We’ve all heard the term ‘feature wall’ but hands up if you immediately think of wallpaper… Well, you may want to think again, as using paint to create a striking statement is just as easy, and the beauty is that you can easily paint over it if you change your mind.
Reader Sheona Harley tried this modern stripe pattern in her dining room (see the February issue of Style at Home for the finished result) and it couldn’t be easier. Here’s how…
1 Prep your wall to make sure it is smooth and clean. Then, using masking tape, simply mark off the area that you want to paint, making sure to keep the lines straight – use a spirit level and pencil to draw the areas out first if needed.
2. Fill in the masked area with paint and leave to dry, then repeat with a second coat.
3. When the paint is touch dry, carefully peel back the masking tape to reveal your finished stripes, and touch up any areas that may need it, with a fine paintbrush.
4. Voila! Your finished wall. Make sure to check out the rest of Sheona’s stylish dining room in the Feb issue, out on 6th January.
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