Dalmatian print is a MASSIVE interiors trend – create it with leftover paint

Dalmatian print is EVERYWHERE – here's how to get the bang on trend look at home

Dulux Dalmatian print paint idea
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Dalmatian print is the grown up way to do polkadots, they are a very cool way to add pattern without looking too cute and disty. And turns out it's really easy to create a Dalmatian print wall using just leftover paint and a paintbrush. Next lockdown project sorted right?

Keep scrolling to find out how to create a wall Cruella would be jealous of and head over to our DIY page for loads more projects you can get on with during lockdown. 

You will need:

Step one: create your 'dots'

To create your templates all you need to do is take a piece of A4 paper fold it in half and from the middle of the fold rip a rough circle-like shape. It doesn't have to be neat, that the greate thing about Dalmation print, no dot is the same. 

Saying that you don't need every dot on your wall to be unique, make around five templates of varying shapes and sizes to create your pattern. 

Step two: get painting

Use masking tape to stick your template to the wall and then use a roller or a paintbrush to paint on your dots. Gently remove your template and place it elsewhere on the wall. Keep repeating, but just be careful not to smudge your existing spots, you might want to wait for you first lot to dry and then go back in with more stencils. 

Step three: let it dry 

Let your new masterpiece dry and voila, that's it. Literally just two steps to create a super stylish Dalmatian print wall! 

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.