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Everyone's Giving Their Homes DIY Dalmatian Transformations

Everyone's Giving Their Homes DIY Dalmatian Transformations

There's a new interiors trend sweeping our Insta-feeds, and we're dotty for it.

Yep, Dalmatian spots are having a major moment, and home-makers and DIY enthusiasts are experimenting with the playful print in all shapes and sizes.

There are so many ways to work this trend, from cute micro dots (an adorable option for a child's bedroom) to bold splashes of monochrome paint, which work well alongside natural rattan textures and potted plants.

Hannah painted her Dalmatian effect straight onto the wall (Credit: Instagram / @h.m.edwards)
Hannah painted her Dalmatian effect straight onto the wall (Credit: Instagram / @h.m.edwards)
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Think we're barking mad? Just take a look at these creative Dalmatian plantation home makeovers.

Interiors enthusiast Hannah Edwards created a grown-up take on the look by taking inspiration from some monochrome wall art and storage units that she already had at home.

"I painted this straight onto the wall myself, each tiny little dot, so you need a lot of patience!" she told Tyla. "I used a small paint brush and matt paint for walls and ceilings from B&Q. My top tip is not to be too regimented, just go for it.

"Start with the bigger circles and then work your way around until it's full."

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Sophia-Marie used vinyl and marshmallow coloured paint for this adorable finish (Credit: Instagram / @home.with.ivy)
Sophia-Marie used vinyl and marshmallow coloured paint for this adorable finish (Credit: Instagram / @home.with.ivy)

Meanwhile, Sophia-Marie Pipe, who shares interiors content under her handle @home.with.ivy, used a mix of vinyl and Wickes own-brand paint to put a spotty spin on her little girl's bedroom.

"My daughter loves 101 Dalmatians so I wanted to incorporate something similar into her room that she would love!" she told Tyla.

"The vinyl stickers are from DellaBella - available on eBay - and the pink paint is Wickes own brand, shade Marshmallow."

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Savvy mum-of-three Stacey Jones, the brains behind interiors treasure trove @sweet_home_of_mine, created an eye-catching feature Dalmatian wall for her teen daughters' bedroom.

The monochrome feature wall in this teen bedroom works beautifully teamed with fresh potted plants (Credit: Instagram / @sweet_home_of_mine)
The monochrome feature wall in this teen bedroom works beautifully teamed with fresh potted plants (Credit: Instagram / @sweet_home_of_mine)

Talking about the project with Tyla, she explained: "My thought process for the room was to create a grown-up space for my 11 and 13 year old that was age relevant but would still grow with them through their teenage years.

"By keeping a blank canvas and painting the walls white and to keep costs low, I used DCfix - which costs £3 - to create the Dalmatian wall.

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"This can then be easily removed should they want something different and it hasn't broken the bank. Accessorising with plants gives the room a fresh feel."

The spots used by Cheryl Falconer, who shared her cost-effective DIY projects on Insta feed @cherylshomeonabudget, are paired with stripes for a mix-and-match feel.

Spots and stripes are a winning combination in this bunk room (Credit: Instagram / @cherylshomeonabudget)
Spots and stripes are a winning combination in this bunk room (Credit: Instagram / @cherylshomeonabudget)

The dotty makeover is part of works that Cheryl is doing to her rental flat while the family wait to move to a bigger home.

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"This is how you fit 3 kids into an 8m2 bedroom, a triple bunk! Best. Thing. Ever!" she captioned her Insta post.

"I almost ordered this bed on Amazon, had it in my basket while I mulled it over for a few days (it cost £400) then 2 days later saw it for sale on Facebook Marketplace for £70!

"Ordered some new screws and brackets direct from the company, cleaned and sanded it down and it was good as new! Absolutely LOVE a bargain!"

We think it's safe to say that Dalmatians spots are officially in. Lesser spotted trends need not apply.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @sweet_home_of_mine

Topics: Home, Life, Interiors

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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