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Murals in Hospitality Design: Creating Memorable Experiences for Guests

When it comes to hospitality design, it's important to create an environment that's not only visually appealing but also leaves a lasting impression on guests. As a mural artist, I've had the pleasure of working on numerous hospitality projects, from boutique hotels, cocktail bars to trendy cafes and gained a unique experience in the field of creating custom designs for interior spaces.

While I may not have the same level of expertise as an interior designer in areas such as space planning and selecting furniture and fixtures, I've certainly gained some insights and ideas from my experience when it comes to incorporating murals and other interior design elements into hospitality designs.

Mural install for PB's St Kilda, by Juzpop. Check out the case study here. Photo by Fabrizio Evans.

Statement Lighting:

Lighting is a crucial element in hospitality design. Use statement light fixtures, or custom neons to create a focal point and add visual interest to a space.

Unique Furniture:

Incorporating unique furniture pieces can add character and personality to a space. Look for pieces with interesting shapes or textures to create a conversation starter.

Bold Textiles:

Textiles such as curtains, rugs, and throw pillows can add colour and pattern to a space. Use bold, eye-catching patterns to make a statement.

But back to murals. Here are a few ways they can be incorporated into hospitality design:

Mural install for Albion Rooftop, South Melbourne.

Feature Wall:

The most obvious of mural options, use a mural to create a statement wall in a hotel lobby or restaurant. This can be a great way to add personality to a space and make a lasting impression on guests, and of course can lend as a nice background for the causal Instagram pic.


Murals can also be used as a way-finding tool. Use a mural to create a visual cue that helps guests navigate the space.

Thematic Design:

If a hotel or restaurant has a specific theme, a mural can be used to enhance the overall design. For example, a Japanese-themed restaurant could have cherry blossom motifs flowing across the walls of the venue, or a feature mural of a Geisha or Japanese landmark.

Incorporating murals and other decor elements into hospitality design is all about creating an experience for guests. By using these tools to create a space that's visually appealing, unique, and memorable, you can create an environment that guests will want to return to again and again. If you're interested in incorporating murals or other decor elements into your hospitality design project, get in touch. We specialise in creating bespoke designs that leave a lasting impression on guests. And don't worry about location - we travel worldwide to bring our clients' visions to life.

Mural installs for Lulus Burger Bar, Yarra Glen (top left), Highness Cafe, Brunswick (top right), Rubi St Kilda (bottom left), Project 281, Brunswick (bottom right).

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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