15 Trompe-l’œil Murals that Redefine Reality

Trompe-l’œil is French for “deceive the eye” It is a technique in art that creates optical illusions with realistic imagery, playing with dimension, perspective and space to create a mirage of sorts. These incredible murals add beauty and art to the room, as well as a touch of abracadabra!

A Whole New Perspective: don’t settle for less than amazing. These murals disregard time and space, reinventing rooms into anything from a grand hall to One Direction’s looking glass!

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Windows to the World: choose your view. These gorgeous wall murals transport the room to exotic destinations. No matter if your city apartment looks at a brick wall or if you long for the tropical sea in the dead of an Alaskan winter. Any view you desire can be yours with these faux window trompe l’œil murals.

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Faux Finish: no contractor required. Wish you had an industrial-chic exposed brick wall, or perhaps a rustic distressed wood detail? Go for it! These murals are applied like wallpaper and realistically reinvent the surface of your walls into stylish materials like birch, brick, stone and concrete. An authentic and contemporary solution!

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Amazing Books: Would you be kind enough to wait in the Library?  Books in decor bring a well-read literary greatness to to any space. While we may not all have the means for a Downton Abbey-esque library in our homes, these murals and wallpapers add shelves of books without taking up any space at all!

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Beachy Scene Wall Murals of Paradise The ocean is a stirring and romantic site, flaunting all the blues from turquoise to navy, glittering in the sunlight and sweeping the shore off of its feet into eternity. Are you inspired by the ocean? Our stunning beach theme murals bring the beauty of the seaside indoors.  For coastal charm with a kick, a beach themed mural truly brings the look of the sea to life on your walls, re-imagining the interior of your space as an ocean view! Tropical beach murals dotted with palm trees, Nordic c...
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Inspired Spaces: Watercolor Décor

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Watercolor Mural done by Black Crow Studios

There is something so dreamy about watercolor in décor. Free spirited and effortless, this glorious design technique has the ability to bring a handcrafted look to a variety of pieces that include both fashion and home décor. Making its debut as an art form during the Renaissance, the watercolor trend has truly come a long way since.

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Even a soft touch of watercolor as seen in this duvet cover by Anthropologie, adds an enchanted allure to this simple bedroom look

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Watercolor motifs have easily weaved their way from the walls to the ceilings, as well as into a variety of décor accents such as pillows, tableware, rugs and bedding. With the ability to give your space instant character, pale soft tones tend to bring a more romantic vibe, while brighter, more vivid tones add a punch of flavor!

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Whimsical and soft, these pale watercolor statements are effortlessly romantic in décor. Images from left to right: Poesie Wall Mural via Brewster Home Fashions, Floral Paisley Wall Mural by Eijffinger, Painting via Pinterest, Rug via West Elm, Bowls via Pinterest and Watercolor Ceiling via Viva Full House Blog

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Add brilliant detail to décor with a colorful and vivid watercolor print! Images from left to right: Print via Apartment Therapy, Passion Wall Mural via Brewster Home Fashions, Watercolor Painting & Curtains via Pinterest

With the ability to be used in so many different ways, whether you chose to accessorize, paint, wallpaper or accent, have fun incorporating this poetic look into your home.

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Trending: Flame Stitch Sage Chestnut hill Flame Stitch wallpaper from Modern Gentleman wallpaper collection Flame stitch has been making waves in the fashion and home decor industries since the 17th century, bringing a groovy mathematically-chic chevron-like print to everything from pillows to crochet knit dresses and scarves. This fun zig-zag look has spiked in trends lately, popping up on the runways and in all sorts of accessories, linens, an...
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12 Amazing Kids Rooms You Absolutely Must See

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These kids rooms are over-the-top-awesome! From pirate rooms with actual ships to reading nooks guaranteed to encourage more reading, and treehouses inside, these kids bedrooms are downright dreamy! We love decorating for kids because you can have so much fun with colors and themes. These imaginative rooms definitely went the extra mile.

1. A robot motif reading nook: Not only does this bright and chic boys room ahve the perfect built-in bunk beds, it also has a separate little room, just for reading – and the whole space is printed with rad retro robots. We adore everything about this novel room.

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2. Pirate theme room with a built in boat and bridge: need we say more? This pirate room takes the theme to the next level with a boat hide out accessed by a ladder and bridge. The walls and ceiling create an ocean adventure with a one of a kind mural.

