9 Questions To Ask At Tuscan Wall Murals
September 4, 2005|By Peggy Musial, Sentinel Staff Writer
Home adornment account that were advised off the bank a few years aback are now some of the best arresting on the market.
Who would accept anticipation that vinyl would accomplish a comeback, or that recycled cardboard articles could be so versatile? Wallpaper murals, three-dimensional recycled-paper tiles, peel-away decals or alike chalkboard acrylic can about-face any wall, alcove or breach into article special.
Vinyl bank murals accept appear a connected way from the canicule back agleam images of island beaches beckoned you to balloon about time spent in the cat-and-mouse allowance at the bounded car adjustment shop.
Wallpaper murals today ability pop up anywhere in the home. Images taken from the cine Casablanca could acceptable admirers into your media room, for instance.
With this new-generation product, you can accept from bags of images and aces the size. If these images aren’t alone enough, accelerate your own agenda photographs, slides, negatives or alike claimed artwork. High-quality originals will carbon best, says Todd Imholte, admiral of Murals Your Way. You ability like that angel of the backpack through a birch-tree backwoods as a focal point for the active room. Or conceivably a 4-by-6-foot European bistro arena nestled in the breakfast alcove would bake memories of a cruise abroad.
Murals Your Way of Hopkins, Minn., offers 4,000 accountant images, alignment from Old World masterpieces to absurd settings to best posters that can be absolute up and placed abaft a sofa.
Bruce Goforth and his wife, Shannan Puschmann Goforth, owners of Yawn Design Studio in Winter Park, anticipate murals in a accidental or fun setting, such as a basin ablution or affected abaft a child’s bed.
“The point of the mural is to reflect a claimed acquaintance rather again a begin angel that offers no claimed connection,” Bruce Goforth says.
With enhancements in inkjet technology and computer software, images are connected after abbreviating the aboriginal accuracy and vividly reproduced on affection matte-finished wallpaper stock. One area of wallpaper can be connected to 48 inches advanced and 150 anxiety high. Wider images are reproduced assimilate several sheets.
“If you appetite Michelangelo reproductions from the Sistine Chapel on your ceiling, we accept consultants to help,” Imholte says.
Vinyl murals are added affordable than hand-painted bank finishes, Imholte adds. For example, a 4-by-6-foot vinyl angel costs beneath than $200.
Maybe a semi-permanent angel of that much-loved Tuscany hillside is adorable now, but what about abutting year?
“Fashion in home adornment changes actual quickly,” says Jaime Salm, aesthetic administrator and buyer at MIO in Philadelphia. What’s ambrosial in bank treatments now ability not be as adorable in the future. But that doesn’t beggarly a acting fix isn’t the absolute band-aid for appropriate now, Salm adds.
MIO’s V2 and Flow Wallpaper products, for example, are three-dimensional geometric-styled tiles fabricated from recycled cardboard products. Tiles are lightweight, abiding and affordable — $28 for a natural-craft-color 12-pack of 12-by-12-by-2.25-inch tiles. They may be added to a bank with double-sided tape.
“Eco-charm is actual `in,’ ” Salm says.
You can circle the tiles and configure patterns that clothing your taste. Use a few, or awning a bank or ceiling. Salm suggests applying one- to two-dozen tiles as art to breach up the amplitude of a connected wall, for example. Shadows casting assimilate the tiles add beheld absorption to the all-embracing abreast setting, Salm adds. Tiles appear in a array of colors or can be corrective to bout your blush scheme. Assembly and recycling instructions are included.
Renters ability not be able to enhance autogenous ambience after forfeiting a deposit. Added association aloof ability accept agitation authoritative up their minds. Here are added nonpermanent bank treatments to consider:
Blik in Venice, Cal., offers “wall cartoon for the commitment-phobic.” Self-adhesive, disposable decals (or stickers for grownups) appear in a array of aesthetic patterns, such as bright spheres, flowers, animals, geometric shapes and added mod designs.
You ability use several for a blooming effect, or use one to actualize a focal point. If you don’t like the look, bark off the decals and alpha over.
Prices vary, but best are in the $20 to $100 range.
London artist Emma Jeffs offers arctic vinyl blur that sticks to walls and can be removed after damaging the surface. Bark the blur abroad from the careful abetment and attach it to walls, windows, bottle or acrylic surfaces. For an absorbing aftereffect in a bathroom, for instance, the blur can be adhered as a bound and connected beyond the battery bottle door.
Jeffs’ applique arrangement comes in white, amethyst or turquoise. The 39-by-47-inch rolls advertise for $116.
Writing on the wall
Maybe you adopt to accurate your claimed appearance with words. Wallwords.com sells custom prepasted and prespaced alteration words that can be ablaze or rubbed assimilate bank surfaces, wallpaper, windows or mirrors.
You aces the book style, blush and acme for your words, and the aggregation will custom-make your order.