Step 1.5: Ideas Part II – painting a mural in a bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen or bathroom

Painting a mural in rooms other than nurseries or children’s bedrooms is becoming more and more popular.

Popular mural paintings for these rooms tend to be floral or nature themed but that doesn’t mean you have to do these too.

A map of the USA painted above a sofa. The hearts are stuck on the hometown's of jessicacharlton and her partner

A map of the USA painted above a sofa. The hearts are stuck on the hometown's of jessicacharlton and her partner

Here are a few placement ideas for where to paint a mural:

  • Fill a wall with a mural for a real statement
  • Make use of the large blank space above a sofa for a slightly more subdued but still striking focal piece
  • Spanning a dark or forgotten corner of the room
  • Designs over kitchen counters instead of tiling
  • Smaller designs around doorways
  • A pattern as a border across the room
A bathroom mural featuring the painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Spanning a corner it is positioned as if splashing in to the bath.

A bathroom mural featuring the painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Spanning a corner it is positioned as if splashing in to the bath.

For a more subtle design think about using bold shapes with only one or two colours in the design- these sort of murals are very simple and when used with paler pastel colours can give a very subtle effect that still manages to change the room.

A mural showcase for your inspiration to follow!

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