Artwork Inspiration for your Nursery

As professional photographers, we know that a room isn’t finished unless there’s some artwork on the walls. We visit lots of beautiful homes across the Salisbury area in our role as portrait photographers. We offer home visits as an alternative to studio sessions for newborn photography in particular. This gives us the opportunity to talk to clients about where their finished portraits will be displayed and how they will sit alongside their existing wall displays. We find that clients struggle most with what to display on nursery walls, so we’ve pulled together this article to help you out.


Printed and framed art is a very popular choice for nurseries. It’s easy to find prints or posters that fit in with your theme and the wide choice of ready-made frames makes it easy for you to pull together wall displays that really set off your room. There’s a huge choice of posters and prints – try this website for a good selection.

We use professional labs and framers to produce our wall art. Consider your portraits as original artworks, rather than the reproduction posters or prints you would normally display in the nursery. We can help you to choose the images which are going to be best displayed in your nursery. Our clients often choose family portraits for the nursery and we can help you in choosing frames that will compliment your nursery design.


Stickers or stencils are a really popular way to bring artwork into your nursery. They are certainly a quick and simple way to decorate the walls. There is a huge variety available in both stencils and stickers meaning you can keep the artwork in-keeping with your theme. We have even seen some clients use a local artist to paint a mural on the walls of their nursery. This is really effective, albeit a bigger investment.

When it comes to choosing portraits for a nursery that uses stickers, stencils or a mural, we’d encourage you to choose simple products that won’t dominate. A canvas is perfect in this situation and during your shoot we can even create a set up that compliments your nursery theme perfectly.


Keepsakes can make a beautiful piece of wall art for the nursery. You might have framed footprints or handprints you want to display or even casts of tiny hands and feet. If you have sentimental baby keepsakes like this, we can help you choose a portrait from your session which compliments these beautifully. Usually a closeup portrait of your baby’s face is a perfect choice to sit next to prints or casts. We can also help you to choose a frame which sits well with your existing ones.

Decorative/Abstract Art

There’s a lovely trend that isn’t going anywhere fast, of displaying abstract or decorative art in the nursery. Macrame, in particular, is seeing a huge resurgence in popularity. Macrame wall hangings for the nursery range from abstract to beautiful woven rainbows and flowers.

When you choose your portraits for your nursery we can show you a wide range of frames that will compliment this rustic trend beautifully.

We’d love to see your nursery wall art – along with our portraits hanging to compliment them. Make sure you send any images to, or tag us on your social media using @little_bean_babies on Instagram and Little Bean Baby Photography on Facebook!

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