Engaging Wall Art for the Modern Nursery

A modern nursery is one with clean lines, and unique finds. Engaging your baby with artwork that has been chosen just for them is a rewarding task! Choosing colors, themes, subjects and textures that baby can admire and relate to is important when giving them an environment in which to grow and thrive. Things like animals (not necessarily cute cartoon versions), nature images, contrast and texture are intrinsically familiar and interesting to look at. Here is a collection of engaging wall art to decorate your modern nursery.

Functional and 3D Decor

Modern Numbers Clock

by Uncommon

Minimalist and beautiful, this Modern Numbers Clock by Uncommon is a lovely addition to the wall of your baby’s nursery. As they grow, they will be able to observe the movement of the hands and the shapes of the numbers with their very own beautiful clock. With everything digital in the present day, it is nice to bring a little bit of low-tech into the lives of our little ones.

Cloud Wall Shelf

by Shop Littles

Store your baby’s books on this whimsical handmade Cloud Wall Shelf by Shop Littles. Put a few scattered about on the wall to give the room a happy cloudy sky filled with books to explore. The cloud shelf is hand cut and painted, making it a special and unique piece to keep around for years.

Wood Alphabet Letters

by Graphic Spaces

Laser cut from cherry wood, this ultra modern Wood Alphabet work of art by Graphic Spaces is wonderful to look at for kids and adults alike! Hang it above the dresser or changing table as the main art piece on the wall for a clean, sophisticated look. The wonderful part is that over time you can begin teaching your little one their ABC’s by pointing to the letters and singing together. Visit the Graphic Spaces website for more inspiring graphic design art pieces!

Art Prints

Glow in the Dark Stars Cold Moon Poster

by Stella Murals

Bring a soft beautiful starry night sky into the nursery with this creative and magical glow in the dark Cold Moon Poster by Stella Murals. After only ten minutes of charging with exposure to bright light, this celestial poster will glow all night. Rock your baby to sleep as you enjoy the view of the moon on the wall.

Grizzly Bear Silhouette In Bark

by Wildpulp

Captivate your baby with the stunning silhouette images created by Wildpulp. This Grizzly Bear Silhouette was created by photographing a specific tree bark through a hand-cut silhouette, creating the interesting contrast of the clean silhouette with the intricate texture of the tree bark. This art is sophisticated and can translate beautifully from nursery to teen room to home decor. Create a collection for baby to study by framing the Grizzly Bear, Moose, Owl and Deer across the nursery wall.

Sea Coral Art Prints

by Made For You Prints

These Sea Coral Art Prints by Made For You Prints would be a lovely addition to a calming nautical nursery. The natural lines of the different types of sea plants are interesting for baby to look at and they look great as a set for a big impact on the wall. Made For You Prints has many other similar variations on this theme – we also love the Sketched Nautical Prints in bright red!


Cloud Canvas Wrap

by Amy Tyler Photography

Bring natures big work of art inside with this gorgeously bright Cloud Canvas by Amy Tyler Photography. Happy fluffy clouds floating in a bright blue sky brings cheer to the nursery while delighting baby with all the beautiful shapes and tones. Go big and hang the canvas in its largest size over the crib to make a statement and give your little one a great blue view to gaze at when he wakes up! Amy Tyler Photography has a shop full of bright, beautiful photos that are all perfect for nursery decorating. Take a look at her decorative pillows, especially this Cute Duck!

Gray Chicken Photograph

by Jane Heller

Serious in nature but so stunning in detail, this Gray Chicken fine art photograph by Jane Heller would be a cool statement piece to a nursery full of character. Adding interesting details such as this take the nursery from cute to intriguing – and baby will love to study the chicken closely thanks to his amazing textures and tones. Continue the farm life theme with Sophia the Donkey, Mama and Baby Sheep, and Beige Cow.


Nursery Art Block Set

by Red Tile Studio

Create a mosaic of geometric patterns and animal paintings with these beautiful Nursery Art Blocks by Red Tile Studio. Mixing the geometric patterned blocks with the animals gives an artistic flair – the animals pop against the fun patterns staggered between. The soft colors look great for a boy, girl or gender neutral nursery!

Camping Art Print Set

by Lily Cole

These sweet simple Camping Art Prints by Lily Cole are youthful and happy for an outdoor themed nursery. The set of camping images features details from a camping adventure that little ones will love to study and familiarize themselves with. Flashlight, Fish, Tent – they will recognize and love their own little works of art. Hang them low at baby’s eye level so your little one can study and admire the images up close!


Rainbow Flag Bunting

by Banner Bananer

A bunting always brings a joyful element into a room and this Rainbow Flag Bunting by Banner Bananer is no exception! In rainbow colors and a mix of chevron and polka dot patterns, this flag bunting will pop against a long wall or in front of a window. Hang it across the crib wall as a welcoming to baby! It can even double as a photo prop in your baby’s newborn photos.

Raining Love Hearts Cloud Mobile

by The Rainbow Room

Make cloudy days a little brighter with this magical little Raining Love Hearts Cloud Mobile from The Rainbow Room. Long strings of felt hearts rain down from the puffy white cloud and are sewn with gold thread that will twinkle in the sunlight for an extra magic touch.

Custom Fabric Banner

by Elevated Scraps

Bringing a personalized touch into the nursery always makes it feel more special and ready for your sweet baby! We love this Custom Fabric Banner by Elevated Scraps. The fun mix of patterns and colors that contrast in order for the letters to pop is eye catching and fun. You could forgo the name banner and choose a word instead, such as stringing “DREAM” over the crib!

Fox Faux Taxidermy Plushie

by Curiosity Forest

Quirky details like this Fox Faux Taxidermy Plushie by Curiosity Forest add character to your modern nursery. Bringing a bit of adorable humor gives the nursery a charming touch!

Pastel Birdie Fabric Wreath

by Bubby Makes Three

Cozy up the nursery wall with a lovely ruffle textured wreath like this Pastel Birdie Fabric Wreath by Bubby Makes Three. Textures like this are so interesting for baby to look at, and even touch when you bring baby up close enough to reach it! Adding that fabric texture element to the room creates a softer cozier feeling all nurseries deserve.

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Megan V.http://www.lilacsaloon.com
Megan is a fashion industry drop-out turned stay-at-home-mom to a baby girl named Luna. Her days are filled with creative endeavors such as embroidery, calligraphy and photography in between changing diapers and nursing sessions. She has a passion for all things handmade, eco-friendly, unique and modern. You can peek more into her life and projects at her blog, Lilac Saloon, and follow her on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram!


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