Grisaille Mural Wallpaper: Get the Look in an Understated Bedroom Now!

Last year, Swedish wall-art company Photowall invited me to take a peek at their highly customizable wallcoverings, and the timing was truly divine. Let’s revisit my Grisaille Mural Wallpaper from PHOTOWALL in a Bedroom. Even as things are greening outdoors, the cool calm collected look in this bedroom still feels fresh and chic. This time around, I’m also sharing décors ources from this bedroom in case you want to shop the look. You’ll learn how an afternoon DIY brought nature-lovely calm to a bedroom (a year later, I’m still in love!).

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper

Grisaille PHOTOWALL Wallpaper Mural Accent Wall

A second floor bedroom currently functioning as my office needed some love…big time.

Photowall wallpaper mural accent wall - Hello Lovely Studio. #mural #wallpaper #interiordesign #photowall #grisaille
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I like the view of peaceful trees outside the window, but the blank white wall opposite my work table? Totally uninspiring.

Want proof?

Here is the space before we replaced the windows, painted walls Benjamin Moore “White” and upgraded the carpet:

BEFORE Bedroom

But it needed finishing touches. I have always loved tonal murals a little more modern in feel and a little less Renaissance…this Fornasetti wallpaper for instance is still a favorite.

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What a blessing to partner with Photowall to pretty up a simple white bedroom.

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper
Grisaille PHOTOWALL Wallpaper Mural Accent Wall in My Home…in case you’re after a serene look.

The light changes in here during the day:

Beautiful grisaille mural wallpaper with trees in light grey on a white ground in a guest bedroom with neutral decor and egg chair - Hello Lovely Studio. #mural #muralwallpaper #grisaille

ACCENTS IN THE ROOM: Find a modern task lamp HERE, silver toned accent tables HERE, and you’ll notice this animal print throw received excellent reviews! Similar curtains from PB are HERE, bedding is PB and also Piu Belle, and quilt is similar to this lovely one. Pottery Barn’s Hawthorn Stripe collection has a similar tone on tone vibe. Swiveling Copenhagen chair is vintage RH.

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Why Choose PHOTOWALL?

This company uses only the highest quality materials and printing for their wallpaper.

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper

Your wallpaper is printed to the exact dimensions to fit perfectly on your wall, and paste is included as well.

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper

Murals can be pricey. Yet even a 12′ expanse of custom quality loveliness is surprisingly affordable.

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper

BONUS: After placing an order, your paper arrives in 1-2 days! So definitely don’t fret about the fact it’s a Swedish company!

Belgian linen and European country style in a guest bedroom with egg chair - Hello Lovely Studio. #eggchair #belgianlinen #copenhagenchair
atticus poetry quote about love, life, and being alive and enough - on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #atticuspoetry #atticusquote #lovequote #relationshipquote
Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper

A Grisaille Pattern Mural

The lovely wallpaper mural I chose? It is called Trees White, and the scene is an example of grisaille painting.

Alder door opens into a neutral bedroom with linen upholstered egg chair and grisaille mural on wall - Hello Lovely Studio.

Pronounced griz-EYE, grisaille is French for “grey” and refers to an artist’s use of a limited palette.

atticus poetry quote about love, life, and being alive and enough - on Hello Lovely Studio. #atticus #atticuspoetry #atticusquote #lovequote #relationshipquote
Subdued, understated, and serene, a tone on tone wall covering with gray trees sets a calm tone in a bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallcovering #photowall #treewallpaper #hellolovelystudio

The first layer of a painting (underpainting) is often created with grey.

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper

What I admire about grisaille is its understated quality and quiet beauty. It adds a restful, contemplative quality to a bedroom (or any room!).

Subdued, understated, and serene, a tone on tone wall covering with gray trees sets a calm tone in a bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallcovering #photowall #treewallpaper #hellolovelystudio

The online order process was a piece of cake, and it all arrived perfectly packaged!

How to Install the Wallpaper Mural

The video below demystified installing the mural’s clearly numbered vertical strips.

