Are you looking for unique ways to decorate your nursery without painting baby’s room?
Maybe you’re renting you current home, or you aren’t great at painting and you’d rather not pay someone else to do it.
Whatever the reason… today I’m going to show you how to decorate nursery walls without painting!
Even if you think you have boring white walls, incorporating things like removable wallpaper, wall hangings and custom wall decals are a great way to elevate your nursery design.
Let’s get started!
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How to Decorate Nursery Walls Without Painting
1. Decorate Your Walls With Nursery Shelves
If you already love the paint color of the room, decorate your walls with beautiful shelves to make your nursery feel complete.
2. Hang a DIY Fabric Garland Above Your Crib
Looking for an affordable way to fill the walls in your nursery? Check out this awesome DIY fabric garland tutorial and then hang one above your baby’s crib. It’ll create the perfect focal point to catch your eye every time you walk into the room.
3. Dress Up Your Walls With Blackout Curtains
Dress up your boring walls with blackout curtains in a beautiful way, like in this sophisticated pink girl nursery. Use your room accents (instead of wall paint) to build in your color scheme!
If you’re still on the hunt for the best blackout curtains, we’ve got a great post with all of our favorites.
4. Fill The Space Above Your Changing Table with a Mirror
Source: Courtney Browning
We recommend incorporating multiple types of wall decor such as canvas wall art, mirrors and nursery wall decals for maximum wow factor.
5. Beautify Your Nursery Walls with Decals
Source: With Love Mable
If you’re looking for ways to decorate your nursery walls without painting, this is one of our favorite ideas!
We briefly mentioned decals above – these are also sometimes called nursery wall stickers. If you aren’t quite comfortable installing peel and stick wallpaper, then wall decals are an easy solution for you.
Create a gorgeous feature wall like this one without leaving permanent damage on any walls.
6. Install Removable Wallpaper on the Walls
Love the look of a wallpaper accent wall but need a non-permanent solution?
Peel and stick wallpaper is a great option that can change the look of the entire room.
We installed a pretty striped print behind my daughter’s crib and I wrote a post with tips for installing removable wallpaper.
If you’re as obsessed with this tassel garland as us, you can find a similar one here.
7. Put Up a Large Piece of Artwork
Source: Elaine Farris
Putting up one or more large pieces of artwork is an easy way to make your baby’s nursery feel less bare.
Designer Tip: Fill up as much of the wall space as possible! Use large scale artwork spanning the whole wall to instantly make your nursery room feel so much larger.
8. Adorn Your Walls with a Personalized Tapestry
Source: Yay for Brittany
You may be stuck with the paint color on the walls, but you certainly can make a big impact with a personalized tapestry like this one.
It’s an excellent choice for decor because you’ll be able to use it in their big kid room and beyond.
9. Accessorize the Walls with Paper Flowers
Source: Evelin Cameron
10. Display Heirloom Clothing on a Hook Rack
This beautiful nursery was inspired by Australian animals and this mama brought warmth to the room with lots of natural wood furniture.
Her nursery walls are anything bare with a hanging peg rack and wall decals as well.
11. Light Up Your Nursery with a Wall Lamp
Add some cozy ambience to your nursery with fairy string lights or a wall lamp like this Moon one.
A gender-neutral nursery with a neutral color palette doesn’t have to be boring!
Incorporate different textures and shades of creams and woods for a welcoming look.
12. Set Up A Unique Gallery Wall
Source: Mallory Ervin
We originally featured this nursery in our post about the best nursery daybeds, but we have to share it again because of this fabulous gallery wall!
This mama used a monochromatic nursery theme and it’s anything but ordinary.
13. Show Off Your Family Photos on a Photo Ledge
Give your nursery a personal touch by displaying your favorite maternity or newborn photos on a picture ledge like this one.
It’s a different twist on hanging artwork the traditional way or doing a gallery wall.
If you’re looking for other boy nursery ideas, we’ve got a great post with 30 other ideas to inspire you!
14. Add Removable Chalkboard Paper
Source: Amy Lou Hawthorne
It doesn’t get more unique than this! Add chalkboard removable wallpaper to accessorize your baby nursery. You can draw things or leave meaningful quotes to lift you up day to day.
15. Liven Up Your Nursery with Real or Faux Plants
Source: Kandis Marino Photography
We thought this mama’s way of covering plain walls was just so creative!
She used a long macrame wall hanging and hung mini faux plants in front to warm up the space.
It’s a perfectly gender-neutral design.
16. Choose Colorful Nursery Furniture
Source: The Posh Home
Liven up an otherwise all white nursery with a pop of colorful nursery furniture.
Want to re-create the look? We found a similar pink changing table dresser for you!
17. Hang a Statement Ceiling Mobile
You won’t even notice the paint color of the walls if you hang a statement ceiling mobile like this one!
All you need is a little screw in hook from Home Depot (no tools required) and some clear fishing wire to hang it.
18. Pick Out Fun Throw Pillows
Source: Tenesha Giles
Welcome your new baby in a sophisticated safe haven like this gorgeous nursery!
It’s an otherwise gender-neutral nursery but with unexpected pops of green throughout.
It’s one of 10 girl nursery themes we featured that are rising in popularity this year.
19. Hang a Canopy Over Your Crib or Glider
Source: Mrs Tiffany Claire
Plus, they are so darn adorable.
20. Be Content With Crisp White Walls
Source: Sabrina Vroeg Interiors
You’ve got one final option if you opt not to paint baby’s room – be content with white walls!
Learn to love it’s crisp and clean feel and bring in different colors with your decor in the rest of the room.
Final Words on Ways to Decorate Without Painting Baby’s Room
We hope you learned a few tricks for how to decorate nursery walls without painting!
You don’t need new paint to design the perfect nursery.
There are plenty other nursery decor ideas for your walls that will make just as big of an impact.