This living room is a fine example of how to get dip-dye walls right. The dip-dye effect on the walls is used to the advantage of the rest of the scheme: the concentration of the hot pink colour at the bottom of the walls draws the eye down and anchors the other elements of the space. This works well here because it stops the high ceilings from making the living room feel sparse and uninviting. Notice how the other key pieces in the scheme, such as the sofa, coffee table and armchair all exercise restraint when it comes to pattern. By keeping these pieces fairly simple it lets the dip-dye wall take centre stage and doesn’t compete with it. Rather, the walls act as a stunning backdrop to the other parts of the scheme. Small flashes of pattern can be introduced through accessories like trays and cushions but keep them to a minimum for the most stylish results. What do you think of this dip-dye space, friends? Do you have any similar finishes in your home?

// Photography by Krusto


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. I love it – looks insanely cool:) Wonder how easy it is to pull of though? Happy Wednesday Will,

  2. What a gorgeous room-I’m with Anya-wouldnt have the talent to pull it off, so I’d definitely have to go with the DG wallpaper!! See you soon lovely-will send a quick text xx

  3. I am in love with this room. And I like your idea in the comments about a possible wallpaper.

  4. Hi WIll – I’m new to your blog, and it’s been love at first browse! Would you happen to have access to the colors used on this wall? It’s perfect & I want to try to recreate it at home.

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.