19 Nursery Accent Wall Ideas For a Fun Baby's Room

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Design by Liberty Interiors / Photo by Nikole Ramsay 

Finishing off your nursery design with an eye-catching accent wall is an easy way to add style to a baby room. Check out these striking nursery accent walls—from wallpaper to peel-and-stick decals to hand-painted murals—in a range of colors, patterns, and moods to inspire your own baby room design.

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    Soft Woodland

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    Design by Liberty Interiors / Photo by Nikole Ramsay 

    In this fresh, pretty nursery from interior designer Nicole Rosenberg of Australian firm Liberty Interiors, a fanciful woodland-themed accent wallpaper featuring bunnies, squirrels, and owls anchors the far wall. The designer carried the wallpaper's palette of gray, pink, orange, and white throughout the space, adding touches of pale wood for warmth.

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    Confetti

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    Design by Maison Ellie / Photo by Rebecca Simon

    Interior designer Rebecca Simon of Maison Ellie arranged multi-colored wall decals on the accent wall behind the crib that look like confetti, setting the tone for a fun and cheerful nursery that can easily transition to a kids room once the crib is swapped out for a bed.

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    Lemony

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    Design by Melissa Grace Designs

    Interior designer Melissa Gambin of Melissa Grace Designs designed a sweet nursery in soft shades of pink, then added a sunny wallpaper accent wall featuring hand-painted lemons and leaves in shades of yellow, green, and black that ties it all together.

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    Cloudy

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    Design by Maison Ellie / Photo by Heidi Lau

    The slanted wall above the crib in this nursery from Maison Ellie is covered in a soft printed cloud wallpaper in shades of pale blue and white that creates a calming neutral space with a dreamy quality.

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    Starry

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    Design by Hamsa Home

    Interior designers Daniela Benloulou and Nicole Graff of Hamsa Home designed custom wall decals for this "starry sky" nursery accent wall built around a Moroccan princess theme. The designers chose an 8-point star to reinforce the Moroccan feel, using a palette of warm pinks, corals, and oranges that was inspired by a Saharan sunset.

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    Animated

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    Design by JNR Designs

    The animals on this wallpaper accent wall from JNR Designs are drawn like illustrations on the page of a gigantic children's book, rendered in earthy shades of forest green, rust, mustard, and brown. The striped window shade in similar tones and a gray crib and furnishings tie the room together.

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    Giant Floral

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    Design by Little Crown Interiors / Photo by David Casas

    Larger-than-life roses give this nursery accent wall from Little Crown Interiors drama and a surreal quality that keeps it from being overly sweet.

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    Whimsical

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    Design by AHG Interiors / Photo by Nick Glimenakis 

    A giant stuffed dog looks on as hot air balloons float up and onto the ceiling of this charming hand-painted accent wall in a Queens NYC garden apartment nursery designed by AHG Interiors.

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    Hearts

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    Design by Sissy + Marley Interior Design / Photo by Marco Rica Studio

    In this nursery from Sissy + Marley Interior Design, a multi-colored heart-stamped wallpaper accent wall creates a graphic pattern that makes the perfect backdrop for modern Scandi-style white and pale wood furnishings, as well as a giant pink stuffed animal swan watching over the crib.

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    Graphic

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    Design by JLDesign / Photo by Reagen Taylor Photography

    A graphic black-and-white wallpaper accent wall creates pattern and interest in this eclectic nursery from JLDesign that allows the boho-style crib and textiles to shine.

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    Sophisticated Floral

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    Design and Photo by Centered by Design

    Interior designer Claire Staszak of Centered by Design added a sophisticated dark floral accent wall that highlights the room's architecture, demonstrating that your nursery accent wall doesn't have to be the one behind the crib.

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    Trippy

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    Design by JLA Designs

    This pink nursery accent wall from JLA Designs adds a bold dose of color that isn't too precious, creating a focal point full of happy vibes.

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    Illustrated

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Christy Q. Photo

    This nursery accent wall from Cathie Hong Interiors features black-and-white illustrated wallpaper with a forest motif that adds subtle interest without overwhelming the neutral, quiet, minimalist feel of the room.

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    Pastoral

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    Design by Little Crown Interiors / Photo by David Casas

    A scenic pastoral accent wall mural in soothing shades of green creates a serene backdrop for this timeless nursery from Little Crown Interiors.

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    Animal Print

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Talitha Photos

    In this green-and-white nursery from Cathie Hong Interiors, an accent wall behind the crib features illustrated wallpaper with an animal print motif that adds interest and pattern, and ties the room's calming palette of greens, whites, and natural tones together.

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    Dark Floral

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    Design by Liberty Interiors / Photo by Nikole Ramsay 

    Interior designer Nicole Rosenberg of Australian firm Liberty Interiors created a bold modern take on the floral nursery with oversized floral wallpaper accent on the back wall. The designer carried the pink and black color palette throughout the rest of this stunning contemporary baby room that can be enjoyed for years to come.

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    Layered

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    Design by Little Crown Interiors / Photo by David Casas

    This nursery accent wall from Little Crown Interiors has subtle patterned wallpaper that provides the perfect foil for a dramatic oversized dried flower arrangement that gives the neutral-toned nursery some serious boho style.

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    Vertical

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    Louis Duncan-Designs

    This nursery from Louis Duncan-Designs leverages the extra-tall ceilings to create a forest mural accent wall with towering trees that creates a storybook feel.

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    Black Out

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    Design by Katie Martinez Design / Photo by Joe Fletcher

    An accent wall doesn't always have to be the focal point in a room. In this striking contemporary nursery from Katie Martinez Design, a jet black painted accent wall provides a grounding effect and a point of contrast that allows the vibrant pinks and soft whites in the rest of the room to take center stage.