How to: A polka dot feature wall

April 16, 2018

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but our baby boy’s bedroom is a really awkward shape. Around a quarter of his room is obstructed where it has been boxed in over the stairs, making a strange shape, that isn’t particularly pretty.

Now this didn’t bother me all that much, until recently, when Harry started napping in his room. This means, including bedtime, I’m sat opposite the ‘box’ three times a day while I’m giving him his bottle. It’s wasn’t completely hideous, it just looked very bare, and not all that nice to look at.

That is until recently, when Match Set Love sent us some gorgeous pieces to help finish off our nursery. Their drawstring bag was perfect for Harry’s first Easter, so I have high hopes for the rest of the products they’ve sent us to try out.

My first time having a go with vinyl stickers, to match our wallpaper, I decided to opt with a two-tone polka dot effect. We went for mustard yellow and grey, but Match Set Love have plenty of colours you can choose from.

In two minds, I wasn’t sure whether to go for a scatter gun approach, or whether to get my measuring tape out to create something a bit more uniform. After a quick browse on Pinterest for examples of both, I felt a bit more drawn to the higgledy piggeldy polka dots.

With no time like the present, I decided to just go for it. I started off with one dot, and it quickly progressed from there.

Sticking them on the wall took seconds, and I alternated from grey to yellow, starting off with the biggest dots first. Once they were all stuck on, I added the medium dots, and then the small.

Finished in just five minutes, it’s the easiest DIY I’ve done to date.

It’s nice to add something a bit more fun to our baby boy’s bedroom, while still matching the yellow and grey tones of the more grownup wallpaper print. As easy to remove as they were to stick on, they’d be a perfect way for anyone renting to decorate.

Obviously pleased with his new feature wall, Harry loves to point at the dots, and I’m much happier looking at our made-over ‘box.’ Granted it’s still no beauty, but I think it’s a huge improvement!

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