Nursery Wall Decals

If you have a little one on the way or have some experience decorating a nursery, you may know how difficult it can be to find the right decor at the right price.

For this reason, nursery wall decals have become a popular option for taking your nursery to the next level, while staying on a budget. This is because wall decals are one of the easiest ways to take a wall from drab to beautiful.

If you have ever seen window decals for daycare centers, you would know that the opportunities to be creative when it comes to children-themed interiors are endless.

So where do you start? How do you know which type of decal design will be most suitable for your interior nursery space?

Luckily, you have come to the right place as we are going to break down the best nursery wall decal designs below.

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12 Of the Best Customized Nursery Wall Decal Ideas

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Name Wall Decals

There is a lot of thought that goes into a little one’s name. 

Before the baby arrives, this is on every parent’s mind. It is no wonder then that many parents like to welcome their newcomer to a new nursery by including their name on the wall.

Not only will this tailor the space to your newborn but it can also inform the theme of the room. 

For example, if you have a newborn named “Rose” you can create a floral theme for the nursery. Or, you can take a less literal approach by using the color yellow for names with meaning related to “light”. 

You can also get creative with the font and you can even choose a font that includes pictures that suit the theme of your room.

You can choose to feature the name in large print or smaller print on a banner.

This is one of the most popular options for decorating a nursery wall and for good reason: it is sure to make you feel right at home when you bring the baby to the nursery for the first time.

Alphabet Wall Decals

One of the most popular custom school decals, for primary schools or kindergarten, is an alphabet wall decal. And for some parents, this is a fun way to make the nursery wall a bit more educational. But educational decals do not necessarily mean it has to be boring.

There are millions of ways to spruce up an alphabet wall decal to suit the theme of the room or to make it appear more aesthetically pleasing and fun. For example, you can opt to create the letter out of animals, making your wall decal nature-inspired and educational.

You can also choose to use a font to make it stand out against a more bright background, such as a bubble font.

As an alternative, you can camouflage the alphabet letters into a more busy background and make a game out of it when your child is old enough to appreciate it.

With all these options to choose from, it is no wonder that alphabet wall decals enjoy so much popularity still today.

Nature Inspired Wall Decals

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If you want something a little more versatile than an animal-themed decal, you can choose a design with a more botanical feel. 

This will still give the room a more serene and calm feel without directly featuring certain animals in print. 

For a girls’ room, you can consider a wall decal that features trailing vine plants and flowers. For a boys’ room, something like a cactus-themed wall decal may be more appropriate. But, this is not set in stone. 

Because nature-inspired wall decals have the benefit of easily transitioning from a girls’ to a boys’ room. 

And, if you choose a versatile design that personally appeals to you, you can always opt to keep the nursery wall decal for future use, even if you use the room for another purpose.

Dinosaur Wall Decals

Yes, most kids love dinosaurs. And they are not just for boys! Dinosaurs can be a fun design for all kids to enjoy.

There are many fun ways to incorporate a dinosaur design into a dinosaur wall decal, making it one of the most popular nursery wall decorations out there.

You can opt to feature a real-life design or a sketched dinosaur Alternatively, you can get a colored dinosaur print against a neutral background. 

And who knows, it might get dad’s approval too!

Animal-Themed Wall Decals

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Animal-themed wall decals are more common than you may think. 

We are not talking about real-life animals printed in 3D but rather animal designs that are quirky and more graphically appealing. 

One popular option is including animals swinging from branches or trees, such as monkeys or pandas, or an image that features a variety of animals. 

This type of wall decal allows you to get creative with the theme of your room and allows for flexibility in the design. 

As a bonus, this is a suitable nursery wall decal for a girls’ or boys’ nursery.

Music-Themed Wall Decals

It is a known fact that two parents who enjoy music will try to introduce it to their children at an early age.

Some moms even play specific music to their babies while pregnant. 

And what better way to introduce the wonder of music than with music-themed wall decals?

You can use a design that features instruments or a range of various musical notes or keys. Or you can get the sheet music for one of your favorite songs and use that as a nursery wall decal.

Not only will this give the room a fun feel, but it can also serve as an educational tool in your child’s later years.

Moon, Sun, and Stars Wall Decals

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Of course, a list featuring the best nursery wall decals is not complete without mentioning wall decals that feature the sky.

Here, most parents opt for a decal that features the moon and the stars, which can create a peaceful even during the daytime.

Other decals feature the sun, often portrayed as smiling, to create a more vibrant feel. You can also choose a design that features some clouds to more closely mimic the sky.

This is a great way to create the feel of an outside space, which is especially significant considering the large amount of time your newborn will spend indoors.

Black and White Wall Decals

If you are in the market for something a little more understated, you can’t go wrong with a black and white wall decal.

Black and white decals may include a simple design in grayscale or even something that looks like it was roughly sketched. 

For example, popular stenciled black and white designs often include simple flowers, bird cages, or trees. 

These types of decals reflect a more minimalist style and are perfect if that is the type of feel you want from the nursery.

The good thing about black and white design is also that it has a timeless quality to it, so you won’t necessarily get the urge to replace it as soon as some of the other more stark wall decals.

This is the perfect option for parents who are looking for simplicity in design.

Rainbow Wall Decals

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Nursery wall decals featuring rainbows are also very common.

This is probably because rainbows signify hope and let’s face it, they just look great in any kids’ room.

Rainbows can provide a fun and bright feel to an otherwise understated room or take a brighter design to the next level.

This wall decal is sure to put you and the baby in a good mood whenever you look at it.

As a bonus, this has the double feature of becoming a teaching moment on the colors of a rainbow.

Glow in the Dark Wall Decals

Glow-in-the-dark decals have featured on everything from vinyl college decals to decals used in clubs. But, this doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun and appropriate option for a nursery wall.

It can be soothing for children or babies to sleep with a night light and glow-in-the-dark decal designs provide that extra bit of nighttime light to put their little minds at ease.

Of course, the more popular option would be to feature the moon and stars to mimic the night sky but many people opt for a design that can be used in the daylight and glow at night, which means designs can range from animals to rainbows or names.

Height Chart Wall Decals

Every baby and kid needs a height chart in the house.

Most parents opt to mark their children’s growth with a pencil on a wall, but some parents opt for a more formalized height chart that can be placed on a wall.

So, why not use a wall decal to add a height chart? There are many fun designs you can use to make the height chart part of the larger theme of your room. They don’t have to be boring.

In fact, these are commonly used as classroom door vinyl decals by teachers as a way to measure their students’ height.

If you like the sound of measuring your child’s height as they grow older, you can opt to include a height chart in your wall decal design or choose one of the many available designs out there.

Can You Change Your Wall Decal Theme?

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One of the reasons custom removable wall decals increasing in popularity is because it is easy to apply and remove.

And here at Coastal Creative, you have free reign over your design. You can submit something entirely created by you or search for an existing design to submit that suits your taste and needs.

And, the good news is, that you don’t have to commit to one design forever.

As your child grows older, you can opt to replace your nursery wall decal with something more educational, like something that resembles classroom wall decals or math classroom decals.

Today, it is even common to find removable wall decals for dorm rooms in colleges.

So, don’t worry about making a permanent commitment just yet, you can always change up your wall decal as your and your kid’s needs change.


You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to design options for nursery wall decals.

As an added benefit, many of these designs are versatile enough to be appropriate for girls’ or boys’ rooms and they can remain appropriate even as your age child grows older.

If you haven’t decided how to spruce up that nursery wall yet, a wall decal might be just the thing for you. And with so many great options and designs to choose from, what are you waiting for?

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