Decorating a patchwork bedroom feature wall
YOU WILL NEED:
Wallpaper scraps or samples
- Plumb line
- Wallpaper paste and brush
- Water and sponge
Time to complete job: Anywhere from a few hours to a day, depending on how creative you want your bedroom feature wall to be.
Approximate budget: £30 without the stepladder.
Step 1: Pick a bedroom colour scheme
Decide on a rough bedroom colour scheme and plan how you will cover the space, distributing strong colours, patterns and different sizes throughout. How precisely you work is a matter of personal style and temperament – perfectionists will do a trial run with Blu-tac and use a plumb line to ensure all the verticals are straight, while others will be happy to stick as they go.
Step 2: Paste patches together
Paste small patches of pattern at a time, butting the edges neatly against one another and cutting pieces to fit wherever necessary. Keep checking your progress by standing well back to see how the feature wall looks.
Step 3: Take in the effect
Sit back and take some time to absorb the complete your wall art. Other variations you could try for decorating a patchwork bedroom wall include using postcards, cartoons, book jackets, sheet music or even maps.
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Adapted from Homemade, by Rose Badger and Elspeth Thompson (£20, Collins). Available at Amazon.