Statement wall features are big news now in interior design. Love them or hate them, they’re here to stay for the time being. And there’s no better way to create a statement in a room that with amazing wallpaper. I hope, through running this weekly feature that you’ve gathered plenty of inspiration and plenty of courage to give wallpaper a go in your decor and room designs.
What I want to do this week, is take it one step further and show you how to really make a statement with your wallpaper, through Wall Murals. I’m seeing these more and more now for real homes, even though they’ve been popular in commercial spaces for some time. Oh, and I love them!
Wall Murals are an exciting way to use wallpaper but you may be wondering what’s the difference between these and traditional wallpaper? Well, usually with a mural you can choose an image from the particular website or you can upload your own. You are then able to input the dimensions of your wall and select the exact portion of the image that you’d like printed for your wall. It’s a great way to get something that’s individual and unique to you.
It’s also a great way to update your child’s room which I think we often don’t have huge inspiration for; kids wall murals are so exciting! Take a look at this little selection I’ve pulled together from a site called ohpopsi.com:
Aren’t they amazing? Now I know I haven’t seen these particular murals in the flesh so to speak, but generally wall murals look like one huge big photograph on your wall (I do have one in a box waiting to go up on my wall) so the impact is incredible. And don’t forget, you don’t have to have the whole image, you can scale it down to a portion of the picture, and adjust for the size of the wall you want to cover.
Don’t worry about how to install the wall mural either. These I’ve featured today come ready pasted so are easier to put up than traditional paper. All you need to do is dip them in water to activate the paste and hang in the normal way. Easy!
Of course, making something so individual isn’t going to be cheap but these I’ve featured here start at £29.95 per sq. metre, so I’d expect to pay around £150-£200 for a decent sized mural, but of course, go for a smaller piece for a cheaper price. I have to say, I think they’re worth the investment as they make such a statement, just be careful you don’t pick something that will date too quickly, or you’ll be searching for your new Wall Mural sooner than you thought!
What do you think? A funky style statement, or a step too far?
For lots more images and design inspiration take a look at www.ohpopsi.com