The Best Wallpaper for Kids’ Rooms

As a mom of a toddler, one of the best choices I made when setting up my nursery was installing removable wallpaper on a single wall. The pattern I chose was “Llamas Doing Things” from Chasing Paper and—while an investment—two years later, I’m still so happy with my decision (the white rug that reveals every single kid-related stain, not so much), as it absolutely anchors the entire room. (Bonus: My now-talking toddler gets so excited pointing out the silly squirrels sprinkled throughout the pattern as he plays in his room.)

But it can be tough to settle on a wallpaper choice for a kid’s room—mainly because wallpaper can feel like a permanent decor decision, not to mention a labor-intensive undertaking. That’s no longer the case, thanks to a slew of brands offering high-quality temporary wallpaper options, perfect for the commitment-phobe. (Or, quite frankly, the mom of an increasingly opinionated child who changes their mind with the wind.)

Here, our favorite wallpaper options—the majority of which are peel-and-stick.

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Chasing Paper

Chasing Paper “show Your Shelf”

Type: Peel and Stick

This exclusive print—part of a partnership with Penguin Random House—calls out classic titles like Little Women and The Wizard of Oz that you’ll soon be reading aloud during the bedtime routine.

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Hygge and West

Hygge & West “daydream Sunshine Tiles”

Type: Peel and Stick

An abstract cloud print (punctuated with colorful birds) that will no doubt inspire your kid’s imagination.

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Serena and Lily

Serena & Lily “kalahari”

Type: Paste

This kid-friendly wallpaper features one of the most popular animals of all time among the younger set: elephants.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids “starry Skies”

Type: Peel and Stick

This subtle nod to the constellations all around us gives a dreamy look to your child’s room while simultaneously delivering a pattern you won’t tire of any time soon.

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Chasing Paper

Chasing Paper “night Sky”

Type: Peel and Stick

Speaking of those starry nights, this print is a moodier take on the nighttime sky, but one that feels zodiac-inspired. (Your little one will love calling out recognizable constellations ranging from Orion to Ursa Major.)

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Crate and Barrel

Tempaper “jungle Wallpaper”

Type: Peel and Stick

This wild pattern is bold and bright, but it still feels like a neutral next to a nursery shelf stocked with board books—or a giant stuffed giraffe. (Seriously, they’re all the rage.)

Buy It ($98 per sheet)

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Eazy Wallz “night Time Bears”

Type: Peel and Stick

“Lullaby and goodnight” feels much easier when there’s a super chill set of sleepy bears hanging just above the crib.

Buy It ($99 per sheet)

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Chasing Paper

Chasing Paper “wild Thing”

Type: Peel and Stick

This safari print is another opportunity to play “spot the animal faces” with your child, but adults will cherish this wallpaper’s ability to provide a pop and blend into the wall at the same time.

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Wall Shoppe

Wallshoppe “otis The Owl”

Type: Peel and Stick

These nocturnal creatures keep watch throughout the night—an easy story to impart to your little sleeper who’s anxious about Mom and Dad leaving the room post–bedtime routine.

Buy It ($58 per sheet)


Chasing Paper X Pehr “life Aquatic”

Type: Peel and Stick

Safari animals are great and all, but your kid is more into the activity beneath the surface of the sea. This wallpaper pays homage to everything from whales to narwhals and more

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Kate Zaremba Company

Kate Zaremba Company “it’s Raining Avocado”

Type: Peel and Stick

It’s your child’s food of choice, so how about a cheeky nod to it in wallpaper form?

Buy It ($108 per sheet)

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