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3. The ultimate pink girls room with a sleeping alcove. This dreamy pink room is so posh and pretty. We love the toile fabric and luxurious details, not to mention the regal bed. It is truly fit for a princess.

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4. This enchanted bedroom is straight out of a fairy tale! The custom round bed is built into a giant tree trunk and the walls have been built out with charming secret doors! We can imagine that this space inspires fantastic games of imagination and magic!

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5. A carnival circus theme kids room complete with an actual ferris wheel. We are dying to know if the ferris wheel actually works! Either way, this colorful and cute boys room decor takes the cake for creativity, as well as featuring a stylish mix of pattern and color.

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6. An actual castle bunk bed. This bunk bed features a ladder inside the castle turret and a gorgeous wall mural to create the illusion that you are indeed royalty. Talk about sleeping in style!

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7. A tree house theme room, inside your house. Every kid wants a treehouse right? This kid has one in their room! The tree itself is an incredible work or art, filling the wall and ceiling with beautiful branches and a ladder leads up into a secret hideaway!

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8. A room fir for a superstar! This great girls room sets the stage for pop star performances, poetry readings, dance recitals and dress up fashion shows. With a built-in stage area and a rolling wardrobe of clothes, this would be a very fun room to grow up in!

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9.A colorful boho-chic kids room with a teepee. This happy space has a chic mix of colors and prints, almost like an eclectic Anthropologie-esque space for your little one. We love the hanging feathers, lantern for late night reading illumination and soothing palette of blues and greens.

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10. Extreme Home Makeover sports theme room. No list of top awesome kids rooms would be complete without a nod to Extreme Home Makeover! This room takes a sports theme to epic heights with an incredible collection of memorabilia and basketball hoops all around the walls.

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11. Under the sea theme mermaid room. We are mesmerized by this room, especially the bed! Designed to look like an oyster shell and complete with a precious pearl pillow, the bed is truly the piece-de-resistance in this room. However, the whole space is a masterpiece that Ariel herself would be pleased to call home.

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12. A rainforest adventure room with a built in bridge and treehouse fort. This room is wild! The beautiful mural features a tropical scene, leading up into the treetop canopy of the rainforest! A ladder leads up to an awesome tree house, complete with two 3-D trees. We would love to hang out in this room!

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Autumn Home Décor: 5 Ways to Warm up Your Space!

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It’s officially the fall season, the season where warm knits, tall leather boots, cozy scarves and a pumpkin latte in your hand is on trend and stylish. We easily change up our wardrobe with the passing of seasons, so why shouldn’t it be the same for our home décor? Don’t think you have to totally rearrange the look of your room, instead think of it as adding on some layers. Just like layering our wardrobe, we can easily layer in some key pieces to our décor that will bring a little autumn home to stay. Today, we’ve pulled together our top 5 fall home decorating ideas for you to not only spice up your interior but bring some warmth to any area in your apartment or home.

 

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1. Layer in Soft Textures

Adding a collection of cozy pillows to furniture or a soft blanket or throw to the back of your couch or chair, will give you a warm place to cuddle up and enjoy those cold fall nights.

 

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2. Decorate with Area Rugs

Get creative with your area rugs! Layer them on top of each other or even over wall to wall carpet. They will not only help to keep your feet warm during the colder months, but they will also help to bring warmth to your home décor.

 

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3. Add a Touch of Autumn Flavor

Add in splashes of fresh autumn accents such as leaves, berries, pumpkins and apples, to make the rich, earthy colors of fall come alive in your room.

 

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4. Switch up Your Bedding

Switch your summer duvet cover to a warm quilt, or change your cotton sheets to flannel. Even adding a textured throw over top of your existing comforter, will add a nice cozy touch to your bedroom space.

 

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5. Bring in Candlelight

Adding in soft lighting will make your home feel warm and inviting. Place candles around your room to easily transition from daylight to the soft glow of a candle.

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Introducing Oxford: A Men’s Collection by Beacon House

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With an air of adventure, this vintage wallpaper design from the Oxford Collection, brings a well-traveled look to walls

Inspired by both old and new world influences, Oxford by Beacon House is a brilliant and sophisticated collection of wallpaper designs themed for a modern man’s space. Whether you’re looking to design an office, den, man cave or bedroom, this full range of masculine inspired prints, work to bring the finishing touch to your room.

