Want to amp up the drama in your design for less? You will need to get creative. These amazingly clever, budget-friendly nursery ideas offer all of the glam of a professionally decorated nursery space without the hefty price tag.
1. Candy Stripe Washi Wall
Just when you think you have seen the limits of what washi tape can do, another clever DIYer takes a design risk that pays off in a big way. This show-stopping, candy-striped accent wall, featured on Design Dazzle, is made entirely of—you guessed it—washi tape. Bright, budget-friendly, and totally removable, it’s a great option for a nursery or kid’s room.
2. Frame Your Space
Looking for inexpensive wall décor? Look no further than your local thrift store. A collection of second-hand frames painted in soft pastels and mounted to the wall above the crib make for a beautiful wall display in this pretty vintage girl’s room featured on Project Nursery.
3. Metallic Gold Decal
A dusting of metallic gold decals adds a touch of glam to this sweet, feminine nursery space featured on Project Nursery. Inexpensive, easy to install, and even easier to remove, polka-dot decals add all the bang of a print accent wall for way less buck.
4. Technicolor Dream Room
Nervous about the time and money involved in painting your little one’s nursery? Why not keep things simple and dress up an all-white space with a rainbow of colorful accessories. This bright and cheery toddler room posted to LiveJournal by Nicety proves that a little bit of color can go a long way, creating a clean and contemporary effect that’s anything but dull.
5. Herringbone Accent Wall
Lack a steady hand? You can still create your own one-of-a-kind patterned accent wall using paint and some carefully placed masking tape. This gorgeous herringbone wall created by Katie of View from the Fridge is a paint-and-peel beauty. Simply lay out the pattern with tape, paint over it, and peel it off for swoon-worthy results. For more tips, including Katie’s secret must-have product for creating clean tape lines, see the full tutorial.
6. Charming Washi Village Mural
A cozy reading corner featured on Terrafemina gets an imaginative update with a charming row on tiny washi-tape houses.
7. Paper Flower Mural
A dramatic bouquet of gorgeous paper flowers makes for a stunning focal point in this soft, chic, and ultra-feminine nursery featured on Palm Beach Lately. Want to create your own beautiful 3D paper wall art? Check out this detailed tutorial from The Sway.
8. Tribal Nursery Accent
Digging the tribal trend? You’ll love this cheap and easy DIY idea! This on-point arrow wall, created by Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY, also makes use of the masking tape paint-and-peel method. Outline your design in tape, paint over the top, and then remove the tape to reveal your tribal-themed masterpiece.
9. Chalkboard Wall
Who doesn’t love chalkboard paint? A quick coat can transform a boring, empty wall into a fun and imaginative canvas and all for the cost of a single can of paint. This laid-back, play-focused space created by Helen Sturesson and featured on Paul and Paula boasts a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard wall, which stands in stylish contrast to the room’s pale pink and white palette.
10. Magic Carpet
Need a quick and easy way to dress up a plain-Jane space? Make a statement with a beautiful patterned rug. A colorful, hand-woven wool rug channels a desert sunset, bringing Southwestern charm to this simple Boho nursery space spotted on Glitter Guide.