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This DIY wall hanging will add stylish texture and pattern to your room

This DIY wall hanging is the easiest way to add instant style to your bedroom. Here’s how to make your own

DIY wall hanging

Project hang time

The bohemian look is back in a big way and fabric wall hangings are key to this decor trend. Layers of floaty fabrics, soft bedding, flowers and candles all combine to create spaces that feel cosy, feminine and good for the soul.

A wall hanging has a relaxed, casual feel that suits a bedroom and can even take the place of a bedhead as the focal point. If buying one off the shelf, make sure to measure the wall it is to go on (or the width of the bed if it is to go above it) so you can choose a hanging that’s in proportion to the size of your room. A patterned design will always look best on a plain wall.

DIY wall hanging

To make your own wall hanging, simply buy a large scarf or sarong, or pick up a piece of material that catches your eye at your local fabric shop. Look for a soft, floaty style such as silk, crepe or voile. We chose a silk design from The Fabric Store, sold in panels costing $14.99 each. We then simply attached it to the wall with small Velcro dots (you could also use small tacks or hooks).

DIY wall hanging

Styling tip

To style the space, pull out the colours in your new wall hanging to create a cohesive look. Add layers of soft bedding and let them drape on the floor (if you have space). Top the bed with luxurious pillows and add a scented candle to your side table to finish. Snuggle down with a hot tea and enjoy!

Wall and floor painted in Resene ‘Island Spice’. Silk panel, $14.99, from The Fabric Store. Light, $29.90, from Citta Outlet. Living & Co Bowie side table, $29, Living & Co vase, $5, both from The Warehouse. Fruit punch lemonade candle, $7, from Cotton On. Frost cushion cover, $49.90, from Citta. Bellamy duvet cover set (white), from $159.90, Bellamy pillowcase set, $59.90, Matapouri quilt, from $169.90, Matapouri pillowcase, $34.90, all from Wallace Cotton. Anthuriums from Blush.

For fabric panels try:
+ The Fabric Store
+ Spotlight
+ Centrepoint Fabrics
+ Spoonflower

Words and styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins.

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