Trompe L’Oeil

Trompe L’Oeil. Trompe L’Oeil is a French expression that translates to mean ‘to deceive the eye’. In the interior design world, Trompe L’Oeil is used to describe realist wall murals that are painted with artistic enthusiasm and create an illusion of three-dimensional spaces, unique textures and even objects. By nature, they are hard to paint, requiring meticulous attention to detail from the artist. The artist must consider the perspective, sizing, nuance of light, as well as, the gradation of color in order to create their illusions.


How can Trompe L’Oeil be used to transform walls?

At Newwall, we are advocates for the transformative effect wall murals have. When introduced to interior walls, Trompe L’oeil murals evoke a sense of open space, even when in reality, there may be only one wall.


Bedrooms and bathrooms

Bedrooms and bathrooms should be spaces built for relaxation and restoration. Installing a trompe l’oeil wallcovering is an excellent way to achieve this. Picture a lush, tropical scene, transporting you from an ordinary bedroom to a tranquil exotic paradise. The mural could be introduced as a single feature wall, or perhaps even extended to cover the entirety of a room’s walls.

Palazzo Mural by Coordonné


In a small bathroom, why not consider a realistic cascading floral design that brings the outdoors, indoors? Such a serene scene is sure to enhance your space.

Hedera Mural by Tres Tintas Barcelona

Kitchens and dining rooms

For the kitchen, a trompe l’oeil wall mural could be used to create the illusion of a stonewall with traditional engravings. Perfect for more modern spaces looking to draw on historical influences.

Faux panelling murals work beautifully in dining rooms, giving them an extra sense of depth and class. Or, why not surround the room with a neoclassical, ornate patterned border near the ceiling?

Living rooms and furniture

Imagine your living room’s trim and crown molding transformed into a space ladened with beautiful chinoiserie detailing. Realistic picture frames can even adorn your walls with their ornate nature and captivating features.


Trompe L’Oeil Wallcoverings

Historically, an authentic trompe l’oeil mural is hand-painted by an artist. Today, there are a number of opportunities available to incorporate this look into interior design. Trompe l’oeil style murals are available as wall coverings that can be applied similarly to standard wallpaper. Designers such as Coordonné host a range of trompe l’oeil murals that work perfectly in high-end homes and other spaces. At Newwall, we recommend that you ensure a professional installation of your wallpaper due to the intricate designs typical of the trompe l’oeil style.

A touch of art and elegance

Whether you install a trompe l’oeil wallcovering, or hire an artist to paint a mural in your home, the technique is sure to introduce a touch of fine art, elegance and creativity to any space. Our range of trompe l’oeil wall murals at Newwall are the optimum choice for those with a quirky style, looking for inspiring design. We provide a mix of treasured designs, promising to inject charm and personality.

With trompe l’oeil design wallcoverings, you can elevate your space with surprising effects and illusions that create depth, as well as a focal point for your room.

Here are some examples by Coordonné  to inspire you. Unleash your imagination and open up a whole new world of design possibilities.

Lao Zi Aloe 7900082


Frames 6800710


Ceiling 6800505


Broken Wall Grey 6500403


Moulding 6800501