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Tiffany Pratt’s DIY Free-Hand Wallpaper is Your Answer to Boring White Walls

Tiffany Pratt’s DIY Free-Hand Wallpaper is Your Answer to Boring White Walls

So often in the land of design, we hesitate to add colour and pattern to our walls with wallpaper because it is so permanent, pricey and hard to install. I get it! I have installed lots of wallpaper in my life and I understand that it takes patience and some finessing. So how can you achieve this fun colourful look while avoiding the complicated wallpaper installation part? Why not paint a pattern on your walls instead? I did! It took me less than half an hour and the results are that of dreams. I cannot tell you how easy and fast this is. If you love the look, follow me, friend, I am going to show you the ways!

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Materials Required: 

  • Paint
  • Small angled brushes
  • A stepladder
  • Sample paint pots

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Samples of different colours of paint and different angled paint brushes

Step One: Choose and Clear Your Space

Find the space that you want to paint and clear the area so that it is easy to move around. I always like to start every project with a fresh coat of white paint. That way I have given myself a blank canvas to work from and the walls are all fresh from the bottom to the top. This is also a good idea because this is a wall treatment and you want this space to be done entirely and completely.

Clear entryway with white painted walls

Step Two: Pick Your Colours and Buy Your Paint

Find the colours that you want to highlight in the room and head to the paint store!  I chose to use clay paint because I love the luxurious look and feel of it. I painted my walls white and used a variety of my favourite colours to add the rainbow confetti look to the walls.

Step Three: Paint the Wall

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Grab your sample paint pots and your small angled paint brushes and let’s get painting! I promise that you do not have to have any special hand or special skill to do this! All you are doing is painting small lines along the top of your wall in one colour and then following that line in a different colour on each line all the way down.

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Tiffany Pratt painting a statement wall

 

This small front room took me less than 30 minutes to complete! All I did was keep a nice pace while doing it and not overthink each stroke. The loose and easy look of this pattern is what makes it feel special! You can choose to do the whole space in the same colour or you can mix and match. You can rotate colours on each line or you can line it all up per colour like me. There are endless possibilities to how this can be done.

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The best way to tackle a project like this for most people is to try it in a small room. That way you are not covering lots of space and feeling overwhelmed. Also, smaller rooms look baller in maxed-out patterns. The beauty of this project is that it does not call to be perfect. Upon second look I had some line that had dripped-but it looks cool and hand-painted that way. This project is fun and empowering and really entertains the inner child that may never have gotten a chance to paint on the walls. Go for it!

 

Tiffany Pratt's statement wall entryway made of different colours

 

Images courtesy of Tiffany Pratt. 



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