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.
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.
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.
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?
Lauren created this cool mural scene in
by transferring sketches from her artist-husband, Frank, to the walls. We love a cheeky wall treatment, especially in a bathroom.
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!
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.
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.
Can you believe that this isn't a panel of wallpaper?! Katy Smail was commissioned to create this incredible flower mural by
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.
A Missoni-inspired mural in this
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!
Where do we even begin? This gilded wall mural that
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.
Llubav Choy Duerr
created this beautiful hand-painted mural for her son's nursery. It's whimsical while still being incredibly subtle.
In this case, a shower curtain served as the inspiration for this mod birdcage mural the homeowner painted in
bathroom. We love the great use of space by adding the mural where the tile ends.