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You painted the accent wall a trendy indigo six months ago. And now, you’re bored with it. A simple change of colour feels too blah. You’re looking for something out of the ordinary and we’ve got just the right wall decoration ideas for you. While the scalloped pattern presented here has been created using wallpaper, feel free to experiment with materials such as plywood, craft paper and more. This idea could work just as well while revamping a headboard, door or cabinet shutters. TIP: Choose a marker colour that complements or boldly contrasts the palette of the wallpaper.

Kit up
  • Paint Marker 
  • Lids or plates (to create stencil designs)
  • Cardboard or card paper (for the stencil designs)
  • Pencil
  • Nilaya wallpaper 
  • Nilaya adhesive
  • A pair of scissors
1. Depending on the area to be covered (and your patience levels!), choose an appropriately sized lid or plate. Trace the rim onto a cardboard and cut out the circle. Cut in half and your wall stencil patterns are ready.

2. Now start patterning the wall from bottom up or vice-versa, whichever way you’d like the scallops to face. Once you’re through with the first row, mark out the centre of couple of arches and use the points as a reference to begin the next row of scallops. TIP: If you’re nervous about goofing up, work out the pattern with a pencil first. The process is more time-consuming but it could save you materials and money in the long run.


3. Using a slightly smaller lid/plate pencil an arch within one of the scallops on the wall. Trace out the inner shape onto a card paper and cut to make the stencil for the wallpaper scallops.


4. Figure out how many scallops you require and trace the same out onto the back of the wallpaper.


5. Once done, it’s time to fill in the patterned wall with some colour. Applying Nilaya adhesive, fasten each shape into the rows of scallops. Leave to dry. 


Note: Drying time depends on the type of wallpaper and the conditions within the room. The average time is somewhere between 24-48 hours. However, some wallpapers can take up to two weeks before the adhesive is completely dry and set. If you’d like to touch up the paint marker borders, it is best to wait at least 36-48 hours first.

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