A kitchen decorating idea: kitchen murals as part of your kitchen wall decor or small kitchen decorating.

Kitchen wall mural by Janice Wagner.  Follow the image link to be taken to the muralist directory.  This is a great wall mural decorating idea for a kitchen. Kitchen wall murals create tasty home decor.  Follow the image link to be taken to the design studio.  Just imagine what a wonderful home decorating idea a wall mural would be for this lonely kitchen?
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The Making of a Kitchen Decorating Theme

Kitchen Decorating Idea, Kitchen Wall Decor with Murals

The Function of the Kitchen

The family kitchen's function is very similar to a studio. Raw materials enter and often masterpieces that engage the senses leave. The creative nature of the kitchen is one primary reason that wall murals make a great addition to a kitchen's decor. I believe that creative spaces in a home require a creative decor. In this way, creativity begets creativity.

I imagine there are some of you who do not consider cooking a creative process, instead it may be a duty required to keep yourself and your family alive. Either way you approach the task, the effect is you spend a good deal of time in the kitchen.

The Kitchen as a Social Center

In addition to the kitchen's functional purpose, doesn't it seem that kitchens also become a center of family and social activity? Many households with children await the time when the kids return from school. The first thing a child will do once they've entered the house and thrown down their backpack on the most convenient spot, is to head straight to the kitchen. Their perpetual motion machines require constant energy, and kids know where to find fuel. After foraging for a high energy (high sugar) snack, they may often linger and begin to talk about things that happened during the day. Often the lingering isn't as much out of a desire to converse with mom or dad, as it is simply that they want more sugar! In fact, many kids given the proper energy source, can linger for hours feeding the hungry engine running inside them. Needless to say, the kitchen is a primary social center in a young family.

Stories Retold

As families grow older, the kitchen continues its role as a social center. Thinking back to the home where I grew up, it amazes me how often when the family returns for holidays we find ourselves congregated in the kitchen. Again the desire to feed the engine is a partial draw, however what follows is not unlike the scene many see in bars and restaurants. Stories begin to be told. Stories that although once based on some thread of reality have now grown to enter the realm of mythology. They often begin with, "Do you remember when...." and often end with everyone holding their sides from heavy laughter. My poor mother is often in the middle of preparing a holiday meal when these gatherings occur. By the end, her workspace is overtaken. She is forced to shoo us all away with threats of withholding the holiday breads. Such is the draw of a family kitchen. The room draws us as children to gain energy for what is to come and draws us as adults to fill our desire for what once was.

The Need for Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Kitchen decorating becomes an important part of your overall decor as you think of the roles of this room. Kitchen wall murals can help create a creative and warm environment. Kitchen murals may also be created to enhance any theme you may already have. What follows is a number of potential ideas for a kitchen decorating theme. Keep in mind that with murals, the opportunities for ideas are only limited by our own imagination. As always, if you have stories or ideas about kitchen decorating please feel free to share them with us.

Classes of Kitchen Wall Decor

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Custom Kitchen Murals

If you are interested in having a custom mural painted, please visit the Muralist Directory for links to numerous custom muralists.

Time Requirement: Low
Budgetary Requirement: $30.00 to $100.00 a square foot

See also the article on commissioning a muralist for more detailed information on time and cost requirements.

The Steps to Mural Commissioning

Do it Yourself Kitchen Murals

Time Requirement: Very High
Budgetary Requirement: $2.50 to $5.00 a square foot, this estimate does not include a value for your time

Do you have a kitchen decorating idea in mind that you would like to paint yourself? Than visit our painting murals section for tips and tricks for creating your own kitchen decor wall mural.

How to Paint Wall Murals

Wallpaper Kitchen Murals

Time Requirement: Low
Budgetary Requirement: $8.95 to $9.95 a square foot

Kitchen decorating idea using wallpaper murals by Environmental Graphics.

Decorating kitchen idea using wallpaper murals by Environmental Graphics.

Do you want to create a Fat Chef in your kitchen? Do you want the view of from a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea? Take a look at the many beautiful murals shown at our online wallpaper mural store for further ideas for your kitchen decor. These wallpaper murals and many others can be viewed thru our online gallery and virtual store.

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Framed Pictures for Your Kitchen Wall Decor

Time Requirement: Low
Budgetary Requirement: $2.00 to $25.00 a square foot, framed and unframed prints available. Typically smaller in size than traditional wall murals.

To find a variety of pictures for your kitchen decor, please visit our online store where you can select from thousands of images.

Kitchen Posters and Kitchen Themed Art Prints

Ideas for Decorating Kitchen Themes with Murals

Wall Murals for Decorating Kitchen Idea #1

The fat chef is a popular figure in the kitchen. He can also create an amazing mural for your kitchen. If you aren't interested in having the fat man hanging out, consider a country themed mural. If you are looking for a truly country kitchen decor theme, consider a farmland mural. A farmland mural draws in the colors that are used in a country kitchen decor theme, predominately fall colors with reds to contrast with the tans and yellows. There are many kitchen accessories, like oven mits with farm animals, available to complement the country kitcen theme.

Wall Murals for Decorating Kitchen Idea #2

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Small Kitchen Decorating with Murals

Small Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Do you have a small kitchen decorating idea you would like to share with atHome Murals? Submit a small kitchen decorating idea and if it fits our theme of home decorating with wall murals and other fine wall decor as a focal point, we will publish it on our web site. Email ideas to:

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Special Articles about Wall Murals and Kitchen Wall Decor

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Kitchen tile mural by Paul Lewing.  Follow the image link to be taken to the muralist directory.  This is a great wall mural decorating idea using a custom tile mural in your kitchen.

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Page Summary: this page looks at kitchen decor ideas that focus on the use of kitchen wall decor and kitchen murals. Small country kitchens may also utilize wall murals to there advantage.