My Favourite Five Nursery Wallpapers

Now that Christmas is over and life is returning to normal it’s time to start looking ahead and for us that means thinking about our new arrival, and for me, how to decorate the nursery.

When we were expecting O we knew that the spare bedroom at the front of the house was going to become the nursery.  We had planned to try for a second baby when O was around one and our plan was to then move O into the study and keep the larger bedroom as the nursery.  Well, life has a habit of not working out as you expect and as the second baby didn’t arrive we kept O in the nursery.

We didn’t particularly decorate it as nursery, it was quite a neutral room expect for one wall that was papered and we added some accessories from the Mamas and Papas Gingerbread range and it is only recently we have changed the room especially for O to make it a proper little boys bedroom.

This time round I am very excited to be able to decorate the nursery from scratch.  We are turning what was the old study into our new baby boys room and it is a blank canvas so I have been doing my research and looking for a theme.

The Gingerbread range was quite bright and colourful and specifically chosen because it was unisex and we always thought we could use it again with a second child, whether it was a boy or a girl.  As lovely as it was, the range has now been discontinued and personally I fancy a bit of a change for baby two.

I’ve spent the past week or so searching Pinterest for inspiration and having a trawl of the interest and these are my favourite five wallpapers for the nursery.

1.  Into The Wild Wallpaper by Hibou Homes from Not On The High Street

I really like the colours and the design of this print but my main concern is that it is a little bit wintery and as our little boy will be a June baby it does put me off a little.  A shame as it beautiful.


2. Scion Mr Fox available from John Lewis

For some reason I have been drawn to a bit of a woodland theme for the nursery and I like the splash of colour that comes from Mr Fox whilst having a fairly neutral background.  We will be using O’s old nursery furniture which is cream and would go perfectly with a few orange accessories.


3.  Cole and Son Woods and Stars available from Designer Wallpapers

Continuing with the woodland theme I really surprised myself my liking this but I really do.  I think it would make a gorgeous feature wall and you could really have fun with the extras in the room.


The stars aren’t on the wallpaper above as they also do a plain version but the star wallpaper looks like this:


4.  I really love this Lucky Star Wallpaper from Sissy and Marley but at £145 a roll it was a bit pricey (and I could only find one UK stockist)!

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

but I did find this very similar design at just less than half the price, Stars Wallpaper by Hibou Homes available from Not On The High Street.  I love it’s clean and crisp look.


5.  This was the one wallpaper that made my heart skip a beat, it was a little bit of love at first sight, Balloon Ride World Map by Little Hands Illustration.  Typically it is the most expensive option, but it is made to measure to fit your room perfectly.  I think it would look beautiful on the nursery wall and could be something that could be adapted with the room as our little one grows older.


As I didn’t get to prepare a nursery first time round I am so excited to make our little mans room perfect, and I think it will take a bit of time for me to decide on the ideal look.

What do you think, which wallpaper is your favourite? I’d love to hear.



  1. January 6, 2016 / 9:33 am

    I would want them all! As I scrolled down, I was thinking ‘oh, that’s the best’, then scrolled to the next pic and loved that one, too! We had the Gingerbread range, too, it is lovely, but it’ll be nice to have a change. I don’t envy you having to make a decision, though! x
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    • January 6, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      I really like the Gingerbread range but I do fancy a change, it was a shame Mamas and Papas stopped doing it as I think it was quite popular. I think I want more calming colours in the nursery second time round. xx
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  2. Stephanie
    January 6, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Oh its so fun decorating the nursery, I love every single one of those wallpapers. I nearly did the star one in my twins bedroom but in pink!
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  3. January 6, 2016 / 11:47 am

    These are lovely choices and not one of them is too childish. I love how gender neutral they are too.


    • January 6, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      I liked that they weren’t too childish, I have to admit I’m not really a fan of wallpaper with teddy bears on or things like that. I like that the room could be adapted as my little one gets older without starting again from scratch. xx
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  4. January 6, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Oh my they are all gorgeous aren’t they? How are you going to decide? I love the balloon one two it is stunning x
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    • January 6, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      I have no idea how I’m going to decide. Isn’t the balloon one gorgeous, I told my husband about it and told him how much it cost which caused a few moans but even he had to agree it was lovely! I reckon I could persuade him 😉 xx
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  5. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    January 6, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    I adore the star wallpaper I’d actually have that in my own room. Have you come across Ferm Living? I’ve used their wallpaper in my littlest’s room and I think you’d like the colours and patterns. They’re calm but cool and not overly childish x

  6. January 6, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Aaah that Cole and Son wallpaper has been on my radar for a long time now — I absolutely LOVE it. Both with stars and without — used in the right setting there’s something magical about it. HUGE congrats on your impending arrival — and happy new year to you too lovely. Thanks so much for linking up with us #HomeEtcs
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    • January 6, 2016 / 9:05 pm

      It is lovely both with the stars and on it’s own, it really good look so amazing with the right theme. It may be becoming my favourite (although that changes on an hourly basis) xx

  7. January 6, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Wow I love them all! I do really love the first one but do agree about it being slightly wintery, although I’m still not sure it would be enough to stop me, it kind of reminds me of fairy tales a little too. And the bottom one is just SO dreamy. Good luck deciding X #HomeEtc

  8. Leigh - Headspace Perspective
    January 7, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    What pretty wallpaper – I love the foxes, so cute and colourful. My favourites are the star ones, I’m pretty obsessed with them in Hugo’s memory xx #Homesetc
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  9. mummyofboygirltwins
    January 7, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    I love every single choice!! The fox one is stunning – my fave!! I have a cushion like that and it really looks amazing 🙂 Yay for your new nursery!!! Thanks for linking up. Jess xx

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  10. Gemma @ Two Little Misters
    January 7, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    These are all lovely – we must have very similar taste as we have the Into the Wild wallpaper in our twins’ nursery (there are pics on my blog!), we also have a cushion with the Scion fox and we have the Cole & Son wallpaper (just the version without the stars) in our front room!!

    I’m very biased of course but I still adore the Into the Wild wallpaper and it’s been up now for nearly a year. I hope my boys are going to love it too and that it will grow with them for a fair while. Lovely post 🙂 #HomeEtc
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  11. Alexia
    January 30, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Hi ! Really interesting choices !!! I love them all ! But especially the last one , do you know if quality wise they are good ???(the little hands illustration )
    Thank you !

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