Though nurseries of days gone by may have been all about softness and subtlety, there’s something to be said for a big ol’ nursery statement piece. And, if you’re looking for something bolder than nursery artwork—that doesn’t 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 favorite 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

Photo: @yennie.marie 

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

Photo: @dreamdriveblog

If you’re 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’re 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

Photo: @mrskristinhealy

This idea is all over the ‘gram, and we’re 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

Photo: @faye.rai

Safari nurseries are always fun, and make a great option if you’re 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

Photo: @becky_mcclean

The beauty of the ocean sets the stage for a childhood bedroom that will hold memories and joys...the depths of which you can’t even yet imagine. Decorate Baby’s room with a wall of watery wonder to inspire creative play for the years to come. (If you aren’t up for painting one, Minted has this decal ocean wave mural for sale instead…)

Whimsy & Wonder Nursery Murals

Photo: @thefinishingtouchdecor 

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 watercolor rainbow is a favorite, but browse the selection onsite for plenty of amazing options. (Check out more rainbow nursery inspiration here!)

Bold Rainbow Baby Room Mural

Photo: @pistachiopress

And if the watercolor 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’s loosely themed, but feels softer than a standard nature scene. This bohemian take on a landscape mural is lovely for the nursery whether you’re expecting a little boy or girl.  

Into the Woods Nursery Mural

Photo: @missgreyandplay_eyfs

If you prefer a more pointed nature scene, check out these ethereal trees. The watercolor-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 doesn’t 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

Photo: @ChristinaLoewen

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

Photo: @minted

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.

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About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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