home: made [ wall decor ]

home: made [ wall decor ]

Sometimes choosing a wallpaper or wall covering can be difficult, finding the right design that fits with the room. If you have a small room or wall, you don’t really need to be buying a whole roll either.
Here we show you a couple of ideas of how to bring pattern onto a wall with minimal cost.

Why not try stenciling, using nothing more than some card, scissors and marker pens. Pick a simple design that will work as a repeat pattern, try not to make it too intricate. Abeautifulmess.com have recently done a gold cactus design and we think it looks great. This look works best on a white wall, but go bold with the colours you want to add.

Another idea we have seen, which could look really good in a monochrome room is using washi tape. Instead of creating a stencil use the washi tape to create the design – crosses, stripes or squares perhaps. You can pick up rolls of tape everywhere now, but to keep cost down head to ebay. We found designrulz.com for some brilliant ideas.

The main thing to remember when doing a wall like these is to roughly mark out the first line, with distance between each design starting in the middle of the wall and work out either side. Don’t worry if it’s not perfectly straight, it all ads to the look and charm of doing it yourself.


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