100+ Interior Wall Painting Ideas You’ll Love

Creative Murals & Artsy Painting Ideas for Walls

If you want something more diverse than stripes, more organic than a stencil — try these DIY painted murals and other artsy wall painting ideas.

page 1: striped and wavy walls
page 2: ombre/colorwash/colorblock walls
page 3: stenciled walls and faux wallpaper
page 4: faux painted molding
page 5: murals and artsy walls
page 6: patterned and geometric walls
page 7: chalkboard and typography accent wall ideas
page 8: ceilings

Artsy Creative Wall Painting Ideas

large shape on wall
heart painted design on walls via The Style Files

This room definitely has some heart! A large painted heart with just one creatively placed frame makes the small picture frame the focus of the room.  

large scale print
large scale damask pattern painted directly on wall Via Hometalk

A large painted pattern (damask, in this case) draws attention to the head of the bed and also solves the problem of “what to hang over the headboard”.

Simple Creative Wall Painting Ideas, Colorful Rainbow Arches On Box Textured Wall, Banyan Bridges Featured On Remodelaholic (1)
paneled wall with painted arch rainbow mural by Banyan Bridges

Combine a textured paneled wall with a colorful modern graphic mural, like these gradient ombre rainbow arches!

Mural Wall Painting Ideas

Painting a wall murals can be tricky and require a good artist’s eye.

But thankfully for all of us non-artists, there are some easy ideas and also full peel & stick wallpaper murals now, no painting needed!

When you’re ready to pick up the paintbrush, here are some great painted wall mural ideas, too.

Rainbow Wall Mural, Creative Wall Painting Ideas For Bathroom, Kaleidoscope Living Featured On Remodelaholic
powder room rainbow stripe mural by Kaleidoscope Living

Liven up a bathroom or powder room with a DIY rainbow stripe mural like this.

wall painting ideas, modern graffiti painted wall mural in basement exercise workout room
basement exercise room graffiti mural

Love this graffiti wall in this basement workout room, from the UV Parade of Homes.

Creative Wall Painting Ideas, Purple Girls Nursery Brushstroke Floral Mural, Lemon Thistle Featured On Remodelaholic
floral brushstroke mural by Lemon Thistle

Use a drybrush paint technique with very little paint on the brush to achieve a brushstroke style mural like this simple but high impact floral accent wall.

Use the leftover baseboard and trim paint for a perfect color match (and free!)

Black And White Floral Wall Mural Creative Wall Painting Ideas For Living Room Remodelaholic SLPH 18 H08
black wall with white floral painted mural

For a more defined chalkboard style look, use a paint pen on a dark wall for a gorgeous floral mural like this!

Superhero Room Skyline, simple creative wall painting ideas for kids bedroom
city skyline mural for superhero room, Sugar Tot Designs on Remodelaholic

This adorable DIY city skyline wall mural is a great feature for any superhero lover! Featured at Remodelaholic here by Sugar Tot Designs

city painted wall mural for little girl
two-tone city skyline silhouette mural via Minor Details.

And for the girls bedroom, this city skyline silhouette mural is adorable.

I would buy the dark color and, for the second color, add some left over white paint.

Simple Wall Painting Ideas For Kids Bedroom, Boho Rainbow Wall Mural DIY, A Beautiful Mess Featured On Remodelaholic (1)
corner wall mural rainbow by A Beautiful Mess

For extra visual power — wrap a simple mural around a corner, like this simple wall painting rainbow. So cute for a kids bedroom!

bathroom wall mural, botanical graphic modern wall art painting idea
modern botanical bathroom wall mural painting by Hey Now on Remodelaholic

Another great project that takes just a tiny bit of paint!  

I love this modern mural in this bathroom, especially how the mirror and light overlap!  Featured at Remodelaholic here. by Hey Now, Whoa Now!

Creative Wall Painting Design Ideas, Colorful Ombre Floral Wall Mural, Young House Love Featured On Remodelaholic
botanical stripe wall mural by Young House Love

This girls bedroom colorful wall mural combines the wavy stripe ideas like this with a modern botanical and floral design. Perfection!

