Using a wall mural is a way to enliven a boring and dull room or wall, wall murals can add a personal touch to any room in the home. With a touch of creativity, a more simple type of room can be transformed into an adventurous and playful zone. For beginners it is advisable to practice on a piece of cardboard before moving onto the wall.
For an easier option you can purchase a mural kit, all that will be needed is for you to trace the image you desire onto the wall followed by filling in the picture with paint. Invest in a good set of quality paint brushes that you can buy from your local craft store. Use round and flat brushes for larger areas and pointed brushes for finer details.
Depending on your budget and specific tastes you can choose to cover a wall or an entire room with your murals. Wall murals can create a number of illusions for rooms such as bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen and living room areas.
Two techniques used for optical illusions will include a faux finish or a trompe l’oeil ( to trick the eye). The trompe l’oeil is an effect that creates a three dimensional image, doors, windows, arches and pillars are usually painted using this technique. To attain this image you can hire a painter who specializes in this field.
To create a faux effect by utilizing stamps or stencils, by layering your images with the stencil or stamp you will be able to create your own three dimensional design.When you shade in your layers the stencils are able to result in a perspective image.
Another type of mural idea will include wallpaper murals which you can find at a number of markets or from Internet sites. These sets will come with the correct adhesives as well as full instructions on how to apply the wallpaper to your walls. The process will involve a method of mixing the adhesive to the correct consistency. Then the adhesive will be applied to the wall before you place your panels carefully onto the wall. Ensure that you do not have any air bubbles which can cause the mural to peel off at a later stage.
It is important to choose the right wall for your mural. It is advisable to select a wall that will receive minimal amounts of sunlight as the mural will tend to fade over time. Additionally make sure the wall you choose is away from other pieces of furniture that could scratch or damage your wall mural. By ensuring you conduct the right precautions with your mural you will have a mural that will last for many years to come.
Another type of popular form of murals available today is to take a photograph or an illustration that you like and have it converted into a type of mural for your walls. This technique has become increasingly popular and you can contact a reputable company to assist you further in this type of application.