Our boys share a room, and for the longest it’s been a “baby” room. It started off as J’s, and then when C was born we added a toddler bed for J to sleep in. Now that they’re 4 and 2 1/2, a nursery just didn’t fit them anymore, so we knew we needed to make the switch to a big kid room.
When I found out I’d have the opportunity to review a mural from Murals Your Way, I decided to let that be the basis for the room – and also decided that the boys should pick their mural. I thought about doing it myself and picking something modern and clean… but then I remembered that this is their room. Also, how often are they going to get the chance to have something so cool in their room?
I’ve got to admit, I would’ve steered clear of characters if I’d picked the mural, but I pulled up the Disney page for the boys since I knew that’s what they’d really love. They have so many options – Cars, Mickey, Winnie the Pooh, Tangled, Princesses, Fairies… and Toy Story, which is what the boys were drawn to. There were five Toy Story designs to choose from, and they ended up deciding on “Are You Ready to Play?” because it showed the most characters.
The ordering process was easy – I just measured the boys’ wall so the mural could be sized to fit. It arrived quickly, packaged well on a spool within a long box. Our wall is pretty much square, about 92″x92″, and the mural came in two panels.
At first I wondered how the installation process would go – I mean, you hear nightmare stories about wallpaper, right? Well, this is no wallpaper – it was SO easy to apply! Brian and I got the whole mural up in less than an hour while the boys napped in our room.
The mural is made of a material called SmartStick, which has the following features:
- Lightly textured finish-comparable quality to our vinyl & canvas.
- Reusable – wrinkle resistant & can be reinstalled many times.
- Adheres to nearly any surface – just peel & stick.
- Our removable murals are great for quick change decor.
- Simple installation – no paste or tools needed.
- Easy to clean, easy to remove, and tear proof.
It also came with several excess inches of material to allow for irregular walls, making it even easier to get it placed properly.
The directions said to start at the top and work your way down, but we started at the bottom, which worked well too. Whenever we got a little crooked or had a big air bubble, it was really easy to pull the sheet away from the wall and reposition it.
You can see below how the mural looked at the ceiling and at the baseboards:
Brian just used a ruler and an exacto knife to trim off the extra bit.
We are in LOVE with the finished product. It looks so slick, the colors are bright and it hides some imperfections in the wall really well, too. But most importantly… what did the boys think?
They think it is SO cool! J especially loves that he’s almost the same height as Buzz Lightyear:
The murals aren’t cheap – the one we got starts at around $250. But the impact you get in your room along with the ease of installation really makes this worth its cost. The material seems sturdy, too and I know it will last a long time.
I can’t say enough good things about Murals Your Way. The quality and customer service are all top-notch, and we’ve already been brainstorming about ways we’d like to use murals in other rooms. You can even customize a mural to be your own photos or design – how amazing would that be? There are a ton of different ways you could use murals to make your space special.
If you’re looking for an easy decor solution, or want to surprise your child with the room of their dreams, be sure and check out Murals Your Way – the possibilities are endless!
Note: We received a mural to facilitate our review. We were not compensated monetarily. All opinions provided in this post are honest and are completely our own. We truly love our mural!