Any girl in your house love ponies?  

I LOVE this pony wall mural! Featured on Remodelaholic here.  By The Yellow Cape Cod

hand drawn world map mural, easy painting idea for bedroom walls
hand drawn world map wall mural by Burlap and Denim on Remodelaholic

This outline world map on a wall looks so great!  See it featured on Remodelaholic here by Burlap and Denim

See more hand drawn wallpaper wall ideas.

Creative Painting Ideas For Bedroom Walls, Mountain Mural With Art, Remodelaholic SLPH18 H19
black mountain wall mural for a teen boy bedroom

Another artistic mural that could be done with vinyl decals, or could be stenciled or hand painted. I love how the snowboarding wall art fits right in with the mountain wall mural.

hand painted flower mural wall to match bedding, creative wall painting ideas
floral wall mural to match bedding by Racks and Mooby on Remodelaholic

These flowers were inspired by the bedding on her little girls bed, a great place to start! Featured on Remodelaholic here. by Racks and Mooby

boys nursery bedroom with large animal graphic mural, wall painting ideas
modern animal mural for nursery by The Willow Bee on Remodelaholic

This nursery feature wall was also inspired by the decorative sheets they found.  Featured on Remodelaholic here.

paint by number wall mural in a baby bedroom nursery, creative wall painting ideas
paint by numbers wall mural by The Lettered Cottage

Super creative and graphic, this large scale paint by number wall is amazing!

easy creative wall painting ideas, outline tree mural in corner of kids bedroom
large corner tree mural painting, original source unknown

Love this tree Mural!  You could do with a Sharpie!

More DIY sharpie art wall ideas here.

Creative Wall Painting Ideas, Brick Wall With Mural Sports Team, Remodelaholic UVPH16 H21
sports team logo painted on a brick wall

For a sports fan, a painted team logo mural is a great wall painting idea for a bedroom, office, TV room or den.

Painting the logo (or a farmhouse design like this sign or this laundry room sign) on a brick wall just takes it to another level!

Learn how to install a faux brick wall/backsplash.

powder room wall painting ideas, tree mural above wainscoting
modern tree mural above bathroom wainscot by The DIY Diaries on Remodelaholic

This modern bathroom’s trees are actually vinyl but just a little bit of the leftover paint from below and you could easily paint them on yourself!  Featured on Remodelaholic here.  By The DIY Diaries

groovy painted wall multi color mural outdoor patio wall painting idea
modern abstract art mural via Table Tonic

A modern colorful mural that is fun inside or out.

This reminds me of my favorite elementary school art project!

modern sharpie design wall painting idea
modern sharpie design wall from Bella Tucker

This idea would be cool, just use a stencil and white paint marker (or a sharpie on a light colored wall).

black and white modern wall dot mural, simple wall painting ideas
modern dot mural via Wall and Deco

 This fabulous modern pointillism style dot mural would be so beautiful done free hand!

Next up: wall painting ideas using patterns and geometric shapes –>

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page 1: striped and wavy walls
page 2: ombre/colorwash/colorblock walls
page 3: stenciled walls and faux wallpaper
page 4: faux painted molding
page 5: murals and artsy walls
page 6: patterned and geometric walls
page 7: chalkboard and typography accent wall ideas
page 8: ceilings

Painted Mural Ideas For Home Interiors From Remodelaholic

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  1. My bedroom walls are dark green on bottom,lighter green on top,with cherry wood chair rail in between.I want to change the color of the 2 Walls across from eachother.Any ideas.Carpet is tan.Furniture all cherry wood.

  2. There are number of options using which you can give you walls a extravagant and merriment look. You can opt for a cool starburst shaped ombre wall, or you can also go for wall stenciling with a roller. If you like nature you can also go for painting a simple cherry blossom branch on the wall. Moreover, there are various other options such as a Freehand stripes, horizontal and vertical stripes. However, I would prefer that you avail the services of a Professional Interior Designer, as they possess knowledge of latest market trends, and a better Idea of what materials and design suit your home.