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Decorate a Nursery with a Feature Wall

Every new mom and dad wants the perfect nursery and we have put together a selection of feature wall ideas for you.


When expecting a new arrival and wanting to decorate a nursery, every new parent wants to set up the perfect nursery. One way to do that is to add a feature wall - a wall that stands out as soon as you walk into the room. There are endless possibilities for adding a feature wall and we put together a selection of some of our favourite ideas to make your job even easier and help you find the perfect solution for a feature wall.



Wood Panel Feature Wall

One super-easy way to add a feature wall to a nursery is with thin, 3mm-thick panels of plywood (also known as shiplap) or SupaWood (MDF). These thin panels can be glued onto the wall with No More Nails adhesive and then stained or sealed, or painted if you are using SupaWood.

A wood panel feature wall looks great in any room but it looks even more wonderful as a feature wall in a nursery.





Wallpaper Feature Wall

Wallpaper is another way to add an interesting feature wall in a nursery, and you can shop around to see all the wonderful designs for wallpaper.


There are so many pretty wallpaper designs that you can use for a nursery, and these don't necessarily have to be pastels or baby-themed designs. Geometric, strips and patterned wallpaper is perfect for a nursery and will also take them into their toddler phase.

Babies and toddlers love interesting patterns, and adding a wallpaper feature wall is a gender-neutral project that will allow you to select a particular design and not have to worry to much about what colour to paint the room.



Sticker Feature Wall

The introduction of being able to print custom stickers allows you to decorate a nursery with a solution that doesn't have to be permanent and is easy to fix up when you want to re-decorate the room.

Digital printing companies offer their services for printing of custom sticker designs that you can pick yourself and then simply apply to the wall. All that you have to do is to select a theme for your sticker art. If you are interested in having stickers printed for a nursery - or other - wall, type in "Digital Printers South Africa", or try or

Cute jungle animals, tatty teddy, owls and birds are all whimsical designs that are popular at the moment for decorating a nursery.



Stencil Feature Wall

Stencils are a fun way to add your own unique design to a feature wall in a nursery. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of local stencils out there, but you could always order from overseas and have shipped direct to your door. There are plenty of US suppliers that do ship their stencils to South Africa or other regions around the globe.

If you feel confident enough, there's no reason why you can look for suitable designs that you can paint freehand onto a feature wall in the nursery. Take the time to prepare in advance and select a design that won't be too difficult to paint onto a wall.

There are so many easy ways to add a feature wall or focal point on a nursery wall, and not all have to cost a lot of money. Think about how you want to decorate the room, either with specific colours or a theme, and decide how you want to make this happen. At the end of the day, you want to create a room for your new arrival and for yourself!



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