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How to create a tree themed children’s bedroom

Wallpaper tree mural

Spring is on it’s way and I’ve been thinking about tree murals and decorating children’s rooms and nurseries with a tree theme.

I’ve found some lovely ideas that might inspire you to do the same for your child room.
The theme is gentle and timeless. Depending on the style you choose, the look could be equally at home in a baby nursery as a child’s room.

Firstly the wall decor and of course murals in partcular

Your choices are to hire a mural artist to paint a mural for you
Stick on tree themed decals or wall stickers
Paint one yourself using a paint by number kit or tree stencil kit

and then there’s ideas for other tree themed elements that you could incorporate around the room to tie the theme together.

The murals

Wallpaper tree mural
Tree of Life Wall paper mural (


Stencil tree designBirds and Tree (Cutting edge stencils)


The Bunny Tree Vinyl Wall Decal (WowWall)


Room mates tree wall decalRoom Mates Scroll Tree Decal Megapac (Amazon)


Summer Tree Wall Decal (WowWall)


Love Bird Tree paint by number muralLove Bird Tree Paint By Number Mural (Wallstory Murals)(Magic Mural Factory)

Paint by number Tree wall muralLove Bird Tree Paint By Number Mural (Wallstory Murals)(Magic Mural Factory)

Willow tree and moon bunny sihouette mural (Paint by number Wallstory Murals)(Magic Mural Factory)

Feathery Friends paint by number mural (Magic Mural Factory)

The Magic Mural Factory has a selection of various paint by number tree murals to choose from

Other tree themed rooms accessories

Rustic Twig Headboard

Rustic Wooden Head board (Hearthwoods)

Tree Bench

Imagine this this rustic tree bench in your tree themed room.
A few brightly coloured cushions on it and it would make  a wonderful feature in the room
(Natural Tree Furniture)

Tree themed Baby nursery

This nature-themed nursery was created for a client in Southern California, and features floor-to-ceiling custom items. The real tree branches, mingled with the tree and bird decals, are truly a spectacle!

Over the changing table, tree branch hooks carry cute little buckets to put all those bits and pieces needed for changing nappies (wipes, diapers, etc…).

Tree decals combined with real branches suspended from the ceiling create a place to hang little pictures and toys above the crib.
See the whole article on Little Crown Interiors

Make a rustic tree curtain pole

I found this image on In Home Design

There doesn’t seem to be any instructions on how to make this so here are my suggestions.

How to Do it

Go for a walk in the country side and find yourself a lovely stick.
Make sure it is the correct width for your window plus some extra either side of the window.
Try and find a stick that is quite dry.
Paint the stick with an undercoat and then spray or paint it any colour you wish.
Use an acrylic paint intended for woodwork.
Purchase two curtain pole brackets that come in various shapes and forms.
Like this one below for example.

Attach the brackets to the wall add your painted branch and all that’s left to do it attach your curtain.

Please note that because the branch may be twisted and ‘branchy’ you will might find that tie on curtains like the one in the picture above will be easier to install.
These curtains are better left open as a decorative feature rather than a functional curtain.
A blind on the actual window would be advisable to use in conjunction with the curtains.

Et Voila!

Tree Themed Shelves

I think this is charming and simple. I found it at Live Wire Farm .
If you are a bit handy I don’t think it would be difficult to recreate the same idea.

How to Do it

Find two appropriately shaped branches.
Cut the back of each one flat so that they can be screwed flat against a wall.
Make sure that the tops are cut flat too so that your shelf can rest flat on the top.
Buy or find, or cut a shelf the length and depth you require
Mark where the supports touch the shelf and screw a couple of screws downwards into the branch brackets to keep it in place
Et voila!

Some more rustic shelf ideas to compliment the tree theme. I spotted this one on Design Sponge.
There are some instructions there too.

Tree themed coat hanging rack

Rustic Coat Rack

I found this coat rack idea on The little things we do
Hang pretty flowery bags on the hooks to store toys or other bits and pieces, or simply hang coats on it!

Rustic Log shelves

rustic log shelves you can make yourselfRachel’s Rustic Log shelves. See how to make these on Design Sponge

Tree themed Beds

Slightly out of most of our budgets 😉 but it’s so lovely I couldn’t resist it You can find this at Atilladesign on Etsy

This is fun I found it at Raphael D’Amato

This is from Style of design

DIY Tree themed Beds

When I look at these beds, I think that with a little bit of thought you could make something similar.

What’s to stop you screwing some lovely branches like the ones above to an existing bed to turn it into a tree themed four poster bed?

Or how about a canopy above the bed substituting the pole for a tree branch?

