Between the diaper changes, story times and midnight feedings, it won’t be long before you’re spending more time in the nursery than your own bedroom. And that’s all the more reason to create a space that brings a smile (or toothless grin) to everyone’s faces. Click through our slideshow for inspirational and affordable ideas for adding interest to the blank wall in baby’s room.

Pom Pom Power

Three cheers for this in-your-face wall decoration. Sure, they look super-fancy, but they’re actually super-simple to DIY. In nesting mode? Use dyed coffee filters, tissue paper or felt to put them together; you and baby won’t be able to resist looking up at these stunners.

Birdhouse available online at Jojo’s Room

Do you have a cool idea for decorating a blah nursery wall? Tell us about it in the comments section below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady