Cityscape Mural: The inspiration for this accent wall’s mural was this bright pop art look of the NYC skyline. In keeping with the rooms grey & gold color theme I swapped out color for a monochromatic graphic look.
The process was rather detailed, but well worth it: first drawing out the buildings in a graphic design program (I used Illustrator); creating a grid on the digital file matching the wall specs; transferring each individual building onto the wall with a pencil; taping off each building in preparation for painting; and finally painting each building.
To keep on budget I narrowed the colors to only three of the small containers of paint samples that I had already purchased when deciding on the room’s wall color.
Looking for a simpler way to integrate a personally painted statement wall into a room? These two ideas bring the "WOW" factor without being "WOW, this is hard".
Two-Toned: This approach can be budget friendly, like the "Cityscape Mural" above, use old paint samples. The result is fresh, minimalistic and manages to look effortless, but charming. (via Nordic Design)
Even YOU, Can DIY
Make A Statement: Ruler or freestylin' create a unique statement wall. Literally. Depending on your choice of paint color and message this could work in a nursery, tween room or in a 20-Something apartment. (via A Beautiful Mess)
Mural DBO (Done By Others)
If a DIY wall mural seem daunting and not for you, check our Pixers.com for some outstanding looks. From landscapes to graffiti art it's all there and ready to install.
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