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How to Choose a Wall Mural

How to Choose a Wall Mural
A wall mural can liven up the interiors and create visual interest. However not every type of wall mural is suitable for all interiors. Through this article, we will take a look at how you can choose a wall mural for your home.
DecorDezine Staff
Is your home lacking definitional and visual interest? Do you think that you have chosen the right paint colors, matched the upholstery and picked the right furniture, only to feel that the room lacks a certain punch and joie-de vivre? Then maybe you should do something about the plain walls. A wall mural is a great addition to your interiors and they can dress up your walls in an instant. You can choose a wall mural according to the décor of the room so that the interiors look cohesive.

A wall mural is painted directly on the walls and the right wall mural design can greatly enhance the interiors of your home. But the trick to create the décor you want with murals, is to choose the right one for your home. In your enthusiasm to pick a mural theme, don't go overboard and choose a mural that has too much of design. While choosing a wall mural, think of it as a large-scale painting. Here we are going to discuss how to choose a wall mural that will best reflect your design sensibilities.

How to Choose Wall Murals for your Home

Once you have decided that you want to install a wall mural for your home, the next step is to decide what kind of mural you should opt for. The wall mural should not only make a statement and be the focal point of the room, but it should also blend with the room's interior. Given below are a few tips on choosing a wall mural.

Think of Scale and Proportion
When considering what kind of wall mural you should have on your walls, the first thing that you need to focus on is not the design but the dimensions of the room. If you have a small space, then instead of having the wall mural painted on all the four walls of the room, just go for a simple design on one of the walls. For small spaces, opt for a design that does not have too many colors or a too busy pattern. Smaller spaces looks better in a simple design that is not overwhelmed with too many details. For example, for a small nursery you can choose some fluffy clouds or an outline of a smiling panda as a wall mural. For a larger room, a large wall mural that encompasses the whole wall is perfect as it matches the scale of the room.

Consider the Room being Decorated
The most important consideration while choosing a wall mural for your home is of course, the room you are going to install the mural in. The kind of mural you will choose for your kid's room will be vastly different from one that you will choose for the living room or bedroom. A serene and soft wall mural depicting landscapes or seascapes works well for a bedroom. However, for a kid's room, a scene from a tropical forest, an underwater scene or a favorite cartoon character are much more appropriate. For guest bedrooms and study, you can select a more sober geometric or abstract patterned wall mural.

Match Your Decorating Style
As mentioned earlier, a wall mural should go with the decorating style of the rest of the house. If your home is decorated in a modern minimalistic décor, then a Victorian era ornate and showy wall mural will totally look out-of-place. You need a clean, contemporary wall mural that echoes the modern interior decoration style. If you have a more country or shabby chic style of decoration, then the wall mural should reflect this decorating style.

Choosing the right mural can help in giving your home interiors a boost. So remember the tips given above and choose a wall mural that best reflects your decorating style.
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