DIY Decorating Project: Tree Wall Mural
Girls and boys alike are nature lovers. They love to climb trees, chase butterflies and listen to the birds sing. We wanted to capture the wonder and charm of the natural world by creating a botanical nursery oasis for our new Young America showroom in High Point, NC…
We began our nature-inspired room by collecting images we liked, selecting colors, and finding linens and furnishings. In order to bring the outside in, we decided to paint a large tree mural on the wall. The Young America Sandpiper gray color of the Grace Crib and Abigail Collection furnishings inspired our tree paint colors.
First, we sketched the look of our tree on paper and transferred the vision to the walls with pencil and tracing paper. Once the tree was sketched on the wall we began to apply color with paint…
We outlined the shape of the tree with raw sienna and highlighted it with burnt umber. We added gray knots with simple dry brush strokes… and filled-in the details and shadows. We finished the trunk and branches with a gray wash (paint + water). We then added leaves in varying greens and yellows for warmth, shape and movement.
Lastly, we added twinkle lights… always a fun addition to any baby or child’s bedroom.
Here’s the result of our crafting, sourcing and creating… a beautiful, soothing nursery.
What do you think of our botanical creation? We hope it inspires you.
Patti Borrelli is an interior designer, photo stylist, design blogger, and mom of two teen girls. She works with Young America on catalog photo shoots to create inspiring kids rooms and baby nurseries. She develops DIY ideas for crafting and decorating unique and personal creations. Most recently, Patti collaborated with our Young America design team to launch a brand new look for our new showroom, set to premier at the Spring Furniture Market in High Point, NC. FMI about Patti, visit her personal blog: www.besostyle.com