Designs to Paint on a Bedroom Wall

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Designs to Paint on a Bedroom Wall
Stencils are an inexpensive way to add designs to a bedroom wall. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Designs can be painted on a bedroom wall to give it personality and style. This is an effective way to create personalised artwork that coordinates with the fabric on your bedding or a symbol you want to duplicate from a framed picture, rug or other type of decor. Whether you draw a design freehand, use a stencil, paint stripes or purchase a kit to paint a mural, there are a plethora of designs that work well in the bedroom.

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Freehand Designs

Artistic people can use their creative skills to draw freehand designs on their bedroom wall with a sharpened pencil. Erase and begin again if you make a mistake. Whether you want to paint abstract designs, your name, a favourite slogan or a scenic design that matches your bedroom decor, this is an effective way to add personality and style to the room.

Stencilled Designs

Stencils are useful in creating a variety of designs on a bedroom wall. They are available in cartoon characters, letters, geometric shapes, vines, flowers, fleur de lis and many other types of patterns to fit any bedroom theme. Attach the stencil to a clean wall with painter's tape. Use a stencil brush and acrylic or latex paint to create the design. Paint in the stencil with a circular or dabbing motion. Remove the stencil once the paint dries.

Striped Designs

Create vertical or horizontal stripes on your bedroom wall quickly by using masking or painter's tape. Paint in between the taped areas and remove the tape once the paint is dry. This project requires no artistic talent yet gives the room the look of wallpaper or the illusion of a chair rail. You can use monochromatic colours, such as a pale blue wall colour with a darker blue for the stripes. Using satin paint makes the stripes appear to pop from your wall surface.

Mural Designs

Mural designs are scenes that often cover one entire wall of the bedroom. Painting a mural design on the lower section of a wall is an interesting way to decorate a nursery or a child's room. Although people with artistic talent may choose to draw a mural freehand, you can purchase kits that allow you to create a mural by using a paint-by-number technique. Another effective way to get your design onto the wall is by using a projector to display an image on the wall and trace over it with a pencil before painting the mural. If your nursery has a teddy bear theme, paint a teddy bear parade or a group of bears on a picnic.

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