Do you like the look of layered patterns in a room? When done well, mixing patterns can give a room a unique personality you just can’t get with a more subtle, “play it safe” scheme of solids or single pattern.
Mixing patterns well is a bit of an art form though, and it can be a bit daunting! Or, take a laissez faire approach – don’t overthink it and let yourself go where the patterns take you….! Layer pattern over pattern and enjoy combining designs together in a way that you would not normally try. Have fun, be creative, be YOU!
Scroll down for some inspiring examples that layer different Royal Design Studio stencil designs and decorative paint finishes…
Some days you have to make time to create some art! Royal Design Studio Creative Director, Melanie Royals, played around here with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, troweled paint, and the Cayman Lace Stencil from Royal Design Studio.
Bringing sexy back with black lace. This Debutante Lace Stencil design has layers of metallic plaster with a texture pattern roller thrown in for good measure.
Here’s a patchwork of paint sample experiments using Royal Design Studio Stencils and Modern Masters Patina products. These papers are also printed with metallic foils to make this dreamy layering of patterns shine.
“Jali” is a latticed screen with ornamental pattern used on windows so people on the inside can observe the outside without others looking in. Nomadic Decorator is inspired by Indiana and Moroccan design, and her latest project uses our Jali Allover Indian Stencil to decorate this large arch wall mural. She stenciled and decoupaged multiple canvases, and she played around with layered patterns including our Palace Trellis Moroccan Wall Stencil.
Nomadic Decorator says, “Close up, you see all the patterns in the papers underneath stenciled patterns. The rectangles of different colors and textures remind me of India forts built from sandstone blocks. Papers were collected 8-10 years ago from many sources, these two stencils and the shimmery Royal Stencil Crème paints. I used bookmaker’s glue from Blick and repositionable glue spray to adhere paper to canvases, to minimize wrinkles.”
Rebecca Slaton got this remarkable result by playing around with plaster, wood blocking effects, and patina mica powder with the Lovely Lace Furniture Stencil and Arabesque Moroccan Stencil. For pattern play, she says to “Think out of the box!”
Celeste Korthase routinely incorporates Royal Design Studio Stencils and layering pattern techniques because they make applying design so easy, especially over large surfaces. This stencil renegade throws out all the “rules” when it comes to stenciling and combining patterns. The result is an inspiring mix of color and design that defies definition and convention and invites the viewer to take a deeper look. We especially LOVE these mixed media wall murals using the Moorish Trellis Wall Stencil layered with paint and vintage wallpapers underneath. See more of Celeste’s layered stencil pattern looks here!
Stairway to stenciled heaven! Kathy Boyd used a variety of Royal Design Studio Stencils to create beautiful raised pattern that makes the space POP!
Talk about tribal vibe! This decoupage table makeover features a custom printed and painted indigo batik patterned papers. We used a variety of our global chic Mini Craft Stencils on each of the papers – it sure does give the piece a unique mixed and matched patchwork style that looks different at any angle you look at it!
Back-to-back backsplash! Creative customer Cheryl Udell layered our Springtime in Paris Stencil Set over our Tiger Stripes Allover Stencil to create this amazing kitchen backsplash. Stencils make it so easy to create a unique design in layers. Start with a repeating stenciled wallpaper pattern and add additional elements on top to create an interesting accent and bring in other colors. We love the clever combination of fierce animal print, delicate French lettering stencils, and a subtle color scheme for this contemporary kitchen. Do you??
Here’s another idea for layering stencil patterns to create a unique look. Pair lettering stencils with a damask pattern to create a modern French look that is great for kitchen, craft room, home office or any room in the house that needs an elegant look. See how we created a gorgeous black and white wall in our studio by pairing and blending our Petal and Plumes Script Wall Words Stencil with the Delightful Damask Wall Stencil into one design in this easy stencil tutorial on How to Blend 2 Stencils in 1 Design.