Modern mural painting is a painting converted into digital format and then applied on the wall in the form of a wall covering.
But even other forms of mural painting have always been as popular since ancient times.
And it is the best way to make the interior design of your home look truly unique?
Wall painting has a tradition dating back to antiquity. People in any era wanted to decorate their homes and give them a unique style.
In medieval Europe, not only temples were decorated with paintings, but also the homes of representatives of rich and noble families.
Paintings on the walls at all times showed involvement in the elite, chosenness, good taste, and loyalty to traditions.
And you will also find the cost of such work very high and time-consuming.
While traditional mural painting is still carried on, you will find the most modern mural painting at Wallpaper Kenya extremely economical.
You have both advantages and disadvantages to both the traditional and modern styles.
But the advantages of modern methods far outweigh the disadvantages.
Modern mural painting is how you will make your apartment or office look original.
And at the same time, have no clutter in the room with a mass of accessories that perfectly collect dust.
In this case, artistic painting of walls and ceilings made by Wallpaper Kenya will help you!
Mural painting design ideas
Today you will find a wide variety of trends, styles, and techniques in mural painting.
And you may not see precise boundaries, they develop, mix, and interact.
You will also find artists using multiple styles and techniques, creating works that cannot be neatly categorized.
In modern interior design, there are several dozen areas of mural painting styles: Styles of wall painting in the interior can be varied.
Some can fit into any interior, others are not suitable for you.
How can you tell the Scandinavian style from the modern style and why is minimalism so popular now? Let us talk about styles in wall painting.
The number of techniques is constantly increasing, mixed options are appearing, and traditional ones are changing.
- Watercolor is the use of water-based paints. The main characteristics of watercolor are transparency, lightness, and airiness. Artists use different techniques – they work on dry or wet paper, use multi-layer painting, pouring followed by washing, etc.
- Gouache is a type of watercolor, more dense and matte.
- Sanguine has been used since ancient times; it made it possible to obtain a flesh-colored color. The technique is characterized by broad strokes and shading. The image needs to be secured and protected.
- Charcoal portraits look three-dimensional; the clarity of the lines depends on the softness of the material. Charcoal allows you to obtain a gradation of tone; the finished drawing must be secured with a fixative.
- In pencil technique, colored and black pencils of different hardness are used, with the help of which they do shading, and convey light and shade.
- The most popular technique is oil painting on canvas. The artist uses thick or transparent brushstrokes, glazing, and mixing paints. A variety of techniques makes it possible to create volume and convey air, richness of shades, and mood.
Style develops under the conditions of a specific time; it is influenced by ideology, religion, and politics.
There is no clear division of styles, but the main directions can be identified:
You can use paintings for loft-style interiors as a bright accent in a restrained color composition.
They can be of a contrasting rich color or made in a cold palette of shades.
Such paintings do not claim to be some radically new direction in fine art.
However, they fit perfectly with the loft idea due to the strictness of the lines and the absence of unnecessary details (although there are exceptions).
This style is dominated by bright colors and flat “vector” images. Such pictures are created by designers on graphics tablets.
Often the object of the drawing is a person, animals, abstraction, and minimalism.
The Japanese style of wall painting is dominated by seascapes, themes of sakura trees, samurai, and red and white colors.
Often the drawings are made with the effect of aged calligraphy.
Black and white motifs are also popular.
The minimalistic wall painting can easily fit into both Scandinavian and modern styles.
Because the same principles are observed there – simplicity and modernity.
Now this is one of the most popular styles in painting.
We have completed a huge number of orders in this style.
This style is not difficult to execute; even a beginner artist can use tape and a stencil to create a minimalist painting in the interior.
In a classic interior, artistic wall mural painting is more appropriate than anywhere else.
The main message of this style is simplicity. Furniture is made from natural materials, and everything is laconic and comfortable.
Therefore, the painting in such an interior will not be flashy.
Choose pastel, soft colors. There should be a lot of empty spaces on the wall; don’t paint the entire wall, just make accents.
If you have ever dreamed of being in the novel “The Great Gatsby” by Francis Scott Fitzgerald or simply love when the interior is dominated by ethnic geometric patterns or rich, colorful colors, then the Art Deco style is exactly what you need.
Only he can bring the glamor of the roaring twenties into your interior.
Ethnic style in the interior is an original and unusual direction in the design of living space.
The desire to recreate a piece of a country at home or convey the atmosphere of its nation most often arises among travel lovers and fans of a certain cult.
