Trending Murals and Compact Gardens

Here at jmm PR, we have been scouring the internet for our favourite articles of the week.

This week brings a rise in wall murals and ideas for small, yet stylish, gardens.

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Homes & Gardens – Murals are trending – interiors experts explain why your home should have one

Although wall murals are in no way new to the interior design world, they have dramatically risen in popularity recently according to this article by Homes & Gardens. Murals are a great way to b ring originality, creativity, personality and meaning to a space, depending on how you approach it. This article includes some ideas on how to choose a mural that is right for you.

Picking a mural that fits your personality is a good way to bring your own personal style to a room. There is no right or wrong design for a mural; it can be anything from a rendition of a traditional art piece to a photographic image of a landscape. It also helps to plan what effect you want your mural to have and to consider its purpose. What room is it going in and what overall expression do you want this room to have? Considering these things will help you pick the best mural for your space.

Despite their place in historic interior designs, murals do not have to be traditional. They can also take on modern designs to help keep your home up to date with the latest trends. You don’t have to be a professional or even talented artist to create a good mural; imperfections can bring character to a piece and simplicity is also a great choice for those who are not confident in painting by hand.

And why not have a mural in the bathroom? Although this hasn’t always been the go-to place to have a mural (they would usually go in the main room of the house), this has become increasingly popular thanks to the availability of more resistant materials such as waterproof wallpapers and mural tiles. This can help bring life and style typically to one of the smallest rooms in the house.

What is your favourite mural idea from this article? Let us know in the comments!


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Good Homes – 6 small garden ideas to try this season

If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden, then you’ll know that the world is your oyster when it comes to gardening and decorating your outdoor space. For those of us who aren’t as fortunate, making the most of our small gardens can often be a difficult task. This article from Good Homes delves into some top tips for styling compact gardens, so whether you have a small courtyard, balcony or access to a shared garden, there’s helpful ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes!

When it comes to planting flowers, a key tip we’ve taken from this article is to work upwards. Growing plants against a trellis attached to a wall or fence is a great way of showing off your beautiful flowers, while also creating a stunning focal point. Hanging baskets are another perfect way of saving space as they allow you to display an array of flowers, without taking up any room on the ground. According to the article, opting for hanging baskets by the entrance of your house “will bring instant kerb appeal, and once they’re in-situ, you can update the flowers with the seasons”.

Think you can’t make a statement with a small garden? Think again! Opting for quirky or colourful furniture, or even laying patterned floor tiles that are specially made for outdoor spaces, will help to give your garden a stylish focal point. Our favourite idea from the article is to create a cosy corner or ‘hub’, something that can be done regardless of the amount of space you have available! By simply adding some furniture, fairy lights and blankets, you can create a perfect little area for relaxing outdoors or entertaining family and friends.

So, if you’re lacking inspiration on how to make your compact garden look stylish in time for summer, this article is a must-read. Don’t forget to let us know which of these ideas you’ll be trying out at home!


Jess and Steph at jmm PR

29th April 2021



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