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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cover photo courtesy of MG The Wall Gallery