A painted arch is a really simple yet creative way to add a pop of colour, create a clear zoned area, or create a statement focal point in a room – like the head of your bed!
You’re probably thinking that painting that perfect arch line is nigh impossible, right? Well, we have good news: with our expert guidance, we can make achieving this stunning statement design super simple.
Step 1: Cut a long length of string and attach keys to one end.
Step 2: Using masking tape, stick the string to the wall at the right height for the side of your arch. Cover the string with chalk and ping against the wall to make a chalk-line guide. Mask along this line with tape.
Step 3: Decide on the width of your arch and, using a spirit level, make a mark for the top of the other side at the same height. Repeat the process above.
Step 4: Measure the gap between the two sides and mark the mid-point.
Step 5: Attach a pencil to the end of a length of string. Pin the string at the mid-point between the two sides so that the pencil reaches the top of both side lines.
Step 6: Draw a semi-circle to form the top of your arch, then carefully paint the outline using a paintbrush.
Step 7: Fill in the rest of the arch using a roller. Gently remove the masking tape while the paint is still slightly wet.