Seek out someone with a background in art or design with a flair for creating free hand or stenciled wall and ceiling murals. Ask to see a portfolio of previous work, plus rates and a timeline that the project could be completed in. The mural artist should pick up the necessary supplies to complete the décor, from stickers and decals to tile and paint.
If you decide to take on the project yourself, head to a home improvement store or craft store to pick up what you need. A poster shop can sell you posters to incorporate into the room, as well as visually appealing wall coverings and other designs. At craft store you may find a variety of themes, including tropical, beach, horses and sports.
The store may even have a book of sample murals for you to peruse, where you can get ideas for your children’s room, nursery or dining room. If you’re unsure of technique, ask the store associate if the store offers art classes. You may be able to take a class on how to paint murals, utilizing techniques like fresco, which is an authentic form wall art. If you’re looking simple ideas, then pick up some stencils to do a border as part of the décor.
A design consultant within a craft or home improvement store can give you some pointers as to how big the mural should be and what colors you should use for your world map, graffiti, jungle or beach themed mural. Purchase in bulk from wholesalers if you need a lot of paint and other supplies, such as wall coverings, photos, decals and stickers. Online art sites sell a variety of unique and custom accents for your ocean mural, such as wallpaper, in a variety of materials like vinyl.