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01-09-2009
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Ideas for a wall mural in my apartment
So my roommates and I just moved into a huge loft and have a livin room with 20ft high ceilings. I'm looking around for some ideas as to what we can paint on our walls. It doesn't have to pertain to fashion and doesn't necessarily have to be a "mural". We are just kicking around ideas, so any input would be great.

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You should totally do a trompe l'oeil.







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I have to say that most murals are not my taste at all. You could try to fill wall space with a series of picture frames and mirrors.


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One really cool product to consider is Ferm Living's Wall Stickers: http://www.fermlivingshop.us/stickers/

An example of their product:


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I would consider words or quotes ...

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I've always dreamt of having a big white empty room, where I can play around with paint (splahing, using bodyparts as stamps, etc.). So I think a "selfmade Jackson Pollock" would be very nice and something you would have a lot of fun with in the making. And IMO it's timeless and would suit nearly all styles of furniture and decoration.


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i love the pollock idea

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Words and quotes are a really cool idea! But I prefer them on mirrors actually. A friend of mine had the definition of reality (exactly like it's written in the dictionary, phonetic details and everything) printed on a huge mirror and it looked amazing.

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wouldn't you like something you might not get tired of...

a bright colour, or vivid painting/picture.. you'll get sick of it after a while i think better to go with something you love but that can blend in to background... something not so domineering that can complement your furniture and your selves while you are in the room... i find intense things give me a headache and aggravate my mood.

i misplaced the pictures but i think in one of the threads in A&D forum on interior decor there was a designer who used (office?) paper to texturize the walls.. it was really beautiful, it looked natural and unique
and you can change the texture where you like.. so it doesn't have to be monotone

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Pollock has definitely the 1950s all over on my mind (gee make a joke i'm so proud of)

Words and Quotes is good, totally !

check Lily van der Stokker, too :
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i like the idea of loooads of frames in all different sizes and colours as opposed to a mural!

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pollock is nice too :-) all up to you which colours you like

there's also mark rothko, kandinsky, paul klee for ideas
i guess they are called abstract expressionists

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Much as I love him, I don't think I could live with a Mark Rothko homage on my wall. The idea that colour can best express the horrors of the human condition because we've reached a point where figurative painting cannot perform the task is not something I'd want to contemplate every day when I'm having my tea, and I'd probably end up reaching the same conclusion about life that he did, in the end.

So it's another vote for the self-made Jackson Pollock.

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wouldn't you like something you might not get tired of...

a bright colour, or vivid painting/picture.. you'll get sick of it after a while i think better to go with something you love but that can blend in to background... something not so domineering that can complement your furniture and your selves while you are in the room... i find intense things give me a headache and aggravate my mood.

i misplaced the pictures but i think in one of the threads in A&D forum on interior decor there was a designer who used (office?) paper to texturize the walls.. it was really beautiful, it looked natural and unique
and you can change the texture where you like.. so it doesn't have to be monotone
I like silhouettes on the wall ... not that I have any I love Georgia O'Keeffe and have several of her prints framed, including posters from shows of her work I've been to. Some of them are bright, but I don't get tired of them.

If you really got tired of it, though, you could redo it

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that's true^ and i love o'keeffe too

it's just her wall is so huge lol
to do it again would be

but then if you do it like an abstract painter it;s fast and it also gets rid of whatever you've been bottling up for months or at least it's an attempt/idea

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And everyone can join in - it can be a work of art made by everyone who lives there, all adding their own colours. It doesn't matter if they can't draw, as long as they can artfully splatter some paint in the right direction!

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