You all know that I believe a good accent wall gives life to a room. It adds personality, character, and something interesting to look at and talk about! In this post, I’ve rounded up my favourite nursery accent wall ideas for creating unique and memorable features for your new little one’s space.
Check out these 7 feature walls by talented artists and designers and find some inspiration for your own nursery! I’ve also included some bonus links to feature walls that I’ve done myself, just to encourage you. If I can do this, so can you 🙂 And, stick around to the very end to see the mood board I created for my son’s room in our own home!
Made from woven 100% cotton canvas and permanent acrylic paint, this handcrafted flag by Glory Tradition is an item that can be cherished in your home for many years to come. This would stand out so beautifully on a baby boy’s nursery accent wall, like this simple board and batten treatment. The neutral tones ensure it would work with any colour scheme. Visit Glory Tradition’s Etsy shop to purchase your own custom flag!
The brilliant thing about this gorgeous DIY nursery accent wall idea from A Little House is that while it adds a stunning and unique feel to your baby’s room, it is also not overpowering, it will grow easily with your baby, and you can use this post for inspiration but choose colours you love to truly make it your own. It is a fairly straightforward painting job, and if you visit A Little House you can get the full step by step instructions so you will be more than ready to take it on yourself!
The real showstopper in this room by Pennies for a Fortune has to be the large leaf tropical wallpaper on the ceiling. Yes, you heard that right! Who says a feature wall has to be an actual wall? This paper in a bold pattern and stunning colours is the perfect touch for a kid’s safari-themed nursery. Check out the entire post for one more unique nursery accent wall idea (beadboard!), in the same room.
Sometimes you just want a BIG impact feature wall, and I’ve found you one in this nursery accent wall idea from Krista Horton! This Hawaiian wave wallpaper is the perfect busy and beautiful background for an otherwise muted and neutral room. Visit Krista’s website to see how she used this wall as a background for the rest of her son’s decor!
Here is another nursery accent wall idea involving wallpaper with a BIG impact! Wallpaper is such a good device for setting the mood and tone of a room, and the good news is that if you go bold with the wallpaper, the rest of the room can be more muted and neutral. Go see how Little Crown Interiors used this river scene as the backdrop for a calm and peaceful southern-themed space.
Navy is such a striking, classic colour, and by adding batten to this feature wall your baby’s nursery will stand out from the crowd even more! Visit Frog Tape on Pinterest to see how to achieve this simple, high impact look.
Lastly, this feature wall by Decor Lovin is such a great twist on a board and batten classic – the double board! Just a fun little something extra. It’s similar to the treatment above, but you can see how varying widths have created a unique and special look. The result is a totally original nursery accent wall idea that adds loads of texture to your space. And green is such a lovely classic baby room colour!
There you have it! 7 different kinds of inspiration for amazing feature walls. And, as promised, I’m sharing with you the mood board I created for my own son’s nursery! I’m sure you will be able to see the little hints of inspiration I gathered from all these other talented bloggers. I’m so thankful for my community of creators with great ideas!
Tell me in the comments below which of the 7 is your favourite nursery accent wall idea! And of course, if you want to share a wall you have done yourself I would love to see it!
More DIY Accent Wall Ideas
We all love rainbows right? My little girl who just turned 5 has been asking for a rainbow room for a year. Finally, for her fifth birthday, we agreed that we would add a DIY Rainbow wall to her bedroom. Learn how to make it here!
This feature wall is going to cost just $50 and a few hours of your time! Learn how to make it here!
The moulding accent wall has completely transformed the dining room. I’m so in love with how it turned out! Learn how to make it here.