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Beautiful Murals for the Kitchen

Designed to Draw Together Your Color Scheme in a Vivid Focal Point of the Space

© 2012 by Jessica Ackerman all rights reserved; content may not be copied, rewritten, or republished without author’s written permission.

An Italian-inspired kitchen mural

Whoever said that kitchen walls needed to be plain, never saw a kitchen wall mural. Not only do they add instant interest and a focal point to the space, they also offer a lot of practical solutions to kitchen decorating.

If you are searching for just the right way to jazz up your kitchen walls, consider the reasons below that make wall murals an excellent option.

An Artistic Way to Hide Blemishes

When remodeling or just redecorating your kitchen, dings and dents in the walls can be a tiresome and work-intensive problem. Not only do they show up when you paint the walls a solid color, especially a bright color with a glossy sheen, but they make the job look unfinished.

After spending hours and hours redoing the space, the last thing you want is to have a dent in the wall that you see every time you go in the room.

Wall murals are excellent for hiding small blemishes on kitchen walls, especially if you paint an old world scene with walls that are naturally imperfect.

Not only can the mural hide the blemish, but it can also draw attention to the wall for a positive reason.

Art Provides Instant Focus

Wall murals provide a room with an instant focal point. In the kitchen, where counter clutter can reign, it provides a nice first impression of the space. It takes the pressure off of the cabinets and appliances to be the most interesting things in the room, which is good if they are not up-to-date.

Even if they are brand new, a vivid and engaging picture welcomes and pulls the guest into the room with its unique charm and scene.

How to Pull Diverse Colors Together

Finding a common color theme for kitchens that are not going to be completely remodeled can be challenging. If the appliances are different shades, perhaps one is white and one is black, and the sink is silver while the countertop does not really seem to match any of them, it can be difficult to make the room look like it is pulled together.

Thankfully, a mural can do that almost instantly. Since it can contain any colors that you choose, it can pull in all of the mismatched hues to create one cohesive look. This adds to the feeling of continuity in the room.

Fun Factor

In addition to all of the practical reasons to add this accent to the kitchen, consider that there is the very real point that these visual magnets are fun for their own sake.

A mural will add a new dimension to the kitchen’s décor and really give people a sense of what your style is all about. The heart of the home is the kitchen, and your heart should be reflected in your décor.

Forget about traditional decorating and how everyone is designing their kitchens, and think about what you really want out of your own space. Do not be afraid to be bold and try a new look by adding a distinctive wall mural.

It is the easiest, and least expensive way, to make a strong impact on your kitchen’s décor. Have you tried this technique yourself? Any fun variations or ideas for some? Please share your ideas in the comment box below!

About the author:

Jessica Ackerman of, is an interior designer who illustrates how simple it can be to use contemporary metal wall art and big wall art.

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