Tile Murals

Tile Wall Murals - The Many Options...

Whether you plan to purchase tile murals or want to learn how to paint your very own, you have come to the right place!

They are one of the hottest trends in home decorating - and for good reason! The walls above your garden tub or even your kitchen backsplash can become a knock-out focal point - and that's just the beginning.

Take a look around your home. I'm sure you will find lots of places to put decorative tiles to good use.

Let's Go Shopping!

When shopping for tile murals, your choices are practically endless. Retailers such as Pacifica Tile Art have a fabulous selection. Pacifica Tile Art can even transform favorite photos into custom tile murals. Their tiles can be used just about anywhere in your home - behind the stove, in a shower stall, and even on the bathroom floor!

Perhaps you can't find what you want at one of the larger retailers. Or maybe you want something that is custom painted or one-of-a-kind. Freelance artists are also another great source of tile murals. If you can't find someone in your local area, search online - many freelance artists have websites.

"Temporary" Tile Murals

If shopping for tile murals leaves you with sticker shock, don't fret! There are also options for the more budget-conscious consumer. For example, IdeaStix has a great line of self-adhesive tile stickers that retail for less than fifty dollars and are waterproof and heat and steam resistant.

Kitchen Tile Mural
Bathroom Tile Mural

Ideastix are easy to install - simply peel from backing and stick firmly to the tile surface. Ideastix are also easy to remove and leave no residue, making them a great option for renters.

How to Paint Tiles

Last but not least, painting your own tiles is also an option - no kiln required! So, with that in mind, let's move on.

I am going to specifically focus on ceramic tiles. I realize tiles can be made from a plethora of materials, but ceramic is still the most popular and affordable option.

When painting ceramic tiles, your situation will fit into one of two categories:

  • You plan to purchase and install the ceramic tiles after you paint them. This is probably the easiest, although you will need to "bake" the tiles in your oven after you paint them in order to heat set your design. See How to Paint Tiles with the Heat Set Method for detailed instructions.

  • The ceramic tiles are already installed and you would like to change the look of them. Obviously, you will not be able to heat set the paint in the oven, so this will require a different method. See How to Paint Tiles with the Air Dry Method for detailed instructions.

  • Love the look of mosaics, but can't afford the price tag? Then, check out our article regarding how to paint faux mosaic tiles.

Show & Tell

Upload photos of your murals or check out the submissions from other visitors to our site in the Show & Tell section of this website.

The pictures above are just a small sample of the inspiration that awaits in our visitor submission gallery!