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A handsome bedroom space designed with the Cypress Paisley Damask wallpaper, new from the Oxford Collection

With a wide spectrum of patterns including faux wood, leather and brick effects, as well as nautical looks, vintage cars and newspapers, plaids, paisleys, architectural designs and modern graphics, this handsome selection lends a hand in fashioning a space that’s all your own.

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Warm, comfortable style can be seen throughout this dashing collection of prints

A worldly color palette marked by spice tones, warm hues, blues and neutrals, makes this stylish mirage of traditional and fashionable wallpapers a timeless décor accent filled with dashing adventure, iconic accents and perfectly well-suited appeal.

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Meridian Nautical Plaid wallpaper via Oxford by Beacon House

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Perfect for a study or den, this scholarly print brings a well-educated air to walls accented with a chic vintage vibe

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Create a rustic and modern kitchen space with the Letterpress Typography wall paper via the Oxford Collection

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Classic nautical style via the Voyage Sailboats wallpaper design

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A collection of vintage newsprints on this neutral wallpaper design, brings an antique look and feel to walls

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Vintage ships, compasses, planes and hot air balloons, invite adventurous detail to any space – Explorer Antique Map wallpaper via the Oxford Collection

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Fall Color Report: Warm Cognac

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Walls to couches, skirts, coats and headboards, cognac adds a warm energy to fashion as well as home décor (images from top left: Pantone.com, Pottery Barn, Brewster Home Fashions, Milk Magazine, Pinterest & Style.com)

Where brown is seen as dull, cognac is seen as glamorous! This warm, classy hue brings to mind autumnal bliss, where colorful leaves, cozy knits and days spent by the fire all lay at the forefront of our minds. So it’s no surprise that this toasty shade, reminding us of not only a steaming cup of coffee but our favorite pair of leather boots, has won a place on the Fall 2014 Pantone Fashion Color Report.

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A perfect pair to so many colors, you might even call it a neutral! It has the ability to make black seem not so harsh, while also being able to bring out the true beauty of a vibrant red without making it too overbearing (as seen above). There are not many colors you can truly say this about, that can work so fluently alongside others while also being able to stand alone brilliantly!

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Images via Houzz, Pinterest & Brewster Home Fashions

What is seen in fashion can also transition over to the home décor market. From warm leather sofas, stand out headboards, vintage accessories and cultured brown walls, cognac creates an interior that is stylish and chic as well as pleasant and enjoyable to live in. Whether it is the main focus of a room or subtle addition, adding in touch of this feel-good color provides your home with a comfortable living space.

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Beautiful pairings with white, pink and black accents (images via Houzz, Rue Magazine & Pinterest)

The beauty of Cognac, is that it seems to break all the rules. It not only compliments black, but it looks great with white, even better with color, and yes, it even looks fabulous on its own! This is definitely one color we can get used to!

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The Beauty of Country Chic Décor: Introducing Countryside by Chesapeake

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A timeless entryway created with the Christiana Damask Medallion, Greer Gingham Check & Shandi Bird Hill border, all designs from the Chesapeake Countryside Collection

There is nothing quite like walking into a home that feels both warm and inviting, filled with memorabilia from the past that’s been collected through generations. A wood burning stove, grandmothers precious china, cozy quilted blankets, an antique hutch, rustic and timeless décor that mark the beauty of a well loved home. And today, we are thrilled to announce a new collection by Chesapeake, Countryside, filled with both warmth and style and that uses traditional Americana inspired designs in a fresh and modern way. Beautiful borders, time-worn textures, floral trails and vintage designs blend with gingham and patchwork prints, country chic damasks and more for a selection of wallpapers that mix the old with the new and provide you with a wonderful starting point to creating a memorable home that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

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Perfect vintage kitchen décor using the Arronsburg Damask wallpaper & Bailey Rooster Script border from the Countryside Collection

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Master the art of a true rustic escape with the June Heritage Tin Star border & Mapleton Faux Wood Texture

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Adamstown Vintage Newspaper design via Countryside by Chesapeake

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Rose Valley Floral Trail wallpaper matched with the Martha Country Bath border

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A cozy country bedroom designed with the Dixie Floral Trail wallpaper and Marlene Angels & Ivy border

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A light and airy kitchen scene designed using the Shelby Calico Floral wallpaper, Harlow Everything Grows with Love border & the Mapleton Faux Wood Texture

