Why succumb to plain white walls when there are so many excellent opportunities to think outside the box? When it comes to wall decor, you can go a number of different routes, whether you opt for picture frames, decals, paint, or tapestries. These days, however, we’re especially loving wallpaper—specifically in mural form. Wallpaper murals add so much welcome color, dimension, and personality to any room and will majorly transform a space so that it looks custom and unique. So what are you waiting for? Add a painted wallpaper mural to your home choice today. Here are some creative ways interior designers used wallpaper murals that set the tone for the space they designed.
This bedroom by Liz Caan is cottagecore at its finest. Floral prints are abundant; truly, the more the merrier. The floral wallpaper mural helps the well-curated space feel nice and complete, while its lighter tones allow the brightly colored window curtains to really pop.
Soothing and Sophisticated
Designer Erin Gates featured a soothing mural depicting an outdoor scene in a nursery project. The white and gray hues add intrigue without overwhelming the space. Best of all, this mural is kid-appropriate without appearing too childlike and therefore will shine in the bedroom for years to come. While pairing white and gray with more traditional blue and white patterns is a bit unexpected, the combination works wonderfully in making a nursery look both sophisticated and timeless.
Martha’s Vineyard Maximalism
Sure, Martha’s Vineyard may not be known for its palm trees, but they still make for a fun design element! The beachside bathroom by Thomas and Keren Richter of White Arrow received a tropical touch in the form of this dramatic wallpaper mural by French brand Ananbo. Blues and greens are always perfect for the loo, as they evoke a cleansing feel, and this design adds so much oomph to a petite space. After all, who says that bathrooms have to be free of personality?
A striped wallpaper mural adds a rainbow-like touch to this young girl’s room by Eilyn Jimenz of Sire Design; the pastel hues are cheerful but not overpowering.
Young ones will find this feature pretty darn cool! This space proves that wallpaper murals do not need to feature illustrations in order to shine; rather, a playful combination of colors can also work wonders. And nothing is more kid-friendly than a rainbow-like print!
Extending the mural so that it covers the ceiling draws the eye upward and makes this space look larger and more complete.
Soothing purples and grays transform a blank bathroom wall and add instant charm. The addition of ornate brass frames and a petite yet elegant chandelier—which perfectly complements the mirror and cabinetry—contribute to the granny chic, antique-inspired feel of this space, designed by Interior Impressions. Covering solely one wall with a wallpaper mural is more than ok if you’re wary about committing to an entire room.
A Nod to Nature
Wooden beams are a stunning architectural feature on their own; why not celebrate them even further by adding a touch of wallpaper to really make this special detail shine? Painted shiplap and wooden accents contribute to this nursery’s farmhouse feel, so it’s only fitting to add an outdoor-themed print to the mix. Designed by Accent Prone, this space features design elements that are comforting without screaming “baby” and therefore will grow with its pint-sized resident. It’s a win-win!
Warm and Welcoming
This cheerful floral mural adds extra warmth to this nursery by Curated Nest Interiors. The space is outfitted with all of the classic boho elements: a rattan lamp, a beaded chandelier, a two-toned blanket ladder, and of course, a peppy plant. Bright colors contrast wonderfully with these more subdued pieces.
Chinoiserie, please! This entryway by Mark Lavender is a traditionalist’s dream. The wallpaper plays off the timeless Chinese chippendale bench and pairs beautifully with the antique wood entry table. A stark contrast to the modern, minimalist designs we often see in twenty-first century design, this space takes us back to the regency era.
Pretty in Pink
The soft pink swirls in this wallpaper mural are warm and comforting without being overpowering. Paired with a Scandinavian-inspired white and wood dresser, this bedroom designed by Liz Caan is looking nice and hygge.
Twists and Turns
Say yes to swirls! This happy print is reminiscent of Japandi style and is just one of many patterns featured in this playful children’s bedroom by Etch Design Group. The takeaway? Don’t be afraid to mix and match different types of geometric designs; the end result is artistic and eye-catching.
Keep It Simple
A minimalist play space rooted in neutral pieces is transformed with the addition of calming plant-themed paper. The room, by Curated Nest Interiors, proves that when designing kid-friendly spaces, it’s ok to keep the furniture nice and simple. Instead, it’s easy to add lighthearted elements by installing a wallpaper mural, hanging oversized letters, and keeping colorful picture books out on display so that they double as decor.