Round wall design

Step-by-step guide

Whether in blue for a maritime flair, yellow for sun-worshippers or your own favourite colour: A colouful circle on the wall provides a good amount of colour, without dominating the space.

With a home-made XXL compass and precise brush work, this wall design project is not only finished in next to no time, it can also be easily mastered by painting novices.

1. You can get started with your design if the wall is already primed white and dried. Start by preparing all the tools for your home-made compass.

2. Decide on the position you want on the wall and hammer the nail into the wall, roughly in the centre of that area.

3. Now make a loop at one end of the thread and secure with a knot. Place this over the nail and decide on the size of the circle. The longer the thread, the larger the circle. Tie another loop at the end of the desired length of thread and put the pencil through the loop.

4. You can then draw a circle as you would with a standard commercial compass. Make sure that the thread remains taught the whole time.

5. When the pencil circle is complete, mix the paint and pour into a mixing palette.

6. Begin by applying the paint with a brush as precisely as possible along the outline. This is best done by painting directly above the pencil line, so that it is no longer visible.

7. Afterwards, paint in the entire circle with a paint roller and leave to dry.

8. If you have finished painting the circle, you can apply an additional coat of paint for even better coverage.

HANDY HINT:Allow the circle to dry out well before applying the second coat of paint. Most wall paint changes colour when it dries, so it may appear a bit patchy at first. But this usually evens out during the drying process.

List of tools for this decorative technique

  • Pasting table 
  • Plastic dust sheet and masking tape 
  • Hammer, nails, pencil and thread
  • Paintbrush 
  • Paint roller

List of materials

  • Any ERFURT wallcovering
  • Paste
  • White and blue wall paint

Round wall surface