This post is becoming too long!!
The more I research the more ideas I find, so I’ll stop here and do some separate posts on tree themed bedding, rugs and soft furnishings ideas.



his nature-themed nursery was created for a client in Southern California, and features floor-to-ceiling custom items. The real tree branches, mingled with the tree and bird decals, are truly a spectacle!

organic baby boys nursery

March 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm 2 comments

Dinosaur Decor Ideas- DIY Dinosaur Decor

Magic Mural Factory or Wallstory Murals


Kid’s Bedroom Decor Idea – Dinosaur Adventure

Decorating your kid’s bedroom is great fun for parents and children. One popular decor idea for sons or daughters is a dinosaur adventure motif. Many young boys love dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts.

Use the following tips and ideas to turn your kid’s bedroom into an adventurous dinosaur jungle.

Dinosaur Adventure Kid’s Bedroom Painting Ideas

All dinosaurs did not live in the jungle.  However, the prehistoric world was populated by some large trees and ferns.  The first step in turning your kid’s bedroom into a dinosaur adventure is painting the walls to represent this jungle-like habitat.

Paint the walls green and add different colors of green for giant leaves, fern fronds, and palm type trees.  If you are really adventurous, paint in some logs and rocks as well.  Painting the ceiling blue will make your kid feel as if their bedroom is really outside in a dinosaur habitat.

If your kid prefers, you can paint the room to look like a desert dinosaur habitat.  The main colors would be tan, brown, and yellow.  You can paint large rocks or an oasis on one wall.

Dinosaur Adventure Kid’s Bedroom Furniture Ideas

Furniture was never found in dinosaur times, but your kid needs some in his bedroom.  You can paint small dinosaurs, dinosaur footprints, or scale pattern on your kid’s bedroom furniture.  Or, you can transform the furniture into giant dinosaurs by cutting out pieces of plywood in the shape of the dinosaurs and attaching it to the sides of the furniture.  For example, your kid’s bed could become a sleeping stegosaurus with a plywood shape on each side.

Dinosaur Adventure Kid’s Bedroom Accessory Ideas

Making the dinosaur adventure themed kid’s bedroom is easy with the right accessories.  You should be able to find dinosaur printed bed linens such as sheets and blankets.  You can buy or sew dinosaur shaped pillows for the bed or chairs.  Any type of jungle style accessories would work well.  Buy a lamp with a shade that looks like palm fronds.  Get a carpet remnant and cut out the shape of a giant dinosaur footprint for a throw rug.  Use wooden dinosaur teeth as pegs where your kid can hang their coat and hat.

Decorating your kid’s bedroom in a dinosaur adventure style is a great idea for kids that love prehistoric animals.  By using a jungle motif and lots of dinosaur pictures and toys, your son or daughter will love their adventure bedroom.

Content Source: BukisaKid’s Bedroom Decor Idea – Dinosaur Adventure

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DIY Dinosaur Accessory Ideas

Look at these, I LOVE them!!

DIY Glowing Dinosaurs Lamps

Available at ThinkGeek

Glowing Dinosaurs for your Mammal Based Enjoyment

Take your home lighting back to the mesozoic era with these DIY Dinosaur Lamps. Think T-Rex knew that thousands of years in the future he would be recreated as a glowing table lamp for the whim of some odd warm blooded creatures? Probably not, but as a mammal you will appreciate the workout your opposable thumbs receive while assembling T-Rex… or his friends diplodocus and triceratops.

All three of these dinosaur lamps are constructed from precision cut sheets of flexible plastic which you slot together to create the finished glowing sculpture. Construction time is about 30-40 minutes, but the directions are very clear with detailed photographs of each step. Makes you wonder if thousands of years in the future when we’ve annihilated ourselves into a nuclear oblivion some advanced evolved race will make DIY Human Lamps…

Product Features

  • Glowing Dinosaur Lamps that you can build yourself
  • Easy slot together construction
  • Clear directions with detailed photographs of each step
  • Completed lamps stand about 13″ high depending on dinosaur
  • Includes 120V AC cord and switch
  • Does NOT include bulb, you need to provide your own
  • Requires a candelabra style bulb (E12 North America, E10 & E11 in Europe)

Dinosaur Accessories

Make A Dinosaur Pillow/Pyjama bag

Kids can make their own pillow the shape of the popular dinosaur.
All you need is a piece of felt, some ribbon and glue. It’s all no sew and by following our pattern and easy instructions they can make one or make two back to back; one to be a little pillow and the other to make a pajama bag – just leave the top open and add a “handle”. They can be the envy of their friends at the next sleep over.

See the full instructions at Wrights- kids crafts

Dinosaur Accessories

How to Make Cool Dinosaur Appliqued Pillows

FREE Dinosaur Pillow Patterns and Templates

Make your children their very own set of four “easy to make” and “easy to sew” dinosaur appliqued pillows using these free dinosaur patterns and templates (for personal use only). These decorative dinosaur pillows will be the perfect accessory to complete their dinosaur themed bedroom.

