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Trend Alert: Scenic Wall Murals (and where to buy them!)

May 3, 2021

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Over a year ago, I saved an image on Instagram that stopped me in my tracks – a gorgeous mural wallpaper in a water closet, and I’ve had murals on my mind since. It also kind of turned into one of those things that once you start noticing something–you see it everywhere! Now I have an entire folder of beautiful murals in every space from a bathroom, to bedroom, hall, living room, bedroom–they’re so magical. I think it brings such a special mood to a space that goes even deeper than a repetitive patterned wallpaper can.

It’s clear I love wallpaper – the girl’s office, Polly’s room, Faye’s room, Greta’s room, the playroom, and (my most favorite) our water closet in the bathroom, but this might just be the beginning (is that crazy to say?). What makes a mural different (whether papered or hand-painted!) is that there’s no pattern, but a scene. Most wallpapers are patterns duplicated over and over again to make one seamless pattern. It has its own mood that I still love and will definitely implement in our new house, but right now I’m really digging the mural trend. At one point I was considering doing a mural wallpaper in the music room, and maybe if we would have stayed longer that would have happened.

I do think a mural needs to be used a lot more sparingly than traditional wallpaper. Maybe one space in a house! And I’m already thinking about what space that will be in our NC house. I’m thinking possibly the dining room? Or one of the girls’ rooms? Our next house is more traditional so it really lends itself to something like this, but I’ve also seen it work really beautifully in a more modern space.

Here’s all the images I’ve been saving. Brace yourselves for a gorgeous, drool-worthy scroll, and note how a mural can add so much depth, height, and drama to a variety spaces!

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Are you convinced yet? By the end of this I’m anxious with anticipation to do this project ourselves! I’ve linked a few mural wallpaper sources if you’re curious about doing something like this in your house, but I’m desperate to find more! Let me know if you have any additional sources I can add to this list!

Anthropologie – I’m really loving this one.
VintageArt Wallpaper – This Etsy shop is a show stopper. It’s full of vintage looking landscape drawings, printed on peel and stick panels for ease.
Graham & Brown – They have a tool on their site where you put in your wall measurements and choose your crop. So handy.
Charlotte Terrell – Obsessed doesn’t cut it. Charlotte is a landscape artist and hand-paints directly onto the wallpaper.
de Gournay – More gorgeous hand-painted wallpaper, with lots of botanicals, and birds. Adorable.
A New Wall – Another great printed, peel and stick option.
Rebel Walls – Such a large wall mural selection.

What do you think?

  1. Jenni says:

    Been waiting for this blog post!! I have a wall in my kitchen that extends to and open entry that is boring and white. I have a smaller home and think having a mural will have to be something that can transition through the seasons. The Bennett Leifer would seem the perfect fit. I can’t wait to see the sources linked below.

  2. Brenda says:

    Another small, woman-owned business selling gorgeous murals is https://jeffersonhomeprints.com/

  3. Totally in love with this trend. I’ve been eyeing this one on Graham and Brown–a little bit of a different take on a mural, but worry it will just look like I’m too lazy to do the actual trim….which I am. ;)
    https://www.grahambrown.com/us/ornate-panelling-shadow-grey-bespoke-mural/111785-master.html

  4. Deborah Ross says:

    Love the mural idea! Take a look at
    Jodie.the design twins. She has a few beautiful murals.

  5. Brittany D says:

    Minted has a lot of really pretty ones. And another shop I think is called Urban Walls or something like that.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Erin Gates is using a beautiful mural in the dining room of her new house. Looks like she used The Mural Source but here’s a link to her blog post with all of the details: http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com/2021/01/my-new-house-the-dining-room-design.html. You can also search her blog for “mural” and find lots of great examples. Not sure if you’re familiar with her, but you might find some traditional, east coast inspiration from her.

  7. We would love to work with you on creating your own custom mural for your new home!
    We are a boutique shop offering superior client care for a hands on experience.

