Mural Magic

Gaining attention from widely viewed television shows like “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Murals Your Way is offering homeowners an inexpensive, fun way to personalize their own space.

“Murals are the perfect way to show your personality through interior design,” says Jackie Just, director of public relations. “The home is becoming more of a sanctuary and we are spending more time in the home than ever before, which makes the use of murals a popular decorating option.”

Under the helm of Environmental Graphics — which has been in business for 36 years — Murals Your Way has been creating custom murals for more than five years. Their gallery consists of more than 5,000 images and is updated weekly. If a customer chooses to, he or she can submit a printed photo, original artwork or digital image and have it turned into a mural that is 4 ft. by 6 ft. or larger. There are no limits to the size of mural that can be produced.

The murals are produced on 15-oz. Type II commercial-grade vinyl and come with a one-year warranty. The ink comes with a 20-year indoor fade-resistance rating and a five-year outdoor fade-resistance rating where the mural may be exposed to sunlight. Maintenance is kept at a bare minimum as well — only a damp cloth is recommended in the cleaning process.

Installation is made fast and easy for the home builder. “Murals Your Way wall murals come in easy-to-hang panels and go up just like wallpaper,” Just says. “A 2-in. overlap on each panel is provided for easy installation.” Builders can install the murals themselves or locate an installer on the company’s website.

Although architects and builders are specifying murals in several higher-end homes, more often than not it’s the homeowner that is directly involved in the process. The personalization factor that allows the customers to effortlessly create their own mural contributes to why a large percentage of homeowners are requesting this product.

“Murals Your Way offers a fun way to get the whole family involved in creating a theme around the mural,” Just notes. “We have a cropping tool on the website that allows the customer to type in the exact dimensions of their walls allowing them to see exactly how the mural will look when cropped to fit their space.”

Optimal for any style house, murals are customized to fit all types of spaces. “Our murals have been used on everything from large walls in new construction homes, accent walls in older homes, and closet doors in studio apartments,” Just says. “The options are endless.”

Children’s bedrooms are the most popular area in which murals are used. However, there’s a rising trend in using murals in common areas of the home such as the dining room and family rooms. “In parts of the country where basements are prevalent, murals are used to ‘bring the outdoors in’ and to create a feeling of warmth and expanded space,” Just adds.

With a fast turnaround time of seven to 10 business days from the approval of the final artwork, Murals Your Way is making personalization quick and easy. The company’s staff of design consultants is available for assistance from the beginning of the project to its completion, free of charge.

For more information on Murals Your Way, indicate #30 on e-Inquiry. or visit muralsyourway.com. – Kari Embree

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