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16 Cool Graffiti Wall Mural Ideas

Invasion of Rats by Blek Le Rat, 1985
stencil art graffiti is hip so that’s idea #1. In case you were wondering, this is not Banksy but Blek Le Rat, the father of stencil art

You like graffiti or you don’t. It’s often as simple as that. Legal and moral issues of spraying paint illicitly on walls or other surfaces that are not your property aside, graffiti is an art form that has existed since ancient times.

Some sources state that the first examples date back to Ancient Egypt and The Roman Empire. Others would say that one of the first graffiti examples are the cave paintings in Lascaux, dating back about 17,300 years ago.

You could argue here since an aspect of graffiti is that it is put up on a public place and the caves were probably their homes. But hey, let’s not nitpick here, the main thing, graffiti rocks (lame pun intended).

Like the Paleolithic cavemen (and women) from Lascaux, some of us like graffiti in our homes. If you are looking for some inspiration, here are 16 kick-ass indoor graffiti ideas for your home.

 

grafitti bedroom
colorful graffiti blended in with the bedsheets and nightstand

 

grafitti veneer panels

 

Wooden panels, the stylish black laquered furniture in combination with the bold letter-style graffiti make a well-executed juxtaposition.

 

grafitti large scale wall art

 

Skulls are appealing to many because of various reasons. For example because it reminds of our mortality and the insight that this is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time (big fan of Fight Club here). But then again, you may just like skulls for no apparent reason.

 

large grafitti like canvas

 

Terrific example of matching classic chique with sloppy yet very expressive graffiti.

 

grafitti wall bedroom

 

Not my colors nor style, just a little too blatant for my taste but hey luckily tastes differ right?

 

grafitti hallway

 

The contrast of the classic white panel doors and white walls with the (seemingly?) scribbled give it a somewhat squat feel. But that may very well be the purpose of adding graffiti to your home. For me, this example makes me wanna add to it. Color in some smaller parts with vibrant colors for instance.

 

beautiful contrast between the angular lines and sober colors of the floor and wall and the vibrant colored, flowing lines of the graffiti
beautiful contrast between the angular lines and sober colors of the floor and wall and the vibrant colored, flowing lines of the graffiti

 

 

Lascaux cave paintings, early form of 'graffiti'
feel connected with our ancestors by putting ancient cave art in your home

 

Personally, I would love one of the various stunning cave paintings in my home. Would strike in minimalist white interiors or fit nicely in homes with earthy tones, as well as many other styles. As long as you’ve got a large wall to put it on, trying to fit these majestic depictions in a tiny home would probably not do it justice.

 

"concept-room" in Hotel Au Vieux France
“concept-room” in Hotel Au Vieux Panier Marseille,  France

 

The French hotel is known for its artistic rooms. Interesting side note, Jackson Pollock was titled “the greatest living painter in the United States” by LIFE magazine in 1949, “when he was creating canvases now known to conform to the optimal fractal density (about 1.3 on a scale of 1 to 2 from void to solid)” source: NY Times. Not sure if the graffiti in this room meets that golden density standard.

 

grafitti wall art

 

Wondering if this picture would look just as good without the girl posing in front of it.

 

big city graffiti indoor

 

Urban settings have always been popular as home wall art. More info about this piece here.

 

Jon Burgerman's graffiti-esque doodle wall
Jon Burgerman’s graffiti-esque doodle wall

 

If you like his style you could always ask Jon Burgerman to come do your wall. We’re not sure what he charges but a more affordable (and possibly fun) way would be to order some of his color-in wallpaper. Image: Pinterest.

 

graffiti-Bedroom-Idea
another bedroom with graffiti on the wall and nightstand

 

Dunno why bedroom graffiti has to be that vivid but it it may be appealing to some.

 

a more stylized form of bedroom graffiti
a more stylized form of bedroom graffiti

 

The wall art and the bed blend together centering focus on the bed and wall while the rest of the room are empty guiding focus to the amazing view through the large windows.

 

pink-graffiti-on-walls-in-chique-home
combination of coarse and classy, typical for a Kelly Wearstler interior

 

Great use of adding graffiti to the home interior mix. The gritty, girlie pink graffiti matches perfectly with the posh, stylish staircase and sculpture.

 

What do you think about adding graffiti to the interior of your home? Is it a firesure way of vandalazing your house or a creative expression that spices up your home? Leave your tag below.

 

Images: Pinterest and Google Images / Creative Commons.

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