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.

Alphabet Soup

Brains and beauty collide in this ABC mural made of hodgepodge alphabet letters. Collect the letters yourself, or—hint-hint—make it a baby shower craft by getting guests to decorate and design a letter.

Photo courtesy of Life as a Thrifter

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

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady