See how this savvy homeowner created a very stylish hallway for just £50

It's spot on

First impressions count, especially when it comes to giving your home that 'wow-factor'. That is why we are going dotty for this savvy homeowner's £50 dalmatian hallway makeover.

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Sarah Ball from Garstang shared her latest home project with Ideal Home to show that with a bit of ingenuity and imagination, you can create an on-trend hallway on a budget. 

dalmation hallway makeover

(Image credit: Future PLC/Sarah Ball)

After finishing another project, Sarah still had some leftover French Chic paint, so she decided to put it to good use. 

'My son had managed to rip some of the wallpaper in my hallway, so I wanted to strip the wallpaper and thought I could use the leftover paint to give it a makeover,' explains Sarah.

'I was looking on Instagram for inspiration and I came across a few pictures where people had used Dalmatian print.'

makeover by hallway stripping off the wallpaper

(Image credit: Future PLC/Sarah Ball)

Sarah decided to invest in some Dalmation spot wall stickers from Kruger Stickers. 'I thought they would be perfect as if I want to change – I change things a lot! – I can just peel them off,' she explains. 

However, if you are a fan of Dalmatian print you can also create the look with this clever potato printing hack.

Sarah started the makeover by stripping off the wallpaper and drawing a line across the wall using a spirit level, where the pink would stop and the white start. 

dalmatian stickers on and painted the radiator black

(Image credit: Future PLC/Sarah Ball)

'I painted the top white first, then left it overnight to dry,' she explains. 'The next day I put masking tape along the line I'd drawn and did two coats of pink (French Chic Dusky Blush) on the bottom and took the tape off.'

When the paint had dried, Sarah stuck the dalmatian stickers on and painted the radiator black. All that was left was for the final hallway accessories. 

fininshed dalmation hallway painting

(Image credit: Future PLC/Sarah Ball)

'I ordered a bench from IKEA and found a bit of pallet to use as a shelf over the radiator,' Sarah explains. 'The mirror was from The Range, and was in my daughter's room so I swapped it out for another one.'

Using leftover paint and accessories she already had at home, the whole project cost just £50 for the bench and stickers. 

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Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.