My daughter Taylor is a rainbow baby, and she’s always had a rainbow-themed bedroom since she was born. We recently moved to our house and I knew she wanted to keep her rainbow theme, but I wanted to change it up and do some sort of unique accent wall. I don’t like painting all the walls in a room because I feel like it can get overwhelming to be surrounded completely by one color. I thought about painting an actual rainbow or finding wallpaper, but then I thought of doing a rainbow striped wall.
Taylor already had her rainbow bedding, so I matched the colors of the stripes to her bedding. I didn’t want to go too muted or too bright, so I chose a happy medium. We used Behr Premium paint from Home Depot. You will also need painter’s tape and a wall laser level (this was SUPER helpful in making our tape lines straight. We decided to do stripes of random varying widths, and we did a white stripe between each colored stripe (that’s what the tape is for).
Behr Paint Colors used for our rainbow wall:
- Pink: Little Princess
- Orange: Cheerful Tangerine
- Yellow: Spirited Yellow
- Green: Mint Parfait
- Blue/Teal: Hidden Sea Glass
- Purple: Magic Wand
We used small rollers to paint most of the stripes, but used a brush for the very thin stripes. This wall was pretty easy and turned out SUPER cute! My husband custom-made book ledges for her wall (see instructions here…we did not do the slat wall with these). For her shelves, I did a mix of books and decor. I also got her a unicorn beanbag chair to sit and read at. Her dresser has a round gold mirror and hexagon shelves made by my husband (will do another post on how to DIY these later!).
The collage wall was also very fun and challenging to put together. I got frames from Target and wall prints off Etsy. I also got a couple wall hangings from hobby lobby. I put everything on the floor and played around with different designs. It was my first time doing an asymmetrrical gallery wall, but I LOVE how it turned out!
Taylor’s room is so cheerful and bright. I just love it!