How to Hang a Beautiful Fall Forest Mural


I wanted something dramatically different, warm, and inviting for the backdrop behind our sofa to take us through the gorgeous months of autumn up here in Michigan. Because we presently live in an apartment with very few windows until we find our next home, I only had so many options because there are rules in a rental ๐Ÿ˜‰. We also didn’t want to have to repair too many holes in the wall before we move out. Well, I found the perfect solution, and this REMOVABLE beauty turned out even better than expected…here’s “How to Hang a Beautiful Fall Forest Mural” with just a little patience, and 2 peeps!

The Story Behind Our Gorgeous Fall Mural

Because my husband and son have been ill with Covid I decided to get straight to the little tips I have on hanging this beautiful fall mural instead of telling a story like I usually do. I will tell you a quick funny tid bit hough. My husband and I did get on each other’s nerves while hanging this thing ๐Ÿ˜†, but we made it through with flying fall colors just like we always have. I’m rather behind on this post, and a bit tired from the week, but rest assured, my son and husband are doing much better, and I am symptom free so far ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป. Please follow the captions under the photos for all of the tips we learned through our Sunday afternoon on our “wall” ๐Ÿ˜†. Oh! I should mention that the link to this gorgeous removable fall forest mural (among many other outdoor sceneries) is located below for you, too.

We both love the removable finished fall forest mural above our grey sofa, and I had an easy time styling it with my thrift store red goblets, and brass candle stick holders with faux tapered candles. I also realized my leopard blanket turned over onto the gold side really looked beautiful cascading on the sofa and brought out the warm gold tones in the mural. Talk about cozy!
Here it is in it’s full REMOVABLE glory, but what I must tell you is that I did make a mistake by not hanging the mural behind the sofa. We should have started lower to make it look like the sofa was sitting on the forest path. Yes, we could have adjusted it, but that was way too much work. It all worked out though, and the photo below shows how it would have looked if I would have done it lower (I edited the photo to see for myself, too.) I actually like it both ways.

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The real Elm tree stump on the left is from our old house after we cut down a tree, and the leaf garland and the small votives are from the dollar store ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป. Here’s a post on the pretty new brass lamps I found, and the very high quality grey pillow covers are found here (I completely recommend these pillow covers).

The Simple Steps on How to Hang a Beautiful Fall Forest Mural

This pretty mural comes rolled up, and in 4 long pieces. Be sure to measure before you purchase (I wanted our’s to be dramatic, so I made sure it would cover most of the wall). Don’t worry about the “before wrinkles” like I did. A towel smoothes everything out while applying to the wall.


The above photo shows the mural right before we started (do yourself a favor and cut off the bottom white instructions edge before you start with sharp scissors). It helps to put the first piece of 4 on top in a pile right before you start (they are labeled by the way). Before we applied our first one to the wall, we used a level like this one to make sure it was all straight. We drew a level guideline on top and on the sides to help us guide the pieces. I admit, this wasn’t easy, and requires patience and about 1.5 hours.
My husband and I worked as a team and realized with his strength and height, I was best at the bottom pulling off the backing very slowly. Also very important to note, is that the instructions recommend using a towel to help smooth out the air bubbles as you go (see photo above). This towel approach is genius and worked very well instead of a straight hard surface like I have tried before with other removable wallpaper. This mural does come with instructions so please follow those closely. The best part is, this is removable, adjustable, and GORGEOUS.

Happy Fall, to all of my readers XO!


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9 Responses

  1. robert E urtel says:

    You did good, love to all, Dad in NY.

  2. ColleenB.`Tx. says:

    I love those large murals, as they make good backgrounds for taking family photos.
    Your cookies look Yummy.

  3. Chris says:

    Love it!!!!!

  4. Christy says:

    That is absolutely lovely. I would so love to see that on my wall but me and my 4ft 10 self and my husband who has low visionโ€ฆwell it might turn out to be one of those close-one eye-and tilt you head this way- kind of moments.๐Ÿ˜‚
    Hope you continue to stay well and your hubby and son are feeling better soon.

  5. Linda Ray says:

    The Mural is calming, and the colors are beautiful. I have finally found what I want to do with a blank wall in my kitchen / dining room.
    Can’t wait to see what I can find.
    Thank you!

  6. Pamela says:

    Julie, you never disappoint! Makes me want to fix a hot cup of tea and put on a sweater. As always, thank you for sharing. Hope you stay well and your family continues to recover.

  7. Cynthia says:

    Just beautiful–I LOVE Fall! Can’t wait to try the cookie recipe; it sounds delicious. Good Health to all!

  8. lisa says:

    Love the tribute to your mom, what a great idea to use her scarf! Pretty table. and love the vintage pieces too! Best to your family and hop e all recover well!

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