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Timeworn beauty illuminates from the Lisle Roosters and Script wallpaper by Chesapeake for the Countryside Collection

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Decorating Ideas to Bring a Touch of Autumn to your Home

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If you’ve ever experienced New England in the Fall, you know the vibrant beauty that seems to suddenly appear out of nowhere, transforming busy highways and cottages by the sea into picturesque scenes of color. From gold toned leaves to the comfort of a fireplace to crisp cool nights spent in cozy sweaters, these are the things that make Autumn one of our favorite seasons. So why not invite some of the warmth and magic of the harvest season into your own home? With autumnal colors and natural accents, to decorative pumpkins and more, adding a touch of fall flavor to décor is very simple to achieve.

Bring Nature Indoors

The heart of Autumn decorating stems from the beauty of nature. From pine cones and berries to acorns, pumpkins and leaves, creating a gorgeous wreath or a rustic centerpiece out of natural details is an easy and stylish fall addition.

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Cozy Accents

Layering your room in a variety of cozy throws and blankets adds both warmth and texture to décor, fashioning a comfortable fall escape for you to enjoy on those chilly days and nights.

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Decorative Pumpkins

It’s not about the plain orange pumpkins anymore! Painted and glittered, golden and shiny, pumpkins have come a long way and can be both a chic and stylish fall accessory to home décor.

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Shades of Autumn

Rich browns, brick reds, burnt oranges and golden yellows all lend their part in creating an Autumn inspired atmosphere. Decorative pillows or kitchen linens are a great way to add in unexpected pops of these toasty shades.

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Black & White Photography as Art in Décor

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Classic, timeless, artsy, sophisticated, cultured, these are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the illustrious pairing of black and white. Outlasting both trends and changing fads, this chic color combination remains a constant style icon in both the home décor market and beyond. By merging this tasteful union with pictures, prints and unforgettable moments that have been captured on film, you suddenly have a new and stylish way of decorating your home that remains both memorable and everlasting.

Tips & Tricks when Decorating with Black & White Photographs:

1. Bring dimension and symmetry to a long hallway by lining each wall in black and white photographs of the same shape and size

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2. Bring an element of surprise to your room by covering a vibrant wall in black and white photographs

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3. Mix both small and large photos to add interest to your space as well as keep the eye fascinated and moving

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4. Mix in one or two print’s that aren’t black and white for a pop of color

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5. Create an eclectic look by arranging your photographs asymmetrically

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Wallpaper Panels for a Pop of Pattern

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Create a beautiful mural with hanging wallpaper panels via SF Girl by Bay Blog

From covering walls to ceilings to tabletops, bookshelves and even headboards, wallpaper has truly remade itself in the home decor marketplace. Having been scrutinized and labeled with such terms as outdated and tacky, the new role its taken on is like a breath of fresh air. With endless possibilities that offer you both an affordable and easy design solution when redecorating your house, building a home from scratch in a new apartment or condo, or rather styling a trendy dorm room, wallpaper can make the old new again and turn the ordinary into something beautiful. Today we show you just how simple it is to take a single roll of wallpaper and turn it into a dazzling statement piece for walls. Let’s get started!

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Project: How to Make a Hanging Wallpaper Panel!

Tools & Supplies:

1 roll of wallpaper

2 wooden dowel rods

A piece of decorative string

Staple gun

Scissors

Ruler

Glue

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Step 1: Measure and cut the wallpaper to the exact length you need using a ruler and a pair of scissors (width is already precut for you!)

Step 2: Cut each dowel rod 1-2 inches longer than the width of your wallpaper

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Step 3: For both the top and the bottom, place the wallpaper over the rod, tucking into place and securing with a staple gun, stapling every couple inches

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Step 4: To make sure the rod stays in place, run a little glue down the length of your rod, making sure the edges are thoroughly fastened into place

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Step 5: To hang, take a piece of decorative cord and tie it to each end of the rod and then hang from a hook on the wall

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Voila! A lovely new addition to your room. Want to see more paneled looks? Check out some additional inspiration below!

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Spruce up a home office with wallpapered panels! Image via House to Home

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An enchanting addition to kitchen décor via Camille Styles Blog

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Vibrant & eclectic wallpaper panels via Dustjacket Attic Blog

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Vintage inspired framed wallpaper panels via The Hunted Interior Blog

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