Gone are the days where nursery wallpapers were cheesily designed, hard to apply...and even harder to remove. Just like the modern nursery itself—which has taken a turn for the more subtle and sophisticated—baby wallpaper has gotten a major makeover. Now, not only does nursery wallpaper mean no longer sweating over its installation (and eventual removal), it also means adding instant style points to your baby’s room. 

Even better, today’s trendy nursery wallpaper can be adapted for any personal taste. Many parents strategically deploy nursery wallpaper as an accent wall and paint the other walls in a complementary tone. But with the right baby wallpaper, a four-walled approach can be absolutely fab, too.

Whether monochrome, colorful, elegant, or bold, there’s a baby wallpaper for every type of nursery. Here are some classic, contemporary, and downright fun nursery wallpaper ideas to inspire you as you build the perfect room for your bundle of joy. 

Minimalist Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: @Tiffanie.Anne 

Boho baby vibes coming in strong! How gorgeous is this black-and-white nursery wallpaper from Hovia? It’s the perfect gender-neutral solution for any nursery design, and can be built upon with your choice of colorful, or neutral, furniture and decor.

Chic Floral Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: Rebel Walls

There are so many ways to incorporate floral-print walls, but we’re partial to this vibrant nursery wallpaper design that appears to be growing up from the ground, making it super-whimsical for a baby girl’s room. All-white accents and neutral-colored furniture complement this bold and girly pattern. (Find more floral nursery ideas.)

Animal Friends Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: Pottery Barn Kids 

Bring the sweetness of the animal kingdom into your little one’s nursery with peel-and-stick wallpaper that’s easy to apply and will adapt flawlessly into a toddler’s space in time.

Vintage-Inspired Animal Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: Wallartica via Etsy

The wonder of a bygone era comes to life in these cheerful and funky walls from Etsy. A baby’s room lends itself to the softness, colors, and fun of this cheeky vintage nursery wallpaper print replete with hot air balloons, old-school planes, and a generally timeless sense of joy. 

Subtle Woodland Creatures Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: Wayfair

The flora and fauna of the natural world make for an ethereal and soothing nursery theme. This subtle wallpaper for babies comes in four color palettes to best fit your aesthetic for the room.

Olive Branch Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: @lexsentials

An olive branch is a nice peace offering...as well as an incredibly pretty nursery bedroom wallpaper that can grow with your child. 

Nursery Wallpaper for Your Son-Shine

Photo: LilinMomo via Etsy

This is such precious, nature-inspired nursery wallpaper for Baby Boy’s first room. There’s a whole world encapsulated in the art, and he can reimagine its story time and time again as he grows up.  

Bird + Vine Nursery Wallpaper 

Photo: @MyChicagoHouse 

Jungle or baby’s bedroom? These creeping vines and nesting birds make for a lush nursery theme. We love how it’s paired with an equally bold frond-printed rug, but sleek, minimalist furniture (including the ultimate piece of nursery decor: a SNOO!)

Cheerful + Celestial Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: Amazon

Subtle nursery wallpaper is the key to keeping Baby’s room simple and sweet. A gender-neutral pick like these smiling moons and stars would be absolutely darling for any nursery design. 

Bold + Bright Geometric Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: Coloritto via Etsy

Bright, bold colors make this nursery wallpaper stand out, and Baby will love growing up in such a fun room. Too pink for your taste? Check out this cool boys’ room option with a similar feel! 

Abstract Scenery Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: FloralMural via Etsy 

The stunning hues and shapes in this watercolor-inspired mountain mural nursery wallpaper from Etsy should impart sweet dreams on any little one. It’s a precious pick for a baby girl’s room! 

Tiny Dancer Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: Coloritto via Etsy

This striking girls’ nursery room wallpaper is a totally chic choice for Baby. Stark black is a bold choice, but the sketched ballerinas dancing above your little one’s head add a feminine touch. 

Tropical Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: ModifiedTot via Etsy 

Your baby girl or boy’s room will be over-the-top fun in a palm-print nursery wallpaper! Create a beachy vibe that nods to your favorite destination...whether that’s Laguna or West Palm. These fun trees make a cheeky backdrop to any beach-theme nursery, plus they’ll transition seamlessly to a toddler’s room later on.

Rainbow Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: ModifiedTot via Etsy

The whimsy and hope of rainbows always have a special place in a baby’s room. And this cute rainbow nursery wallpaper is both gender-neutral and extra sweet for the modern nursery. 

Balloon Nursery Wallpaper

Photo: LivettesKIDS vis Etsy

Up, up, and away Baby goes to Dreamland (we hope!). The quintessential baby room theme of “things that go” is brought to life in a magically classic way with this darling wallscape. (Remember: You can choose from several colors if blue isn’t your thing!).

Think Beyond the Nursery Wallpaper…

No matter which nursery wallpaper you choose, SNOO Smart Sleeper is one of the most eye-catching—and practical—additions to any nursery.

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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