American actress and singer, Jennifer Lopez certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to fashion and interior decorating. We've featured her home countless times on Homes & Gardens, and we can't enough of her fun, playful style. This time, our adoration comes in the form of a wall mural.
Scenic landscape murals are the biggest story in decorating today – wonderfully atmospheric and evocative, a stunning design will transform a space and capture the imagination. Dramatic and stylized, Jennifer Lopez's glorious scenic design is reminiscent of a beautifully illustrated storybook.
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Jennifer Lopez proves that wall decor does not have to be devoid of personality. Whether you want to make a statement or add color and texture to a small space with one scaled-up mural, dressing up a wall can add extra drama and excitement.
More refined than wallpaper and more interesting than a coat of paint, adorning a wall with oversized wall decor panels is a surefire way to make a room something to marvel at.
‘In the last year or so we are seeing a growing trend for murals that bring an artistic statement to walls,’ says Hayley McAfee, design director at Villa Nova.
Using a mural to fill a wall with a single dramatic image is a bold move, but it is a logical progression if you’ve already used patterned wallpapers.
‘A mural is a powerful tool for the adventurous,’ says Andy Greenall, head of design at Little Greene. Many mural designs are now available as wallpapers, making them easier to achieve. ‘Three drops of paper that create a whole panel give an instant uplift,’ says Andy. Try painting the surrounding walls in a complementary color taken from the mural.
‘Over recent times there has been an explosion in high-tech digital printing which has changed the game somewhat, allowing a huge amount of experimentation and emerging new designers,’ explains Martin Waller, founder of Andrew Martin.
‘The choice is vast, but it is a highly personal one, thoroughly dependent on the house and the room, not to mention your mood and personality. Wallpaper has taken the interior world by storm in recent years, and frankly, anything goes from geometrics and trompe l'oeil, floral and animal, modern or contemporary, grass cloths, fabrics and murals.’
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Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
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