Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Custom Wallpaper Imagery: Creating a Penthouse View

Today's custom wallpaper post will show you how you can use an image to create your very own penthouse view. Whether you live on the top floor or the ground floor, a custom wall mural of a city skyline can create the feeling that your space is high in the clouds. How else can you get a million dollar view of downtown Manhattan in your studio apartment in St. Louis? The above image in our inspiration room illustrates the concept: using the right image for a wall mural engenders your room with feel of living in a skyscraper.
Another Manhattan skyline cityscape mural, more of an all-encompassing panoramic wall mural.
This shot we've featured before, but again illustrates the possibility of decorating with a skyline view. This wall mural showcases the skyline of Chicago as seen from Lake Michigan.
Finally, one more image from our installations gallery from our website. Again, we're using a cityscape wall mural, but as opposed to giving you the impression of being in a penthouse in the sky, you get the feeling of being being nestled in the middle of Central Park with the skyline of New York looming around you.

Options abound when decorating your walls with custom wallpaper featuring a cityscape. Contact us to learn more.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Framing Custom Wall Murals with Wooden Molding

Wainscoting and decorative wood moldings can be the perfect finishing accent to a custom printed wall mural. The image in the inspiration room above shows how you can use a room's pre-existing molding to frame out a wall mural. As opposed to filling the entire wall, the molding acts as a frame, creating the feel of a hugely oversized art piece.

The same look can be created with smaller vignettes in multiple molding frames on a single wall. The same custom wall mural image could be segmented out, or multiple images could be used to tell a visual story.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Using Vintage Images for Photographic Wall Murals

Today's custom wallpaper post celebrates vintage photography as an inspiration point for photographic wall murals. Vintage photographic images can come from any number of sources; antique shops, garage sales, or they may already be in your possession. Another great vintage photo resource is Wikipedia Commons, which has a large collection of royalty free vintage images that are perfectly suited for custom photographic wall murals.
The image above is a shot by NASA, showing the vortex created by an airplane speeding along. A very different take on an airplane in a vintage photograph, but just another example of how there is almost always the perfect image out there for a mural based on individual preferences.