Wall murals and Textured wallpaper, a thing of the past or a perfect “Get-Away” in your home~
There are times when a beautiful interior house paint color can give you that perfect “accent wall”. But occasionally, you can sit in your favorite chair and let your “Wall” take you away.
While choosing a wall mural that compliments the interior of your home, you also want one that gives you a sense of excitement, relaxation, or one that brings back a wonderful memory. The above Dandelion wall mural stretches my viewing across the wall. I continually look from the bottom left to the upper right of the wall as I watch the Dandelion seeds take flight! There is no need to add pictures or other decorations when using murals. In a way, this could be cost effective too for the budget-minded decorator ~ everybody loves that!
World Map Wall Murals
Of course, I would add Post-It notes all over this World Map wall mural with names of places I would love to travel to! And since the notes would be yellow, I would have to add a few yellow pillows or flowers nearby to add a little color. Or come to think of it, you could tap in horseshoe nails in place of Post-It notes and tie yellow twine from nail to nail…okay, maybe a little too much fun can be spent on this one.
Cityscape wall murals
The wall murals to the right add height and give you a few good colors to draw from. My personal fav: Give a quick click on the Main Street Mural and take a walk…
Personalized wall murals
Personalization is obviously one-of-a-kind, therefore, they add that special touch to your home.
While I don’t think I would choose one of my children as a “larger than life scene” (tho I do love them, dearly), I would like to have a wall mural of a vintage family photo or of my parents ranch surrounded by their 75 acres. Those would bring back sweet memories and maybe a little manure smell…hmmm!
If you are wanting something a little more than just a brightly painted accent wall, add a little texture underneath. Sometimes a room just needs that extra dimension. It’s also a great choice when you need to cover a wall with hairline cracks or patches. Textured wallpaper can cover a multitude of problems!
Here are a few Do-It-Yourself tips for generic wall mural/paper installation.
- We recommend choosing a wall with limited reflective light when using murals.
- Once the wall is chosen, remove all wall plates, lighting, etc. Fill holes and cracks with spackling and sand until smooth.
- Wipe all corners and wall surfaces with a lint free cloth.
- Most mural installations will need to have a glossy surfaced wall sanded or primed to create a non-porous/non-slick surface. We also recommend choosing a neutral colored prime/paint color so a contrast color is not seen through the mural.
Be certain to read the manufacturers directions and inspect your mural/wallpaper thoroughly prior to application. On a rare occasion you may find a “run” on the paper. Meaning, the print or texture has a missed area in it where the texture or print is missing. Therefore, it is always a good idea to purchase an extra role of wallpaper…just in case.
We have posted a few links below that will take you to some Wall Mural and Wallpaper sites…enjoy!
Murals Your Way – landscaped murals