Painted Mural for the Play Room

For me, the exciting part of redecorating is painting the walls. I decided to hand paint a tree mural for the play room to bring a sense of wonder to the space along a back wall of our kids play area.

The love the idea of a woodsy and magical theme. The first mural shown here is a really easy if you want and try to tackle. A mural in general can sound daunting if you’re not a typical painter. I paint all of the time, however for this I didn’t have a template, although you certainly can. I like that the trees arent realistic looking because it gives it more interest to the play area.

Here’s the before with all of the toys pulled out. It’s a perfect nook to push away toys. 

I wanted to do my own creation, but you can look online for thousands of reference photos. Plus, just as in nature, no two trees are alike or perfect, so however they come out, maybe it’s meant to be. My advice if you’re hesitant is to maybe pencil in your play room mural first. After you draw the outlines, then you can go back over with paint.  Trees are basically straight lines with several crooked ones at the top. You can erase it if you don’t like it.

And remember, don’t try too hard, that would take the fun out of it. It is for a play room after all.

It took me about 2-3 hours to complete it. I used 4 colors; black, dark grey, light grey, and white and layered them to create some depth. I used regular acrylic craft paint.

This is an quick and easy painted tree mural to try on a small wall like this one. Worst case scenario, you have to paint over it. Today, we use it as a reading nook. See this when I created a mural for my daughters room.

If you feel like you want more adventure, below is the painted mural for the play room on the opposite wall. You can try one like this, or see me create the horse-butterfly mural here. I have a couple more on that Youtube channel.

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