Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Website Coming Soon!

We're busily working on a new design for our main website, www.GreatWallOnline.com. We're streamlining our order process, and adding a bunch of new wall murals, including this goth-inspired wall mural we featured as an inspiration piece on our blog. We'll also be adding a brand new line of childrens wall murals. In addition to the new wall mural images, we'll still be offering our custom wallpaper services. Updates to follow!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Custom Wallpaper Featuring Wood Textures

Custom wallpaper can feature just about any image, design, or texture. A look we love to experiment with is wood textures; the natural patterns created by swirling bark and liner designs of wood grain are both graphic and organic, an incredible combination. The rugged natural look of wood is even more compelling when juxtaposed with clean lined modern furnishings. As in the inspiration room above, the rustic wood wall mural stands out yet still manages to blend in with the contemporary room setting.
Another stacked wood wall mural, with a graphic overlay that has been ghosted over the wood image. This mural is available for purchase in our Exclusive Designs category of wall murals.
A more simplified wooden texture wall mural, available from our Natural Patterns line of murals. As always, if you have your own image of a compelling wood texture, we can produce that as your very own custom wall mural.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Custom Wallpaper: Unexpected Urban Art

Custom wall mural inspiration can come from an infinite amount of sources. Today's custom wallpaper post examines unexpected urban art, in other words, finding beauty in the ordered chaos of modern city living. The mural in our inspiration room is an image of the remains of countless handbills and posters that have been adhered over a wall.

Over time, the layering created by the numerous advertisements has created a very textural look. On top of that, the strips created by remains of ripped paper give the image a wonderful abstract quality. You may have passed by a similar scene and never thought that it could be a wallcovering, but that's exactly what we do, and the type of image we love to see produced as a custom wall mural. Contact us for more idea designs and ways to use your own digital photograph as your very own wall mural.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Custom Wallpaper Inspiration: Satellite Imagery

Today's custom wallpaper post is inspired by satellite imagery. In our Space Wall Murals image gallery, you can find some cool wallpaper murals of different nebulas, constellations, planets, and comets. But when a satellite turns it's gaze back toward earth, you get some of the funkiest natural patterns and anomalies that create gorgeous murals.

The image in our inspiration room is one of my favorite space murals. It is a satellite shot of the Ganges River Delta. The river forms a massive delta as it flows into the Bay of Bengal. The resulting look from space is a tendril-like collection of crooked lines that jag there way across the mural. Contact us for more satellite custom wall mural options!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Here's another custom wallpaper post to get you inspired about using images of architecture for custom photographic wall murals. Yesterday's post used the Brooklyn Bridge as an inspiration point, but the look of the mural in our inspiration room is much more abstract.

Ultra modern architecture like this makes for a very unique wall mural. The building's skin is comprised of a series of metal discs. The undulating pattern of these discs give the custom wallpaper a lot of movement and energy, and the blues give the piece an overall tranquility. Take a look around you with fresh eyes; you may just notice a building that could be perfect for your very own custom wall mural.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wall Murals Featuring Architectural Elements: Bridges

One of my favorite image inspiration sources is architecture. Structures that we see everyday can have such a different appearance through the lens of a camera. With the right perspective and vision, ordinary objects can take on new life, and a custom wall mural is the perfect way to display that vision.

The custom wall mural in our inspiration room features the Brooklyn Bridge. An iconic structure, the Brooklyn Bridge is certainly one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. But the change in perspective gives the image of the bridge an almost cathedral-like feel, with it's arches soaring. Many of us have photographs similar to this, contact us to learn how to turn your digital photographs into stunning custom wallpaper.