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12 Inspiring Interior Wall Murals

by Rebekah Carey

We love interior murals because they’re an investment — hopefully they’ll stand the test of time, become one of the most memorable elements of your home, and even become iconic. Whether you were lucky enough to purchase a home that already has one, are gifted enough to create one yourself, or are fortunate to be able to hire someone to create one, wall murals undoubtedly can “make” a room. We’ve rounded up a handful of our favorites, along with the artists (or homeowners) who created them to inspire your own future creations or commissions. –Rebekah

An Arizona Home That Features A Hand-Painted Mural That Stretches Two Rooms
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Celine and Kevin's Arizona home features an incredible 1950s mural the original homeowners had added when it was transformed from a (wait for it...) horse barn into the mid-century gem it is today. The new homeowners did a great job of incorporating it into their decor.
A Hand-Painted
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Wow, we wish we had friends like Neal and Andrew's, Maria Tina Beddia (@shelikestodrawl), who created this mind-boggling "wallpaper" mural for their Philadelphia home! Our favorite elements are the "hanging" art details -- what an amazing touch to really take your space from a house to a home.
A Paint By Numbers Inspired Mural On Design*Sponge
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Scott and Cheryl's Paint By Numbers wall mural remains an *incredibly* inspiring Before & After! Creating a scene like this in a walkway is one of our favorite places because the location doesn't obscure any of this amazing work. Doesn't this just make you want to paint all your walls like this?
Transferred Sketches Create A One-Of-A-Kind Wall Treatment In This Kansas City Home On Design*Sponge
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Lauren created this cool mural scene in her bathroom by transferring sketches from her artist-husband, Frank, to the walls. We love a cheeky wall treatment, especially in a bathroom.
A Mural That You Would Mistake For Wallpaper On Design*Sponge
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This gilded hand-painted mural by Yvonne from The Flower and the Wall in Glasgow is beyond impressive. We love the swirling lines that you could stare at for ages. This is a great example of what forgoing a DIY, and hiring a professional, could result in!
A Massachusetts Home Featuring Rufus Porter Murals On Design*Sponge
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This Massachusetts home features stunning murals by Rufus Porter throughout their historic house. It's hard to imagine mindlessly climbing the stairs when you have this awaiting your arrival at the top! We absolutely love the look of the tree "growing" out of the dipped-down wood trim detailing.
A New England Home Featuring Rufus Porter Murals Throughout The Home On Design*Sponge
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Kirsten and Dave's home has so many Rufus Porter murals that we had to show you more than one! Rufus Porter was an artist and inventor who painted hundreds of murals throughout New England in the 1800s.
A Stunning Floral Mural In Brooklyn On Design*Sponge
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Can you believe that this isn't a panel of wallpaper?! Katy Smail was commissioned to create this incredible flower mural by 5 Leaves for their office. We love the juxtaposition of the supple, delicate flowers next to the rough hewn floors and neighboring brick wall. A perfect example of mixing textures and surfaces for your home.
Missoni-Inspired Wall Treatment Allows The Older Home to Keep Its Charm On Design*Sponge
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A Missoni-inspired mural in this Brooklyn apartment that the homeowner created is not only beautiful, but also solved the problem of the 100-year-plus walls and doorways being uneven. If you wouldn't consider yourself an "artist," doing something abstract is a great way to hide any shortcomings you may feel you have!
Hand-Painted Walls That Follow No Pattern And Never Repeat On Design*Sponge
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Where do we even begin? This gilded wall mural that Ava Roth created in her home is not only done completely by hand, but it was also totally freehand as the homeowner had time. It does not repeat, and it does not follow any pattern. Absolutely incredible. We can just imagine how much joy guests must have getting to sit and take this in trying to find all of Ava's little hidden details.
A Nursery Mural On Design*Sponge
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Llubav Choy Duerr created this beautiful hand-painted mural for her son's nursery. It's whimsical while still being incredibly subtle.
A Birdcage Bathroom Mural In Brooklyn On Design*Sponge
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In this case, a shower curtain served as the inspiration for this mod birdcage mural the homeowner painted in their Brooklyn bathroom. We love the great use of space by adding the mural where the tile ends.

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Comments

  • I remember several of these from earlier postings on D*S, and I love seeing them again. That one by Ava Roth is magical!

  • WOW. These are incredible. I remember seeing a couple of these, but most of them are new to me! That gilded one is especially lovely.

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