Up, Up, & Away with this Gorgeous Hot Air Balloon Wall Mural December 03 2011 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_4703" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Mom, Dad, and weeDECOR custom created this wall sticker mural for their little one."][/caption] Balloons, birds, and blue combine to create one gorgeous wall decal mural for an equally gorgeous baby! We were approached by a San Francisco couple to design wall decor that would bring their vision of a perfect nursery to life. Dad proposed to mom in a hot air balloon (awwww....) so they though it fitting to design the nursery of their first born, Ryan, using a hot air balloon theme. They wanted bright and bold colors and asked weeDECOR if we could do something custom. At weeDECOR, we jumped at the chance to help out these awesome parents-to-be. Our designers are always at the ready when special requests come in, and we know that only the best will do when creating that perfect space for your precious wee ones! Mom and dad prepared the walls by blanketing them in Benjamin Moore's Ice Blue from the Aura line. The choice of a softer paint color was brilliant for this project, as the white in the clouds and bold colors of the balloons are a great contrast to the muted tones of the background. Then, it was on to the mural design! In the center, we fashioned a blue and lavender balloon personalized with "Ryan" to serve as the focal point of the mural. We created balloons of various sizes to give the impression of depth in the room (notice how the smaller balloons seem further away than the larger ones?). We included lots of bold color combinations like orange/blue, yellow/green, red/white, and blue/yellow so that the balloons didn't fade into the paint color. But that's not all! Mom and dad wanted a little extra something. In came the embellishments! The clouds (part puffy, part effervescent, and 100% adorable) are creatively placed in front of some balloons and behind others to add to the three-dimensional feel of the design. We pulled some of the bright colors from the balloons to create some matching birdies and voila! A stunning wall decal mural that has it all: personality, exquisite detail, and fun, fun, fun! After adding in the darling Dylan bedding by Serena & Lily, the room was ready for baby's arrival. But what does Ryan think about all this? We're thrilled to report that mom and dad say, "Baby Ryan LOVES looking at his decals as he lays in his crib. We couldn't be happier with the finished product!" We couldn't be happier, either. Thanks for choosing weeDECOR! Loving the idea of a wall sticker mural? We have lots to choose from! If hot air balloons are striking your fancy, see our other hot air balloon wall decals. Our blog is chock-full of nursery decorating ideas for girls and boys if you're looking for a little inspiration.