The “wow” effect of the wall mural … it’s much more than wallpaper!

If we look at the technical side, there are several differences between traditional wallpaper and wallpaper murals. Decorators, designers and home design specialists use very often wallpaper murals because they know how they can create a “wow” effect in a room. What interests me particularly is the “exclusive” and “personal” nature of wall murals…

(Melanie Doyon and her family with our “World Map” mural to plan their trip around the world) 
I’ve always been fascinated to discover people’s experiences and see how a wall mural can give life to a room. A small room without windows? A trompe l’oeil mural can make a room look bigger! A boring basement? A texture wall mural (like wood, cement, stone or bricks) or a mural of New York will revive your basement! A dark and boring living room? A forest wall mural will give it light and a calm and peaceful atmosphere! The room of your little one is too simple and “sad”? A colorful and instructive wallpaper mural will stimulate imagination and creativity!

Recently, I was amazed to discover the experience of Mélanie Doyon and her husband Benoit Clement. Melanie has purchased and installed the mural “World Map” to plan their trip around the world. Mélanie told us: “For a full year, we used our wall mural to learn geography and indicate where we wanted to go. We each had color stickers to choose our favorite destinations.” Last time I heard of them, Melanie, Benoît and their two boys were in Vietnam. 🙂 

A wallpaper mural gives life, freshness and personality to a room … and it is a simple and inexpensive way to spruce up your life and your decor!!!

Marianne Cousineau, your wallpaper mural specialist 🙂

A “Chic Chalet” Basement! (by Nancy Cartier, N. Intérieur Home Staging & Relooking)

A basement is often a refuge with many functions, from office to guest room, by way of game room or home theater. This area can easily become a warehouse for our old furniture, seasonal accessories, in short, the stuff we use least often. Once we have decided to give it a particular vocation, it will then become a coveted room in your home. In this case, the clients wanted to have a comfortable, inviting and warm room to watch movies. The starting point of this project was the mural, it gives a lot of charm and depth to the room. Around this featured component, we added elements that bring to mind the countryside, all in a “chic chalet” ambiance! The result is warm and bright for a room with only a small window! Congratulations to the owners who did all of the work themselves 🙂

Here are a few photos of this gorgeous transformation.

The mural welcomes us as soon as we descend into the basement, it is the highlight of the room!

The drop ceiling was covered with wooden boards, this simple procedure clearly shows the room’s limits.

A small console table behind the sofa lets you enjoy a bite to eat!

A decoration plan is a must for a project like this, it is the starting point for the work and purchases to be done.  It will save you throughout your project!

Nancy Cartier
N. Intérieur Home Staging & Relooking