Lovely grisaille mural wallpaper from Photowall with grey trees on a white ground. I created a DIY accent wall in a guest bedroom, and the mood is timeless, serene and tranquil - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallpaper #mural #interiordesign #hellolovelystudio #grisaille #treewallpaper

7 Tips for a Successful DIY Accent Wall

  • Take time to consider whether to wallpaper the entire wall or above a chair rail. If there will be furniture against the wall, it may make sense to accent the upper wall.
  • If your budget allows for the higher grade paper, go for it. I love the matte finish which is not reflective. Additionally, it is scubbable and extra strong.
  • Order installation supplies when you order the paper…easy peasy.
  • Make sure to not add more than one gallon of water to mix the paste. Add the water gradually as you mix, and give it a few minutes to thicken once it is smooth.
  • Be patient getting the first panel pasted on the wall. The rest of the panels will line up with it.
  • Brush each section of the wall with a generous amount of paste. If the paper isn’t sticking, brushing paste on the paper as well may help.
  • One of my seams didn’t appear perfect 24 hours after installation. I was still able to easily tweak it with more paste and the seam roller.
Beautiful grisaille mural wallpaper with trees in light grey on a white ground in a guest bedroom with neutral decor and egg chair - Hello Lovely Studio. #mural #muralwallpaper #grisaille

Wallpaper Installation Kit

wallpaper kit from PHOTOWALL
Wallpaper Installation Kit from PHOTOWALL
Subdued, understated, and serene, a tone on tone wall covering with gray trees sets a calm tone in a bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallcovering #photowall #treewallpaper #hellolovelystudio
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More Peeks at the Bedroom

I shopped my house to create a tranquil guest bedroom/workspace for myself. The abstract art is a piece I painted in 2010. While I mostly paint seascapes, this reflects a moody atmospheric desert moment.

White linen slipcovered Belgian style chairs and a moody abstract painting in a bedroom by Hello Lovely Studio.

The bed is a Midcentury estate sale find, but you can’t even see the low headboard! Color me pillow happy with a few favorites collected from RH!

White linen slipcovered chairs and round French table in a bedroom used as an office with abstract painting by Michele - Hello Lovely Studio. #abstractpainting #hellolovelystudio #europeancountrydecor #interiordesign

Our rustic knotty alder interior doors replaced paper-y cheap white ones we inherited with this home.

Rustic knotty alder door opens into white bedroom with Belgian style furniture and abstract painting by Hello Lovely Studio. #alderdoor #europeancountrydecor #hellolovelystudio

Photowall provided the product for this post in exchange for my honest review, and I highly recommend their wonderful offerings, service and artistry.

Considering a wallpaper mural? Come see the grisaille tree mural I chose from Photowall Sweden - Hello Lovely. #wallpapermural #treemural #grisaille
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Mural Wallpaper Review

I’m thrilled with how this mural enhanced my multipurpose space! The wallpaper introduces interest, nature, and artistry to a boring bedroom while harmonizing beautifully with towering trees outside.

Before and after wallpaper mural in a bedroom on Hello Lovely - come see the transformation! #wallpaper #mural #bedroomdecor
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How lovely to now have a sweet “tree house” workspace!

Subdued, understated, and serene, a tone on tone wall covering with gray trees sets a calm tone in a bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #wallcovering #photowall #treewallpaper #hellolovelystudio

If you are seeking inspiration for a room in your own home, I’m confident you’ll find something to fancy from PHOTOWALL. You can even have a mural made from a photo!

Brené Brown inspirational quote about kindness, imperfection, vulnerability, authenticity, and self-care. #personalgrowth #brenebrownquotes #vulnerability #selfcarequotes

Grisaille Palette of Paint Colors to Consider

House Beautiful always offers the most lovely paint color suggestions, and here’s an excerpt with grisaille suggestions including: GLIDDEN White Sage, GLIDDEN Elegant Lace, VALSPAR Gray Silt, VALSPAR Turkish Coffee, and VALSPAR Faint Maple.

