Custom Wall Murals: Express Yourself!

Transform your workspace and home spaces with hand-painted custom wall mural designs.

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Humans have a passion for customization. From corporations striving to differentiate from their competitors to the personal need for creating our own style and defining our personality, everyone seems to enjoy unique and custom designs.

There are multiple ways to customize the design of your office and personal space and make it "feel like home". One of the not-so-obvious options for refreshing the look and feel of both home and office spaces are wall decorations. Have you ever thought just how much space those white and boring walls cover? Too much, right? Take a look around you now....go on, we'll wait. ;)

Now imagine your walls were covered with custom hand-painted murals that express your company or personal style… Wouldn’t it strongly impact the whole mood and environment of the space? Mural painting and panels not only serve as great decoration alternatives but are also able to transform whole environments, representing specific moods or personalities and making each space memorable.

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At Wall and Wall we are committed to enhancing the look of and homes through custom designed wall murals and panels. We love mural painting and enjoy bringing to life the most suitable decorative solutions for your home and work space. Get in touch and if you're feeling especially engaged, leave us a comment or suggestion, we’d love to hear from you!  

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Which is the Best Custom Wall Decoration for your Office?

Office Decoration: Mural Paintings vs. Movable Panels

In recent years, companies (from small startups to large corporations) have increasingly been investing in wall decorations in order to create comfortable workspaces for their employees. Wall and Wall believe there are many reasons for this trend (check our blog post on Benefits of Corporate Mural Painting).

For the purpose of this post, we would like to focus on the 2 most popular wall decoration services requested from Wall and Wall: hand-painted wall murals and movable panels (initially intended to be hung on company walls). From this perspective, the first key element to consider is mobility.

Let's talk about mobility first. For obvious reasons, a hand-painted mural that's done directly on a wall can't be moved from one location to another. If a company moves offices, movable panels are relatively easy to transport. Of course, this all depends on the dimensions of the piece, but if we're talking about a piece of art for branded purposes at corporate events, trade shows, etc., wouldn't it make sense to be able to move that panel so it can be displayed in different locations?

On the flip side, we've seen the direct impact of wall decorations that are painted on permanent walls in the workspace - especially those covering most, if not the entire wall. In these cases, companies achieve better results in terms of creating the desired environment since they're fully integrated into the surroundings of the room. Movable panels can be designed so they're barely noticeable as hanging works of art, which also gives them their relevance in positively affecting the workplace environment.

If you're trying to decide whether your office or work space would be better suited with a hand-painted permanent mural or a movable panel (or maybe even both?) we've come up with some questions for you to ask yourselves:

  • How many rooms or workspaces do we want to decorate? How many walls in total?

  • What are the moods or attitudes we’re looking to highlight with wall decoration?

  • Does our company organize/attend many events or tradeshows?

  • Does our company plan to reorganize its rooms and seating plans or move offices in the next few years?

If your company is very active in terms of events/tradeshows or expecting significant growth in headcount, movable panels could be the best option for your office wall decorating needs. We recommend the colors in the panel align with the colors of the background wall on which it'll hang. On the other hand, if your company doesn’t have a strong need for external marketing or branding materials, hand-painted murals may be the most appropriate choice for obtaining the maximum benefits of your office wall decorations.

In any case, at Wall and Wall we are experts in wall decorations of all kinds and can guide you to find the most suitable decorative solutions for your workspace. Feel free to reach out directly or leave a comment with your questions or feedback on your experience with office wall decorations; we’d love to hear from you!  

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3 Benefits of Corporate Workspace Mural Painting

Corporate Wall Mural Painting for Startups and Offices

Corporate mural painting is a growing trend in corporate interior design and decoration. The benefits of decorated walls in the workplace are becoming more and more important lately, often exceeding expectations not only from a visual and corporate branding perspective but also by positively impacting business and employee performance.

According to research on the subject like the one by Kalyan V. Meola with the University of Hawaii at Hilo (details here), corporate visual elements, including colors, can have an influence on employee behavior, productivity levels, moods and attitudes. Therefore, the psychological effects of wall colors in workspaces and employees (or visitors in the case of shared corporate spaces) are an important consideration when creating a perceived room temperature and ambiance.