See the full instructions and download the patterns at

Dinosaur Painting Ideas

DIY Dinosaur Murals

Paint by number Dinosaur Mural

See How to paint a mural by numbers

T-Rex mural from Magic Mural factory or Wallstory Murals

Brace yourself!

When you add some eye popping jurasic drama to your child’s room with this T-Rex crashing through the wall.

Available in Small and Large sizes
(Kit includes: pattern, transfer paper, directions & color guide.)

Brachiosaurus Pool mural from Magic Mural Factory or Wallstory Murals

Dinosaur Painting Ideas

Self Adhesive Stencil Dinosaur Mural

Dinosaur Days

  • Paint a stunning mural in one weekend
  • No artistic skills required
  • Designer look-Unbeatable price
  • Choose your own colors
  • Self adhesive stencils make painting easy
  • Watch on-line video demonstrations


Self Adhesive Dinosaur Stencil Mural
Available from
The Magic Mural Factory

Magic Mural Factory DIY mural for children's rooms

September 15, 2010 at 10:09 am 2 comments

Ballet Room Theme ideas for little girls rooms

Ballet themed bedding is easy to find and a popular theme that suits both tots and tweens.

An enormous array of duvet covers and quilts can be found with the most delicious designs.

Unique Baby Gear Ideas

Kids Bedding


The Frog and The Princess



Pem America outlet


Ballet Decorating Ideas

Tutu’s and Ballet Slippers

With all the beautiful costumes that come with ballet and dance, decorating ideas for a ballet beadroom are halfway there.

One of the simplist and effective ideas is to display your little girl’s tutu and ballet slippers (or any other ballet costumes) on the wall.

Or try hanging her tutu on a personalized, monogrammed wooden clothes hanger with her ballet toe shoes on the floor in an attractive arrangement.

Quick, easy and inexpensive


Soft cream, powder pink, lilac and gold are great colours for a  DIY ballerina themed bedrooms. Basically any pastel colours will work.  That’s not to say that modern ballerina bedroom decorating ideas using fairy ballerinas bedding sets in bold colours would not be interesting and fun.
Tween girls might prefer a bolder look rather than fluffy pastel feel.


Ballet Murals
You Can Paint Yourself

Paint by Number Mural designs are easy to do and these
ballet mini murals won’t take up a lot of room yet create a focal point in a ballet themed bedroom.

Paint by number Murals  

SO easy – 1.Tape  2. Trace  3.Paint

Click here to see how you do it

Ballet-room-wallstoryPem America outlet with Wallstory Murals Paint by Number Ballet murals

Paint by number bedhugger mural available at Wallstory Murals and  The Magic Mural Factory


Wallstory Murals or Magic Mural Factory

Wallstory Murals or Magic Mural Factory

Wallstory Murals or Magic Mural Factory

Ballerina Mural available from the Magic Mural Factory

All the Wallstory Ballet paint by number murals are available at the
Magic Mural Factory
for US buyers


October 12, 2009 at 10:31 am 9 comments

How to make a Bird Mobile

Summer tweets Bird mobile


I just love anything to do with birds when it comes to decor so I thought I’d share this bird mobile project with you that I can across today on The Red Thread.

I’ve featured a bird mobile before here, but this one is so cute too, and worthy of note.
Make it as a gift for a baby shower or create it with your child using up old scraps of fabric. A great rainy day project that can be done in stages if necessary for your own child’s room. Mind you it’ll be just as lovely in an adult room too or hanging in a tree on a warm evening amongst some fairy lights.


You will need

– Newspaper
– Scissors
– Sicky tape
– PVA glue
– Brightly coloured fabric scraps
– Rattan cane hoops (from craft shops). 20 – 24cm [8 – 9.5 inches] in diameter
– 4 -5 cm [2 inches] diameter styrofoam balls – optional
– Embroidery thread
– Long needle

It’s not hard.
Click here
to read the full instructions on The Red Thread blog

August 26, 2009 at 6:24 am 6 comments

FREE GIVEAWAY- Wallables, Interactive Wall Art

For those of you who haven’t heard about Wallables, let me enlighten you…

they are the cutest
children’s wall art you ever did see!

Wallables are 3 dimensional sculpted wall décor products made out of soft polyurethane foam, whose  bright colours and soft textures not only look great as a decor feature in your baby nursery, but they also encourage your baby to touch and explore the different surfaces, teaching your baby to interact with their invironment.

Loving these letters

Wallables also come in a new Alphabet series.

When pressed the wallable says the letter. You can try it out on the Wallable Website and hear what the letters sound like. Spell out your child’s name.  Click here to go to that website page

Four sets wallablesWhen touched Wallables play music, teaching babies cause and effect’.