    We specialize in custom murals and wallpapers suited for your space. We offer traditional paste up, pre-pasted and peel and stick wallpapers

    You can find us on IG at @curated.walls

    http://Www.curatedwalls.ca

  8. Michele says:

    Oh these make me so happy and inspired! Please add this as a saved “dot” on Instagram or your web page so we can find it again. I ha e a mud closet that needs some help and these are calling my name. I especially love the Anthropologie “Judarn”- I die

  9. Robyn says:

    I feel like Redecor got you into this 😂

  10. Caitlin says:

    Jordan Ferney just released a mural wallpaper that is a print of her husband’s painting! Found through Furbish Studio here –

    https://furbishstudio.com/products/simone-mural?variant=32616533721162

    SOOO gorgeous. :)

  11. Bryant says:

    Gracie Studio is another good source for hand painted wallpaper. I can’t wait to see it in your new home!

  12. Sue says:

    My office used Thumbtack to find a painter to do a mural around our entire reception area. We found an incredible artist who we showed ideas to and she came in and painted a mural that was magical. Her cost was unbelievably low.

  13. patricia says:

    https://www.thegoldhive.com/blog/2017/10/26/one-room-challenge-week-4-painting-a-foliage-filled-wall-mural

    this one knocked me off my feet. You visited her house and got to see it in person.

    • patricia says:

      I completely forgot the bathroom in my old house. I first tried painted a cloud scape but it was too much blue. So I bought a stencil of a stone wall and made myself a Greek temple in ruin. My sis helped me. We painted on ivy and weeds growing in the cracks. Alas, I had to paint over it when we were selling our house four years ago.
      But it was cool. And not that hard to do.

  14. Emily Lane says:

    Jenna Sue did an amazing one in her playroom – her source was Walls Republic. I love wall murals and am trying to figure out the perfect place for one in our house as well!

  15. Lindsey says:

    A big disappointment with my current house is the sand swirl texture! (big in my area..) It makes wallpapering impossible so I’ve turned to stenciling for the effect in a few rooms.

    Still obsessed with the green tree mural Emily Henderson used in their previous LA nursery! I tried really hard to find a mural type stencil, or even a repeating stencil of trees! No such luck. I still like how our nursery turned out but will never stop loving this mural: https://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/a-baby-girls-blush-and-green-nursery

  16. Erin says:

    Minted has tons of peel-and-stick wall murals! Just like installing wallpaper, but the end result is a mural instead!

  17. Andrea says:

    Did you see the one used in the dining room on the new Magnolia show “Home Work”? They went about it in such a clever way that is unique to their space… but the whole vibe is just STUNNING!

  18. Haneen says:

    I have the first mural in our bedroom. It’s stunning. Feel free to see images on my feed @haneens_haven

  19. Jenna says:

    Reminds me of being in the temple in a good way! I love it!!

    • Jenice says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking! I love how the temple creates murals based on local landscape.

  20. Amber says:

    YES!! I’ve been looking at wall murals for months and want to put it in my guest bathroom. So dreamy. I love this look.

  21. These look like they could have been plucked from my pinterest saves! I love a good mural and am about to use one in our dining room for the one room challenge!!

  22. Jasmine says:

    York Wallcoverings are also beautiful. Orlando Soria used a mural in his new house in Yosemite. And they’re from Pennsylvania and made in the USA! They also have peel and stick for us renters.
    https://www.yorkwallcoverings.com/

  23. Jill says:

    Good morning! Thank you for this beautiful eye candy post this morning. Just gorgeous.
    I’m SO with you on this idea. I have a Rebel Walls mural in my office and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It’s really soothing to me.
    Your Anthropologie wall hanging that you had in your dining room and later in Polly’s room is very much like a mural. I loved it so much that I purchased it for my dining room also! Now I feel like I’m dining at the elegant Awhanee Dining Room at Yosemite National Park. It’s perfect!
    Hooray for murals!

  24. Victoria says:

    As an artist, I find this post to be so inspiring! It’s like living in a painting!

  25. Alissa says:

    I have etched arcadia in our dining room and while it is stunning, I will warn you that while the online image appears a soft gray, it is far more dark and navy in person.

  26. Carrie says:

    Have you ever taken a look at Kat von D’s house in LA? She has posted a lot of home updates on her instagram in the last year or two, and she hired artists to paint entire rooms with murals, including some on the ceilings! It’s incredible, and obviously on a much larger scale. I highly recommend looking at what she has done for more inspiration!

  27. isabelle says:

    voici une autre que j’aime beaucoup
    https://blog.jennasuedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/MG_8298.jpg
    Bonne journée
    Isabelle

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