Custom Wallpaper Designs: Personalizing Your Nursery

Written by Lee Orlian
Interior designer & co-founder of Teepee Joy.

Crafting a personalized nursery is not just about decorating a space; it’s about weaving a story of love, dreams, and the boundless creativity that surrounds the arrival of your little one.

The walls of your nursery are more than mere boundaries; they’re a canvas for imagination, waiting to be filled with colors, patterns, and themes that spark joy and wonder.

 In this guide, I’ll walk you through the enchanting world of custom wallpaper designs—tailored to suit your vision and designed to grow alongside your child.

From selecting the perfect theme to applying and maintaining your chosen design, we’ll explore how to transform your nursery into a space as unique and special as your little one.

Ready to create a nursery that tells a story? Let’s dive in and turn those dreams into reality, one wallpaper roll at a time!

The Magic of Custom Wallpaper

Classical Stripes – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Imagine walking into your nursery and being greeted by a world that’s a mirror image of your dreams, a space that whispers stories of magic and adventure tailored just for your little one.

This is the transformative power of custom wallpaper—it turns a room into a reflection of your family’s unique journey and aspirations.

Custom wallpaper offers an unparalleled opportunity to infuse personal touches into your nursery.

Unlike off-the-shelf options, custom designs allow you to choose themes, colors, and patterns that have a special meaning to you and your family. 

Whether it’s a serene forest scene for peaceful slumbers, a vibrant galaxy for endless imagination, or whimsical characters for joyous play, every inch of the wall becomes a part of your family’s story.

Moreover, custom wallpaper grows with your child. As they reach new milestones, the walls around them serve as a constant, comforting reminder of home’s love and creativity.

 It’s not just about creating a beautiful space; it’s about crafting an environment where your child feels inspired, safe, and utterly delighted.

Embracing custom wallpaper means you’re not just decorating a room—you’re crafting a legacy of joy and imagination.

 Let’s dive into the world of personalized design, where the only limit is the breadth of your dreams. Together, we’ll create a nursery that’s as unique and extraordinary as the little life it’s designed to nurture.

Designing Your Dream Theme

Birds Afloat – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Embarking on the design of your nursery is like setting sail into a sea of imagination—each theme a different adventure, each pattern a new discovery.

The theme of your nursery isn’t just a backdrop; it’s the setting of the first chapters of your child’s life story.

Whether you dream of enchanting forests where magic abounds, vast outer spaces sprinkled with stars and planets, or whimsical fairy tales filled with knights and dragons, selecting a theme is your first step toward creating a realm of endless imagination for your little one.

Custom wallpaper plays a pivotal role in bringing your dream theme to life.

Unlike standard wallpapers, custom designs offer the flexibility and creativity to capture the essence of your chosen theme perfectly.

Want to include your child’s name in a fairy tale castle? Or perhaps you envision a gentle safari scene with animals your family loves?

Custom wallpaper can incorporate these personalized touches, making the room uniquely yours.

As you ponder over the endless possibilities, consider not only what captures your heart but what will inspire your child. Think about the stories you’ll tell, the games you’ll play, and the dreams you’ll share in this space.

Each theme offers its own unique benefits: enchanted forests can spark a love for nature and adventure; outer space can ignite curiosity about the universe and science; whimsical fairy tales can foster creativity and a sense of wonder. 

The process of selecting your theme should be joyous and reflective of your family’s unique story and aspirations.

With custom wallpaper, you have the creative freedom to mix and match elements, experiment with colors, and play with patterns until you’ve created a design that resonates deeply with your vision. 

Let’s embark on this creative journey together, designing a nursery theme that not only sparks endless imagination but also becomes a cherished part of your family’s story.

Choosing Colors and Patterns

In the world of nursery design, colors and patterns serve as the vocabulary of our visual storybook. 

Just as carefully chosen words weave together to tell a tale, the colors and patterns you select for your nursery’s walls craft the narrative of your child’s early experiences.

This choice goes beyond mere decoration; it sets the stage for a nurturing and stimulating environment where your little one will grow, play, and dream.

When choosing a color scheme, consider the mood and atmosphere you wish to create. Soft pastels can offer a calming effect, making them perfect for restful areas. 

In contrast, vibrant hues might stimulate play and learning, ideal for an activity corner.

It’s all about balance—creating a harmonious blend that supports both relaxation and engagement. 

Remember, the colors you choose can influence your child’s mood and behavior, making this decision an integral part of the design process.

Patterns add depth and dimension to your story. Whether you opt for bold geometric shapes that inspire visual interest or gentle, organic motifs that echo the natural world, the patterns should complement your chosen theme and color scheme.

Consider the scale of the pattern in relation to the room size—large patterns can make a bold statement in a spacious nursery, while smaller patterns might be better suited for cozy spaces.

Custom wallpaper opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to tailor the color palette and pattern to your exact specifications.

