The main living areas of our house are all wide open to each other. The living room, dining room, and kitchen all flow together. I decided to aim for a Tuscany style of decor; that style is one of the few that I like in all of those 3 rooms. Example: I could handle a contemporary living room, but strongly dislike a contemporary style kitchen.
Design tip: A wall mural makes a big impact and adds a lot of color for less than $100 and one night of work.
This week we pasted it to the dining room wall. Yes, pasted. Not peel & stick. Who’d ever think that I – lover of faux painting – would use wall paper!
With my mother-in-law’s help – and her wallpaper brushes – I got all 8 panels on the wall.
I’m not going to tell you the obstacles that we overcame nor any of the little things that went wrong because overall it is be-au-ti-ful! They were normal wallpaper type problems. At least I think they were…I don’t usually use wallpaper. And okay, I should have got the guys to remove that outlet a bit sooner…
This mural can be seen from the front door, hallway, part of the living room, kitchen, and – of course – the dining room. Now we need to paint the rest of those areas!
Here’s a picture from farther back so you can see what it’s really like.
Do you have any murals in your house? Have you ever? Painted? Paper?