Wall murals are not just for kids bedrooms anymore. This medium has truly evolved in recent years and can now add great elements of style to just about any interior space. Here are some ideas for using wall murals in some key rooms in the house.
In the Family Room
Use a large scenic photo wall mural on an accent wall and create an exciting visual focal point for the room. Go for a sophisticated city skyline, an architectural marvel like the Eiffel Tower, the ruins of the Roman Colosseum or a beloved sculpture like the Statue of David.
Design the look of the room around the spirit of mankind’s wonderful innovation of the past or present.
In the Nursery
With inspiration from shows on HGTV, its fun and easy to create a great looking family photo wallpaper that is perfect for the nursery. A collection of photos of siblings, grandparents and mom and dad are all you need to get the look. The images can be converted to black and white and collaged in a large repeat pattern that will keep the littlest member of the family interested and visually stimulated.
In the Powder Room
Using a mural of large pop art day-glo flowers is a fun way to play with scale and let the powder room make a great statement. Add a few hand towels and bath accessories in a complementary bright color and you’re good to go.
Or you can go in the other direction completely and use a delicate floral design that cascades down and around the room, creating a lush garden feel.
In the Kitchen
You don’t have to pay a premium for a great looking kitchen. You can get the look of real ceramic tile by using mosaic wallpaper patterns that mimic the look of the real thing. The mosaic look is a trompe de l’oeil (“trick the eye”) effect that creates a contemporary and easy to clean back-splash solution. Get the luxurious look of authentic glass tile without actually paying for labor and installation. You’ll love the look and pocket the savings for something else.
Design a Room Yourself
Most people today have a decent enough digital camera. A clear image and a steady hand are really all it takes to create a completely one of a kind custom wall mural.
Wallpaper murals are completely versatile- they can visually open up small spaces, add elements of drama and dimension to an otherwise bland room, or be the crowning glory in a grand expansive room. The design possibilities with murals are truly endless. Simply put, if you can dream it, you can create a mural for the task at hand.
Lisa Herbik is the author of this guest post and thanks Newlywed Survival for letting her talk about her passion for wall murals. Shop her online store today at http://artistichomeowner.com.
You are welcome, Lisa! Thanks for sharing with our readers!
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