Interior Inspiration: Framed Mural

Framed Murals

Often some of my favorite inspirations for home décor don’t even come from inside a home.  In fact, I love finding inspiration elsewhere, because by bringing it inside it becomes something new and fresh.

This photo is the perfect example of this idea.  Part of an exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore, the mural stretches along the entire length of the wall, but only one section is framed.  The brings your attention to the framed section in a way that is a bit whimsical and unexpected.

I love the idea of recreating this on a statement wall in a home.  I imagine replicating the idea with some very detailed wallpaper (if you happen to be a muralist then clearly that works as well!) and a large frame (almost always available at your local flea market).  And Ta-da!  You’ve got a serious conversation starter!  Play with hanging the frame off center or on different sections of the paper wall.  Depending on where you put it a different story will be told.

Unfortunately this is going to have to go in my “future home folder” as my current management company would rather die than allow wall paper!

Would you try this look in your home?



  1. You’re back!!! So glad to see you blogging again :) I like this a lot, but having spent the last few months (slowly) painting all my walls white it would take a lot for me to put a mural on one, lol. Hoping all is well, can’t wait to read more!

    xo Mary Jo

    p.s. Thank you for stopping by magicalmined and tweeting it too!

  2. Welcome back! I’ve missed you, but babies are all-encompassing. I remember. Love your frame idea, though I’m not sure I’d do it in my home.

  3. Very clever. I really like the idea. I’m not certain what type of mural I would go for, though. A pattern/design of some sort or an illustration?

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