How to optically enlarge a space? How to add depth to a monochromatic interior? How to make sure that your guests feel as comfortable and relaxed in a closed space as they would in a beautiful garden, park or forest? You can achieve all that and more with an eye-catching panoramic wall mural. These types of decorations can be used as contrastive elements in minimalistic spaces or complementary ornaments in Boho-style interiors. They are also suitable for many other styles. Continue reading to learn our decorative tips and tricks and to see which panoramic view wall mural will be the best for your unique interior.
Optical illusions have been used by many important artists in history. The technique allowed them to manipulate shapes, light and shading in order to create 3D effects. Some of the most notable artistic illusions include Giotto’s “pretend” chapels in Scrovegni chapel in Padua, Van Eyck’s figures in illusory alcoves or Salvador Dali’s surrealistic paintings. However, these are just a few of the masters of tromp d’oeil and optical illusions. Nowadays, your eyes can be deceived by geometric art, street art and… interior design. The easiest way to create a unique decorative effect in your home is by using a wall mural. With a 3D panoramic view or another large format image on the wall you’ll immediately be transported into a completely different place – a paradise beach, deserts of Africa or a mysterious forest. What’s more, you can double the three-dimensional effect of the mural by hanging a mirror on the opposite wall or next to the window. You can also use panoramic view wall murals in your bathroom, e.g. on the walls surrounding the bathtub. In this space, we recommend a view of a sea or a lake. Just remember that the 3D effect won’t work too well if you hang shelves on the wall and cover parts of the mural. For storage, we recommend movable cabinets on thin legs. And for all fans of extreme experiences we have a 360o photo of a rope bridge hanging over a precipice, which you can use to decorate the floor.
Optical illusions can also help if your flat appears to be a bit too cramped. In a few simple steps you can say goodbye to that claustrophobic feeling. First, we recommend investing into furniture in subtle shades of white, grey and beige. Next, choose the dominating decoration for the room and match it with appropriate details. You can create an illusion of depth in your room by decorating your wall with a panoramic wall mural depicting sky blue mountain summits, emerald hills of Tuscany, or golden blocks of sandstone in Colorado. Other decorations, such as cushions, lamp shades, flower pots and blinds should feature the same colours which dominate in your three-dimensional photo. You can also divide your room into several decorative areas by using different textures or colours. You can also gain more space by using multifunctional furniture, e.g. coffee tables that fit into one another like matryoshka dolls. Another great idea is to use ottomans and the cupboard under the stairs for storage. Say goodbye to heavy wardrobes. And since your space will become more minimalistic, we also recommend other minimalistic elements, such as glass flower vases and transparent furniture with thin, metal legs.
Despite the unfading popularity of the industrial style, contemporary interior designers more and more often turn to more eclectic interiors that combine several different styles. A panoramic view wall mural could be a wonderful addition to an interior that combines classic and minimalistic elements with antique furniture. Let’s take a look at Scandi vintage décor. These interiors are incredibly lively thanks to their retro elements. They combine white and black with brown and ombre walls. They feature slightly discoloured wooden tables and dishes with designs from the 60s and the 70s. Don’t discard your grandparents’ furniture. Instead, repaint them and replace their legs and handles. Add to that a collection of old photographs in DIY frames or a retro wall mural. How about a panoramic sepia view of a harbour or a wide sketch of a park? Choose what you like most. Antique interiors are more than just retro and vintage. Another great idea are decorations inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. Columns are a must here. Their shape can be replicated by table legs. Flower pots can resemble ancient vases. You can also get some figurines of feet and hands and arrange them on a terrazzo countertop so that they look like broken sculptures. Subdued colours and stone veins are also an interesting reference to the popular botanical style. You can complete the look of the interior with a panoramic view wall mural, which will definitely inspire you to see more than just the ruins of Greek temples…