Back in November, I shared my big reveal for the twin’s “Coastal Cool” bedroom. We finally upgraded from their cribs that convert to toddler beds to full-fledged big kids beds! Well, they’re real toddler beds at least.
So here we are, six months later. I’m finally sharing with you some of the details from this bedroom makeover.
Since we rent, I was a bit limited in traditional options when I decided I wanted to do a feature wall behind our new toddler canopy beds. Painting was obviously out. So was regular wallpaper.
I have seen triangle wall decals available for sale, but it would have been extremely expensive to buy enough to cover an entire feature wall. No thanks!
So, once again, I put on my DIY thinking cap, and came up with a budget- and rental-friendly solution.
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DIY Wall Decals – Supplies
This repositionable adhesive-backed vinyl is intended for crafters to use with their punches and vinyl cutters, but it’s also a fantastic resource for making DIY wall decals.
Here are the four colors I chose:
You will also need: a
- small ruler
- a thin sharpie or pencil
DIY Wall Decals – Tutorial
1. Select Your Colors
See the supplies list above for the exact colors I selected. You can do one color or a variety. I opted to three shades of blue, to give the wall an ever-trendy ombre effect.
2. Start Cutting
I cut A TON of triangles. Luckily, the vinyl has a grid on the back, which made this process way easier. Each of my triangles was roughly 4-inches wide at the base.
3. Stick ‘Em Up
The nice thing about using repositionable vinyl is that it’s… well… repositionable. This gives you some wiggle room when placing your decals. You don’t have to get it perfect the first time.
I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, but if one or two triangles didn’t look level or quite evenly spaced, I just peeled it off and moved it.
If you want to re-create this look, start by placing white decals along the top. Think of dividing the wall roughly into fourths – white, light blue, medium blue, and dark blue. There will be more white used than any other color, because I interspersed the white throughout the wall. If you already have a white wall, you could opt for a fourth color or just stick to three.
Also – the white triangles point down, and the blue triangles all face up.
DIY Wall Decals – The Finished Product