4 May 2021 Tags: ,

Creating your own wallpaper, like celebrity designer Nike Onile does for this episode of Cityline, is a breeze!  Watch the episode to learn how to design a bedroom sanctuary using wall murals, and then keep scrolling to learn how to make your own custom wallpaper.

Watch the Mural on Cityline

“I worked with About Murals in creating this amazing mural that surrounds me as I sleep.  It literally is this waterscape and mountains…it makes me feel like I’m sleeping outside under willow trees,” says celebrity designer, Nike Onile. (1:19)

Watch the entire episode to see the custom wallpaper Nike designs.

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1. Creating Your Own Wallpaper Using a Stock Photo

Creating Your Own Wallpaper using Stock Photograph from About Murals

When creating your own wallpaper like Nike, you need an image to print, right?  This can be a high resolution photo (like the one above), your own piece of artwork (that I scan for you) or a graphically designed illustration.

For this episode of Cityline, Nike finds and purchases the right to use two landscape photographs from iStock.  Both are:

  • A minimum of 20MB in size, so they are crisp and clear when printed in large scale.
  • Horizontal orientation to fit her wide walls.

2. Purchase Your Custom Wallpaper

Order Custom Wallpaper from About Murals

Now you need wallpaper to print your image onto!

Just measure the width and height of your wall and select the wallpaper size that most closely matches your wall size from the drop down menu.  Ideally the wallpaper size is a couple inches larger than your wall to trim off during installation, to allow for unlevel walls.

3. Install Wallpaper

Wallpaper Installer Hanging Custom Photo Wallpaper from About Murals

Once you receive your custom made mural, you need to get it up on the wall.  You can follow my video tutorial teaching you how to hang wallpaper.  My prepasted wallpaper is one of the easiest types to hang (plus it’s removable and reusable!).

If you’d rather hire someone, I offer wallpaper installation services throughout Ontario.  If you live elsewhere, check out the Wallcovering Installers Association for a professional wallpaper hanger in your area.

4. Enjoy Your Bespoke Wallpaper!

Custom Wallpaper of a Willow Tree from About Murals
Bespoke Wallpaper on Cityline from About Murals

Whether you want a peaceful mural like on Nike’s bedroom walls or something more vibrant, cute or modern, your room feels totally different in just a couple of hours.  It’s non-toxic, eco-friendly and simply beautiful!  Sit back and enjoy your personalized wallpaper.

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About the Author: 

Adrienne is the owner and founder of About Murals. Her work has been featured on Cityline, HGTV, The DIY Network, CTV Life and The Toronto Sun. She enjoys writing about trends in wallpaper murals and creating videos teaching DIYers how to hang wallpaper. You can reach her at adrienne@aboutmurals.ca.

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