Wallpaper Murals

by J on March 18, 2010

If you’re tired of looking at the same old walls of your home, it could be that you’re ready for a change; you’re ready to mix things up a bit. Maybe you’re tossing around the idea of painting and trying a new color scheme in the room. If you’re looking to make a bold statement in the room, you should look at an option that will instantly change the look of your room and allow you endless designing options—wallpaper murals.

Wallpaper murals are a fascinating way to decorate a room because of the instant pizzazz they bring. They transform a boring, drab room into an exciting, eye-catching showpiece. Murals have been around for many years; many of us may remember the beach scene murals of the 70s. Well, those are still around today, and so are many other exciting options.

A mural is a large picture that is often applied in one piece or in a series of large pieces. It can extend the full length of a wall, or it can cover just part of a wall. Murals are available in any subject—you really are only limited by your imagination. Browse through your local wallcoverings store to see some samples.

Homeowners have used murals in many different ways. Murals can instantly transform a child’s room with castles, animals, abc’s, cars and trucks or a woodland setting. The murals will spur on hours of creative playtime.

For adults, murals can create a one-of-a-kind room. If you’re a car buff, choose a mural of a high-end car to be the setting for your bachelor pad. Flowers are another popular choice for murals. One flower that runs the length of the room makes a stunning presentation for your dining room.

If you literally love to make a statement, check out the murals that are composed of only words and famous quotes written across the length of your wall. If you love the look of a night-lit city skyline, this type of mural makes for a dramatic living room, bedroom or office setting. Art aficionados can order murals of famous artwork to adorn their walls.

But the fun doesn’t stop here. You can even custom design your own murals. Several businesses will let you upload your personal artwork, graphics and photographs to create your own murals. You could soon see your favorite picture or work of art splashed across the length of your walls.

It’s important to prepare your wall for the mural. If you already have wallpaper up on the wall, you may want to bring in expert help to do the wallpaper removal. Depending upon the age of the wallpaper and the adhesive used, it can be tricky to remove. Wallpaper companies often specialize in the removal of old wallpaper as well as the installation of the new.  Either way, follow the directions for wall prep and your new mural will soon be the centerpiece of your room.

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