I'm all about it when it comes to interior design ideas that incorporate murals. I don't mean the plastic wall printouts that seem to shout at you from across the room.
"NOTICE ME ", or the quieter paper versions that still find it hard to settle in to the overall interior plan.
I admit there ARE some beautiful paper murals which do sit nicely in a space, but the problem for me is that I’m yet to find one that is ethically or sustainably made.
I remember working in a home as a cleaner when I was 12 and walking into the formal dining room for the first time. The walls right the way round the room, were painted in a misty minty coloured landscape. It felt like I had entered a new world, I was in awe.
Since then I have always loved that one of a kind, handcrafted feel of a mural, especially in a formal room.
While working in London, I saw some beautiful examples of this craft and this is where I first began creating interior murals myself.
Of course it doesn't need to always be formal, or landscapes. There is no limit to what you can create.
If you are trying it for the first time, keep it simple in colour and design and think of something that connects with the interior or space rather than overpowering it.
Murals are really having a moment right now, so there’s no end to the inspiration out there. Pop in for a cocktail at Pineapple on Parnell for some beautiful formal landscapes
Or online check out Bar Palmier by interior designer Xavier Segars for a new take on the jungle mural.
With smaller companies like the Natural Paint Co creating some beautiful eco friendly colorways,
You can create stunning walls without harming the environment.