Everything You Need to Know About Choosing the Right Wallpaper for your Nursery in 2023

Throughout this year, the US is expected to see an increase in birth rates. This means there’ll be a lot of parents thinking about how to decorate their nursery.

As an expectant parent, getting to decorate and put together your new baby’s space is extremely exciting. Some might argue it’s more fun than decorating your own bedroom!

One of the most important elements of a nursery is the choice of wallpaper. However, there are so many options out there that most parents don’t even know where to begin. This article with guide you through everything you need to know to help pick the perfect wallpaper for your little one’s bedroom.

The Different Types of Wallpaper

More information about wallpaper types

When it comes to the different types of wallpaper available, there are generally two options – peel and stick wallpaper or traditional (non-pasted) wallpaper. The main difference between the two is the way in which they are applied to your wall.

Traditional wallpaper is more forgiving in the application process as you have time to adjust the positioning of the paper before the glue dries, which can be helpful. It’s important to note that it does require an adhesive for application and is applied in panels.

Peel and stick wallpaper, on the other hand, works essentially like a sticker that is adhered to your wall in sheets. No glue is required as the adhesive is already on the back of the wallpaper sheets. You simply remove the backing paper and place it directly onto your wall.

Both traditional wallpaper and peel and stick wallpaper have their benefits and drawbacks, however, it usually comes down to personal preference.

If you’re interested in a more detailed comparison of traditional and peel and stick wallpaper, see our blog post here.

Current Nursery Trends

Boho forest design wallpaper

Nursery trends for 2023 can be looked at in a couple of ways. There are trending colors and trending themes to watch out for.

When it comes to colors; green, black, yellow, pink, and natural colors are all trending this year. With many people opting for a gender-neutral nursery, it’s no surprise that most of those colors can be used in a nursery for either a baby boy or girl.

The top themes being searched for nurseries this year, in order, are sky-themed nurseries, woodland-themed nurseries, and fictional characters (like the ever-classic Winnie the Pooh). Within each of those themes, parents are still left with a lot of room to get creative and cultivate a unique space for their baby.

Now, let’s dive into some amazing wallpaper designs and colors that align with the top trends for 2023.

The Perfect Nursery Wallpaper Designs & Colors

There are many gorgeous options for nursery wallpaper patterns that combine both trending colors and themes. An example that combines trending themes and colors is this yellow dandelion wallpaper. Another great option, under the woodland theme, is pink wallpaper with a magical woodsy touch.

For more minimalist designs, you could opt for a wallpaper that complements a theme you want the overall design of your nursery to convey. This pine tree wallpaper is a great way to build on a woodland-themed nursery while leaving room for pops of color to other components of the space (or another wall with a different wallpaper!).

All wallpapers mentioned above are available in both traditional and peel and stick wallpapers.

Gray forest animal design wallpaper

Time to Start Designing Your Nursery!

Designing your baby’s nursery, whether they are on their way or you are planning a redesign, is such a fun and exciting experience.

Now that you are in tune with all of the top trends for 2023, you can really enjoy creating the perfect space (with the perfect wallpaper design) for your little one.

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