Being at home so much in the past year has led lots of us to crave more colorful and homey interiors. One of the best ways to update a room with a spark of your personality is with a wall mural. Whether you decide to go with paint or wallpaper, a patterned floor-to-ceiling design can be just the thing to reignite your love for your living room, bedroom, bathroom, or hallway.
A wall mural is an exciting way to update a tired or antiquated room that you want to revamp for the 21st century. Here are several mural ideas for a more bold and modern space.
One of the simplest modern wall murals to create is a color blocking design. You can create a geometric color blocking effect by choosing a color scheme that complements your existing décor, using painter’s tape to mark off sections of the wall, and painting in between the lines. With angular and abstract shapes, you’ll create a truly modern aesthetic.
Another simple option you can paint yourself is geometric lines. Perfect for a room with mid century modern décor, thin black or gold lines against a light wall can make a huge difference. Geometric lines also look stylish when contrasted against organic shapes elsewhere in the room, like plants, flowers, or sculptural furniture.
For more modern mural ideas, see below:
A Touch of Nature
Greenery is known to boost our moods and keep us smiling, so why not bring a little bit (or a lot) of nature into our homes? Wall murals inspired by plants, water, and the great outdoors are excellent additions to spaces where we might want to relax after a long day, such as the bedroom, bathroom, or even a meditation room.
Sponge stamping cloud patterns, mixing shades of blue to form an ombre ocean, or blotting paint on the wall with a wet rag to create a watercolor sunset are all ways to create soothing, nature-inspired wall murals.
Wallpaper designed with tree patterns and florals can also look very stylish. Although it can be a little more pricey than paint, high-quality wallpaper can last a long time and introduce an even more lush design.
Here are several more nature-inspired mural ideas:
If you love to paint or doodle, a hand-painted wall mural is an opportunity to experiment and show off your creativity. With a steady hand and lots of patience, DIY designs can be charming additions to a small hallway or bathroom wall that’s in need of an upgrade. A hand-painted mural can give your home a personable feeling and will leave you with a huge sense of accomplishment.
Sponge stamping brick or line patterns or painting dots on the wall are great examples of artsy wall mural designs. When choosing a color, consider painting black patterns against a white or neutral wall for a sophisticated look that will match any accent colors you have in the room. A pale gray against a white background can also make for a nice, subtler palette.
Here are more artsy design ideas for your home below:
In the end, no wall mural has to look flawless. As long as it reflects your personality and makes you fall in love with your space all over again, it will be worth it.
Disclaimer: This is a contributed post from Angi.com