Are you one of the millions of fans worldwide that is mourning the impending finale of the hit British series Downton Abbey? The decadent period costumes, Georgian-style architecture, and the sumptuously decorated interiors, not to mention the intertwining storylines between the house staff and aristocratic family that inhabits the house, have captivated our attention since 2010. Now that the
show is ending after 6 seasons, you may want to hold a little piece of the Crawley Estate close to your heart…and home!
You totally can- you can get the look of Downton Abbey’s regal interiors with easy and affordable stencils and stencil supplies from Royal Design Studio. Keep scrolling for ideas on how to recreate the
Downton Abbey look in your own home…
We are especially drawn to the main parlor that is showcased in much of the show. The gilded decor, ornamental ceilings, and damask patterned walls are fit for royalty… so how can you replicate this look with a budget that doesn’t compare to the British nobility or television network execs? In case you’re wondering, you don’t have to have an Earl of Grantham sized budget to pull off many of these updates in your own home. Here are a few of our recommendations to pulling off the Downton Abbey look in an affordable way:
Instead of upholstering your walls with expensive French silks, you can get a similar damask pattern using Damask Wall Stencils from Royal Design Studio in muted greens, blues, or buttered yellows.
Décor that would otherwise be gilded can be painted with Antique Gold Royal Stencil Cremes or gold paint instead. What a money saver!
If you really want to give your entire room the Downton Abbey nod of royal approval, then you can’t forget about the ceilings! We recommend using coordinated patterns from Royal Design Studio’s Ceiling Stencil Collection or custom Modello® custom stencils that can be designed
to fit your space and style.
Whatever look you’re trying to achieve, stencils can help! Whether you are eyeing this Old English look or you want something more Moroccan or Modern, Royal Design Studio stencils can be painted with any color scheme on any surface!
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