As people look to freshen up their interior spaces, it can be a great idea to highlight one wall in a room as an “accent” wall by adding a different color, wallpaper or even different materials. Taking this approach can add interest to a space or draw attention to an area where you want the focus to be.
Taking this to the next level is the “feature wall” or “statement wall”. Rather than just an accent, the goal with a statement wall is to add an entirely different level of “pop” or even “wow!” to a room. There are some great wallpapers available that are being used to create just such a “wow” affect – but paper has its limitations. With paper, you have to work with patterns and colors that are already available – meaning you often need to make the room work around your choice of paper, rather than vice-versa. Paper is also problematic in bathrooms due to moisture.
To address this, I set out to create a mural concept that would be bold and graphic – with an eye on modern decor. I also wanted to play with the "outside in" trend of bringing outdoor elements into interior decor (which is also right up the alley of what I do in my fine art).
The concept is to take patterns from nature (wood, leaves, agate, marble, water, etc) and magnify them to the point where it becomes almost abstract, but still recognizable. I am also separating the colors and values in these patterns into distinct breaks to create a cleaner final look.
The result accomplishes that desired “wow!” affect with a clean, bold presence - while also being tailored to fit the space. For each Statement Wall mural, everything is customized – from the pattern, to the colors, to the placement and orientation!
Below are three recent examples (one added 1/24). The wood pattern/ bedroom statement wall is 15 feet by 16 feet, the metallic silver marble pattern/ bathroom statement wall is 5 feet by 8 feet and the agate pattern/stairwell statement wall is 3 feet by 9 feet. While these show a glimpse into the concept, the sky (and your imagination) is the limit for how it could look in your space!