Earlier this week I posted some photos of the wallpaper I chose for Jacob’s room, which has completely transformed the space (click here to view what the room used to look like!):
While decorating the baby’s nursery, I poured over wallpaper samples and even let Jacob weigh in on what he liked (he favored pink bunnies, which we ultimately did not end up using)… but the process also resulted in him asking to have animals added to a wall of his own room. So, I stopped my search for the baby’s room (choosing to instead paint the walls a very pale pink), and decided to focus on finding fun wallpaper options for Jacob’s room.
Wallpaper can be such a commitment and there are so many options out there that it can become very overwhelming.
Early in the process, I knew that I wanted to stick with removable wallpaper and only paper the back wall, which is the focal point of Jacob’s room. I also knew that I wanted something neutral because, well, this is me… but it still had to be something that he could have fun with. I ultimately chose this Jungle Animals pattern in a cool grey color, which a follower actually shared with me on Instagram when I asked for suggestions — and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out:
As you can see, removable wallpaper is a super easy, totally doable DIY that will absolutely transform any space. You don’t need any special tools (I used a credit card to smooth the paper onto the wall) and you can absolutely do it yourself. I completed this wall in about 30 minutes with Jacob playing on the floor next to me. Easy! Plus, it’s affordable: you pay for the paper itself, but you don’t have to factor in the additional charge of hiring a professional to hang it, which can be very pricey.
Since posting the updated room, I’ve received a number of messages asking for my favorite removable wallpapers for baby and kids’ rooms, so I figured I’d share them all with you!
Here they are, in no particular order:
Wild (Chasing Paper)
Leaping Bunnies (Chasing Paper)
Tropical Palm Leaves (Etsy)
Black Herringbone (Etsy)
Daydream (Hygge & West)
Nethercote (Hygge & West)
Otomi (Hygge & West)
I’ll likely put together an updated post on some favorite removable wallpaper options for the rest of your home as well, so stay tuned!