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Spruced Up Archway: Accent Wall Alternative

Accent walls are always a great, on-trend way to customize your space by adding some colour. We’ve come up with something different this time around by adding archway decoration!

This week’s project walks you through the steps to get this great look of sophisticated class, which is attainable.

If you have suggestions for more types of projects you’d like to see, just let us know.

The Scotch® Brand Team… xox

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Expert

TIME NEEDED: Approximately 60 to 90 minutes

Scotch® Brand Supplies:
You can buy these items at Staples and Walmart.

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Pastel Pink
Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Zig Zag
Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Black

OTHER SUPPLIES/TOOLS
• Cutting mat
• Straightedge Ruler
• Sharp knife

Pick an archway. Choose an area of your house with an archway; it can be painted or non-painted, as these tapes will adhere either way. Archway_Step1Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and select your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have here, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected the items in this design.Archway_Step2Border it up. Use Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape in the Zig Zag to border all of the edges around the archway including the ceiling and sides.
Triangle “cut” time. Using your cutting mat to measure, cut the Zig Zag patterned tape into triangles of the same measurement (cut as many as you require, as this will vary depending on the side of your archway). Keep them off to the side, as you can easily reposition them. Archway_Step3Design and apply. Refer to the image for approximate placement on the wall and direction of the arrows. Start at the bottom, select three of your triangles and apply side-by-side so they form a horizontal line. Apply your Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape in Pastel Pink directly on top, horizontally. Cut the excess tape with your sharp knife. The final step is to repeat the previous step, but using your Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape in Black. Archway_Step4Repeat. Repeat this process for the remainder the archway, except alternate the direction for which the triangles point. Archway_without_borderComplete! If you follow the steps, you can have a cost-effective alternative to an accent wall for your home.

Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison’s blog. She’s a great Interior Designer that has helped us create these fun projects, and has more tips to help you out.


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