At Wall and Wall (visit our “offices” section for examples), after having worked with many companies (from small startups to some of the largest corporations) designing wall decorations that not only fully represent each brand but also inspire specific moods and attitudes, we have spotted the following 5 benefits of corporate workspace mural painting:

1) Promote Corporate Identity, Culture, and Values: Mural paintings are the perfect expression of a company's culture, mission and values - so go on, express yourself! Dedicating time to sharing them in detail with your designer is key to capturing the adequate style and making sure wall decorations "breathe" the corporate identity. Adding a corporate logo to a colored wall is only the beginning!

2) Make it Fun, Make it Memorable: People tend to remember the fun and happy moments in life, right? By incorporating a touch of happiness in mural designs, you're increasing the impact on your viewers. Who wouldn't want to leave a lasting impression on employees and visitors, even long after they've left the office?!

3) The Power of Color: Research has proven that colors impact our minds and attitude. Choosing the correct color palette for each space is key to maximize the effects of corporate wall decorating. Ask yourself - how do I want people to feel when they step into the kitchen, reception lobby, a meeting room, etc.? When combining the right colors, you're bringing out the desired moods and attitudes for any given space; it can make a difference in terms of adding character and influencing people's minds.

The above are only a small selection of benefits that corporate mural painting can bring to startups and corporations of any kind. Can you think of more? We here at Wall and Wall have our list, but we like to keep a level of intrigue so we're hoping to see some comments below.

If you work in a startup/corporate environment, do your walls have existing mural paintings? If yes, how do they change your work environment? If no, how does your space feel to you?

Please share your thoughts with us!

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Intro: We are Wall and Wall

Wall and Wall Team in San Francisco, California

Who are Wall and Wall, you may ask? We are a space design and mural painting company. Our unique approach to connecting people with their office, home, kids room, event spaces, and more goes above and beyond your average piece of art. At Wall and Wall we place equal emphasis on design and painted artwork, as well as a requirement for an understanding of standard business practice and project management.

Why do we feel wall art is relevant in today’s market? Allow us to enlighten you from our perspective.

Offices/Startups: Businesses move into new office spaces all the time. Companies perform an office refresh on occasion to update their look and feel. Traditional workspaces can feel bland and boring. Along with company benefits and perks, the startup culture has brought forth a wave of young and hip environments that encourage their employees to stick around  – sure, it may seem ‘cool’ to purchase framed copies of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ or an enlarged black and white print of the Eiffel Tower, but where’s the uniqueness in that? Why not increase productivity in your team with bespoke, edgy, customized wall art that inspires interactivity.

Events/Conferences/Tradeshows: By having a booth, backdrop, stage, set, display or banner designed to help you promote your services and products with confidence, you’re making a statement that you think outside the box. Events like these are, typically, a one-time deal so you want to make sure yours is eye-catching and memorable. And we believe murals aren’t just for walls. They’re also for displays that can be stationary or moveable. We want to know about the product or service you want to promote, the audience you want to attract; we love putting together a made-to-measure display for your event that’ll draw a crowd. 

Kids Rooms: Giving little ones the gift of imagination and education is priceless. We’re all about exclusive custom designed murals for nurseries, kids and teens that can grow with your child. The mind of a child is easily impressionable. Every word, sound, and image creates an impact on our youth. Dream room makeovers are our specialty and we love giving children a reason to beam from ear to ear.

Homes: We believe there’s no place like home, wouldn’t you agree? Your home is your sanctuary, your safe-haven; a place to entertain, engage, relax, work, play, dance and laugh. Swap out that drab wallpaper for a customized hand-painted mural to impress your guests. Our professional and trusted team will make your home the most desired house on the block.

2016 is looking to be a pioneer year for this company of young and fun professionals. With new team members and some of the world’s largest global companies on its client list, Wall and Wall are set to take the design world to new heights.

Our website paints a picture of our style and company culture. We love what we do and take great care in understanding what makes people and their spaces tick in order to help tell a story and make walls talk.

Now that you know more about us, we hope you’ll enjoy our upcoming blog posts, which will aim to share our thoughts on the demands and trends we’re seeing in the art/design world for offices, events, kids rooms and homes.

Thanks for reading! 

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