Nursery Vibes: Layouts for triangle wall decals

So I decided on my colour scheme – you can see that here – and I’ve talked before about the general theme being pretty geometric and arrow-based. And I’ve always had my heart set on triangle wall stickers which look so Scandi-sweet but the stickers mean that it’s not permanent and the design is totally in my control.

I’m going through real first world problems at the moment trying to find the perfect shade of mint green, even looking into getting my own decals printed (more of which in a separate post when I’ve reached a solution) but in the meantime I’ve been looking at layouts and designs using said triangles on said wall.

Who knew there could be so many ways to out triangles on a wall!


Clean lines and smart spacing, this is a great option for getting full coverage over a wall while keeping it neat and easy to plan. Even if full coverage isn’t your thing, go for a narrow strip of uniformly-placed triangles for a more subtle effect. The key to this one is to measure, measure, measure. Get the spacing right and even, and use a spirit level to check your lines are straight before applying the stickers (especially important if they’re not reusable and you don’t want to have to tilt your head for the wall to look straight).

C: Spearmint Nursery
You can still mix up the uniform layout with random pops of colour
Uniform triangle wall stickers
Mini triangles and plenty of white = stripped back Scandi (also, THAT CHAIR!!)
Uniform panel triangle decals
Subtle and sweet, go geometric without going coverage crazy


Mini triangles look great when they’re made to look like they’ve just been thrown at the wall and happen to have stuck where they landed. Like confetti. Keep the triangles super small if you don’t want it to be an overpowering feature in the room, or supersize it and throw in a mix of colours if you want it to be bold and statement-making!

Like confetti thrown at the wall
Like confetti thrown at the wall
Random sizes, random layout, really cool effect
Random sizes, random layout, really cool effect
One of my original colour palette and triangle inspirations...
One of my original colour palette and triangle inspirations…


Meet in the middle of scattered and uniform by clustering the triangles together to create shapes or pockets of colour and pattern to draw the eye around the room. Some of the best ways of clustering triangles to group them together to create cute pyramids, or cluster them around something in the room to frame it and make a feature.

One of my favourite effects, and one I’m considering trying for our box room nursery, is clustering tightly in one part of the room and dispersing out – it works particularly well with mini triangles which looks like soft confetti falling from the style.

Rainbow brights for a high impact wall
Rainbow brights for a high impact wall
Clustered triangle wall decals
Draw the eye to a focal point in the room a falling confetti effect
triangle wall sticker layout
Create a feature by framing a focal point with some strategically-placed triangles

Tribal Style

One of my favourite layouts and the one I’m leaning towards for my nursery, particularly as it works so well with the arrow designs which I also hope to include somewhere in the room.

The spacing can be as random or as uniform as you like, but the idea is to create the arrow effect using two or three mini triangles. I like that you can mix and match colours, which lends itself perfectly to my mint green and gold vibe and allows me to semi-complete this effect before the baby is born, at which point I can add either a black or pink triangle to complete the arrow when I know if it’s a little boy or girl.

Like with the Uniform layout, use a spirit level to keep the triangles and arrows straight and decide before you start whether the arrows are pointing up or down (or a mix of the two?!)

Arrow triangle wall decals
Randomly spaced with a mix of colours for a casual tribal design
arrow triangles wall decals
Mix the colours up within the arrow – bring on the gold and mint green!
tribal arrow triangle wall decals
A whimsical colour and dreamcatcher against a uniform spaced layout
tribal arrow triangle wall decals etsy
Perfect for keeping it cool while adding a softer shade

After all of the inspo hunting I’ve got decisions to make, which will probably involve hours of tacking triangles to the wall and driving the husband mad with my indecision. First though, I need some mint green stickers please…

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0 thoughts on “Nursery Vibes: Layouts for triangle wall decals

  1. Wow, who knew you could do so much with triangles? Love all your ideas and can’t to see what you decide on. We went for a neutral nursery with a biscuit colour on walls and have a massive white tree decal on one wall with individual white leaves on it and leaves scattered under it to look like they are falling. Delighted with it as, like your triangles, they don’t look childish so will last a few years hopefully. Best of luck! #ablogginggoodtime

    1. Oh sounds lovely, very calming! As long as little fingers can’t reach them they should last a good while! Thanks for reading and commenting x

  2. Love, love, love the Scandi look! This year I painted my 5 yr olds room white with grey bedding (it was all pink when we moved in) and she still hasn’t forgiven me!! Guess that’s what happens when they get old enough to have an opinion 🙂 #ablogginggoodtime