This means you can adjust the shades to match your nursery’s lighting, furniture, and fabrics, ensuring a cohesive look and feel.

You can even create a completely unique pattern that tells a story personal to your family—perhaps a pattern that incorporates elements from a cherished storybook or a motif inspired by a family heirloom.

The key is to create a space that feels right for you and your child—one that fosters comfort, curiosity, and love. 

As you navigate the colorful journey of selecting the perfect hues and patterns, let your intuition guide you.

After all, this nursery is a reflection of your family’s unique story, a canvas where countless memories will be painted. 

With thoughtful consideration and a touch of creativity, you’ll craft a space that not only looks beautiful but also supports your child’s growth and imagination.

Measuring and Ordering Your Custom Wallpaper

 Bunny Activities – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Embarking on the journey to personalize your nursery with custom wallpaper is an exciting venture. 

And I’m here to assure you that measuring and ordering the perfect amount for your space is as straightforward as following a beloved recipe.

With just a few simple steps, you’ll have everything you need to bring your vision to life, ensuring every inch of the nursery is covered in wonder and whimsy.

Step 1: Measure Your Walls

Start by measuring the height and width of each wall you plan to wallpaper. Use a reliable tape measure and note down the dimensions in feet or inches, whichever you’re more comfortable with. 

Remember to measure twice to ensure accuracy.

Step 2: Calculate the Coverage

Once you have your measurements, it’s time to calculate the total square footage of wallpaper needed.

 For each wall, multiply the height by the width to get the square footage and then add these together for the total coverage.

Step 3: Determine the Number of Rolls

Our custom wallpaper rolls come in widths of 24 inches and lengths of 6, 8, 10, or 12 feet, offering flexibility for various room sizes.

 To figure out how many rolls you’ll need, first convert the total square footage of your walls into square inches (since one foot equals 12 inches).

Then, divide this number by the square footage that one roll of wallpaper will cover. Always round up to ensure you have enough.

Step 4: Order a Bit of Extra

I recommend ordering an extra 10-15% more wallpaper than your calculations suggest. This extra margin accounts for any mistakes, pattern matching, or unexpected wall variations.

It’s much easier to have a bit too much than to find yourself short and needing to order more, especially considering slight color variations between batches.

Step 5: Placing Your Order

With your measurements in hand and calculations done, you’re ready to order. Choose the rolls that best fit your wall height to minimize waste and ensure a seamless application from floor to ceiling.

If your ceiling height is 9 feet, opting for the 10-foot rolls, for example, gives you that extra length for perfect alignment and trimming. 

By following these straightforward steps, you’re not just preparing to decorate; you’re setting the stage for a nursery that’s as unique and special as your child.

Measuring and ordering your custom wallpaper might seem like a small part of the journey, but it’s the foundation upon which your dream nursery begins to take shape. Let’s make it as perfect as your little one deserves.

Installation Made Easy

Dashing Foliage – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Transforming your nursery with custom wallpaper should be an exciting adventure, not a daunting task.

 With our expert tips and the right preparation, you’ll be ready to achieve a flawless finish, turning those walls into a canvas of wonder and joy.

Whether you’re leaning towards the modern convenience of peel-and-stick or the classic approach of traditional wallpaper, I’ve got you covered with guidance to make installation a breeze.

Preparing Your Walls:

The secret to a smooth installation lies in the preparation. Ensure your walls are clean, dry, and smooth. 

Fill any holes and sand any rough areas to create an even surface. This step is crucial for both peel-and-stick and traditional wallpapers to adhere properly and look their best.

Peel-and-Stick Convenience:

Our peel-and-stick wallpaper is designed for ease and flexibility, making it a fantastic choice for DIY enthusiasts. Start at the top of the wall, peeling the backing away gradually as you smooth the wallpaper onto the wall.

Use a soft cloth or a squeegee to press out any air bubbles as you go. The beauty of peel-and-stick is its forgiveness; you can easily reposition it if you make a mistake or if the alignment isn’t quite perfect on the first try.

Traditional Wallpaper Tips:

For those choosing traditional wallpaper, the journey begins with adhesive. Depending on the type you’ve chosen, apply a consistent layer of paste to the wall or the back of the wallpaper.

Carefully place the paper at the top of the wall, aligning it with precision before smoothing it downwards. 

A brush or roller can be helpful in pressing out bubbles and ensuring the wallpaper adheres evenly to the wall. Remember, patience is key—you’re not just installing wallpaper; you’re crafting a backdrop for countless memories.

Final Checks:

Regardless of the type of wallpaper you choose, take a step back and review your work as you go. Ensure each piece is aligned correctly and the patterns match up where they’re supposed to.

This attention to detail will make all the difference in the final look of your nursery.

The Joy of Transformation:

Installing wallpaper in your nursery is a transformational process, one that turns a plain room into a sanctuary of imagination and love. 

