HP India today introduced CreateYourWalls.com, a do-it-yourself website where you can design wall murals and posters for your rooms in few easy clicks. The site has a good collection of readymade templates or you can create your own custom designs.
I tried their online design tool for some time (see video) and found it both intuitive and easy-to-use. You specify the exact dimensions of your wall and then drag objects – like doors, windows, power sockets, etc. – that are present on the physical wall. This is required because you can later reposition design elements on the wallpaper accordingly.
Once the canvas is ready, all you need to do is pick a design template and customize it to suit your wall layout. For instance, you can drag new objects (like that Zebra), delete existing ones (my kids dislike vultures), or reposition them anywhere on the canvas. Your wallpaper can either occupy the entire wall (also called wall covering) or you can opt for wall ascent which are like posters occupying only a portion of the wall.
The HP Wall Art website says that these wallpaper prints require almost zero maintenance and “have been tested to resist fading for 20 years.”
A wall covering for a standard 12’x8′ wall would cost around INR 15k and this probably includes onsite installation as well. However, onsite installation facility is currently available only in the Delhi NCR region. The other limitation is that while you can design your room wallpapers online, you’ll still have to call them for placing your order and it doesn’t have an integrated payment mechanism yet.
HP Wall Art – Video Demo
Also see: Design your Home in 3D