If you’re here on Paint + Pattern, we can guess that a room with plain white walls may be a little too boring for you (for us too!). However, even a pretty stenciled wallpaper pattern may not cut it for some people. It might feel a little too constrained; a little too ordinary…
Here’s an idea to break away from the “ordinary” and break out of a static stencil pattern with some deconstructed edges. What does that even mean? It means you get to be more creative and and play with the stencil pattern. Rather than continue to repeat the stencil pattern as expected to the end of the wall, you get to decide and design the ending. And the results can be anything from sweet and playful to elegant and edgy .
Check out how these fabulous DIY stencil projects that break the mold using Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils …
We love when DIYer’s use stencils and run with a unique idea! Ryan Roark used an ombré/patchwork technique to make the Honeycomb Wall Stencil pattern appear to fall toward his bed while he falls to sleep!
Gradient colors can be fun and energetic but also soft and soothing. A Nest for All Seasons used the Honeycomb Allover Wall Stencil and Copper Kettle Royal Stencil Creme to create a dreamy cascade of fading pattern and coppery gold colors for her little girl’s nursery. Although she could have used this wall stencil to create an allover custom wallpaper look, she chose to use several colors for this ombre style mural. She added “falling” designs closer to the floor for a soft waterfall effect
Stencils are so customizable that every project can be a unique work of art. Tinge Studios used the Moroccan Geometry Stencil on her bathroom wall and didn’t paint all the way to the edges in some places. The geometric pattern almost looks like it is blooming with pops of gold. This free form approach is not only an original angle on stenciling, it also makes for a quicker project!
Do you see the Antoinette Damask Wall Stencil is peaking in and out of this rustic wall finish? Shauna Gallagher used Modern Masters Metallic Plaster in the colors Champagne, Shimmered Moon, Ice Blue, and Tungsten for this accent wall. We love how she layered and stenciled the shimmery finish for an elegant, inviting look!
Jessica Hammer didn’t want to settle for boring white walls in her bathroom and neither should you! Jessica used the Moroccan Geometry Wall Stencil from Royal Design Studio to add a lacy, geometric pattern to her walls and she gave it an “edge”, literally. Rather than continuing to stencil the pattern to the floor she ended it by painting solidly below along the edge of the pattern repeat. Brilliant move as it not only looks fantastic, it also saved her from having to manage the stencil behind the toilet area!
Khadija Orta painted the same Moroccan Geometry Wall Stencil with metallic Royal Stencil Cremes. She says, “Royal Design Studio cream paints are by far the best in the biz! I blended three different colors and did an ombre effect… gorgeous!” Her deconstructed approach to the design made it so easy to go around difficult areas of the wall like the thermostat! We love this lady’s style!
The sky is the limit! Stencils can be used on almost any surface, including the ceiling. Dwell Beautiful used the Moroccan Geometry Stencil on her bathroom ceiling and didn’t paint all the way to the edges in some places. The geometric pattern almost looks like it is blooming. This free form approach is not only original, it also makes for an easier project!
This DIY video shows you how to stencil a very chic and modern stenciled feature wall with the Pinwheel Wall Art Christine Joy Stencil. This unique pattern puts the power of design in your hands as you flip and twirl the stencil to create a fabulously original focal point wall in an office, entry, bedroom, or wherever you want! This wall art stencil is designed to be repeated in a free form manner, so it’s perfect for stenciling a dramatic feature wall. You can loosely repeat it to create an allover pattern, or you can spread them out and connect them randomly to create something completely unique and creative.
All these inspiring stencil projects demonstrate how Paint + Pattern can be used in unique ways that break free from what’s expected and encourage you to let your imagination run free. Are you ready to break the mold too? Let us know in the comments below!