Tie Dye Walls

Tie dye walls embody everything that is fun and exciting about interior design; both in visual terms and the actual creation process as well. This is a trend that is perfect for those who are bored of their home and are looking for a way to rejuvenate  a particular room.

A tie dye wall will provide such a startling difference. It is definitely not something that will go unnoticed; that’s for sure!So first thing’s first; where should you work this trend? There are a few rooms that would thoroughly suit the injection of tie dye. A child’s bedroom is an obvious choice.

After all, there is no room more associated with fun and excitement in the home. Nonetheless, a tie dye wall is also a fantastic addition to a quirky living room. If you are someone who likes to use colour and positive energy in their interior design then this can truly take your living room to the next level.

But remember; it is not all about bright colours and vibrancy. What about the tie dye bathroom shown in the photo below? The pattern itself is fun, unusual and energising. However, the colours used are somewhat organic and the deep blue is extremely intriguing. This shows the actual scope for what you can do with this great trend.

The great thing about this interior option is the fact that it is something you can see as your own design project. You don’t need a professional to come in and do the job for you. So how can you create a tie dye wall? You will need to begin by sketching your desired design on the wall.

Use pencil, crayons, chalk; whatever you can find! This works as a guide so you can achieve the result you are looking for. You can of course do tie dye free form, but if it is your first time then it is always better to have something to work with.

Once you have drawn your design make sure you label it with the colours you want to use. Remember; colours are going to be overlapping each other. Because of this you need to put coordinating colours next to each other. For instance, if you were to put red and green next to each other then you are going to be left with a horrible brown shade.  Instead, red would go well next to orange whilst green is more suited to blue.

Now you are going to paint two sections at the same time. Go for a shade slightly darker then your desired outcome. In order to give it the tie dye effect you need to use a dry paint brush over the edges. You will have to let this dry over night before you move onto the next step.

Get your hands on some rags and dip this into paint of a lighter shade than the ones used. To get the mottled effect you need to roll this up and down the sections. Once you have done this and let the paint to dry you are good to go! Easy, right?

Picture sources: 1, 2, 34, 5 and 6.

Published by in Interiors, on September 2nd, 2013


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