I recently moved a double bed into my room and ever since the blank wall above it has been bothering me. DIY seems to be the most cost effective option, so here are some of my favourite ideas.
1. Chevron Painted Canvas
I’ve done this before for my boyfriend’s apartment and it really is super easy. The most time consuming part is drawing the pattern with pencil. Remember to start with the lightest colour and then be careful when painting with the darker colour.
2. Heart Bunting
This couldn’t be simpler. I think this would be best to add a little interest if you already have height courtesy of a headboard or pillows. It adds a nice pop of colour and a little interest.
3. Hand Painted Wall
This beautiful statement wall is Elsie’s from a Beautiful Mess. Follow her steps to create this here. Don’t do the entire wall, rather do a few lines centred above the bed.
4. Material Tassels
Create a few tassels from material rather than crinkle paper to create a more muted decoration for above the bed.
5. Paper Heart Wall Art
This is great for children’s rooms as the children can make it on their own. Get the DIY guide here.
6. Art Wall
This is the least affordable option but possibly the most impressive. Buy secondhand frames and spray them all in the same colour scheme. Get creative with your art as there are some amazing free printables on the web. Pretty cards and favourite quotes add a personal touch. Get the DIY guide here to see how to assemble it.
Wall art is a great way of adding interest to a large area without adding clutter. Skip the framed artworks and gilded mirror and create a sleek look with a simple lick of paint.
Ivanka Trump’s apartment features a large mural of a tree, painted in a slightly darker shade creating the feeling of a shadow. For this look I would recommend hiring a professional as this can be tricky to create. Alternatively you can use wall art stickers to create a very similar look in a smaller space (a variety available at Builder’s Warehouse).
Stripes can be a great way to trick the eye if the area isn’t as large as you would like it to be. As everyone knows vertical stripes lengthen and horizontal stripes makes a room feel wider. Just be sure to remember that horizontal stripes can also make a room seem shorter and cramped.
With the right tools and a very patient painter, this look can easily be recreated. Take your time in doing the measurements and don’t be stingy with the tape and the rest should be plain sailing. Wallpaper is an expensive alternative, but it adds extra opulence and polish to a room (Hertex Fabrics and St Leger and Viney are stockists of great quality and variety of imported wallpapers).
Both images from Elle Decor Online