'Wall' Is Well: How To Prettify Your Walls at Home

A wall mural can completely change the look of any room in the house. Here are some tips on maximising its design potential.

Updated on August 22, 2017 9:08 am

Jerni Camposano

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One tried-and-tested way to instantly infuse drama to a room is to put up a mural. A mural turns a bland and boring wall into a focal point, thus transforming the space even without major renovations. It adds colour and texture, as well as dictates the theme of a room.

A well thought-out mural can also create the overall mood by tying together all the elements in the room. Although it is a task that should be enjoyed, make sure to put a lot of thought in picking the wall mural design for a specific space.

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1. Create a great first impression.

Greet houseguests with an amazing wall mural by the entryway or foyer. It easily catches their attention, making it a great conversation starter.

japanese geisha wallpaper mural for a conversation starter

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2. Turn boring into beguiling.

People usually walk up or down by the stairs without any fuss. Make the staircase more exciting by adding a mural on the wall adjacent to it.

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3. Size matters.

A full wall mural will definitely create a great impact. But this is not applicable to all spaces. Keep in mind the dimensions of the room. Do not overwhelm a small room with a large or busy mural. Small patterns and designs will do.

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Did you know that a wall mural can help create the illusion of a bigger space? Mural designs such as landscapes and panoramic views add depth to a space. Choose them for rooms that lack this luxury.

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a modern graphic design mural wallpaper adds modern and futuristic look to the living room

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4. It should complement the space.

The wall mural should not only get all the attention as the focal point. It should also be able to blend in with the room's interior.

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5. Select serene and soft designs for the bedroom.

The wall mural should articulate the comfort and cosiness of the bedroom. Choose designs that set the stage for a good night's sleep. Think zen.

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6. Add some wall fun to the kid's room.

The little ones will appreciate mural designs they love: favourite superheroes for the young boys and fairytale princesses for the young girls.

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But you can also add an element of learning and discovery in their rooms. A world map on their wall allows them to learn about the different countries and dream of one day visiting these places.

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7. Let the wall show your passion.

The easiest way to decide on a mural design is to go with what your heart tells you—pick something you are most passionate about, whether it is music, photography, or sailing, let your mural do the talking.

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scenic landscape mural wallpaper creates a mood for your room

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8. Escape to some place wonderful.

A mural can remind you of the good things in life and instantly change the atmosphere. It also does an amazing job of transporting you to a tropical paradise, a lush forest, or a busy shopping district. Imagine dining al fresco in Maldives, thanks to a mural of the azure ocean in the dining room. Or revisit your memorable trip to Mykonos with a photographic mural of this Greek island.

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9. Personalise it.

If you are the sentimental type, you can always make it personal by opting for photos that strike a chord in your heart. The mural above is a photo of the house owner's parents. Captured moments of your wedding, vacations, and other memorable events can also be used as a design for a mural.

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10. Make a statement.

Words can also become part of your wall. Instead of images, choose a quote that will inspire every dweller as well as guest of the house.

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