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When you have to spend an entire year in a tiny, white-walled room with few square feet to speak of, sometimes you need to find creative ways to brighten up your space. Many college dorms allow students to decorate their walls in whichever way they like (so long as they’re returned to the condition you found them in before you move out!), making this DIY project—confetti walls!—the perfect way to give your room new life.

You’ll need:

  • Premium painter’s tape (I used Frog Tape)
  • 3 colors of paint
  • 2 different sizes of isosceles triangles cut out of cardboard
  • String
  • Pencil
  • Paint brush

As soon as you are finished cutting the two sizes of isosceles triangles out of cardboard, take the bigger triangle, pick a spot in the middle of the wall and trace around it. Now take a piece of string, approximately 1 1/2 feet long, and attach it to the big triangle with tape. This will be used to space the bigger triangles out evenly on the wall. Remember this is supposed to look random, but still controlled, so visually the triangles look evenly spread out. Once you are done with tracing the bigger triangles, now place the smaller triangles evenly where there are spaces on the wall and trace.

Once you have all the triangles traced, you can now use the painter’s tape to tape over the lines and create your triangles. Make sure you press the tape down firmly to ensure crisp lines.

Paint your triangles. When thinking about what colors I wanted to use, I knew I wanted the bigger triangles to be a darker neutral colour. With the smaller triangles, I wanted two colors that would really pop and brighten up the wall. I decided on a charcoal grey for the bigger ones, and alternated between blue and red for the smaller ones.

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