Making a big impression: Mural wallpapers
Taking inspiration from one of the world's oldest decorative treatments, larger than life mural walls are popping up everywhere from hotel lobbies and restaurants to the most stylish homes. With an increasing appetite for murals, many designers are including them in their latest wallpaper collections. Expert printing techniques mean that this new wave of murals have made spectacular, show-stopping and arresting artwork available to all. It's time to dream big.....
Here is a wall that commands some attention! Exuberant palatial romance combined with a hint of Versailles nostalgia, bordered by the finest drapery. It’s true that some murals need a bit of space, and this is definitely one of those, but look how it easy it would be to place the furniture – all it requires is a bit of symmetry. It would be absolutely dreamy behind an inviting bed.
Above: Horizon by Elizabeth Ockford
Murals need not dominate the scheme. This mesmerising ombré effect replicates a distant horizon, making the room appear bigger and more tranquil. There are no worries about where to place the furniture here, it’s as simple as a painted wall.
Above: Serengeti by Boråstapeter
If walls could talk…. with beautiful illustrative detail and full of character, this large scale mural is like an unfolding story book. Creating a place to escape and fuelling the imagination, it would be perfect for a child’s room. The muted colour scheme makes for easy accessorising.
Above: Bird Sonnet Mural by 1838 Wallcoverings
An eye-catching feature pattern recalling the fashion for chinoiserie amongst the aristocracy in England throughout the 18th century. Captivating songbirds are perched proudly amongst orchid branches in this stunning design with surprising botanical creatures hidden amongst the leaves and flowers.
The size of this mural is W170cm x H300cm (W66.93ins x H118.11ins) and comes with these simple instructions for ease of hanging.
Above: Trailing Magnolia Mural by 1838 Wallcoverings
Stunning in its simplicity, this self-coloured floral design is created with delicate shadow effects of trailing magnolia flowers gently fading into the softly textured background.
Finished size W208cm x H300cm (W81.88ins x H118.11ins), it comes as 4 panels with easy to follow instructions.
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Size matters …
Reflections by 1838 Wallcoverings
Elegant chevrons and striking ikat patterns, mirrored and repeated for the most sophisticated of spaces. One roll contains 4 panels for this design. Total width of mural is 208cm (82ins) and total height is 300cm (118ins).
Heritage by Mind the Gap
Who says you can’t hang pictures on murals? When you’re maxing it up, the more layers the better.
Horizon by Boråstapeter
When you dream of blue skies and beaches, why not wake up every day to a sea view? We love the clever use of this small space which now seems to reach back for miles.
Aurora Borealis by Coordonné
Well ventilated bathrooms are the perfect space for large, transportive mural walls. This bathroom has been taken to another level of luxury with what was probably the easiest element in the room to install.
All the joy of the circus coming to town, from the gorgeous Book of Little Treasures wallpaper and fabric collection. So much fun for years to come!