Drawings and patterns on the walls in the apartment with their own hands: 10 workshops

Drawings and patterns on the walls in the apartment with their own hands: 10 workshops

When repairing an apartment or a separate room is veryimportant is the issue of wall covering, because it will serve as the basis for the design of the entire room. In this article we will focus on painting the walls yourself. But here we will consider a more interesting way - drawing patterns on the wall of the apartment with your own hands. On the walls of an apartment or a room, using paint, you can create drawings or abstract patterns that will reflect your style and create home comfort. The content of the article:

Technology to create drawings on the wall

When painting walls there are several main questions that need to be answered: What paint will do? Of course, you can choose the color of your choice, this is your design decision personally. But on the type of paint will depend on its resistance to water, heat, and in general, how long it will last. We recommend using water-based paints, they are well tolerated by heat and humidity, do not exfoliate, the surface covered with them can be washed, suitable for all rooms in the apartment. What we paint: brush or roller? Before applying you need to make a monophonic background.

  • Roller: for this it is better to use a roller, it is much faster to cover large smooth surfaces, the paint falls evenly, without leaving stains.
  • Brush you spend much more time and effort. It is suitable for smaller objects, reliefs, where the roller will not reach hard-to-reach places (furniture: high chair, closet, etc.).

TIP: When painting the walls it is convenient to use the brush in the corners, as an addition to the roller, it is also useful when working with stencils. How to prepare the wall? What surface can you paint on? If you have bare walls and you decided to paint them, then initially you need to level the surface, since all the irregularities are very visible on the painted walls.

  • Emery paper is suitable for this (with a grinding machine, of course, it will be much faster than manually).
  • If the wall has cracks or scratches in that area, you need to putty, and then level it again.
  • Then wipe the dust and apply a primer, preferably two layers.

It is not desirable to paint on putty, old paint and ordinary old wallpaper, the paint can fall bad and fall behind.

  • In order not to throw money away and make really high-quality and durable repair, remove the old coating before painting (using special solutions),
  • and then do everything described initially.

ATTENTION: Exceptions are special wallpaper for painting, the paint falls on them easily and smoothly, as they are intended for this.

The main 3 methods of drawing patterns:

  • With the help of masking tape (geometric figures are obtained)
  • Using stencils (flowers and other drawings)
  • Roller with a pattern
  • Let's take a closer look at each of them.

    With masking tape

    The essence of the method is that the wall is glueda special masking tape (just lines or their combination), then paint is applied, and when the tape is removed (without leaving traces on the wall), a geometric pattern is formed. ATTENTION: When painting it is important that the paint does not fall under the tape. Here we will work with a roller, each time picking up paint, make sure that it does not have too much Master class: Step forms We will create patterns on the walls here - steps. To glue the tape equally and smoothly using a cardboard stencil. Instruments:

    • scotch, thick cardboard (you can cut the box),
    • paint, small roller.

    Drawing technique:

  • Cut the stencil out of cardboard and tape it over with tape (so that the edges do not overstrain). For example, let the first step be 5 cm high, and the second and third be 10 cm wide, each step 10 cm wide.
  • Make smooth parallel lines paintscotch tape Then apply the stencil, paste it with masking tape and repeat this action, shifting the stencil at the same distance each time. And so level by level.
  • The result should be like in the picture:

  • Before you start to color painting, it is better to apply white paint. This is necessary in order to surely be sure that the color paint will not fall under the adhesive tape and a neat pattern will be formed.
  • Now apply paint roller of different colors on each level.
  • Carefully remove the tape and get a beautiful smooth pattern with clear lines, without mixing colors.
  • Master class: Triangles on the walls in the style of ombre Triangles, the color of which varies from base to top from pronounced to more and more light shades, will make the room elegant and modernist. You will need the following materials:

    • Ruler
    • Stationery knife
    • Rollers and brushes
    • Paint tray
    • 4-5 shades of one color of paint (on each can)
    • 1 can of paint in a contrasting color
    • Painting Scotch

    Execution Instructions:

