The children’s room of the little Dutch woman is slowly becoming more and more her own realm, because my office has finally moved to the attic. Recently I went to the walls and painted beautiful colorful triangles.
Making perfect geometric wall patterns for the children’s room yourself

Making perfect geometric wall patterns for the children’s room yourself
Actually, I had already fallen in love with a wallpaper, but now that I have to spend 90 euros on a wall, I simply found too much. Fortunately, I came up with the idea to paint the wall myself and even got the wall makeover for about 10 Euro. The result was really great. No running out edges and with a super color combination as I think.

If you need 5 different colors, but always only a minimum of quantity, then you should definitely look for color testers in the DIY market.
Since I live in the Netherlands, the Flexa brand (called Dulux in DE) has super practical paint rollers. That’s almost 30 ml of paint in a kind of pen with integrated paint roller. If you can’t find them, you can of course go looking for small 100 ml test pots.

Material for the geometric wall patterns
5 colour tester (colours from Flexa: Dusty Lavender, Rose Wood, Camouflage Green, Denim Drift, Retro Vibe)
Alternative: 5 colour tester pots, 5 small tubs, 5 small paint rollers
1 piece of cardboard
wide painter’s tape
tarpaulin, damp cloth
Perfect geometric wall patterns for children’s rooms: this is how it works
Painting triangles in the children’s room

Bold as I am, I didn’t even use a tarpaulin. But I certainly wouldn’t have done that if I hadn’t had those all-in-one paint rollers. If you work with open paint pots and tubs, you should definitely do so. Of course I speak from experience.

But first you make three triangular stencils in different sizes.

The sizes of the triangles are: 15 x 15 x 12,5 cm; 11, x 11,5 x 10,5 cm; 9 x 9 x 8 cm.

When you have painted the triangles with pencil on the cardboard and cut them out, you transfer all the triangles to the wall in a non-symmetrical, playful arrangement with pencil. It is best to start with the largest and end with the smallest to fill white areas.
I have painted in a total of 35 triangles. Of these 13 are large, 8 medium and 14 small. Make sure that the triangles are straight and that you use the whole wall. If you surround the room once, you don’t want white spots on the wall.

If you are satisfied with the layout, you can tape the triangles. Press the tape on well and make sure that the edge is really wide so that you don’t paint the wall outside the triangle with the paint roller. If you have tape that is too thin, you can of course glue it twice next to each other.

Then you can start to fill in the triangles. Try not to apply the paint too thick on the scooter and test it somewhere on the bottom of the wall with a triangle that’s a bit hidden.

Start with a corner and make sure that there are never two colors next to each other. So I worked my way through from left to right and made sure that the colors are nicely distributed in all sizes. When I colored a triangle in a dark tone, I made sure that the triangle next to it was a bit lighter etc. With me it was somehow quite natural. But you can also plan the colour division beforehand and use a pencil to easily mark each triangle.

I have removed the tape relatively quickly, after short drying breaks again, so that they do not dry on the tape and the edges can be removed cleanly.

That was it already. It was super easy and everything went smoothly. The room got a really friendly charisma. Matching the new wall I finally found a beautiful new room lamp made of natural materials, which makes it very comfortable.

All the best,


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