This means that you already have some idea about the peculiarities of furnishing a room in the chosen country and imagine what ethnic-style furniture should be used to create maximum comfort.
Here is where you will find most of the African murals.
Neoclassicism is characterized by rich (but not bright) colors, bold geometry, and colorful, rich patterns.
Although the peak of popularity of this artistic style was in the first half of the twentieth century, it is still very relevant in interior design and is still able to add charm and luxury to any room.
Provence-style colors are unobtrusive, muted, and pastel. If this is a wall painting, then it is not overloaded with detail.
The graphics and theme of the applied image are free from deliberate sophistication and pathos.
Therefore, this style is universal for decor, both in the bedroom and in the kitchen and bathroom.
The Provence style on ceilings does not pursue the goal of visually expanding the space.
But due to the fact that it uses light shades, it creates an atmosphere of lightness and airiness.
These are not all the styles that exist in interior design and architecture.
Some of them are divided into several more directions, and vice versa, some mixing of styles is acceptable.
For example, a classic interior may contain elements of modern design. It is important that they are appropriate and fit harmoniously into the surrounding space.
The murals in the living room are characterized by the scale of the image itself. After all, the living room can be one of the largest rooms.
It is at the front door. It is necessary to arrange it harmoniously and tastefully. Painting designs are selected based on the general style direction. The application method using plaster, or a modern, digital method, is suitable.
The bedroom is, after all, a place where the inhabitants of the house rest and relax from worries and everyday problems.
Therefore, professional designers advise choosing a mural with calm, muted colors.
Bright, flashy images will disturb and interfere with the relaxation of the owners. A light palette of shadows will set you in a positive mood, pacify you, and ensure a calm, peaceful sleep.
The idea of decorating a child’s room with frescoes brings a piece of magic and mystery into the child’s world.
For younger children, calm, pastel shades or a few designs are suitable.
Slightly older children will love the idea of creating a fragment of a fairy tale or a favorite cartoon from their room, with the main characters straight from the pages of books.
In the dining room, and restaurant wall painting will perfectly complement the overall interior and atmosphere. The owners and guests of the house will enjoy dining among images of nature, looking at a painting, or figuring out what Salvador Dali wanted to say in his abstract message.
Cost-effective modern mural painting
A modern interior mural painting is also a work of art but adjusted for technological reality.
The method of obtaining a finished product: a bright, contrasting, rich mural is called frescography.
You can apply the drawing to any surface: straight, curved, or with other irregularities. It does not need any modifications.
After purchasing the product, you will only have to cover the wall or ceiling with the mural.
They are made from “clean” silk fabric with a long service life, are resistant to UV rays, and high humidity, and you can easily and quickly mount them on walls and ceilings.
The mural can be your main feature of the interior or serve as a background. It all depends on the size of the image you want.
You may want it to occupy a niche, part of the wall, or its entirety, partially moving to the ceiling.
This type of painting requires you to consult with a professional.
Because it it is necessary you strictly follow the technology and maintain a certain temperature in the room during the production process.
It takes time for the inks to dry completely. The cost is affordable.
Advantages of a modern mural painting
Modern mural painting is carried on custom-made wallpaper. But the wallpaper has nothing in common with those that were glued to the walls in the past decade.
The fashion for simple factory-made regular wallpapers in interior decoration both quickly appeared and is suddenly disappearing.
This is due both to the uniformity of approaches to design and to the limited choice of drawings for photographic materials.
Therefore, the interiors of apartments in which regular wallpapers are used are similar to one another, like twin brothers.
Thanks to high-quality materials, Wallpaper Kenya murals boast such properties as durability, hard wear, and water resistance.
They are very easy to clean: just wipe the entire surface with a damp cloth.
In addition, don’t expose modern murals to direct sunlight and retain their beautiful original appearance much longer.
The use of modern mural painting in the interior provides several more advantages:
- Colorful drawings that visually expand the space
- With their help, you can bring to perfection a certain style of a particular room
- The painting provides additional aesthetic pleasure.
By definition, the real world is a three-dimensional space where everyone feels like an integral part and actor.
When creating murals with a 3D effect, no special technical inventions are used.
Only scenes with deep perspective and extended space are used.
Therefore, modern 3D mural painting in interior design can solve the following problems:
- “break” the geometry of the room, making the image part of the interior;
- visually correct the shortcomings of the room (give volume to an elongated room, raise a low ceiling);
- stylishly and neatly zone the space (relevant for studio apartments and large rooms with several functional purposes);
- create a bright accent in the interior;
- set a perspective and expand the space.