  • Glue the masking tape to the wall, forming triangles with it. Make sure all lines are straight.
  • Use a stationery knife to gently trim the corners of the triangles; in them, tape is applied from different sides and can protrude beyond the lines. It is very important not to damage the wall!
  • The brightest shade start painting the topwall, continue to cover the quarter. Then take the paint on the tone darker and paint from the place where it stopped before. And so to the darkest shade, that is, to the bottom of the wall.
  • After the previous step, the wall does not look very neat, the colors go too abruptly, you need to smooth it out. Dry brush mix the lines where different shades converge.
  • Wait until the paint dries (based on the instructions of your paint)
  • Remove the masking tape, leaving only those parts of the triangles, which will paint over a contrasting color. To do this, grasp the corner of the triangle and pull at a 45-degree angle towards you.
  • Apply a contrasting paint on the remaining areas of triangles pasted over.
  • Wait for the paint to dry and remove the masking tape using the method described above.
  • Master class: Optical patterns This method of painting will require a bit more calculations and preparatory actions than the previous ones. But the resulting picture with the 3D effect is worth it. You will need the following materials:

    • Painting Scotch
    • Paint of different colors (3-5 will be enough)
    • Paint tray
    • Roller

    Stages of creating a picture:

  • Draw on the leaf approximate sketch of the pattern that will be applied to the wall.
  • Choose a primary color (the elements of which will occur most often) and paint the entire surface of the wall with it.
  • Paint over masking tape all the surfaces that can get paint to protect them. For example, plinth, tile.
  • Proceeding from the sketch evenly apply a pencil and ruler labels, creating a grid pattern.
  • At each site, mark the color, it will facilitate and speed up the work, eliminating confusion.
  • Choose which paint to apply first, andTape over these areas with masking tape. Apply paint and wait until it dries (approximately one day). Remove the tape by pulling it at a 45 degree angle.
  • Tape over the areas for the second color and repeat the steps from the previous paragraph. The same with the remaining flowers.
  • Make sure that there is no scotch anywhere and your pattern is completely ready.
  • Thus you can paint both the whole wall and its part, then there will be a 3D effect of the picture. Master class: Geometric shapes on the wall Triangles, squares, circles and other geometric shapes scattered across the wall will create an original composition. Materials:

    • Painting Scotch
    • Paint two colors (for backgrounds and patterns, the first need more)
    • Paint tray
    • Roller
    • Stencils for figures with uneven lines (for example, circles and ovals)


  • Apply background paint. If you want the pattern to be not on the whole wall, seal the part of it that you will not touch.
  • Glue the masking tape to form the outlines of geometric shapes.
  • Paint the shapes with a different paint color.
  • Let the paint dry for 24 hours.
  • Remove the scotch by pulling at a 45 degree angle.
  • Using stencils

    Stencil process allows drawings of varying complexity, regardless of artistic ability. You can even create a very complex ornament, just buying the appropriate stencil. Yes, and time to create a pattern on the stencilwill leave much less than with hand-painted. The range of drawings obtained by this method is very wide: flowers, trees, animals, insects, abstraction, and the list goes on. For inspiration with this painting method, we offermaster class on the creation of floral ornament. Master Class: Floral Print To somehow diversify the walls and not leave them just white, decorate them with a contrasting floral pattern created with stencils. For this you will need the following materials:

    • Stencil
    • Paint (white for the background and contrasting, in this case bluish with a tint, for a picture)
    • A brush (a small, short and stiff bristle is best suited)
    • Masking tape (only to attach the stencil to the wall for the duration of the work, and not to ask someone to hold it)


  • Clean the room, providing a convenient approach to the wall. Apply white paint, thus creating a field for drawing. Wait until dry.
  • Attach the stencil to the wall and attach it with masking tape. It should be well fixed, since when it slides down after the start of painting it will be hard to return it exactly to the previous place.
  • Dip the brush in the paint, then thoroughlyshake it out or wipe it slightly with a towel so that the paint does not drip, otherwise it may get stuck under the stencil and the design will be damaged. The brush should be practically dry. Start sketching stencils.
  • Important: when painting, carefully watch your free hand, so as not to leave finger marks on the white wall.

  • When the stencil is drawn and the paint is dry, hang it to the next place and repeat the previous steps. Continue until you cover the entire wall.
  • When the last paint has dried, place the furniture in place and enjoy the design created.
  • Roller with patterns

    This painting method allows you to quickly createpatterns on the wall, requiring a minimum of effort. Its essence lies in the fact that initially you put a background paint on the wall with an ordinary roller, and then paint the wall with a different color with a special roller with patterns. Of course, the colors should be chosen so that everything looks stylish and harmonious together. Work with such a special roller is the same as with the usual:

  • pour the paint in the tray, dip the roller in the paint,
  • walk along the wall and repeat these actions until the whole wall is painted.
  • If you do not want to bother much, but you also want something more original than the usual solid color of the walls, this method is exactly what you need.