These Wall Murals Require Zero Artistic Skill

published Apr 11, 2019
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Mural, mural, on the wall
Who is the fairest of them all?

Answering that question right now is a tough challenge. Fantastic, design-forward murals are all over the interwebs—and the right one can seriously elevate your space. Plus, retailers are working directly with independent artists to create affordable, large-scale murals. That’s a nice bonus for us wall-art size queens who lack the means to buy originals.

Even better: Modern murals are easy to apply and even easier to take down. (Renters, rejoice!). Go ahead, be impulsive. This is one DIY where changing your mind later is NBD.

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Melanie Severin is a recovering lawyer-cum-artist who lives with her family on 30 sprawling acres in rural Alberta, Canada. Her dreamy, watercolor-esque paintings earned her a spot as one of Minted’s top artists. Like much of Severin’s work, this sophisticated, abstract mural brings to mind flowers and organic shapes.

Mesmerize, Minted, starting at $330

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The botanical print on this Anthropologie exclusive feels modern and organic with its simple black-and-white palette and hand-drawn feel.

Lila Mural, Anthropologie, $298

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If you’re more of a purist when it comes to your floral prints, this four-piece mural by Deny Designs hits that perfect old-fashioned note.

Wildflower Bouquet Wall Mural, Urban Outfitters, $499

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Almost any artist print at Society6 can be re-imagined at mural size—but some are clearly suited to the task. Explicit Design’s Faces in Dark mural will add some serious drama to a room, and the abstract design means it plays well with other pieces.

Faces in Dark Wall Mural, Society6, $299.99

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Another dramatic, moody choice, this six-panel piece, produced by two sisters in Vancouver, Canada, has a rich, painterly feel.

Eau Noire Mural, anewall, starting at $469

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If you want to transition from white and minimalist to bohemian and Jungalow, this nine-foot by nine-foot mural is a quick way to completely transform a room’s vibe.

Melika Mural, Anthropologie, $228

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And for the office. ‘Nuff said.

Get Sh(it) Done Wall Mural, Society6, $299.99

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Perhaps known more for decals featuring Keith Haring’s work or rap lyrics (Can I kick it / Yes you can), BLIK also has a side that’s less street-art, more fine-art. Take this wall panel by UK-based illustrator and artist Stephen Smith, who goes by Neasden Control Centre. This abstract, colorful piece brings a lot of energy to an otherwise staid living room or bedroom.