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Room of the Week – mural dining room

November 23, 2011

This weeks Room of the Week is a dining room featuring a large map mural.  The room from the House to Home galleries combines the image of the map with several other simple design elements to create a great dining space.

The focus in this space is the wonderful mural on the wall so when choosing the other elements of the room you need to be careful not to detract from it. You can do this by choosing plain but brightly coloured accessories as shown here. The colour and finish of the large furniture is very simple and the interest comes from the yellow and purple accessories.

Following on from the trend for painted feature walls there is now a move towards the use of large murals. This can be a very effective way to add definition to an area i.e. to create a dining area in a large open plan room. Surface View will print a wide variety of murals to any size, they will also do bespoke work. A wide selection of images are available including a plan of London rescued from the archives of the National Maritime Museum.

A simple round table is often very hard to find but Moooi have a winner with the Container table designed by Marcel Wanders. The table is available in four different colours and is equally at home in your dining room or your office. The series is available in a variety of different sized and height tables.

The Guest chair from Ligne Roset would be a great match for this simple table. Shown here in a cream leather it is also available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers. We recently used this chair in a bright purple fabric to add some colour into a client’s dining room. The simplicity of the design works well and it is also very comfortable – a very important but often overlooked factor!

Adding a simple vitreous enamel pendant shade to the room does not detract from the wall art and also adds another simple detail to your room design. This style was used in English factories in the 1930s and there are many reclaimed fittings available. SkinFlint Design have a range of lamps reclaimed from factories and also a similar style from a hanger at Heathrow airport! Although many new versions are available it is great to be able to use a fitting that has history attached to it.

If you choose to decorate with a large mural remember that it must be given the space to really stand out. Your choice of furniture and accessories is also very important as everything should work together. If you follow these guidelines a great look is easily achievable and you will enjoy the room and never tire of the mural.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2011 11:19 am

    I love large map mural wallpapers, and they are becoming more and more popular. also do some great ones, and Andrew Martin has one with a more subtle design too.

    • November 23, 2011 4:31 pm

      The room looks fantastic. That table is lovely! Always exciting to see rooms come together like this.

      • November 23, 2011 8:45 pm

        And any rooms would be enhanced by one of your top murals Tom, the London map one is fantastic – love it!

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