In the mural business, we often check out what other people are doing. I found this great bird cage mural in a restaurant. The simple lines add uniformity and really fill the wide open space, and they also do well to the open rafters/faux rafters up above.
One thing to note – the decorator for this project was thinking ahead in his or her combination of the mural with the well matched chosen lighting. It’s not a trivial task to line up mural positions with other wall objects. One has to pay particular attention to HOW the installer deals with the bleed of the mural.
If 6″ of bleed was provided here in the install, but the installer just lined the left hand edge of the mural with the left hand edge of the bleed, the entire mural could be off by 6″ away from any electrical junction boxes. A critical error. It’s very important to clarify to an installer HOW to deal with provided bleed, and HOW to deal with other objects.