How to Paint Stripes on a Bedroom Wall


A Bedroom Makeover: How to Paint Stripes on a Bedroom Wall

My daughter just turned six years old this past weekend. She’ll be starting first grade next month and we thought it was time to make a couple changes to her bedroom. Last week I shared an update to her wall art display, and today I want to share how to paint stripes on a bedroom wall. We decided to do an accent wall and replace the Barbie doll house with a desk. She loved the way it turned out!

Girls Bedroom Designs


Here are a few BEFORE shots of the wall. As you can see there is a chair rail.  We liked the off white color, so I let her pick out two colors. She decided on pink and yellow.

Bedroom Before

Wall with Chair Rail

How to Paint Stripes on a Wall

How to Paint Stripes on a Wall Before

After a trip to Home Depot, my daughter said she wanted the bubblegum pink on the bottom and the yellow on top. I taped off the bottom of the chair rail. If there are holes that need to patched, now is the time to do it, however luckily we were able to skip this step.

I also decided not to prime the walls first. Be sure to check out my article for when and how to use primer for DIY painting projects and furniture makeovers.

Painter's tape application for stripes

Next, using my paint brush, I painted around the edges.

How to Paint Stripes on a Wall with Chair Rail

I finished up with a paint roller.

Kid's Room with Pink Chair Rail

Now it was time for the yellow stripes. I measured marked 12” stripes, and taped accordingly. To avoid mistakes, I marked arrows on the wall beside the tape to make sure I painted the correct side. You never know and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

How to Measure to Paint Stripes on a Wall

Again, I used the Pint brush around the edges, and then filled in with the roller. When the paint was dry to the touch I removed the tape.

How to Paint Perfect Stripes on a Wall

After I painted it, my daughter said “it’s brighter than I thought, but it looks cool!”

Pink and Yellow Girls Bedroom

As a surprise for her birthday, my husband and I bought her a teal desk.  She likes the wall even more now! Here are a few after photos.

Girls Bedroom Decor

How to Paint Stripes on a Bedroom Wall - DIY Inspired

Girls Bedroom Decor Idea - Pink Yellow Blue

For more tips on how to paint stripes on a wall, check my daughter’s room in our old house, or this YouTube video I made, which shares 3 of my top tips for painting stripes.

Girls Bedroom Decor Idea - Pink Yellow Blue - DIY Inspired

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  1. This is such a cute room makeover! I love every part of it and I’m totally jealous of that super cool Hello Kitty pillow! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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