Here’s How to Add a Creative Mural to Your Nursery


Hey, Michelangelina, we know you’re completely ready to unleash your crafty self and mural-ify your baby’s new room. But you’re not really sure where to begin. Even if you’re not exactly artsy, you can still fill the nursery with your dream designs. Whether you’re into trendy nursery decor themes, kind of traditional, or loving a cutesy kiddo look, you can create a room that’s fabulously fit for your little prince or princess. Check out everything you need to know to add a beautiful mural to your baby’s room.

1. Bright Beginnings: You need to start somewhere, so take a look around the space. Just because you saw the best mural ever in some magazine or on a home DIY show doesn’t for sure mean it will fit in your baby’s room… literally. Not every design fits on every wall, especially if the nursery has a few odd angles or isn’t anything like a box. Those 10-foot palm trees might not work out so well on your room’s curved or arched walls. Keep in mind, the room probably has windows and doors. A mural that needs a solid, uninterrupted canvas won’t mesh with a wall that’s split by a closet or radiator.

2. Gathering Steam: There are endless ideas out there when it comes to wall murals. You check out every book, blog, magazine, and friend’s house — only to make yourself even more confused. Before you pick a winner, think about the logistics of executing the mural. If you’re planning to paint it yourself, unless art is your thing, you might not want to go with an overly intricate idea. But if you’re fine with hiring an artist, go ahead and pick a design that’s packed with details. List out themes, words you might want to include, styles, and color schemes. Gradually narrow and focus your choices until…

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