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Beyond Paint and Wallpaper: Using Murals and Artwork to Elevate Interior Design

Art has long been a key element in interior design, adding character, personality, and a touch of uniqueness to any space. When it comes to incorporating art into your design projects, murals are a great way to elevate and compliment the interior design, as they allow you to create a large-scale, immersive piece that adds depth and interest to your design.

Mural install for Pinot Picasso Bentleigh, lighting install by Aust Neon.

Here are a few ways you can incorporate murals and other artwork into your interior design projects:

Create a focal point

A hand painted mural can be a great way to draw attention to a specific area or feature of a room. Consider placing a mural on a prominent wall, such as behind a bar or a couch, to create a striking centrepiece for the space. Murals are an excellent way to create a focal point in a room, drawing the eye and adding visual interest to an otherwise bland space. By selecting a bold, eye-catching design, you can create a statement piece that ties together the room's decor and sets the tone for the entire space.

Create a theme

Incorporating artwork that fits within a particular theme can help tie together different design elements in a room. For example, a nature-themed mural can complement wood accents, plants, and other natural materials. As a mural artist I've worked with so many venues and spaces on designing themed artworks for their spaces, a feature artwork can really declare the spaces aesthetic and create a more immersive and memorable experience.

Add depth and dimension

Murals can also be used to create the illusion of depth and dimension in a room. For instance, a mural of a city skyline can give the impression of a larger, more open space.

Use murals as a storytelling tool

Murals can be used to convey a story or message within a space. Consider commissioning a mural that tells a story related to the purpose of the room or the interests of the occupant. For example, quite a few times I've worked with a venue named after a person and I was commissioned to create the 'persona' of their name that reflects the aesthetic and atmosphere of the space.

Incorporate artwork into unexpected spaces

Artwork doesn't have to be limited to just walls. You could consider using murals, printed decals or other artwork on ceilings, floors, or even doors to add an unexpected and unique touch to a space. The possibilities are limitless and as an artist I always love the challenge of working with unconventional surfaces, incorporating 3D materials and just coming up with exciting new ways of incorporating art into spaces.

Highlight architectural features

Artwork can also be used to highlight architectural features of a room. For instance, a mural can be used to draw attention to a curved or angled wall, while a piece of artwork can be used to complement an intricate ceiling design.

Use artwork to add colour and texture

Artwork can be a great way to add colour and texture to a space. Consider incorporating artwork that adds a pop of colour to a room or that complements the texture of other materials used in the space.

Commission custom artwork

Finally, consider commissioning custom artwork or murals to create a truly unique and personalised space. Work with an artist or muralist to create tailored piece that aligns with your needs and specifications of the space and its occupants.

Mural design & install for Pinot Picasso Bentleigh, lighting install by Aust Neon.

Incorporating murals and other artwork into your interior design projects is a surefire way to elevate the space and create a truly unique and memorable environment. Whether you’re an interior designer, architect, or property developer looking to bring your clients' vision to life, or an individual looking to transform your home or business space, working with an experienced and professional muralist could make all the difference.

I'm Justine (Juzpop) a professional artist and muralist, I specialise in creating large scale one-of-a-kind murals and paintings that add a new dimension to spaces inside and out. Visit my portfolio page to see examples of my work and learn more about my approach to mural art. I'm based in Melbourne but love to travel for my work, so wether you're local or aboard and you’re interested in commissioning a mural or other kind of artwork for your next project, please don’t hesitate to contact me at


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