Mural wallpaper is an easy way to make a bold statement with your interior design. When used correctly, this feature wall can set the tone for an attractive room and add style to a plain, empty space. If you want to improve the look of your home with mural wallpaper, there are a lot of things to think about before you get started.
Here are just a few things you should do to get ready for this design project and make it go as smoothly as possible:
Measure your space
Before you start making your mural, you should make sure it fits in the space. It’s important to take measurements of your wall so that the design can be scaled to fit.
Here are a few things to consider:
Measure the height of your wall
It is important that the height of a mural be proportional to its width so that it does not appear to be out of place or excessive in the space it occupies.
Measure the width of your wall
Imagine that this mural is on two walls or surfaces at the same time. In that case, they should be measured separately, depending on how they’re put together, they might be of different sizes (i.e., one might have more space than another due to furniture placement). Also, it’s important to know if these measurements include trim allowances. If they do, you might want to add them to your calculations!
Measure between walls
If multiple surfaces are lined up as part of a larger design element, like a feature wall with wallpaper on all four sides, make sure the distances between these surfaces are the same before you spend any time or money on this project. This also applies to ceilings. If yours isn’t very high, there probably won’t be much space between it and where we put our new design.
Pick your mural design
Choose the right design for your room so you don’t waste time and money. Think about how much space you have, the style of your home, and the colors of the room. Your mural needs to go with these things so that it draws attention to itself instead of taking away from them. You might think this will be easy, but it can be hard to find an image that fits all of these things.
Start by looking at a custom wall mural online and pick the ones that seem like they might work for you. It’s even better if there are slideshows with pictures of how people have used murals in their homes or businesses so you can get some ideas before deciding which one works best.
Draw it out!
When making your own mural wallpaper, it’s best to take the time to draw out your design on paper before you start putting up mural wallpaper. This will show you how much wallpaper you need and where you might have made a mistake with the layout. It will also make sure that your mural wallpaper is finished without any mistakes or empty spaces.
Choose a projector or pattern
When you’re looking for a wall mural for your home, you may be stuck wondering how to get the exact look you want without spending a lot of money. If you have a projector, one way to save money is to use it. All you have to do is print out the design you want and put it on your wall where you want it. Then, put the image on your wall with a projector.
Patterns are less expensive because they are already printed and usually don’t need anything else besides paint to be put on. But patterns may not work in all spaces because they need to be a certain size. Instead, some interior designers like to use projectors because they give them more freedom to choose how big their mural should be (the size of each projector depends on how far away it will sit from your wall or ceiling).
Consider your light source
How your mural looks can depend on where you put it. Large windows can let in a lot of natural light, but this isn’t always enough, especially if you’re going for a dark, heavy-duty look. If there are no windows in the room where you want to hang your mural, or if they don’t help, you might want to use artificial lighting to make it look more dramatic and stand out.
Decide on a style
Deciding on the style of your wallpaper is an important step. There are several options to choose from, including:
Traditional styles often have a floral pattern, and classic Victorian homes often have them. You can use these designs in any room of your home.
Geometric patterns and bright colors are often found in modern styles. You can use these designs in any room of your house, but kids’ bedrooms are where they are most often seen.
Contemporary styles are characterized by bold primary colors and simple patterns. They are very popular in children’s rooms because they add energy and excitement to the space without overwhelming it with too much color or pattern.
Paint an undercoat
Applying a white undercoat is the last step before painting your mural. This will help the paint stick to a smooth, even surface and stop it from bleeding or cracking. Use either a roller or a brush, depending on how big the area is. Make sure to roll over the whole wall of your mural before you start painting so that there are no bare spots. Lastly, don’t paint anything else until this undercoat is completely dry.
How can I tell if it’s dry enough the easiest way? Hold your hand up to it. If you can still feel moisture, the paint is still wet underneath.
We hope this guide helps you choose the right mural wallpaper for your home. Remember that it’s important to make sure you have the right size and style, as well as a good enough light source so that you can see your design clearly as you draw it out.