Not too along ago I hired someone to come through my house and paint all the walls snowbound white. Now I have zero regrets but as you all know I needed to spice things up a bit. I love a good accent wall because my attention span is super short, so small jobs are my favorite. Wallpaper is beautiful but can get so pricey. Art work is also amazing but can be equally as expensive. So today Im sharing and easy and cost effective geometric shapes design idea.
After pinning a whole bunch of fun ideas (you can see here), I finally got the courage and took the plunge. Adding these quick geometric shapes to a large white wall in the playroom really helped to accent areas, like the ballet bar and broke up the space.
Geometric Shapes Design
Step 1: Choosing the Colors
Keep in mind, it is only paint and very easy to fix if it doesn’t turn out how you want it to. Choosing the colors for me is always the hardest part, especially because this time I was trying to stay away from black. Black is my go to for most spaces but it just didn’t seem fitting in the girls play room. Every DIYer needs a paint deck in their tool belt. Choosing colors that go together and compliment each other is easiest when you can match them up to a common thing whether is a pillow, rug, art, bedspread etc.. I used an art print that I loved in order to choose the three colors I needed for this room. PPG made choosing colors super easy too because I went with the trends that match my print. Seeing that this project is small, using something “trendy” totally works because commitment level can be low.
- Winter Peach– to accent ballet bar
- Big Cypress– to create a bookshelf
- Cool Concrete – on the stage under the ballet bar
- Painters tape, splurge and get this one since lines need to be as close to perfect as possible. Keep in mind textured walls won’t create a straight line.
- Paint brush: make sure its angled
- Paint roller
- Paint tray
- Drop Cloth or old sheet/towel ect.
- This will cover it all
- I tried to rig up something to make the arch perfect. In the end it was easier to just hand draw it using a pencil. I have created an arch before with a large piece of paper as a stencil but this one was small enough to just measure between and eyeball it. My perfectionist husband didn’t even see a flaw.
- Take off the tape when done, but not completely dry. If you allow the paint to dry it can rip up some of the paint on the wall.
- Daylight is your friend. Painting with lights on never works out well and you miss a ton of places so wait until you can do it with adequate natural light.
- Start small. You can always add shapes/colors as you go and as the room transforms.
Fun fact, I picked these paint colors without even considering the fact that my light in the playroom goes with this color scheme perfectly.
You can see past playroom setups here
Have you done a geometric shapes design in your home? Let me know in a comment below!