Wednesday 28 January 2015

How to decorate on a budget - Castle wall toddler bedroom

I have decided to start a series on interior design, I love decorating and homeware so this little series will see some tips on decorating on a budget. We live in a rented house where our contract States we can't decorate. Which for me is a massive shame so to get past is I have found a way to be creative without using something that damages the walls. Then all if a sudden it came to me washi tape. If you have not heard of washi tape it's like masking tape and comes in many lovely different colours. I have brought a few and am well and truly addicted to these little rolls, they can be used for most things.  So with this and a little Pinterest inpiration I set of to make a little castle above Ami's bed.

Castle wall picture:
Time: less than ten mins 
Cost: £2.50

First of I made sure the quality of the tape is good, as I have made something before he hat peeled off rather quickly and before I knew it the kids could not resist and it was all on he floor. After you have your tape get ready to get creative. I started with the turret of the castle and then the roof, the first time I did not realise how wonky the lines were so I had to start over.

I then made the wall smoothing over as I went to make sure it was not peeling already.  I then added some finishing touches such as so,e bunting with Ami's name on. I was pleased with the results and the best thing it took less than five mins to make. I brought a pack of ten tapes from eBay at the cost of £2.50. 

I was pleased with the results and it has brought out that boring side of the wall. I now have the washi bug so no wall will get left untouched. Even if it doesn't last long I think it looks great and I can easily change it if I needed to. Why not have a go yourself and see what you can create. 


  1. aw that is such a great idea, looks fantastic love the touch of the bunting too x

  2. That's really nice! Thank you for the tips, I'll look forward to reading more in your new series! :D


  3. I adore the castle - so original! great idea's post. look forward to reading the rest of the series now, I love a bargain as well as quirky ideas x

  4. Never thought of using washi tape to do a wall decoration. Such a cute little thing on an amazing budget, £2.50! It is a bit crap when you live in rented and can't make the house the way you want, you do have to come up with new ways to make the place your own without changing too much x

  5. That is adorable I love it. WOW you are so creative. I couldn't draw a stick person if my life depended on it. I am no artist. lol Washi tape is a brilliant idea for a wall decoration. Resourceful too lady. What's next? lol Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  6. Oh how fantastic is that! what a clever idea.