I’ve spent quite some time over the last two days searching online for floral wallpaper and large scale floral murals for my studio. I’ve decided to keep it to one wall — the long wall at the front of the studio (i.e. the wall with the windows that look out towards the street), and I’ll do something coordinating in the “office” portion of the room. And I learned pretty quickly that finding the perfect one is pretty darn impossible. But I did manage to find six that I really like, and I could see myself easily decorating around any of these.
Note: I tried to make each one as close to scale as possible.
First up is this awesome Indy Bloom Designs Blush Florals wallpaper on Spoonflower.
Jennifer at The Magic Brush installed this wallpaper in her craft room, and she took this close up picture showing all of the amazing colors in the wallpaper.
What I like about it: The watercolor look of the flowers (y’all know how I love watercolor effects!), the colors, and that it has orange as well as pink and hints of yellow in it! I also like that since it’s a wallpaper and not a mural, all of the colors will definitely be seen many times on the wall, even though there will be large cutouts in the pattern for windows, and some of it will be hidden behind that center lower cabinet.
What I don’t like about it: Mostly that it’s wallpaper. I know, I know. I just said that was a positive. But while I like the color distribution of a wallpaper, I’m not really crazy about definite pattern repeats. I’d much prefer this as a super large scale wall mural with no pattern repeats, but then I’d lose the benefit of color distribution all over the wall. Also, the only green in it is super muddy, and it has no teal in it at all. But that aqua background is so light and happy, so I suppose I could live without my beloved teal since I’d have its close relative in that beautiful aqua. And did I mention the orange? I love that it has orange.
Option #2 is this Almond Blossom large scale wall mural from Magic Murals.
What I like about it: It’s a wall mural, for one. And hello! Teal!
What I don’t like about it: My colors would be way more limited with this one. Where’s the pink? The orange? And I’m afraid that with such a limited palette, I’d end up with a way more serious studio than I envision. Also, I’m not loving how the bulk of the design would fall below the desk.
The third option is this Floral Crush wall mural from Walls Need Love.
What I like about it: SO. MANY. COLORS! I mean, there’s pink, red, coral, green, blue, dark purplish blue, aubergine, creamy yellows.
What I don’t like about it: I’m not quite sure how I feel about the realistic-looking flowers. I’m generally more drawn to flowers with a watercolor look to them, and this definitely doesn’t have that. But on the other hand, I’ve seen so many rooms lately with large-scale floral murals that have the realistic type of flowers, and they’re absolutely gorgeous. Do I take a chance, or do I stick with what I absolutely, without a doubt, know that I love? I probably already know the answer to that, but I wanted to throw this one in the bunch just in case.
With the last three, we’re back to my beloved watercolors. Option 4 is this Garden Whispers wall mural from Wallsauce.
What I like about it: The watercolor effect is my favorite feature, followed by the beautiful and happy pinks, yellows, and greens. I also like that it has a bright, not-quite-white background that would keep that wall light and airy.
What I don’t like about it: There’s turquoise in there, but you really have to search for it. And that orange looks awfully muddy. I prefer a more vibrant orange.
Option 5 is this Graceful Bouquet wall mural from Wallsauce.
What I like about it: Pretty much the same things as the previous one. I love the watercolor effect, the greens, and the pinks.
What I don’t like about it: Where’s the teal, or blue, or turquoise? Would I really be happy with a studio where my absolute favorite color (or even any close relative of it) isn’t present at all? I honestly don’t know.
And finally, option 6 is this Macro Garden 2 wall mural from Wallsauce.
What I like about it: Okay, that should be obvious by now. 🙂 Watercolor, pink. And look! TEAL! And there’s even some purple thrown in there for good measure.
What I don’t like about it: Ugh. The green. This would be a perfect option if that green were just a bit brighter. Instead, they had to put a muddy, dull green with all those other gorgeous colors.
So those are the options I’ve narrowed it down to. And to be quite honest, if I had to choose today, I don’t know that I could. If I were being totally honest with myself, I think I would end up with one of the four watercolors, but beyond that, I’m stumped. I think all four of them would be gorgeous, and would make a great jumping off point for me to decorate my studio. These things aren’t cheap, though, and I’ll be covering wall space that’s almost 15 feet wide. So I need to be really sure I love it before I hit that “checkout” button.