Circus bedroom


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Children will be wowed by a circus-themed bedroom, creating the big top ceiling effect is simpler than you think.

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Bring the fun of the fair to little ones’ bedrooms with quirky paint ideas. Follow the steps to create colourful and circus-themed designs on the walls and ceiling, kids will be amazed. And once you’ve created the backdrop, with the striking ceiling effect, add in some circus-themed toys, games and bunting for the complete circus feel.

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Transforming a child’s bedroom into a ‘big top’ is simpler than you might think. Simply follow our step-by-step guide for everything you need to know.

Step-by-step guide

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Step 1

Refresh the ceiling and walls, and create a good base for the detail, by painting the room in White Cotton.

Step 2

Work out where the centre of your ceiling is and mark it with a pencil or chalk.

Step 3

Next, measure the length of all the walls and divide them up so you can paint 50-60cm wide stripes all around the room (the exact measurement could vary depending on the size of the room).

Step 4

Mark out the 50-60cm stripes at the top of the wall using your pencil or chalk.

Step 5

Cut a piece of string that will reach from the centre point on the ceiling to the edges. Run the string over some coloured chalk until it has a good coating.

Step 6 

Knot one end of the the string and pin it to the centre of the ceiling.

Step 7

Line up the string with the edge of the first stripe on the wall. Now pull the string tight so that it snaps against the ceiling and makes a mark – this will be the guideline for where to paint the ceiling stripes. Do this for every stripe and put more chalk on the string as you go along.

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Step 8

Use masking or decorating tape to mark off the areas that need painting. Rub your finger over the tape to make sure it’s stuck down well and you won’t get any smudges when you paint.

Step 9

Apply a coat of white paint over the edge of the tape where the red paint will be applied. Allow the white to dry before you paint on the red.

Step 10

Use a small roller and brush to fill in the red stripes. After the first coat has dried, apply another.

Step 11

Carefully remove the tape once you’re sure the paint is dry. Touch up any little mistakes with an artists’ brush.

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