If you have finally decided to take the plunge and redecorate your home or office with a fresh new mural or wallpaper design then we suggest you continue reading.
What you need to keep in mind is that you are happy with the design you choose. Getting stuck with a loud and overly crowded image on your walls for years to come may have seemed like a good idea to begin with but can end up having the opposite effect. Murals and wallpapers are a far greater commitment than just re-painting the walls when you get tired of them.
Don’t get us wrong, selecting the design that you like and that fits the atmosphere in the room is half the fun. Yet, there are a lot of things to consider: from the height and shape of the walls to the furniture, the colour scheme in the room, the accessories and most importantly the message you want to convey. Playing with ideas and experimenting is always recommended but the bottom line is to make it look pleasing to the eye.
The three main things to consider are: size of the wall, number of walls you want to wallpaper, the overall effect that you want to create. As simple as 1, 2, 3!
Depending on the effect you’d like to achieve with the mural it’s important to keep in mind what are the dimensions of the wall. Dark or bright multicolored designs can overpower small to medium sized rooms while stripes and pastel colours will broaden them. Dark designs, nonetheless, give off a striking and sophisticated finish to any interior when applied to one wall and coupled with lighter, more toned down colours on all the rest. The design we’ve featured here is called ‘Demure‘
If your walls are irregular we’d strongly recommend avoiding stripes and geometric shapes unless you’re going for the quirky look or would like to point out what is lacking in the architecture of your interior. Another point to keep in mind is the condition of the wall. If it is old and bumpy re-palstering it or applying lining paper followed by a thick coating of paint should be in order.
Number of walls to be covered
You’ve got the option of choosing between covering one feature wall, several or all walls and, surprisingly enough for some, covering your ceiling!
A design placed over a feature wall is there to accentuate the focal point in the room and needs to be well thought out. You can make it special and personal using an image of your own that speaks to you, like this one of ‘Lillie‘, and then placing it over the feature wall.
If you are going for the ‘all out’ option and decide to wallpaper all four walls, settle on a patterned design or a toned down design as far as it comes to colours. Incorporating wallpapers or murals on your walls is a long term commitment so make sure you are happy with them.
What do you think of the ‘Starring Grey‘ design exhibited bellow?
Putting a wallpaper on your ceiling is a great way to make large interiors look more cosy. For some reason, though, wallpapering the ceiling isn’t very popular but is definitely a great way of jazzing up any space.
‘The Wall’ Effect in short
With one swift change of the wallpaper you can complement the atmosphere in your home or change it altogether. You can make a bold statement with a bold design that will grab everyone’s attention. A dark pattern carefully placed on a feature wall will give you the desired dramatic look and feel. Soft pale colours, on the other hand, will bring a certain romantic vibe that coupled with the right interior accessories will leave you lingering for more. Bold shapes and textured finishes, like metallics, will give you that contemporary look and feel and add a modern twist to your boring empty walls.
Whatever design you go for make sure it is the right one! When in doubt get a test print or a sample. Once you’ve installed you wallpaper or mural share it with everyone to see as great designs and ideas are worth bragging about!