This 3d nursery wall art is made of a lightweight material which is soft and flexible and allows them to be placed above cribs or beds without  any worries.

are very safe and have passed both the ASTM and CE toy safety standards for all countries.

Wallables can be combined with handpainted murals to create interactive murals like this one above for example. Click here to see how it’s done

I’m planning to work on some new interactive mural ideas that combine hand painted murals you do yourself with Wallable characters and Alphabet letters.
Watch this space or leave a comment on interactive ideas or themes you might like to see me create.


our FREE


The lovely people at Wallables are giving away..

‘Dotty the Dragonfly‘ from the ‘Soft Smilies collection’


MAX’ from the ‘Wild Thing’ series

Max is now a collectors item as the Wild thing series is no longer being produced!

Max From Where the Wild things are

How to Enter

It’s easy

1. SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL to this blog

2. Leave a comment with your idea for an interactive mural or simply visit and tell me which is your favourite Wallable character

3. Tell a friend 🙂

You will then automatically be entered into the Wallable Giveaway.

Wanna gain extra entries for the giveaway?

For extra entries you can do any one of the following and leave a separate comment for each one.
(This section is not complusory, it just gives you an extra chance of winning)

  • Do a blog post on this giveaway and by that I mean a full blown blog post, not just a link (That’s worth 3 entries!)
  • Twitter about this giveaway. Copy and paste the following –

@WallStory-GIVEAWAY! Enter now- Wallable 3D Nursery Wall art

  • Add my “Off the Wall” button to your site (grab it from the upper right sidebar)

Don’t forget add a comment for each thing that you do.

Last date for entries to win the Wallable Characters is Midnight Friday 24th July 2009.

The winner of the Wallable Giveaway will be picked at random from a hat and announced on Monday 27th July 2009.

GOOD LUCK – Get entering!

Posts filed under ‘Giveaways’

We have a Winner

Winner of  the Tree Mural Giveaway


I put all your entries into a cardboard box hat and my daughter has pulled a name out.

Congratulations to

(Comment no 20)

I will email you with the details I need to send you your tree mural.

Thank you to everyone who entered.
If you haven’t received your 20% discount voucher yet, please let me know.

Ooh! Ooh! And by the way!


I have decided to continue my offer of the
20% Discount Voucher
for use on Wallstory Murals to all new subscribers until the end of April.

So sign up and click here to


Wallstory Murals can be purchased from Wallstory Murals or Magic Mural Factory

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Free Tree Mural Giveaway & 20% Discount Voucher


I’ve been working like a dog hard on making this blog a useful and interesting resource for those of you interested in DIY decorating children’s rooms.

As an incentive to encourage you to SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL to this inspiring resource :-)

I am offering you  the opportunity to be entered into
A FREE GIVEAWAY prize of my TREE MURAL Paint by Number Kit.

I am offering a 20% Discount Voucher
for use on any of my Wallstory mural designs for ALL SUNSCRIBERS


See details of the Paint by Number TREE MURAL KIT here.

How to Enter

It’s easy

  1. SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL to this blog
  2. Leave a comment telling me things you would like to see on this DIY kids room decor blog.
  3. Tell a friend :-)


You will then automatically receive a 20% Discount on any of  Wallstory Murals and be entered into the Tree Mural Giveaway.
Your 20% voucher will be sent to you by email.


To gain extra entries for the giveaway

For extra entries you can do any one of the following and leave a separate comment for each one.
(This section is not complusory, it just gives you an extra chance of winning)

  • Do a blog post on this giveaway and by that I mean a full blown blog post, not just a link (That’s worth 3 entries!)
  • Add my “Off the Wall” button to your site (grab it from the upper right sidebar)

Don’t forget add a comment for each thing that you do

Last date for entries to win the Free Tree Mural is Midnight Monday 6th April 2009
The winner of the Tree mural will be picked at random and announced on Wednesday 7th April 2009.

July 10, 2009 at 9:18 am 18 comments

Jungle Mural – New monkey mural doorhugger design

We’ve added a new design to our Jungle Theme Mural Selection

Wallstory Paint by number mural designs


Watch your head! It’s a Jungle in here!
A cheeky little monkey welcomes little monkeys into the room while his birdy friends announce your arrival.


This monkey doorhugger mural is perfect for over a door or as a bed header..

This adorable wall mural is sure to be perfectly delightful in any child’s jungle themed room.
Team it up with the Jungle Pool Party for even more jungle fun


Kit includes:-
Pattern, transfer paper, directions & colour guide. Patterns can be reversed.


Our Jungle Paint by Number Murals Kits are available from




June 5, 2009 at 8:17 am 1 comment

How to create a children’s mural using paint by number mural kits

June 4, 2009 at 7:38 am 1 comment

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