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Above the Crib Accents

Are you in the midst of creating your dream nursery? Are you stuck on ideas for art to add to that wall behind your crib? Have you been scouring the Project Nursery gallery for ideas, but you’re just not sure? You’re not alone—we are constantly looking for new ideas to add that finishing touch to the coveted space above the crib. It’s the focal point after all, the first place the eye rests on in the nursery. It should be perfect—but what could the perfect accent be?

The options are endless! All you need is an open mind. Here are some great nurseries that have charming above the crib accents.

As with anything you choose to put in your child’s room, safety should be your main focus. Anything you hang on the wall or ceiling should always be secured to a stud so that there is absolutely no danger of the item falling into the crib. Once your child is older and has begun pulling up on furniture, it is good practice to take down any above the crib accents.

Name Art. We love these letters! Why? They are simple, and we love the modern lower case font. This name art is calming and restful without too much going on.

Preppy Nursery with Name Art - Project Nursery

Beckham’s Preppy Nursery

A Sleek Silhouette. Okay, okay, so this isn’t actually a crib, but how darling would it be to have a silhouette made of your little one to hang above the crib? Not only is it classic, but it will become a treasured heirloom.

Big Girl Room with Silhouette Art

image from J & J Design Group

A Charming Gallery Wall. This gallery wall is perfect for a little gentleman! Centered around the family’s loveable pooch, this wall comes alive with unique art items of different materials and sizes. Consider using plexiglass instead of glass in frames that hang in children’s rooms.

Modern Nursery with Gallery Wall Above Crib

image from J & J Design Group

Wall Decals or Painted Accent Wall. And for those of you who live in an area that ever gets earthquakes, you definitely won’t want to put anything above the crib. Wall decals stick directly to the wall and, of course, so does paint. These are the safest options for adding decoration above the crib and can look quite striking.

Geometric Wall DecalsNursery of Jenny and Jason Campbell

Happy decorating!

  • Karen Wolowicz

    We just survived the Napa quake and most of these look like death traps to me now!! Sigh, they are beautiful, but I am beyond thankful that nothing heavy was over our beds.

  • Beth_PN

    Hi Karen, We are so happy that your family is okay. Excellent point that I have added to the post. Thank you!

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