  3. Sticker decals are the way forward. So easy to change as they get older. I love the triangles, all your inspiration pics look amazing so it’ll be a hard decision. Hope you find your mint green shade #fortheloveofBLOG

  4. I like the tribal look combined with the dreamcatcher. My five year old just spent a night at my wife’s brother’s house, and is convinced that she had bad dreams because her “good dream maker” wasn’t with her #justanotherlinky

    1. I’m with you on the tribal look. Ah that’s sweet, I’ve never thought about dream archers before but it’s actually a nice little touch. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  5. I’d never seen this before until I saw your posts on Instagram about the wall stickers! I can’t wait to see your finished nursery! I like the tribal look, but I think the confetti look will be lovely and soft for a baby’s bedroom 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. The tribal look is a popular one it seems, but I also like the idea of confetti over the corner of the cot. I’ll have to have a play and make up my mind! Thanks for reading and thanks for following on IG! X

  6. Ooh I love it! There are so many different styles, it’s such a hard decision. I would really struggle choosing one. I think being slightly OCD it would be the first, but then I like the randomness of the others. It’s always tricky to find that perfect colour, I remember being slightly obsessed with different shades of greys. Let us know how you get on. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    1. Ah thank you! The arrow theme is going down well! Also my favourite so I’ll probably be trying that one first 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting! x

  7. They all look great! I went with pastel dots…..but that’s the fab thing with those stickers, I can change for the triangles later on #fartglitter

    1. Exactly, it’s the fact that they’re temporary which makes them so much better than anything else! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  8. Oh I like the tribal idea! Funnily enough I decorated my 12 year old daughters room with triangles when we moved in our new home in April. She has turquoise triangles and they came up fantastic. My 9 year old has pink dots and my 6 year old son has some black crosses. With some other room styling the all came up looking amazing. Often people think my daughters triangles is a wall of wallpaper and they are shocked that they are removable stickers. Linked after you #bigpinklink

    1. The tribal look is definitely turning out to be a winner here and was always my favourite so I’m pretty confident now that that’s the way I’ll go! You rooms sound lovely, black crosses are brilliant for a boys room. Thanks for reading and linking! 🙂

  9. I love this look! My partner and daughter 3 are painting her bedroom as we speak. However, I daren’t mention triangles, as just white Dulux seems to be stressful enough! Great ideas here though and good luck with your nursery 🙂 Alison x #fartglitter

  10. Wow!! I’d never have thought of triangles, and I’d never have guessed that it’d be such a minefield to choose the right formation!! I liked the ‘falling confetti’ look that you said was one of your favourites, and also the one that had the dream catcher in it. So many to choose from!! I also loved the paper animal heads in the first picture! We need to decorate both children’s rooms-the poor second child is still sleeping in a room that looks like the neglected spare room, 2 years down the line… And the eldest has just asked for superhero wallpaper-not something I’d like ideally, but I’m sure I can track down some fairly cool, tastefullish styles…!! It’ll be nice to see the finished room! Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    1. I know, who knew there could be so many ways to put triangles on a wall! Maybe you could find a superhero-style wall sticker, so if he outgrows it or you really don’t like it, you can easily get rid! Thanks for reading and commenting, and good luck with all the decorating! x

  11. I am always so impressed and inspired by your posts lovely. I only wish I had your patience though – seriously – I love the look that you’re going for but the faintest mention of the word “spirit level” makes me want to go and have a lie down 😉 Love the mint green theme. I cannot wait to see pics of your finished room. You have one lucky little bump on the way xx
    Thanks for linking with #fartglitter.

    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment! 😊 Believe me, my patience is one thing in theory, a totally different thing in practice! Xx

    1. Me either! But the arrow look has been popular with readers of this post and was always one of my faves, so I think I have a winner! Thanks for reading and commenting x

  12. Really really cool!! I loved the clusters and the tribal design – I never would have thought that the layout of something as simple as a few triangles could change the appearance of a room so much!!

    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

  13. Oh gosh, I can see why you would have indecision, so many lovely ways of using the triangles – as I scrolled down I was thinking, ooh that’s nice, then oh that’s nice too, and so on – so by the end I couldn’t decide which layout I liked best at all! Good luck with finding your mint green stickers #HomeEtc

  14. I love this trend — and I particularly like the border, made up of the little black triangles!!! I’m so looking forward to seeing your finished room, after looking at all this lovely inspiration! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us lovely 🙂 Caro xx #HomeEtc

    1. Thanks Caro! We’ve made a start now so hopefully won’t be too long before its all ready! Thanks for commenting 🙂 x

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