Wondering how to decorate nursery walls while you’re renting?
Many apartments have strict rules about what you can do to the walls of an apartment, and even a rental house.
While designed to keep the unit in good shape, these rules can become a hassle to work around. Especially when you want to decorate a nursery for your baby!
Whether you have a one, two, or more bedroom apartment, these decorating ideas will help you to personalize your baby’s nursery walls without breaking rental agreements.
If you have more ideas not listed, please share them with me in the comments below!
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How To Decorate Nursery Walls While Renting
Since most apartments and rental homes don’t allow you to paint the walls, decorating your nursery walls requires a bit of creativity.
But, it is totally possible to personalize your nursery walls even while renting!
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Wall decals make great decorating tools when you’re renting an apartment.
These stickers are made to stick to the wall, right on top of the paint. Better yet, they are made to peel off easily without taking off the paint.
This allows you to decorate to your heart’s content without worrying about messing up the walls.
Pro Tip: Just be careful when you do remove them–the key is to pull off decals slowly. Ripping them off quickly can sometimes cause it to take some paint off with it.
As long as you are careful about removing them, decals are a great way to go when it comes to nursery decorating.
And there are so many different options!
You can get wall decals that have cute quotes–great for nurseries! I’ll link to a few ideas of quote decals below that you can easily get at Amazon (click the picture to find it on Amazon).
You can also get decals in a wide range of colors and shapes to decorate your nursery walls. I personally used some gold circle decals to create an accent wall in my son’s nursery.
The options are literally endless when it comes to this. You can get enough decals to decorate every wall in your nursery, or just enough to do an accent wall.
Again, Amazon is a great place to pick up some fantastic looking peel and stick wall decals–so many options!
I’ll include a few of my favorites below to give you some inspiration! Again, just click the picture to find it on Amazon!
Another great way to decorate the walls of your nursery even if you are restricted in an apartment setting is to use nursery wall art.
Wall art is exactly what it sounds like–art you can hang on your wall!
So many nurseries take advantage of wall art and end up being so ridiculously cute for it.
Wall art has a wide range of possibilities, from quotes to animals to other objects that lend to the adorable baby feel that makes for a great nursery.
It’s easy to hang, even in an apartment or rental setting. If your apartment or rental home does not allow you to put nails in the walls, then you can easily hang most nursery wall art with command hooks, which can be removed without damaging the walls.
Along the same idea as wall art, picture frames are a great way to decorate the walls of your nursery.
You can put pictures of your family in them, or scenic photos.
You can even put wall art inside them.
If you go this route, I do recommend getting some quality frames when possible. Don’t skimp out on cheap dollar frames. Quality picture frames are not expensive, and will make your nursery walls look so much better.
I have not tried this route myself, but I have heard of others who have decorated parts of their rental homes with washi tape with great results.
Washi tape is a type of craft tape that comes in tons of colors and patterns.
It’s easy to apply and remove, and dresses up any project without spending an arm and a leg–or ruining the walls.
If you decide to go this route, tag me in a picture of it on Instagram–I would love to see how it turns out for you!
I know, I already said that most apartments have a rule against painting.
It never hurts to ask.
If you offer to paint it back to the original color if/when you move out, or offer to pay for it, your apartment owner may just let you do it.
It never hurts to ask. After all, the worst that can happen is they say no. If that happens, just get creative with some of the other wall decorating suggestions!
Do you have a nursery room in your apartment or rental home? How did you decorate the walls? Let me know in the comments below–I’d love to hear all about it!
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