine. A stunning, DIY feature wall could cost only $115 and a day’s work to make! Get a full tutorial from Infarrantly Creative.