Well the new year is almost upon us!
Are you ready?
Or are you ready for some change?
This fun project from Merri, can enliven a feature wall in your home, and give everyone something to talk about!
Decorating with family photos is easy if you have a lot of flat surfaces to display pictures, but frames can take up a lot of room. Soon, you may find yourself buried under piles of school pictures, baby’s first birthday, wedding and graduation photos!
One of the basic rules of interior design is to group like items together. Clusters of similar items have a greater impact than a scattering of them around the house. The same holds true for pictures. Designate a shelf in your home just for current family photos.
But framed photos on the mantle aren’t the only way to show family pride, and the family history
doesn’t have to be in a notebook in a dusty old box. “Plant” your own family tree on any wall using a decal mural kit. Decals are self-adhesive, removable, repositionable and washable, so you can use them over and over again in different ways. Plus, they won’t damage your walls!
A family tree can be mounted in the living room or foyer, or even someplace unexpected like the
powder room! You will need a blank wall that’s big enough to fit your decals.
I started with the trunk, then added the branches. If you plan to place a table or piece of furniture in
front of the tree, make sure the branches will hang above it. You can follow the picture on the package, or do your own thing. You can’t make a mistake—if you don’t like the placement, peel it off and reposition!
Before placing leaves and smaller branches, I positioned the framed photos. Play around with them until you get a nice balance.
Since decals are sticky—I found it easier to lay the frame on a table, sticky side up, and then lay the
photo on the frame (picture side down).
After the people pics were in place, I added the leaves and smaller branches. If you feel like adding more to your decal design, you can mix and match different packages to create a truly unique and original piece.
As your family grows, replace photos with current pictures, or just keep adding more. I can’t think of a better way to show family pride!
About the Author:
Merri Cvetan is a crafty interior designer who enjoys creating beautiful and unique mural focal points using decals. She provides tips on how to create them and the best way to install them. To see more
decorative wall decal mural options, visit The Home Depot.