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Beautiful Murals for the Kitchen

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

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An Italian-inspired kitchen mural

This article was updated on 02/13/19. Happy National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day!

If anybody ever said that kitchen walls needed to be plain, clearly they never saw a kitchen wall mural. Not only do they add instant interest as well as a focal point to the space, they also offer many practical solutions to kitchen decorating.

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

They Are an Artistic Way to Hide Blemishes

When remodeling or redecorating your kitchen is your current DIY project, repairing 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 you spend many hours redoing the space, the last thing you want is to have a blemish on the wall that you see every time you enter the room. And who does not spend a ton of time in the kitchen?

Wall murals are one excellent solution for concealing small blemishes on kitchen walls, especially if you paint an old world scene with walls that are naturally imperfect. Of course, there are other ways. If you want more options, here are another 5 ways to refresh your wallson a budget.

Not only can the mural hide the blemish, but it can also draw attention to the wall for a positive reason. Win-win in my book!

Art Provides Instant Focus

Wall murals provide a room with an instant focal point. In the kitchen, where counter clutter can reign supreme, it provides a nice first impression of the space. It will take 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 a real challenge. For example, 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. This is certainly cheaper than using Rustoleum white appliance epoxy paint to make all the appliances white to brighten up 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!

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Photo of Kelly R. SmithKelly R. Smith was a commercial carpenter for 20 years before returning to night school at the University of Houston where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. After working at NASA for a few years, he went on to develop software for the transportation and financial and energy trading industries. He has been writing, in one capacity or another, since he could hold a pencil. As a freelance writer now, he specializes in producing articles and blog content for a variety of clients. His personal blog is at I Can Fix Up My Home Blog where he muses on many different topics.

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