RAD House Design

Painter’s-Tape Geometry


It’s time for a geometry lesson- RAD House style.   You may or may not have already seen my bedroom geometric wall detail in my Room Tour here.  I’ve been getting some inquiries about how it was done, so I decided it was high time for a post.

It’s actually very easy, and sort of fun, and trust me: you don’t have to be an artist to do this.  All you need are a few paint samples, a pencil, some of that blue painter’s tape, and a measuring tape.

Step 1:  Find where you want your center-point to be and make a vertical line from floor to ceiling.  Mark it lightly with a pencil.

Step 2:  Make some triangles by stretching the painter’s tape just enough so that it makes a straight line and then rubbing it firmly to the wall to create a seal.  The better the tape is stuck to the wall, the cleaner your paint lines are going to be, so do this carefully.  Measure the same distance from both sides of your vertical line in order to make the shapes symmetrical.  Play around with it until you get a few shapes you like.  Don’t be afraid to rip it off and start over a few times.

Step 3:  Apply paint between the tape lines.  You may have to move the tape a few times so that the colors can be flush.  After the paint dries, apply new tape-lines and layer different shapes on top.

Step 4:  Play around with it until you get something you like!  This is an evolving art piece.  I’m even planning to add to mine at some point.  I know that doesn’t sound super helpful but just try it!  Experiment.  Knock yourself out.  It’s JUST paint!

So there you have it guys, my not-so-sacred geometry ❤