Last year I shared a trend alert for scenic wall mural wallpaper! To me, murals are so elegant and traditional, and at one point I was considering installing one in the dining room. The more I thought about it, the less it made sense for the dining room to be the mural room. I think a mural can add a lot of dimension to a room, especially if plenty of wall space. Take the study for instance…
Recently known as the music room, the study was a white box with a lot of bare walls–the perfect opportunity for a surround mural. The other options would have been to paint (been there, done that), or install a patterned wallpaper. Using a patterned wallpaper in here felt was a no to me because there would be an alarming amount of pattern repeat! Also I’ve never ever done a mural wallpaper before, and this was the perfect opportunity to seize the moment!
It’s so stunning I cannot handle it and how about that bubble light?? I think this mural instantly adds some formality to the room, which feels so right for a study. It also pairs really nicely with the paint color we chose, and the custom wainscoting!
(The photo above of all the furniture from this room reminds me of people waiting to pop out for a surprise party or something–haha) Murals can add some formality to a space, but of course there’s playful murals too! Many times I’ve seen them used in kids rooms which is fun, but this one is so elegant. I especially love how this room has become an art piece in and of itself. It tells a whole story, and I’ll never get bored because every inch of it is so special and unique!
For this mural, we used The Mural Source which allowed us to select the scene we wanted, and give the dimensions of each wall and window. From there, they were able to customize the mural according to our measurements, print and send it our way!
We were lucky enough to find an incredible wallpaper installer who is a master at his craft, and he’s done every single wallpaper install in this house – the water closet, Polly’s room, the back hallway, and now this room. We hope he never gets tired of us because believe it or not, I’m not done with wallpaper!
When you’ve done wallpaper so many times, why not think about a mural? It can set a mood and transform a space into an encompassing scene!
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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This week, we’ve covered all things bedrooms, from how to create a dark, moody, romantic environment to tips for renters upgrading their bedroom. I wanted to cap off the week with a fun little post on what you should remove from your bedroom and what you should add to your bedroom to make it an […]
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