Creating a custom wall mural, is simple, easy and fun. These simple tips will help you create a fantastic custom wall mural that your friends and family will be amazed and impressed by.
With these 5 simple tips for creating a fantastic custom wall mural, we will guide you through the things you need to know to create a wall mural that has a unique feel, mood and look that says You!
- Choosing the right wall in your room?
- How colours affect the mood of a room?
- What furniture will be front of the mural?
- How to create the feeling of space using an image?
- Finding the right shaped image for your wall?
1. Choosing the right wall in your room?
Choosing the right wall to put your mural on can depend on the feel or affect you are after in the room. Choosing the feature wall of the room is easy. The feature wall is generally the first wall you see when you enter the room excluding any walls with windows. In example 1, the wall opposite the door is the Feature wall. In example 2, the wall to the right the door is the Feature wall because of the window. A feature wall mural adds a very big WOW factor to the room.
If you want to create a feeling once you are in the room, choosing the wall opposite the main piece of furniture, for example a bed or lounge, it will change the feeling of the room once you are seated or in the room.
2. How colours affect the mood of a room?
Your choice of colours can change the mood and feel of a room. By using colours you can make a room feel cooler or warmer, brighter or darker. By using cool and calming colours like green and blue along with smoothing images such as ocean or forest scene this will create a calm, relaxed feeling to your room. If you use colours like Yellows, orange and Reds with images such as a brick wall or outback landscape. An image with a sun as the main feature, for example the sun setting over the mountains or ocean this will brighten and warm a room.
3. What furniture will be front of the mural?
Be aware of the furniture you have in the room, particularly the furniture in front of the mural. In a bed room, if you have a bed or set of draws measure the height and length of the bed or draws and let your designer know so they can help you position the image to make sure you get the best effect from the image and not place any characters behind the bed. In a theatre or lounge is there a lounge or cabinet against the wall and where is it positioned.
4. How to create the feeling of space using an image?
You can create the feeling of space in your room by choosing an image with depth. With house sizes becoming smaller as we battle the rising costs of houses or apartments, many of our rooms are getting smaller. Using the right image in a mural can make the room feel bigger and give a sense of space. Choosing an image that has depth such as a scene a mural with characters at the front with rolling hills and a rainbow in the background or a path that leads from the foreground into the middle or top half of the mural giving the feeling of space or distance, which in turn makes the room feel or appear larger. Choosing an image such as a green field with rolling hills in the background takes your eye into the distance and the room feels bigger. Also, lighter colours like white or pastels can give the feeling of space.
5. Finding the right shaped image for your wall?
The first thing to think about when choosing an image for your mural is, what shape is your wall? Is it a horizontal rectangle (known as Landscape) or a vertical rectangle (known as Portrait) or very long rectangle (known as panorama) or more square? Knowing this, changes what sort of image you should look for. If you choose a portrait image for a landscape shaped wall or a landscape image for a portrait shape wall, you can only use part of the image as the wall shape will cut off parts of the image, as shown below.