Grisaille palette paint colors - varying shades of grey and a beautiful painting (House Beautiful). #grisaille #paintpalette #paintcolors
Grisaille paint color palette from HOUSE BEAUTIFUL – Pin me to save for future reference!

Need more ideas for paint colors? Oodles of inspiration RIGHT HERE!

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-michele

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14 Comments

  1. Sandra Hinds
    April 8, 2020 / 9:00 am

    Beautiful wall mural and is the stunning star of your beautiful bedroom. Photo Wall another site I must check out.
    Thank you for your daily inspirations! Stay well,
    Sandy

    • Michele
      Author
      April 8, 2020 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Sandy. I’m so thrilled with this company and how easy they made ordering this custom art! Wishing you well-th and peace.

  2. Amy
    April 9, 2020 / 9:42 am

    Bea-u-ti-flu! Love what you did against the wall with your lovely personal artwork with the table, chairs, & simple accessories. Perfection how the chair by the mural is positioned like your sitting under the tree😁Trees are my favorite! What a special treat it must be to walk into this room now and be inspired…enjoy!!

    • Amy
      April 9, 2020 / 9:44 am

      *Bea-u-ti-ful

      • Michele
        Author
        April 9, 2020 / 10:57 am

        Thanks, Amy! It feels a little nutty to be wallpapering after all these years without it, but I have to say I’m lovin my mural! Hope you and yours are well, friend. 🙂

    • Michele
      Author
      April 9, 2020 / 10:58 am

      Truly! Yep – So when I sit at the table with my laptop, I can gaze at the trees outside the window and across the room. They are wonderful teachers for me, and I love them so much. xox

  3. April 20, 2020 / 11:29 am

    Michele,
    You are so welcome for the feature. I think everyday is the weekend. lol! Wow, I love your wallpaper in the quest bedroom. What a lovely choice. Stay safe and healthy.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      April 20, 2020 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks, Bev. Yep – it is so strange to not feel the break between the work week and weekend! Be well! 🙂

  4. Pam
    April 29, 2020 / 3:01 pm

    That is so gorgeous. I am tempted to try it, but a little chicken, too. I haven’t wallpapered in a long time, as you say, but that is so striking! (Also, talking about wallpapering reminds me of the first time I put up a wallpaper border in my living room, years ago, and my friend said I needed to glue it down, even though it was prepasted. So, it bonded to the drywall like it was part of the wall, and getting it off took forever! haha) Hope you are having a feel good day.

    • Michele
      Author
      April 29, 2020 / 4:58 pm

      I certainly hear you about being cautious about wallpaper. We have done our fair share over the decades. In our first home, a beautiful Chicago bungalow, the previous owners never bothered to take down the wallpaper – they simply papered over it, so we did the same thing! Ha! Layers and layers! That home was later torn down for a McMansion. What I love about this mural is its timelessness. Wallpaper may fall from favor, but murals can surely stand the test of time far better. I wish you could see ours in person – a huge bang for the buck! 🙂 I’m having good days and bad days and just muddling through without putting pressure on myself to live my best life, ya know? xox

  5. April 29, 2020 / 11:25 pm

    It looks amazing, and I would love to get the courage to do this. Yes, same here about the good and bad days. Keep resting and keep on keeping on! I’m featuring the post at the TFT party tomorrow. 😊 xox

    • Michele
      Author
      April 30, 2020 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you so much, Pam. Busy day so I will join you at the gathering when I can – I love carving out time for inspiration and connection with you wonderful ladies!

  6. Adeline dipasqua
    April 21, 2021 / 7:30 am

    Hi, I love the serene feeling the mural commands. Just wondering,,,,,,your bed is positioned in front of windows. Do you use blinds?

    • Michele
      Author
      April 21, 2021 / 3:59 pm

      No blinds – it’s a spare bedroom that is only used occasionally as an office so I haven’t needed them. 🙂

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