Paint a hexagon focal wall

Spruce up a dull space with this striking pattern.

Side and coffee table from Chair Crazy; rug from MRP Home; throw, glass and pink scatter from H&M Home; vase and scatters (on the right) from Woolworths; scatters (on the left) from @home


Hard labour 3/10

Skill level 2/10

Time needed 1 day

You will need


  • 600g cardboard(ours is 780mm x 1 020mm)
  • 1L Dulux Luxurious Silk in the colour Sea Urchin 3
  • 1L Dulux Luxurious Silk in the colour Soft Fauna 5
  • 1L Dulux Luxurious Silk in the colour Volcanic Splash 5
  • Prestik
  • 2 rolls masking tape (48mm wide)


  • craft knife
  • cutting mat
  • spirit level
  • paintbrushes
  • paint rollers and trays

Project notes

  • For bigger or smaller hexagons, go to
  • Use the same width masking tape throughout as this forms the white border of the hexagons.

1 Draw a hexagon on the cardboard: start by drawing a centreline across the length (900mm) and another across the width (780mm) of the cardboard (see sketch). Make sure they intersect at a perfect right angle to each other. Measure and make a mark 225mm to the left and 225mm to the right of the green dot, marking the centre of the top side. Do the same on the bottom side. Now measure and make a mark 450mm to the left and right of the point where the centre lines cross. Connect the marks. 

2 Use the craft knife and cutting mat to cut out the hexagon shape.

3 Starting on the bottom left section, place the cardboard flush on the skirting board and against the wall. Secure it in position with Prestik and use the spirit level to make sure it’s straight. Trace it on the wall and mask the outer edges of the hexagon with masking tape. Position the template just above the masking tape of the first hexagon and repeat the process until you reachthe ceiling.

4 When you get to the next row, fit the template into the hexagons left of it.Trace and mask. Keep doing this until the entire wall is filled with hexagons. If you get to an area where the template doesn’t fit, simply bend the card a bit. 

5 Now paint the hexagons in the three colours. We started by identifying which two hexagons to paint in Volcanic Splash 5 (red), then painted the rest randomly with the other two colours and finally the two red hexagons. Let the paint dry after the first coat and then paint a second coat. Allow it to dry thoroughly.

6 Once the paint has dried, carefully remove the masking tape.


@home 0860 576 57 

Chair Crazy 021 465 9991 

H&M Home 

MRP Home 0800 212 535

Woolworths 0860 022 002

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