How To Steer Clear of Dull Wall Graphics – Design Tips for Indoor and Outdoor Signage

indoor design tips for corporate walls

Wall murals and decals can be a wonderful way to brighten up an indoor or outdoor space, but there are several things to keep in mind before you begin.

Here’s everything you need to know to brighten up that dull wall space.

Choose the Right Wall

Before determining the placement of your wall graphics, you’ll want to consider your target demographic. Do you want to inspire and engage your staff? Or to motivate potential clients to do business with you? Answering this question will help you figure out whether you want to place your wall graphic in a breakroom, conference room, or main lobby area. Maybe you want a flowing wall mural that tells the story of your company. This is a graphic which is evergreen and can appeal to any audience; it’s probably best suited to a long hallway.

Additionally, you’ll get the best results by placing your graphics on a wall without other objects or pictures on it, in a spot that gets plenty of natural sunlight.

Know Your Space

This applies both to your physical space and your image/brand. Visualize what you want the space to look like, and choose colors, fonts and other design elements that match that vision.

Measure the wall space before designing your graphics. Ideally, if you have a large display in mind, you’ll need an entire empty wall. On the other hand, if you only want to place one decal or sticker, make sure the space is small enough that your graphics won’t appear tiny there. It may be that all you have is a small vertical space, in which case a long, thin decal will look best.

Decide On The Why

What kind of mood do you want to set in your office? If you want it to feel vibrant and fun, go for some decals that are lively and entertaining.  Maybe you want a soothing space which mimics the beauty of nature; in that case, soothing forest or ocean graphics may work best.

Furthermore, always be clear about the reasons you are choosing a particular graphic. Does it reflect your slogan or tagline? Does it highlight your mission statement? Whatever the reason, keep it in the forefront of your mind when creating your design.

In Conclusion

If you really feel stuck when designing your wall graphics, it can be helpful to seek out the expertise of a professional graphic artist or a sign specialist. They can assist you in making sure that all elements of your signage (including your wall graphics) consistently reflect your brand and the mood you want to create. There are many decisions to make, from colors to the type of lettering. Ultimately, the final decision about what your wall graphics look like will be up to you.

Wall murals and decals are a relatively simple and affordable way to spruce up your indoor and outdoor walls. A little expert guidance will allow you to design wall graphics that fit your goals and your company brand.