Walls, doors and even ceilings can be utilised when it comes to the artistic process of trompe l’oeil. The name originates from the Baroque period and is French for ‘deceive the eye’. However, the process is much older and dates from the Greek and Roman periods of history. These doors as seen in the images below show trompe l’oeil photographic stickers which can be applied to just about any door within the interior of the home.
The technique of trompe l’oeil involves realistic imagery, mostly through the use of paint, to create an optical illusion whereby the painted scene appears to be a three dimensional part of the interior. It has been used to great effect in cathedrals, churches, palaces and even public houses as well as in regular domestic settings. George Washington was even said to have been fooled by such an image when entering a room and bowing to what he thought was a person. The individual turned out to be a figure in a trompe l’oeil.
The door stickers, of which just two are shown here, are created on opaque white fabric which has been given a satin finish. They can be adjusted to the size of any door by simply cutting down to size to fit the required dimensions. Wall paper glue will keep them in place. Whilst not strictly in the tradition of painted optical illusions, the photographic door stickers still provide an eye-catching focus to an interior space and do indeed make a room looking bigger and more interesting.
You can browse through a collection of door stickers that are available for purchase, here: Trompe l’oeil Door Stickers.