The Most Gorgeous Nursery Accent Wall Ideas

If you’re in the process of decorating a nursery for your new baby, congratulations! There are so many gorgeous ways to decorate a nursery in a tasteful way that’s perfect for those who don’t yet know the gender of the baby.

Adding a nursery accent wall is a popular and effective way to decorate your nursery. Typically adding an accent wall to the crib wall creates impact and statement as you enter the room.

Take inspiration from these gorgeous nursery ideas below which will create a restful sanctuary for you and your little ones.

The Most Gorgeous Nursery Accent Wall Ideas

1.Paneling & Beautiful Wallpaper

Adding paneling to a nursery is one of the most popular ways to add instant character to the space. We love this nursery below using panelling on 2/3 of the room.

Instead of painting the upper part of the wall, choose a gorgeous wallpaper in a similar tone to your paint for a cohesive feel in the nursery. We love the addition of the pegs where you can hang motifs or even name signs from. This paneling is painted in the ever popular Cornforth White by Farrow and Ball and wallpaper by Sandberg Wallpaper.

Instagram image credit: @oursmallterrace

2. Floral Wallpaper

Floral wallpaper adds a beautifully whimsical feel to a nursery, perfect for little boys and girls. tastefully tie in the wallpaper color to other areas in the room such as with the crib curtain, it makes the wallpaper feel intentional.

Team with soft neutrals and wooden tones for an earthy feel.

Instagram image credit: @roseywoodinteriors

3. Wallpaper Panels

If you’ve opted for traditional wainscoting in the nursery, why not fill the panels with pieces of wallpaper? This can be a great way to easily incorporate wallpaper into the room without it feeling too much.

Instagram image credit: @ltk.home

4. Fun Dalmatian Print

Dalmatian print is always a good idea, are we right? Not only does it pair well with virtually any color, but it looks super in a half wall paneling like this, or just a wallpaper accent wall in its own right.

The terracotta paint shade beautifully pops against the black and white. Finish with other earthy neutrals and rattan materials in the room.

Holden Decor Dalmation Black/White Wallpaper 12940

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5. Stand Out With Inky Blue

Lean into the dark side and add a gorgeous inky navy blue to your accent wall. If you have a very sunny south facing nursery, this color will help to balance out the intensity of the sun.

The added panels give a beautiful definition and character to the wall. Finish off with wall art of your little ones name for a perfectly unique nursery.

Instagram image credit: @kaitlynnnstowe

6. Farmhouse Feel

How special does this nursery room feel? Its soft subtle tones add a beautiful subdued and farmhouse feel.

An accent wall looks great with wooden panels like this, much easier to install and adds great character to the room. Add a canvas personalised piece of wall art like this for a gorgeous contrast. Purchase a plain canvas and print it yourself!

Blank Printing Wall Banner, Canvas Hanging Flags, Wall Sign Decor for Bedroom, Baby Nursery and Playroom.(1 Pieces) (Beige)

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7. Shaker Panelling

Shaker style paneling is one of our favorite types of paneling. If you have a country or farmhouse inspired interior, this can be a great continuation of this design style.

It adds an elegant, characterful addition to an accent wall in a nursery.

Instagram image credit: @michaelaforaker

8. Bold, Geometric Shapes

Nursery’s are designed to be bold and beautiful, and if you want to add a bit more color into the equation, this bold geometric style wallpaper is a perfect choice.

We love how they have tied the colors in the wallpaper into the bedroom textiles and accessories to pull the nursery scheme together.

Instagram image credit: @kathleen_hsu

9. Peachy Keen

Peach is a beautiful color for a nursery, and a great unisex color too. It adds a beautiful pop of color to a nursery and lends itself well to a natural, boho inspired scheme.

Instagram image credit: @vanessab37

10. Delicate Scallop Print

A two tone painted wall is a delicate way to incorporate a secondary color into your nursery. Rather than having a straight line divide, add a gorgeous scallop detail to the divide.

This can easily be designed with a scallop trip, or even just a spare mug or stencil you can use and draw from by hand. If you have a larger space, why not go for an oversized scallop border by using the stencil below.

Oversize Scallop Border Stencil - Nursery, Kids Room Wall Decor, Paint On Trend Scalloped Edge Feature Wall, Cost Effective Home Decor

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11. Ranch Vibes

Your nursery design can follow your interior design scheme, or be based on where you live in the world. This ranch inspired nursery accent wall is a lot of fun!

Finish with your own decorative drawings and the name of your little one to take centre stage on the wall.

Instagram image credit: @angelavennumart

12. Boho, Botanical Inspired

This is perhaps one of our favorite nursery accent walls, you can’t help but feel calm in a space like this.

The botanical wallpaper teamed with wood slat paneling adds a boho inspired feel to the nursery.

Instagram image credit: @jillcheel

13. Floral Mural

Instead of wallpaper, opt for a floral mural that can easily be installed to your accent wall. A tasteful design that will grow with your little one.

Instagram image credit: @stouijer

14. Beautiful Artwork

How gorgeous is this muted eggshell blue wall? The ideal color for both boys and girls too.

We love the addition of the artwork and poetry quote on the wall. Remember, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your little ones nursery, and making it a calming space that can be enjoyed by you all is so important.

Instagram image credit: @boyandbrave

15. Seaside Themed

A nod to the seaside is always a refreshing welcome in a little ones nursery. This seaside inspired wallpaper is one of our favourites, its delicate print and small amount on this accent wall is just enough to enjoy the delightful pattern.

Team your wallpaper of choice with a color that features within the wallpaper for a really intentional look in the nursery.

Instagram image credit: @citysage

16. Be Creative With Wall Paneling

Not all wall paneling is equally and you don’t have to lay it either vertically or horizontally.

Mix and match your wood panels and create your own design on an accent wall for a fun feature.

Instagram image credit: @robin.forslund

17. Herringbone Style

This accent wall idea is innovative and fun! Place panels in a herringbone style for a really fun approach.

Add a large wooden name sign to the center of the wall to finish the space off.

Which of these nursery accent walls is your favorite?

Instagram image credit: @projectnursery
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