In our new house, Sanny transitioned from a nursery with a crib to a room with a big boy bed! This adorable woodland theme bedroom with stuffed animal heads and a tree wall mural is one of my favorite rooms in the house.
This woodland theme bedroom was inspired by our summer trip to Yellowstone!
I’m so excited to share Sanny’s bedroom with you today! This was one of the first rooms we worked on in the house, and I’m obsessed with how the cute woodland theme came together.
The idea for this room actually stemmed from our trip to Yellowstone this year where we saw a ton of animals. It was one of the first family vacations we went on that Sanny can actually remember, and he still talks about it all the time. So it was fun to incorporate some of those memories into this room.
With all the mounted animal heads we saw on our Yellowstone trip, Philip had the idea to do a wall of stuffed animal heads in this room. We found THESE ADORABLE (and super affordable ones) FROM AMAZON and ordered nine of them. We chose only the animals that are found in Yellowstone (black and brown bears, deer, moose, sheep, bison, etc), but this cute shop has animals from the safari and other regions.
A simple DIY wall mural really pulled this woodland theme bedroom together
I felt like the animals on the wall would look kind of weird by themselves on a blank wall, so I searched for some inspiration and found this adorable nursery on Project Nursery. They had a cluster of animal heads on some beautiful gray and white tree wallpaper, and I realized I could totally do that on my own with a can of paint!
I’ll show you below how I did it. It was quick and easy!
These are the other room details from this adorable woodland theme boys bedroom
Once the wall was done, it was time work on the rest of the room.
When we were deciding on a bed, we chose to do a queen size bed so we could use this room as a guest bedroom when needed. It was quite a big jump for Sanny to go from a crib to a queen bed, but I love having the extra space when we need it. We got him THIS CUTE NAILHEAD TRIM BED from Nebraska Furniture Mart, and I love how it’s neutral with a little something special.
Just a few weeks before we moved in, I discovered Beddy’s Beds. They’re a home decor brand that creates zippered bedspreads that make it really easy to make your bed. I got THIS BLACK AND WHITE SPOTTED ONE for Sanny’s room (use code MERRICK20 for 20% off!)
I wanted the bed to still feel masculine and fit into the woodsy theme, so we got THESE FAUX LEATHER THROW PILLOWS and they added the perfect touch.
The last thing in the room was the frames on the wall. These frames hung in our California house and had pictures of each of the boys. I wanted some really simple and cute woodland theme drawings in there, and one of you recommended KubemStudio on Etsy. It’s the cutest collection of Scandinavian black and white art, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I printed off three drawings, added some black mats, and love how they turned out.
How I painted the tree wall mural
1:: Paint the entire wall light french gray. We actually had the whole room painted in this color.
2:: Take a level and draw a straight line with a pencil from the ceiling to the floor. You’ll follow this line for your tree. I’d recommend doing one to two lines at a time — don’t do all the lines before you start painting.
3:: Use a 2.5″ wide painters brush (like this one) and paint along the line. You can use the wide side of the paint brush for a thick tree, or the narrow side of the brush for a thin tree. I did a combination of both. Every time I painted one tree, I’d step back and decide what size of tree to do next — I didn’t map it out before I started.
Our wall are textured, so running the brush down the wall gave it a nice “wood-y” texture. Then I went back and added some dimension by adding a thicker line down one side of the trunk.
4:: After the trunks of the trees were all done, I went back with a small brush (like a thicker one in this set) and added the branches. I didn’t want it to feel cluttered, so I did add too many. But you can add more if you’d like!
My biggest tip is to stand back and look at the entire wall between every tree. When you’re up close to the wall, it’s really hard to see how it looks!
Here are links to everything in the room:
- Stuffed Animal Heads
- Gray Headboard
- Spotted Bedding (use code MERRICK20 for 20% off!)
- Faux Leather Throw Pillows (size 16″x16″)
- Side Tables
- Gray Wall Color
- Box Spring
- Box Spring Cover
- Noah’s Ark Wooden Toy
- Security Camera
- Night light
- Similar Sound Machine
- Gray Pouf
- Similar Rocking Chair
- Similar rhinoceros bookends
- Similar CD Player
- Black and White Artwork
photos by Aubrey Stock