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Choosing art to display in your nursery should be fun and the great thing about nursery wall art is that there aren’t any rules to follow. You can change it up easily as they aren’t permanent, and it doesn’t even have to be just photos or prints. There’s an abundance of great options and ideas out there and we're here to help if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the choices. Here’s a few of our favourite ideas for nursery wall art, we hope you (and your bub) love them.
Full Wall Mural
Don’t be afraid to go bold. Why not use an entire wall as the feature? Painted one-dimensional feature walls are out and full-scale wall murals are IN! Whether it’s an underwater scene, a costal-boho vibe or Island wonderland, the options are endless. And removable wallpapers and decals make decorating (and redecorating) an entire wall super simple. We can't go past Ginger Monkey, Dekornik or Fleur Harris for full wall impact!
Without doubt, the most popular (and easiest) way to decorate a nursery wall in 2020 is with Wall Decals and there’s good reasons for this! Wall Decals today are removeable, reusable and incredibly easy to use. They come in the huge array of design options. You can get ornate carousel horses, princess castles, oversized botanicals and floral designs right through safari and woodland animals. Pretty much whatever theme or design you are looking for, you’re almost certain to find a wall decal that’s perfect and because they are so easy to remove and reuse you can change up the room-design whenever you feel like it!
Not too ‘baby-ish”
We think this is a good rule to follow in general for decorating a nursery. They (sadly) really aren’t tiny babies for very long at all, and before you know it you’ll be thinking about replacing the cot for a toddler or “big-girl’s" bed. Choose art works that will transition well as they grow. You certainly can’t predict their preferences, but there are a few fail-safe options to look at. Whether it’s ballerinas and fairies, or animals and botanicals, we think there’s some flexible choices that we serve you well for at least the first few years - or until they couldn’t possibly live in a room unless it’s all Emma Wiggle yellow.
It doesn’t have to be a print or a photo to be wall art. Why not choose some fun objects to make your nursery walls more interesting? Animal wall hangings are a cute way to add the wow factor to a nursery. Also, oversized paper flowers or a hanging garland feature can be great options too and can be used in addition to more traditional art works or as a standalone feature. Get creative, don’t be concerned if it all doesn’t match perfectly, keep a coordinated feel and you’ll be thrilled with the result.
The Statement Piece
Maybe you’ve fallen in love with a piece of art work or you really love a particular artist! Making an art work the centre piece of your nursery will always be a popular option. Our tips if you are going to splurge on a statement or commission piece is to look for a more timeless options, something that will work as the room transitions from nursery to big-kid’s room and beyond. Or, better still, pick something you absolutely love so if your little one tires of it you can re-purpose it for another room in the house – WIN:WIN!
Don’t go too Matchy-Matchy
Coordinate yes, but you can have too much of a good thing. Art work doesn’t need to be exactly the same colours, sizes or styles and a little mix’n’match and can have a really great effect. The problem with choosing everything in one particular theme is that it can get old quickly. For example, rather than going with all the same, maybe choose a Mrs Mighetto print along with other coordinating pieces like paper flowers or carnival style wall decal.
Don’t overthink it
This is supposed to be a fun experience, so don’t get too stressed when it comes to designing the perfect space for your baby. Have some fun with it. Choose items, colours and prints that catch your eye and remember that nothing is permanent so you can change whatever you like on a whim.
We’d love to help you create the perfect nursery with you, get in touch if you want some design tips or help!