This is one of those design ideas that you see all the time in magazines or catalogs and less frequently in real life, but there some clever ways to adapt the concept to your own space. We combed the archives for examples from homeowners who have applied photo murals in several different ways — to conceal sliding doors, dress up an alcove, or draw attention to a main wall.
If you've got an empty wall, a photo mural can create a focal point or even make a small room seem larger. Websites like designyourwall.com or muralsyourway.com can work with you to create custom wallpaper or pre-designed patterns from a high-resolution photograph.
You can also go the DIY route and use the Rasterbator, an online program that will blow up a photo for you and piece it out into small, printable sections.
For details on the spaces above and the ideas shown, click through the photos and captions, as well as the linked tours below.
• Wallpaper Murals: Traditional and Contemporary
Photos: Kim Johnson, Sarah Rainwater, Ann Manubay, Dabney Frake, Evan Thomas