ASK THE EXPERT | How to Decorate a Blank Wall

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With a blank wall in need of decorating and a little inspiration guiding me, I decided to have a go at making some dip dye art. Lucky for me, Interior Design guru and Marketing specialist Chelsea Matthews was in town from LA and stopped by to help out and give some tips on decorating a bare wall.

What you need: Watercolor Paper, Tie-Dye, 3 buckets, water, frames
 
CHELSEA’S TIP: Everyone loves an Art Wall Cluster, but in small spaces in can feel a little too busy and cluttered. For smaller spaces, select 3-4 pieces of art and arrange in even patterns (all in a row or in a square shape!). These clean lines will feel more open & inviting
 
STEP 1: Fill your buckets half way with water, pour your dye in each and mix. We went with three colors: Grey, Yellow and Blue
 
STEP 2: Next, dip your paper into the dye. Let sit for 5 second then remove. 
 

CHELSEA’S TIP: If your room is already full of fun color, bring in softer colors and tones in your artwork – such as all black and white art in gold frames, or soft pastels and watercolors. This will avoid a room that feels to busy and overwhelmed.

STEP 3: Let dry 
 
STEP 4: Dip again until you achieve your desired color. After we dipped the bottom 2 times, we dipped again higher to create an ombre effect. 
 
 
STEP 5:  Frame and hang
 
CHELSEA’S TIP: A cheap frame doesn’t have to mean a cheap look! You can find inexpensive black and white frames at most art stores, and spray them any color you want. Also, for fun flair, use materials like wallpaper to create a printed matte around your photo or art piece, or even use the wallpaper as the art itself! Most wallpaper stores will give you free samples that fit a frame just perfectly.
 

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  1. Myyna says:

    So simple! Love it!

  2. Thank you for a great DIY, will definitely try this!

  3. allesistgut says:

    Great. It looks awesome and so fresh. Thanks for posting!

  4. Rachelle says:

    SO cool and easy to do.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  5. Jela Egbe says:

    that is a good idea 🙂

    Love jelaegbe.blogspot.de

  6. grupaibc says:

    Amazing and incredible simple way to decorate wall 🙂 Thank you for idea 🙂

  7. Kacie Cone says:

    Those look so cool! So simple too I love it!

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea. Love the colors and simple project. Must try this one.

  9. Amanda Perry says:

    So simple and beautiful! Love the technique! Thank you for sharing!!!

    http://www.andwithlovea.blogspot.com

  10. Martina says:

    Cool technique – I also adore that gallery wall you linked to! Super fun!

    Martina
    http://snapshotsandwhatnots.typepad.com

  11. Anonymous says:

    Super cute. Looks like fun.

  12. margo says:

    I am a bit disappointed i was waiting a diy to decorate a rug!
    Margo from France

  13. Anonymous says:

    Looks like you are having fun. So creative.

  14. andrea says:

    Love this idea…so simple yet stylish!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    http://www.andreaeveryday.com

  15. Nicole says:

    Love it, I’m totally on board with the dip dye trend.

    artpoliticslife.blogspot.com

  16. Allie Emme says:

    Such a great idea! Love it.
    xx Allie | A Song to Pass the Time

  17. Julia Yohe says:

    That looks so simple! I like it. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips! 😀

    Check this out!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Think I will try it with pink. Nice idea.

  19. Mya says:

    I love the ease and simplicity of this project! Looks beautiful! I recently discovered your blog & love all the DIY’s!

    http://myasmusingsblog.wordpress.com/

  20. Anonymous says:

    This is so simple, yet cute.

  21. Simone says:

    I wish I could dip-dye my whole wall like this! Awesome!

  22. JustiM says:

    Simply but amazing! Love it!

  23. This is a great DIY idea. Will do it with friends and try our favorite colors. Can we dip-dye one color to another?

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