Kendra Hagerman
Kendra Hagerman February 21, 2020

How to make over a nursery in one day (and with a one-year-old!)

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If you want to keep your sanity, a nursery makeover and a one-year-old seem like two things that should never be combined. My daughter just turned one and she’s in to everything; yesterday I caught her eating toilet paper right off the role and this morning I found dog kibble in the toilet bowl. Yet, somehow I got it in my head that now would be a great time to finish my daughter’s bedroom.

To do it, I needed to be as efficient as possible; I wanted something that would make a bold statement with minimal effort on my part. I loved the idea of wallpaper, but I couldn’t commit to it because what I like now likely won’t be what my daughter likes once she’s a full-blown toddler. It was also important for me to find something that wouldn’t ruin the paint on our walls, as we got our place re-painted and I have no desire to do it again anytime soon.

After doing some research, UrbanWalls decals fit everything that I needed (stylish, low effort, eye-catching, and removable). Their peel-and-stick decals seemed incredibly easy to install and their Eden Floral Decals were feminine without being too cutesy or girly.

This nursery makover is INSANE! Wait until you see the "after" photo. #diy

Before the makeover.

We don’t have family or much support nearby, so one Saturday morning, my husband, my daughter, and I all got to work. I was skeptical that it was as easy at it seemed (place, peel, and stick), but I can assure you that it was. The decals are cut from specialized vinyl with no edges or backgrounds, so what you see is what you get. Here’s how it all went down…

First, I roughly cut out all the decals.

How to easily apply decals in one day! I cannot believe this nursery bedroom makeover by just using wall decals. #homedecor

OMG these massive floral decals are everything! They are a little vintage and not too girly - I just love them!!!

Once the furniture was moved out from the wall that I wanted to use, I taped the decals to the wall with painters tape. Note: if you want to prevent your paint from chipping, use painters tape (not masking tape or any other kind of adhesive).

I'd love to do this in my bedroom! These minimalist floral decals are so pretty (without too much girly pink!)

I let my creativity flow and continued this process until I had a design that I was happy with. It felt overwhelming at first because the possibilities were endless, but I kept reminding myself that the decals are completely removable (you just use a hairdryer to warm the adhesive and peel it off), so I could always remove and discard it if need be.

Then I started applying the design to the wall. To mount the smaller decals, I just peeled off the entire back and stuck them on the wall; for the larger decals, I stuck a corner of the decal to the wall and then peeled off the backing at a 45 degree angle. As I applied the flowers, I used a shower squeegee to flatten out any air bubbles and make sure it was evenly applied to the wall. If you don’t have a squeegee, you can use a credit card or anything with a sturdy edge.

This is a really great step-by-step tutorial on how to apply wall decals without ruining your walls! It looks so easy and makes such a statement.

I got creative and cut some of the decals so I could apply them flush against the ceiling and overlapped some of them to create a layered look. The final step was to peel the transfer paper off the front of the decal and reveal the design underneath. It was seriously that simple.

These Urban Walls Eden decals are SO AMAZING. I love them in this nursery, but I think they would also look great in my bathroom! Maybe I'll need to do a little DIY makover...

I found the application process incredibly satisfying because it came together quickly once you decide on the setup — the hardest part was choosing where everything was going to go. We originally were only going to decorate one wall, but we loved the look so much that we decided to extend the decals on to other walls in the room for a larger impact.

I like the idea of wall decals instead of a mobile above a change table! Something different and unique for a nursery (and super easy).

Sweet baby girl nursery reveal and makeover. Bonus: she did it in ONE day and with a one-year-old around!

Floral decals that aren't too feminine and so stunning! The best part? They are 100% removable and won't ruin the paint on your walls. #diy

This nursery reveal is amazing and such low effort. It took her ONE day to install all these peel-and-stick decals and it looks like a completely different room. #diy

The entire process took us one full day and I think we could have done the entire room in one morning if we didn’t have a little person demanding attention, trying to eat the decals, wanting to help, and occasionally needing a nap.

Easy baby girl nursery room makeover with minimalist, muted floral decals from Urban Walls!

This is such a cute idea for a baby nursery! The walnut floating shelves are beautiful and I love the custom birth print.

This nursery!!!! Burnt orange, rust, a moroccan pouf, oversized floral decals - it has everything!

Baby girl nursery inspo! Stunning wall decals that literally took ONE day to install. These flowers are stunning and so precious!

How to makeover a nursery (or any room) in ONE DAY with decals. This is my kind of #DIY!

To finish things off, I got a new terracotta-coloured crib sheet that matches the decals perfectly. I also finally hung her letter board, which has been sitting on her floor for a year now (better late than never).

Obsessed with this burnt orange/rust crib sheet and the muted floral wall decals. Such a pretty idea for a baby girl's nursery!

Urban Walls' Eden floral decals are such a cool and unique way to makeover a bedroom or living room. I love how they are layered; the possibilities are endless.

Such a sweet room for a baby girl. Wild flowers and muted, vintage tones make this room warm and cozy.

I’ve always enjoyed my daughter’s room because it reminds me of her, but now I love my daughters room. It’s a labour of love and when I see her pointing at the flowers, it makes me so happy to know that I’ve given her something that she loves also.

This baby girl nursery is incredible! I love the minimalist vibes and feminine flowers without being too "girly".

OMG this is major baby girl nursery inspiration and it looks SO easy! The flowers are stunning but not too girly, which I love!

How to apply wall decals (Urban Walls or any other decal out there!). This is the Eden floral decals and is major nursery inspo.

Cute, white nursery details with swans.  Love the boho vibe of this nursery.]3

This boho, romantic baby girl nursery is stunning! Love the walnut, minimalist crib and the floral wall decals.

Minimalist baby girl nursery with muted floral decals. This is the exact amount of "girly" for me!

These Eden wall decals look so easy to install! I love them in a nursery but could also see them in a home office or living room!

I received the decals in exchange for sharing this post. Contains affiliate links.

Decals: c/o UrbanWalls Eden Decals / Crib Sheet: c/o Solly Baby / Crib: Babyletto Scoot 3-in-1 Convertible Crib in White/Walnut / Birth Print: c/o Still Novel / Mobile: Homesense, similar here / Dresser: Babyletto Scoot 3-Drawer Changer Dresser in White/Walnut / Glider: Million Dollar Baby Whitney Glider / Pouf: All Modern White Moroccan Pouf / Storage Basket with Leather Handles: Target (multiple sizes available) / White Dresser: IKEA Kallax / Change Pad: Keekaroo Peanut Changer.

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