I'm back with another edition about our Chicago Bungalow! This time, baby girl's nursery.
For both of the kids rooms, I wanted to give them a minimalistic mural that would transition easily to a big kid room. For my baby girl, I also wanted something that could read feminine but didn't scream "GIRL!" at her. I saw this wallpaper and wanted those colors and the ethereal feeling of the clouds. All the angles and short walls of the room needed a customized mural rather than a wallpaper one, so I referenced the color palette and created my own version.
The room's previous owner was a huge Blackhawks fan, hence the red.
Fresh base paint, taped off and ready to jump in!
For the first step was creating a bit of a marbled effect on the base layer of the mural walls with a shade darker than the rest of the room and some whites wisped in and blended a bit here and there.
From there, I did the lavender gray and while it was still wet, started blending in the white from the top. I had a super pale yellow I also added to the tops of some of the clouds. It was a lot of blending! Here's the results!
Reading and unstyling her toys.
The room is still developing (as are my photography skills!) but for now, it's bright and lovely, and super functional for a baby girl. I hope this inspires you to take a leap and try a simple mural in your home! If you have any questions, I'd be glad to share ideas and advice!