Every kid wants to go on an adventure, that’s why the jungle is so appealing. And travelling, even if just in the mind, is great for kids, as it encourages creativity. Also, the fading greens used create a feeling of looking out over distant landscapes, which cannot fail but inspire your child.
Difficulty: 2 out of 5
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Nature lovers and explorers alike will find plenty of adventure in this jungle-inspired bedroom scheme. Bursting with vitality and lush greens, this scheme is sure to help them grow and discover their full potential through play. Besides, who wouldn’t want to wake up in an Amazonian rainforest every morning?
Use this step-by-step guide to create a rainforest backdrop fit for your king or queen of the jungle:
1) Paint your chosen base colour and allow it to dry.
2) Measure and mark three horizon points on either side of the wall using a coloured chalk.
3) Cut two pieces of lining paper the length of the wall and tear them both into two horizontally. This creates a torn edge with a wavy line.
4) Line up the torn edge with the top horizon mark (keeping the untorn edge uppermost) and then fix it into place using masking tape (you are going to use the torn edge as the first distant jungle horizon).
5) Use a small paint roller to run over the torn edge and paint down the wall to just beyond the next horizon line. Allow to dry.
6) Once the wall is dry use a new piece of torn paper with a different shaped edge to create the next horizon in the mid tone colour. Repeat this to the floor with the deepest shade.
7) And finally, just add monkeys, elephants, parrots and any of your favourite jungle animals to complete the look.
You will need:
- Atmosphere – enough to paint the whole room
- 2.5 litre Willow Tree paint tin
- 2.5 litre Enchanted Eden paint tin
- 2 x 250ml tester pots of Putting Green
- 2 x rolls of low tack decorators tape - ‘Frog Tape’ is best.
- 1 x roll of normal masking tape
- 4 x Dulux roller kits
- 1 x Dulux 2” brush
- 1 x Dulux 3” brush
- Tape measure
- Coloured chalk (we recommend children’s coloured chalks, as they stain less)
- Dust sheets
- Small stepladder – preferably one that has a grab handle
- Bunk bed, Ikea
- Bed linen , H&M Home
- Monkey, Hamleys
- Leaf canopy, Ikea
- Binoculars, Amazon
- Bug cushion, H&M Home
- Gorilla, Harrods
- Hippo, Hamleys
- Elephant, Ikea
- Rug, Ikea
- Slippers, John Lewis
- Chest of drawers, Ercol
- Table lamp , Habitat
- Books , Stylist's own
- Toy animals, Hamleys
- Frames, Ikea
- Plant, Ikea
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