Graffiti is all about adding colour, creativity and character to drab urban environments. It is a powerful vehicle for expression; so powerful that graffiti in the home can easily draw the eye and dominate an entire room.
For those who appreciate the art of graffiti, using the style for home improvements can be a great way to show your creative flair. Many popular designers and decorators have even commercialised graffiti, offering cheap products and creative services that can add urban ambience and plenty of attitude to a home for just a tiny price.
Here are some of our favourite examples of graffiti being used for home improvements!
Here we have a perfect example of graffiti being used for interior design. This wall mural fills the room with a burst of colourful character, turning it from a drab bedroom into a pad overflowing with style and attitude.
Looking around the rest of the room, we can see why graffiti was such a good choice. The homeowner has tried to create a modern and urban ambience for the space, from the modern style bed to the stunning skateboards that frame it. While they could have added to this with some traditional hanging paintings, adding graffiti directly onto the wall makes the look seem that much more genuine.
Most of us might be used to seeing graffiti on walls, but it can add just as much colour to a room from a tabletop!
The jigsaw-piece design of this table combines looks with practicality. Imagine how graffiti could transform an old nest table set or a set of wooden chairs. Graffiti is an incredibly versatile style that can work almost anywhere, from a living room wall to a sofa cushion.
Now this is some no-nonsense, back to basics graffiti!
Oddly enough, the graffiti tag looks right at home on this classical sofa. It is a piece that shows what graffiti was originally all about: urban rebellion and challenging the accepted status quo with a colourful, vibrant and thoroughly home-grown style. Granted, a piece like this will not appeal to everyone, but an art lover will see its real value from a mile away.
Upcycling old furniture with new designs and paint jobs is not a new idea, but graffiti can take this to an extreme. This dresser has uniqueness in spades!
Graffiti is a fantastic style for upcycling furniture because it can infuse almost any old piece with pure vibrant attitude. Even an old dresser could become a young adult's favourite piece of trendy furniture!
While graffiti may be at home outside, that does not make this garden wall mural any less fantastic!
Most homeowners rely on plants or furniture to add colour and character to their garden, but the flower theme of the mural certainly does help it to look more at home. The burst of colour has the appeal of a well kept flower bed; it is guaranteed to make a wonderful talking point for the homeowner's next BBQ!