18 Nursery Mural Ideas to Elevate Your Baby’s Space
Note: While these nursery photos are gorgeous, please know that it’s NOT safe to place stuffed animals, pillows, bumpers, or any loose items inside your infant’s sleep space until Baby is a year old. —Dr. Harvey Karp
Though nurseries of days gone by may have been all about softness and subtlety, there is something to be said for a big old nursery statement piece. And, if you are looking for something bolder than nursery artwork—that does not necessarily have the uniformity of nursery wallpaper—a nursery mural can be a fantastic way to make a splash in your baby’s room! From modern to classic, out-there to subdued, here are some of our favourite nursery mural ideas.
Fairy Tale Scenery Nursery Wall Mural
Photo & To Purchase: Etsy/KIINO
This whimsical fairy tale mural is what childhood dreams are made of. Not reminiscent of any one particular story but rather cumulative of castles and fairies, hot air balloons and secret passageways, it brings magic and wonder to the nursery and provides lots of exciting elements to explore with tiny eyes.
Minimalist Landscape Nursery Mural Idea
Keep it simple with a Scandinavian-inspired nursery wall mural that creates a soothing scene in the nursery and feels warm, comforting, and sublime.
Vroom Vroom, Beep Beep Baby Room Mural
Photo & To Purchase: Minted
Cars and trucks and things that go! This city streets nursery wall mural is like a roadmap to a childhood built on fun...and what could be better than that?
Epically Hand Painted Nursery Mural Ideas
If you are handy with a paintbrush, or are considering hiring a professional artist to bring your mural dreams to life, check out this stunning inspiration for Baby’s over-the-top room.
Pink Paradise Nursery Wall Mural
Photo & To Purchase: Pottery Barn Kids
This striking wall mural from Pottery Barn Kids is designed to wow, and will have a dramatic effect in Baby’s room. Check out some more of our pink nursery ideas!
Modern Masterpiece Nursery Murals
Photo & To Purchase: Minted
Whether you are shopping pre-made nursery murals or breaking out the paint cans yourself, an abstract look is a fresh way to decorate!
Silhouette Mountains Nursery Mural
This idea is all over the ‘gram, and we are loving it. Create an oasis of calm with a natural feeling for your baby boy or girl using the simple shapes of mountains going on into the distance.
Animals on Safari and Baby Jungle Nursery Mural
Safari nurseries are always fun, and make a great option if you are going gender-neutral and need a cool theme to draw on. This hand painted safari mural creates an adorable adventure in Baby’s room.
Ocean Waves Nursery Room Mural
The beauty of the ocean sets the stage for a childhood bedroom that will hold memories and joys...the depths of which you cannot even yet imagine. Decorate Baby’s room with a wall of watery wonder to inspire creative play for the years to come. (If you are not up for painting one, Minted has this decal ocean wave mural for sale instead…)
Whimsy & Wonder Nursery Murals
Mythical creatures and a scattering of stars are a definite yes for a baby’s special space. The soft grays and pinks shown here are lovely, but any palette can be manipulated to bring this concept to the next level for your little bundle-to-be.
Rainbow Decal Nursery Room Mural
Photo & To Purchase: Anewall
Rainbow nurseries are of-the-moment and absolutely timeless at once. Anewall’s peel-and-stick wall decal murals are easy to install and beautiful to look at. This watercolour rainbow is a favourite, but browse the selection onsite for plenty of amazing options. (Check out more rainbow nursery inspiration here!)
Bold Rainbow Baby Room Mural
And if the watercolour route is too subtle for your taste, try a bold hand-painted design, like this sunny nursery mural!
Storybook Creatures Nursery Mural Wallpaper
Photo & To Purchase: Etsy/wallpaperie
Consider a breathtaking accent wall with a stick-on Etsy mural featuring a timeless design like storybook-style woodland animals and greenery.
Abstract Landscape Nursery Mural
Photo: Project Nursery
It is loosely themed, but feels softer than a standard nature scene. This bohemian take on a landscape mural is lovely for the nursery whether you are expecting a little boy or girl.
Into the Woods Nursery Mural
If you prefer a more pointed nature scene, check out these ethereal trees. The watercolour-like look of this nursery wall mural lends a handmade feel to the space, but if you use an easy-to-install wall decal (like this one) it does not have to be time-consuming to pull off.
Simple Sunrise Nursery Wall Mural
Photo: Project Nursery
The bold semicircle wall mural is trending right now among the bohemian decor set, not least of all for its striking resemblance to a rising sun. Whether you purchase a decal or paint it yourself (you can use a string and pencil to map out the shape ahead of time, protractor style), this modern and simple idea would be beautiful in a nursery.
Stunning Floral Wall Mural for the Nursery
Whoever said that florals had to be delicate and feminine? These gorgeous wall blooms beautifully blend the bold and delicate.
Life is the Bubbles Nursery Mural
This gently whimsical wall print from Minted brings the fun! The pretty pastel bubbles create a unique treat for the eyes in a baby girl or boy’s room.
More Nursery Inspiration:
- Neutral Nursery Ideas
- Nursery Ideas for Boys
- Nursery Ideas for Girls
- Black and White Nursery Ideas
- Disney Nursery Ideas
- Nursery Ideas for Twins
- Stylish Nursery Bookshelves
- Genius Nursery Storage Ideas
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