Maybe you traveled to Hawaii and vowed to always remember the shimmering sunsets. Turns out that isn’t so hard, as long as you’ve got great pictures.
Custom wall coverings can put Paris, the Great Pyramids or fall colors of the Great Smokey Mountains on your walls. As a result, large-format digital printing is taking hold as a way to make a generic builder home more of a personal space.
Who needs floral wallpaper when sports and movies are what matters to you? Smaller images also can become a room’s focal point. Used in multiples, your children’s smiling faces or your cat’s paw prints can make a custom pattern.
The same process that provides businesses with signs and other promotional products can also be put to work to the delight of residential clients, according to Deanna Duke, owner of Sign Innovations in Huntersville, N.C.
“You may want to have an accent wall in a child’s room that displays the child at a recent gymnastics meet; with the right photo, we can do that," Duke said.
Digital images are a made up of a series of tiny “dots." The higher the dots per inch, the clearer and sharper the image.
Printing in a large format calls for a chemical and heat-transfer process that can reproduce your favorite images as wall coverings, murals or cutouts. Customers can get pictures and murals for entire walls, windows and floors.
Large wall murals of jungle, forest and mountain scenes are also available at retailers such as Lowe’s. Prices start at less than $100 for an image that is 100 by 164 inches. Large wall murals of jungle, forest and mountain scenes are also available at retailers such as Lowe’s. Prices start at less than $100 for an image that is 100 by 164 inches. These are typically do-it-yourself projects, but a contractor who is well-versed in wallpaper probably could step in if you don’t have the time or skills.