Using Murals to Expand Spaces: A Look Inside at Client Photos

A mural makes this small dining room happily intimate. Try our Aldsworth natural mural for a similar feeling.

This charming pied–à–terre was in a 1820s row house. The owners, who loved to entertain, weren’t happy with the dining room. They wished it had a better view, felt larger, and had fewer nooks and crannies. What was possible to make the room feel bigger and more unified? They decided to try a mural.

Sometimes people fear that a mural or texture will look too busy in a small room. The opposite is often true. Brushstrokes and texture soften the room’s corners. Your gaze isn’t stopped by the wall, but passes through it, into the depicted distance. The narrow space is widened; the ceiling lifted by the trees.

The room now feels pleasant and inviting, the perfect spot for a long dinner entertaining friends.