Woodland Nursery Trend: DIY Mountain Murals

  • 01 of 07

    6 Can’t-Miss Mountain Murals for the Nursery

    Bright and cheery nursery with mountain mural.
    Photo via Project Nursery.

    Mountain murals are cropping up in nurseries and kids’ rooms everywhere, and the view couldn’t be sweeter! These bold beauties represent a seismic shift in the popular woodland trend, which is gradually trading rich, rustic style for something a little more contemporary. (Think clean, contemporary décor with subtle nods to rustic tradition.)

    The new woodland look is bright and whimsical, and these mountain-inspired masterpieces certainly fit the bill. Dramatic color pairings and a hand-drawn, impressionistic approach provide a playful, kid-friendly feel that’s both fresh and fun.

    Not much of an artist? You don’t need to be! These simple DIYs couldn’t be easier to create. A pencil, a ruler, a roll of painter’s tape and a little patience, and you’re in business. Whether you choose to keep things simple with a single demarcation between earth and sky or create an impressive range of mountainous glory, the basic process is the same. Just section off and paint.

    Need a little inspiration? Here’s a round-up of out favorite mountain murals, complete with links to step-by-step tutorials. Sit back and enjoy the scenery.

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  • 02 of 07

    Multi-Layer Mountain Mural

    Woodland-themed nursery with mountain mural.
    Photo via Wills Casa.

    This statement-making mural in dramatic shades of black, white and green is actually not as complicated as it looks. See the full photo tutorial, complete with paint colors and a hand-drawn schematic here

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  • 03 of 07

    Modern Mountain Scene

    Modern mountain mural with bold color-blocking.
    Photo by Amanda Prior

    Bold color blocking gives this nursery mural a thoroughly modern look.


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  • 04 of 07

    Blue Ridge Beauty

    Whimsical blue mountain mural.
    Photo via Oh Joy!

    Bold blue mountains with fuchsia-capped peaks add a touch of whimsy to this elegantly neutral nursery/office space. Get the look with these simple tips

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  • 05 of 07

    Rolling Range

    Grey and yellow mountain scene mural.
    Photo via Le Clair Decor.

    This imaginative mountain scene in neutral grey and sunny yellow boasts pretty peaks and rolling foothills. 

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  • 06 of 07

    Neutral Mountain Mural

    Nursery mural in beautiful, neutral tones.
    Photo via Lay Baby Lay.

    A neutral palette of creams and browns creates a soothing effect in this beautifully understated nursery. 

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  • 07 of 07

    Great Chalky Mountains

    Chalkboard Mountain Mural
    Photo via Babble.

    Paint a simple mountain silhouette with chalkboard paint, and let your little one create their own works of art.