Niche Market

 

 

 

A mural doesn’t necessarily have to be the center of attention. Nor does it have to occupy the entire room. Sometimes a mural can be a small touch of interest or merely a supporting backdrop to something else. The tromp l’oeil niche has been a popular request over the years and is always an interesting talking point. It’s a great way to utilize an awkward corner and can be personalized however you want.

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The trompe l’oeil niche can be filled with anything you like! The image above shows a niche painted on a curved wall. The decorative paneling below the niche is also painted. The following examples show a few delicate examples.

 

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Of course, flowers are always a popular theme for such pieces, especially when you don’t have to water them.

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In the piece below, this difficult wall section is painted to look like stone block with a handy cubby beneath the stairs for urns, logs, herbs and garlic!

 

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Or perhaps a model ship?

 

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If all else fails, hit the bottle!

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If you already have a niche you can paint that too. Art niches do better with some context.

 

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And some niches aren’t niches at all. This tromp l’oeil curio cabinet houses an array of personal memorabilia.

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As does this rather more involved tromp l’oeil book-case designed to match the real ones adjacent to them. This is what the wall looked like before the mural was painted.

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And after.

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This elaborate mural was recently completed and was filled with items which had personal significance to the home owner.

So have fun with your awkward corners. There’s always room for a niche somewhere.

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