Whether in the form of a nature landscape, abstract design or geometric pattern, wall murals add character and personality to any space. Imagine lush trees growing on your bedroom walls, dramatic black strokes lining your living room or a tropical rainforest in place of a kitchen backsplash. Regardless if you're looking to install a mural wallpaper design, hire a muralist to hand-paint your walls or tackle a DIY project, we've rounded up wall mural ideas that will transform your boring walls.
You don't need to be a professional to paint a beautiful accent wall — think simple waves, rainbows, triangles and flowers that can be sketched onto the wall beforehand. Try dreamy clouds on a playroom ceiling, blooming flowers in a staircase or eye doodles scattered across a bathroom wall. When your imagination is at play, the options are truly endless.
As you scroll these conversation-worthy ideas, you'll find a mix of easy murals and more challenging designs — like a tree-lined lake and Von Gogh-inspired cherry blossom branches. We've included inspiration for small spaces, like tiny alcoves or reading corners, as well as spacious rooms where all walls are adorned with intricate details. And if you're not ready to break out the paint brush, you can explore options like custom or peel-and-stick wall murals.
Inspired by a Van Gogh painting, these dramatic cherry blossom branches look striking in an entry. Varied shades of green create a textured background for the dark branches and coral blooms.
After creating a blueprint with painter's tape, blogger Laura Gummerman outlined the area in colored pencil and got to work painting the waves in warm hues.
Comprised of hearts, smiley faces and lightning bolts, this graffiti-style mural infuses color into a girl's bedroom lounge area. Worried about recreating this bold look with paint? Muralist @coreypaige_designs sells her art as wallpaper, too.
Showcasing different types of trees, this jungle mural brings the beauty of nature into a kids' bedroom. Here, Collected Interiors adorns the wall behind the beds to create a dramatic focal point.
From the clouds and cascading waterfall to the blooming flowers and island palm trees, this coastal mural creates a sense of calm in a sunny bedroom by DATE Interiors.
You don't need to be an artist to recreate this minimalist wall mural. Bloggers Niña Williams and Cecilia Moyer use a kitchen sponge and sage green paint to adorn groups of three lines evenly on a plain white wall.
Keep it simple with a few triangle shapes painted in various shades of coral, ranging from light to dark. Hint: You'll need painter's tape, a mini paint roller and level.
Inspire any child's creativity by painting clouds on the ceiling. This adorable playroom, designed by Rincon Rd, features blue and gray clouds along a slanted ceiling.
Starting with a deep olive background, this blogger uses chalk to sketch out botanical leaves, round berries and blooming flowers. Various paint shades, including Behr's Flamingo Feather and Tangy Green, bring the wall to life.
With painter's tape, it's easier than expected to add geometric shapes to solid white walls. Here, Blueberry Jones Design paints three triangle shapes — one in navy, yellow and pale green — to jazz up a boring bathroom wall.
Cozy up a reading corner with a grouping of whimsical leaves. Take note from this blogger and paint two large stems coming from the floor and two smaller stems from the ceiling.
Swap a traditional kitchen backsplash for a striking wall mural like this look from Shani Core Interiors. Behind crisp white cabinets sits a tropical rainforest, comprised of lush foliage and wildlife.
Birds in a Tree
Not only does this stairwell — designed by Pastiche Studios — boast aquamarine walls, but a cherry blossom tree takes over one wall. Take notice of the detailed foliage, pink flowers and life-like bird.
Inspired by '70s artwork, these hand-painted daisies add charm to a girl's pink bedroom. This blogger starts with white outlines, then uses mustard yellow paint for the centers.
Dream of sleeping among the trees when you cozy up near this stunning forest landscape. Clara Jung of Banner Day Interiors adds this detailed mural wallpaper above the bed, thoughtfully pairing it with a velvet green bed frame.
No need to paint the entire wall! Choose a playful design, like this bold eye pattern and repeat it all over. Just remember to use a tape measure to ensure even placement.
Infuse color into the bathroom by painting a rainbow on a blank wall. For extra fun, this blogger paints vertical lines from floor to ceiling and horizontal lines running below the rainbow.
Black squiggly lines against a white wall create contrast and drama in this modern living space by Blueberry Jones Design. We love how the strokes seem to have come from an oversized brush.
This stunning landscape mural will make it feel like you're dining lakeside. Take inspiration from how Hendrick Interiors paints the molding and trim a complementary blue shade.
Transform an awkward alcove — which doubles as a miniature home office — with a calming cloud wallpaper mural.
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