As the saying goes ‘art is in the eye of the beholder’ and while all these residential artworks will not be to everyone’s taste, they all successfully make bold, colourful and interesting architectural statements.

From funky graffiti to full scale detailed murals, street art has a place in and on all kinds of homes, buildings and structures.

 For sale: Fitzroy, VIC For sale: Fitzroy, VIC

In a fantastic initiative, local councils in Victoria are eligible for government grants in support of street art mural projects to help combat the ‘ugly’ tagging and graffitiing of buildings. So get ready to see more inspiring street art coming to buildings around your neighbourhood soon.

Here are seven ways you too can embrace urban art at your place drawing inspiration from these awesome works of art that we can’t take our eyes off.

 175A Union Street, Erskineville, NSW 175A Union Street, Erskineville, NSW

Dress up your terrace

This one bedroom top floor apartment terrace oasis has used this stunning terrace wall to great artistic effect. The colouring and design choices in the rest of the apartment draw beautifully from the various shades and shapes of the figuration libre-esque mural.

 For sale: 22/177-179 Salisbury Road, Camperdown, NSW For sale: 22/177-179 Salisbury Road, Camperdown, NSW

Make a statement on external walls

As you can see on this two-level shop front charmer and the super cool converted warehouse above, colourful wall murals can really put a home on the map of a neighbourhood’s streetscape. According to graffitimurals.com.au you can get your very own hand painted graffiti mural wall (2m H x 3m W) for around $1200. That seems a small price to pay for such an awesome one-of-a-kind invigorating decorative outcome.

 13 Victoria Street, Lewisham, NSW 13 Victoria Street, Lewisham, NSW

Brighten up your garage or shed

This surrealist perspective mural design is sure to catch the attention of passers-by and makes what would otherwise be an unremarkable brick garage fun and pleasing to the eye. For a smaller scale commitment why not target your garage door or garden shed for an artistic DIY weekend makeover.

 24 Waratah Street, Leichhardt, NSW 24 Waratah Street, Leichhardt, NSW

The fanciest fence in the street

This breathtaking and whimsical largely monochrome fence mural does a beautiful job at hinting that what lies beyond it is no ordinary house. A local Perth artist Robert Jenkins was commissioned to adorn the minimalist home’s boundary wall with this original mural which amps up the award-winning Triangle House’s dramatic facade even more so.

 51 Vincent Street, Mount Lawley, WA 51 Vincent Street, Mount Lawley, WA

A show-stopping facade

With its creative flair and nods to different historic artistic movements, it’s no surprise when you discover that this landmark Blue Mountains abode known as the ‘mural house’ had a past life as an artist’s studio and residence. The vivacious style of this hand painted wall mural continues inside the home on its ceilings and in mosaic tile work to walls.

 83 Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW 83 Great Western Highway, Blackheath, NSW

Edgy bathtub makeover

You may recognise this bathroom as the brainchild of contestants Caro and Kingi from season 11 of The Block. The perfect complement to the textured concrete rendered walls and industrial vibe of the rest of the apartment was this stunning custom made Melbourne laneway graffiti canvas printed tub. Talk about a bathroom with ‘wow’ factor!

 2/1A Affleck Street, South Yarra, VIC 2/1A Affleck Street, South Yarra, VIC

Quirky living room talking point

Like something you would expect to see on the wall of your local aquarium, guests at this stunning beach house would be delighted (and dare I say have ‘a whale of a time’) admiring such a spectacular and sizeable work of art over dinner.

 1 Jephson Street, Blairgowrie, VIC 1 Jephson Street, Blairgowrie, VIC

A whale mural may not be everyone’s first preference of artwork, but you could look at doing something on a similar scale with a colourful pop art mural or a more edgy urban graffiti designed wall size canvas.

 For sale: 1 Freshwater Close, Calremont, WA For sale: 1 Freshwater Close, Calremont, WA

So, are you game to design a bold statement mural running the length of your home’s exterior and for your house to become famous in your neighbourhood?

For more ways to get arty at home check out these eight creative places to display art.

Happy decorating!

The Homely Team

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Larissa Gardner
Larissa Gardner is the Marketing Manager at arguably Australia’s best looking real estate website homely.com.au. With a superb devotion to product innovation, user-centred design and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, homely.com.au helps millions of Australians find their next home.

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