Our Pick Of The Best Wall Murals

Make your interiors come alive with a statement wall mural

Move over, wallpaper. When it comes to making a big bold, flat-surface statement, murals are where it’s at. Larger-then-life works of art are popping up everywhere in interiors, from hotel lobbies to feature walls in some of the most stylish homes.

Not to be confused with wallpaper, a wall mural is a single image that covers your wall. Rather than a repeat pattern, it’s a singular scene that stretches across a determined width. Wallpaper, on the other hand, can be repeated ad infinitum.

Get the look: The mural is from Tres Tintas in Barcelona. This is the 85 Lamps pendant by Droog. The table and bench are by Timothy Oulton. The chair is by Tom Dixon, covered in fabric from Roche Bobois.

Think of a mural as a rather spectacular, show-stopping and arresting artwork. With an increasing appetite for murals, there’s now a great range of designs available. From oversized versions of famous artworks to photorealistic prints, and from botanical beauties to abstract or geometrical designs, large-scale wall murals instantly transform your walls into something to marvel at.

Get the look: The kitchen is covered in Dark Floral wallpaper featuring lifelike paintings of flowers by 
designer Ellie Cashman, who was inspired by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt.

Offering bucket loads more interest than a simple lick of paint, wall murals have big, big impact – a wall mural should really be the focal point, with other details chosen to complement it.

Get the look: This is Earlham wallpaper by de Gournay. The bed is from Poliform. The floral cushion is from Mint.

Here are some of our favourite murals out there right now.

MISE-EN-SCENE

No one does prettier-than-pretty better than Designers Guild and its spring collections never disappoint. New line Giardino Segreto explores the relationship between Impressionist artists and their gardens, realised in scenes of secret gardens and blooming fauna in delicate, painterly marks. Set your own scene with its dreamy statement wall panels.

‘Giardino Segreto’ wallpaper panel, w70cm, £195 per roll (2x3m), Designers Guild.

WINTER GARDEN

The Winter Garden collection at Surface View depicts beautifully drawn botanical scenes by Ludwig Czerny.

Of course, you could choose to have the design printed as a mural or wall hanging, or even have the design printed onto tiles, blinds or canvas, but we think this illustration lends itself best as a large scale wall scene.

This is the Winter Garden Antoine Mural by Ludwig Czerny from the Royal Horticultural Collection at Surface View, From £65 per sq m.

Whether for  the bedroom, bathroom, cloakroom, living roomhome office, dining roomchildren’s room or playroom, in the hall and along the staircase, or even dressing room, the detailed drawings add a boost of fun and colour, and create a relaxed and almost whimsical atmosphere.

This is the Winter Garden Vienna Mural by Ludwig Czerny from the Royal Horticultural Collection at Surface View, From £65 per sq m

SUBTLE BOTANICALS

You may have already spotted Sandberg‘s horitulctural-inspired latest collection, but it has plenty more botanical papers up their sleeve. The Faded Passion Wallpaper mural is a soft and unobtrusive design – perfect for those wanting to dip a toe in the wall mural trend. Rather than displaying a scene, the design is a faded painterly pattern of wild flowers and leaves.

Faded Passion wallpaper mural £319 per panel (270x270cm) by Sandberg Wallpaper.

SUPERSIZED

Graham & Brown’s Venetian Dark Floral Mural breathes new life into granny florals by super-sizing chintzy florals and contrasting the powder pink petals against a dramatic dark background. We think it would make a particularly lovely feature wall in a dark bedroom.

Venetian Floral Mural, £120 from Graham and Brown

For something more subtle, the Library wall mural is a modern take on a classic interior feature using a simple white colour palette and cleverly detailing light shadow. Calm and minimal, it would suit both Modern Rustic and Scandi Cool interior schemes.

Library White Wall Mural, £48 from Graham and Brown

RUSTIC GARDEN

Rebel Wall‘s nature-inspired designs range from swishing palm leaves to dainty florals, and from forest scenes to watercolour wild flowers. Our favourite? The rustic and faded moss-covered patinated panels design.

Patinated Panels, Moss, R15382, £33 per m2 from Rebel Walls

In a similar style, the Bellewood design offers a statement wall in a calm, neutral palette.

Bellewood, R13051, £33 per m2 from Rebel Walls

Meanwhile, the Jungle Land Vintage print depicts a detailed ancient scene in faded colour.

This is the Jungle Land Vintage pattern, R14611, £33 per m2 from Rebel Walls

For something more contemporary, the Climbing Clorfyl trellis offers a punch of vibrant green against a stark white background and clean, black lines. It would look striking in modern homes and would complement monochrome schemes and Crittall-style windows.

Climbing Clorofyl, R13993, £33 per m2 from Rebel Walls

MODERN TROPICS

New to Casamance, its tropical-inspired motifs feature painted wild and exotic plants and flowers, blown up to XL proportions.

Tropical Wall, L(3×50) x H280 CM, £95.67

The tropical wall panels are the perfect summery feature for year-round sunny vibes.

The pink jungle, L(3×50) x H280 CM, £95.67

Standing out from the rest is the photorealistic floral print of supersized bouquets contrasted against a dark background.

Luxuriante, L(4×50) x H280 CM, £127.48

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