Feed your child’s imagination and bring their favourite tales to life by transforming their space into a far-away land.
Set the scene by transforming their walls into cloud-studded skies, add a teepee hideaway and plenty of scatter cushions, and they’ll have their very own storybook corner. Whether they like to read alone or together, this bedroom theme will encourage them to start the next chapter of their literary adventures.
Turning their walls from a blank page to a blue sky is easy – watch the video above and then read on for our step-by-step guide.
You will need:
Blue Babe Endurance matt – enough to paint the whole room
2.5 litre Jasmine White Endurance matt paint tin
2 x 250ml tester pots Goose Down
2 x 250ml tester pots Polished Pebble
2 x Dulux 2” brushes
3 x car sponges with dense foam
2 x large elastic bands
Coloured chalk – we recommend children’s coloured chalks, as they stain less
Small stepladder – preferably one that has a grab handle and one that will allow to reach the ceiling
Step 1: Paint your wall in Blue Babe.
Step 2: Using chalk, roughly mark out your cloud shapes
Step 3: Fill your cloud outlines in roughly with Jasmine White using an emulsion brush – and don’t worry about neat edges.
Step 4: Use two big elastic bands to make two paint stippling pads
Step 5: Dip one sponge pad in a little Jasmine White and soften the edges of the clouds.
1. Don’t make the sponge dabbing tool too small – the size of a small orange is perfect.
2. To make sure that the sponge doesn’t have too much paint on it when you start to soften the edges of the clouds, load it with paint and then dab the excess off onto some old paper before you start.
3. Try and make the cloud shapes as random as possible and in different sizes and shapes – look for some inspiration out of the window (unless it’s raining of course) or from photographs.
Now you’ve finished your blue sky backdrop, make sure their space lives happily ever after with these inspired buys to complete the look.
Teepee, Molly Meg, (£129)
Unicorn slippers, John Lewis , (£8)
Cloud rug, La Redoute, (£19)
Cloud Cushion, IKEA, (£6)
For plenty more kids room inspiration and ideas, check out the Dulux Kids page.