With these tips in hand, you’re well on your way to creating a space where your little one can grow, dream, and explore.

Remember, the journey of bringing your vision to life can be just as magical as the outcome. 

Enjoy every moment of crafting a nursery that’s a true reflection of your dreams and aspirations.

Caring for Your Wallpaper

Delicate Greens – Kids and Nursery Room Wallpaper by Teepee Joy

Ensuring the walls of your nursery remain as captivating and vibrant as the day they were adorned is simpler than you might think.

Our wallpapers are designed not just for their beauty and charm but also for their longevity and ease of care.

By following a few straightforward tips, you can maintain your nursery’s wallpaper, ensuring it continues to spark joy and imagination for years to come.

  • Routine Cleaning: Regular, gentle cleaning can significantly extend the life and vibrancy of your wallpaper. For dust and light dirt, a soft, dry cloth or a duster is perfect for the job. Run it lightly over the surface of the walls to keep them looking fresh and clean.
  • Dealing with Stains: A damp cloth can work wonders for the inevitable marks and stains that come with nursery life. Blot rather than scrub to avoid damaging the paper’s surface. For our peel-and-stick wallpapers, ensure the cloth is only mildly damp to avoid loosening the adhesive.
  • Spot Cleaning: For more stubborn stains, a solution of mild soap and water can be gently applied with a sponge or soft cloth. Always test any cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn’t affect the wallpaper’s color or texture.
  • Avoiding Harsh Chemicals: Avoid harsh cleaning agents and abrasive tools, as these can damage the wallpaper. Stick to gentle, non-abrasive solutions and tools to keep your nursery’s walls looking their best.
  • Longevity Tips: Consider the room’s humidity and sunlight exposure to help your wallpaper stand the test of time. High humidity can affect adhesive wallpapers, while direct sunlight might fade colors over time. Using blinds or curtains to control light exposure can help preserve the vibrancy of your wallpaper’s colors.

By incorporating these care and maintenance tips into your routine, you’re not just cleaning the walls; you’re preserving a backdrop of countless memories and adventures. 

Our easy-care wallpapers are designed to be a part of your nursery’s story for as long as you wish, ensuring a lasting legacy of imagination and wonder.


1. How do I choose the best wallpaper theme for my nursery?

Selecting a wallpaper theme involves considering your personal style, the nursery’s overall decor, and the atmosphere you wish to create. 

Think about themes that can grow with your child and spark their imagination. Feel free to browse Teepee Joy’s gallery for inspiration or reach out for a consultation to discuss your vision in detail.

2. Can I install the wallpaper myself, or should I hire a professional?

Our peel-and-stick wallpaper is designed for easy, DIY installation, allowing you to transform your nursery with your own hands.

 We provide detailed instructions and include a squeegee with your purchase for a smooth application. Traditional wallpaper requires more skill, so if you’re not comfortable, hiring a professional is a good option.

3. What if I make a mistake while installing peel-and-stick wallpaper?

One of the great benefits of peel-and-stick wallpaper is its forgiveness. If you make a mistake, simply peel it off gently and reapply. The adhesive remains strong enough for several adjustments, just be careful not to stretch the fabric.

4. How do I clean and maintain my wallpaper?

To keep your wallpaper looking vibrant, gently dust it regularly with a soft, dry cloth. For light stains, a damp cloth with mild soap can be used, ensuring you don’t saturate the wallpaper.

 Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive tools, as these can damage the wallpaper’s surface and colors.

Final Thoughts and Next Steps

As we wrap up our journey through the enchanted world of nursery design, it’s important to remember that we’re doing much more than just decorating a space. 

Together, we’re crafting a haven of imagination and wonder—a place where countless stories will unfold and adventures will begin.

It’s not just about creating a beautiful room; it’s about laying the groundwork for memories that will last a lifetime for both you and your child. 

At Teepee Joy, we understand the significance of these moments and the spaces where they occur. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering an exquisite collection of custom wallpaper designs that cater to every taste and theme.

Whether you’re drawn to the soft whispers of a fairy-tale forest, the boundless mystery of the cosmos, or the vibrant dance of a jungle beat, our wallpapers are designed to bring your vision to life with vibrancy and warmth.

If you’re on the brink of this creative endeavor but find yourself seeking a bit more assurance, I encourage you to order a swatch of our wallpaper.

This way, you can experience the quality and beauty of our designs firsthand, ensuring your final choice perfectly aligns with your vision for the nursery.

Should you wish for a guiding hand through this process, I’m here to offer personalized advice tailored to your unique space and story. Schedule a video consultation with me, and together, we’ll explore the possibilities that await. 

The journey to creating your child’s nursery is a special one, filled with dreams, decisions, and delightful discoveries.

With Teepee Joy by your side, you’re not just designing a room; you’re creating a world. Let’s take this next step together, crafting a nursery that’s as unique and special as the little one who will call it home.