In addition, an unlimited selection of scenes allows you to select an image in accordance with the style of the living room, bedroom, kitchen, or children’s room.
Modern 3D wallpapers are made of silk fabric. This material is environmentally friendly, reliable, and resistant to external negative influences.
Their density and strength make it easier to stick the material on walls yourself and make subsequent use practical.
A tool for changing space
A mural painting is a fairly effective way to optically correct a room.
Thus, to visually change the size of a room, use a picturesque wall mural, which is created according to the rules of perspective: imitation of architectural elements or realistic paintings, depiction of a landscape with distant receding horizons, etc.
Such a painting looks very realistic due to the three-dimensionality of the image.
Using visual perspective, alternating light, and shadow, the mural creates an optical illusion and thereby changes the proportions of space.
This technique helps to visually increase the height of a room, increase the width of a narrow corridor, and hide imperfections such as columns, beams, or recesses.
Professional advice on the application
Do not install 3D mural painting on all 5 walls. Did you know that the ceiling is regarded as the fifth wall in interior decoration?
It is preferable to decorate with 3D wallpaper on one or a maximum of two walls only. Or do so on one wall and the ceiling.
You can even decorate the ceiling to create a balanced atmosphere that promotes relaxation and peace, contemplation and tranquility, comfort, and coziness.
If you use three-dimensional photographic images to decorate more than two walls or decorate the ceiling with them, then in such an interior a person will feel psychologically unprotected.
And therefore may constantly experience anxiety and discomfort. This statement is true for both adults and children.
3D mural painting design may be a large-scale element that the eye will “catch” all the time.
Therefore it is important that the image is pleasant and maximally corresponds to your personal ideas about relaxation and comfort.
Therefore, neutral, universal themes are most often used for decoration:
When choosing a three-dimensional painting for covering walls, it is worth remembering that the visual effect of presence can appear either at a certain distance from the image or when organizing certain lighting.
Take these facts into account you are not subsequently disappointed with a result that does not live up to your expectations.
Different wall art in different walls & rooms
The theme of your mural painting often depends on what purpose you have for the room.
And what style dominates here, and what atmosphere do you want to maintain?
For example, in the bedroom, it is important to create a relaxing environment for sleep and rest.
Therefore, paintings of exotic flowers, interesting, but not bright abstractions in pastel colors are perfect here.
Artistic accents for the living room have a completely different specificity. It would be appropriate to use bright, colorful murals in this room.
Quite popular choices are painting of nature and urban landscapes of a city at night.
Beautiful paintings are also relevant for decorating the walls of the kitchen and dining room.
These types of mural painting tend to go best with modern and creative designs.
The situation is a little more complicated with your children’s room. A huge selection of design options for a nursery can turn any parent’s head.
You can choose an image based on the baby’s interests, but he is growing quickly and what he liked yesterday no longer evokes any emotions today.
Therefore, it is important to choose neutral paintings that will not bother your child when in the future, but will also look stylish.
With the help of art on wallpaper, you can easily transform an ordinary room, visually zone the space, and focus attention on a specific wall.
And thanks to the volumetric 3D effect, it can completely change the character of the room.
It happens that the room looks too monotonous or the usual design is boring, then bright art wallpapers will come to the rescue.
They will dilute neutral monochrome walls and become a focal point in the interior.
This mural theme the second reason is to emphasize the overall style of the interior or the function of the room.
For example, add art with a calming landscape in the bedroom, an appetizing painting in the kitchen dining area, and a colorful drawing with cartoon characters in the nursery.
Or create an eternal “sea view” in the bathroom thanks to the beach’s artistic wallpaper.
The same goes for commercial and corporate premises. In spaces where beauty and IT specialists work, the theme of the wallpaper will be appropriate.
Other thematic areas you might find of interest are:
- Animal Murals.
- Beach Murals.
- Brick, Wood, and Stone Murals.
- Flowers Murals.
- Geometric Murals.
- Graphics Murals.
- Map Murals.
- Mountain Murals.
Art photo wallpaper with an original print is a ready-made interior decor. In the modern abundance of wall design options, it’s easy to get confused. So the same 3D wallpaper will be a win-win solution.
All that remains is for you to choose an image that is attractive to you and that will fit into the overall concept of the interior.
Be it an exotic design in an oriental style or a discreet loft with elements of a Scandinavian mood.