Towards the end of last year we finally got around to decorating our spare bedroom. Renovating our home has been a labour of love since we started over 2 years ago, but we were finally down to just one room to do.
We tossed around lots of ideas before getting started. We knew we wanted a feature wall, but we weren’t sure exactly what to do with it. We thought of simply painting it w block colour, and then toyed with the idea of using a murals wallpaper to have one large picture. Eventually though, we decided to go with an abstract geometric design that we could do ourself.
What You Will Need
- Masking tape – we used Frog Tape to try and protect the pain beneath.
- Paint testers – the number will depend on the size of the wall. We used 5 different shades of blue and 1 shade of yellow, with 2 pots of each.
- Lots of paintbrushes – 1 for each colour
How To Do It
- It’s best to start by sketching out ideas on pieces of paper. You don’t have to copy them exactly when you put it on the wall, but you will have a better idea of what you like.
- Using your masking tape, start putting the design on to the wall. Make sure the tape is well stuck down without any bubbles in it at the edges. This will give you a sharp finish.
- Start painting! We opted to use yellow on the smaller shapes to break up the design, and various shades of blue on the rest. You need to work relatively quickly and have a good layer of paint on each section as you can only do one coat.
- Once you’ve painted all the sections, start to peel away the masking tape. Do it slowly to make sure you don’t rip up any of the paint underneath.
- Stand back and enjoy your work!
We found it so simple to do, but the results are really effective and we love having a completely unique wall. Me know if you give it a try in the comments below.
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