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3 Tips to Choosing Floral Wallpaper in Australia

Updated: 6 days ago

Are you looking for an incredibly beautiful, uplifting and joyful floral wallpaper or wallpaper mural to decorate your home or work space? Something that you will enjoy every day? Something that will inspire and delight you?


I want to share three things to consider before you purchase or commission floral artwork for your wall. After all, it's a big investment of your time and money, right?


(Did you know you can commission me to create your very own custom floral mural? It's my faaaaave project to create for you!)



Custom wallpaper mural featuring oranges and orange blossoms in a women's bedroom
Floral Wallpaper Mural in Australia


1. Consider Your Favourite Flowers for the Mural


Just as you would consider your favourite flowers when purchasing a bouquet from your local florist, it's helpful to write down the names of the flowers you love most.


You know, the ones that light you up! The ones you instinctively reach for at the supermarket. The ones you drift towards for the scent. The ones that spark joy in your soul! Knowing this will guide you to finding a floral mural that 'speaks' to you, brings you tremendous joy, has more meaning and will make your investment worthwhile.


If you don't know the names of the flowers you like, you can visit your florist or plant nursery and ask for their help to identify the names of the flowers that you typically choose or are attracted to. They are both incredibly helpful. Or, you might pop into a bookstore and have a browse through the pictures.


The next best thing is to do a google search. There are many websites that list plant images and their names in alphabetical order!


Alternatively, upload a photo you've taken and Google can perform an image search, which will identify the flowers in your photo. Head to google's homepage, and you'll notice 'search by voice' or 'search by image' icons on the right hand side of the search bar. Choose the 'search by image' option and away you go!




2. Consider Flowers That Tell a Story for your Mural


You could also consider flowers that tell a deeper story or are significant in your life. That will ensure you enjoy this mural for a long time to come, as it's tied to some of your most precious memories.


For example, my client Annie requested peonies, wattle and gum flowers for her custom wallpaper mural (above photo). These flowers were special to her because she shared a love of these flowers with her mum. After her mum passed away, these flowers held a powerful reminder of her love and connection to her mum.


Often we are drawn to flowers for different reasons.


Personally? I'm obsessed with jasmine because when I was a little girl, my parent's garden had an archway overflowing with jasmine and a little timber bench underneath. It was my favourite spot to sit, reflect and drink in the heady scent. Ah, my safe, happy place! Also - my dad used to pick it for me and put in a crystal vase on my bedside table, but only a very tiny stalk because my mum is asthmatic and the scent would carry on the night air. These memories bring me so much joy and comfort.


What memories and stories do you have of different flowers?



3. Consider Colour Choices for Floral Wallpaper Murals


This may be more important to you than the actual flower types in the mural, especially if you have other colours in your interior selections and furniture to tie into, but it's helpful to consider the colours you'd like your mural to have and how those colours will make you feel in the space.


If you're looking for a calm space with classic, neutral colours you may look for murals featuring flowers in white, greens, blues or creams. Flowers could include lilies, daisies, chrysanthemums, hydrangea or freesia for example.


If you love bright, cheerful colours - say, yellows and pinks (like me!) - you may be drawn to wattle, daffodils, peonies, cherry blossoms or roses.


And not to confuse you further, but also remember that many artists can create floral murals in unique colour palettes that aren't as true to real life but may fit your space and make you feel good. Ultimately, that's the end result we're looking for - for the mural to look stunning in your space, and for you to feel good in that space. Don't settle for anything else!


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I hope these tips help you in your search for choosing the perfect floral mural! If you have any questions about creating a custom mural, please feel free to leave a comment below or email me (Kylie). I'd love to hear from you:


hello@tinygiraffe.co


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