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5 Ways to Use Murals at Home

You can use captivating images to reflect your personal taste and lifestyle

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Photography: Dairy Darilag

Murals are often used commercially as subtle visual advertising, but don’t discount the use of murals in your home.

As muralist Alfred Galvez explains, “Residential murals are not only interior accessories, but they also reflect the personal taste and lifestyle of the homeowner.” If you're still unsure about adding murals at home, here are reasons that might just make you reconsider:

It can open up a room

Murals can give your space a different atmosphere. “In a small room, especially one with a few windows, a mural creates an optical illusion of open space and light,” says muralist Genalyn Bocar.

It can serve as a focal point

Both experts agree that a mural can be the main feature in a room, tying all other elements together. “It can set the mood, ambiance, or direction of the interior style,” says Alfred.

 

It can help hide surface damages

A hole in a wall will be barely noticeable when there’s a beautiful work of art painted right over it!

It can help you relax

Aside from soaking in a tub to relieve all your stress, a mural  depicting the beach at the foot of your tub can enhance the entire experience.

It can help you showcase your personality

Murals can be anything from landscapes to cartoon charactersgiving a clue into the homeowner’s interests. A truly interesting mural can even serve as a conversation piece.

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This snippet originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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