Street art is turning all the rules of home decor upside down, with spectacular results. Thanks to big names like Banksy and Shepard Fairey (creator of Barack Obama’s iconic ‘Hope’ poster), this trend has moved from the street into art galleries, museums and even painting techniques for the home. Here’s a quick and simple living room decor idea for injecting some vibrant street art energy into your own home.
This is a high-impact paint effect, so it works best in small areas – we recommend using a large piece of canvas or MDF board, rather than painting directly onto the wall itself. Choose a colour palette of five or six complementary shades, such as purple and blue or pink and orange, and try adding in one contrasting hue as a paint accent. Any Dulux product available in a one litre pack or left over paint from previous projects will be perfect for this, since you don’t need a large amount of each colour to create this look.
Create the base by using a soft brush to paint uneven blocks of your three palest colours in a camouflage style. Once this has dried, pour each paint colour into a smaller bottle or container then squeeze the bottle and drip lines of paint onto your surface (put a plastic sheet down to protect the floor!). It’s best to apply one colour at a time; giving each layer plenty of time to dry between coats will help stop the colours blending into one another.
Once the paint is dry, hang your artwork in a prominent space to create an exciting wall decor talking point. And the best thing about creating your artwork on canvas is that you can move it around to your heart’s content.