When I started brainstorming décor ideas for the closet in our nursery, I had a design dilemma. I wanted to give it a colorful makeover, but latex paint was out – those fumes rub this pregnant lady the wrong way. And my husband can paint a regular wall with the best of ’em, but I didn’t want to make him paint a mural or stripes or some other elaborate wall treatment. So I decided to try a confetti washi tape wall!
Accent Wall Idea: DIY Confetti Washi Tape Closet
Alright, let’s get down to it. Here’s what you’ll need for your confetti washi tape wall:
- Washi tape in at least 5 colors (I bought this incredible set)
- Scissors (I think gold ones make a project more fun;) )
- Damp rag to remove dust from the wall
If you’re a diehard color fan like me, then you’ll probably want to buy a tape set like the one I bought so you have lots of options. I’m obsessed with it… there’s a variety of delicious colors and it’s making me want to find other washi projects just so I have an excuse to use more of it. Anyway. Here’s how you do your washi tape wall:
Begin by wiping the wall clean with a damp rag to remove any dust or oil that might prevent the tape from sticking to the wall. If there are any scuffs on the wall, I found that a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser worked really well for this (I mean… Magic Erasers work well for practically everything).
Next, cut a handful of strips of tape in each color that you’re planning to use. My strips were all about three inches long, give or take. I didn’t measure each one, I just eyeballed it.
There’s no science to this, I just started taping the strips about 4-6 inches from each other in random directions. I did find that 5 colors worked well because it was rare that the same color had to end up next to itself. So I would recommend using at least 5 colors. Continue working outward until you’ve covered your entire wall!
So cute, right?! It’s such a great way to transform a boring old white wall into something whimsical and fun without spending a ton or time or money.
To see the whole closet (complete with adorable tiny newborn clothing) head over to my blog: https://design-fixation.com/2019/06/washi-tape-wall.html (or click "go" below for a clickable link).