Art Walls: Murals that Work

Wall murals aren't usually on my home decor radar. I love wallpaper, I've liked a few decals, but that's about it. I've been surprised lately, then, to come across a few murals that actually look pretty stylish.

Usually when I think of indoor murals, I think of kids' room or (for some reason) faux columns and grapevines. The three murals here, however, all add a bit of unexpected style and artfulness. I'm not ready to commit yet — and may never be — but now I can see the appeal.

  1. A traditional pastoral scene looks laid-back and hip in fashion designer Alexandre Herchcovitch's apartment.
  2. This mural is from the 1970s, and looks it, but it shows that whimsy can go a long way towards making a mural work.
  3. A detailed, gorgeously-hued world map looks chic in a room designed by Dufner Heighes.

(Images 1. Todd Selby for The Selby, 2. Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement via 9Bytz, 3. Dufner Heighes via Houzz)

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