If any of your New Year’s Resolutions include prettying up your home with creative, cost-saving projects, we’ve got you covered! Our talented contributors here on Paint + Pattern show you how you can have pretty patterned décor without breaking the bank. Check out these top 6 favorite DIY stencil tutorials from 2015 that will inspire you to stencil next year:
Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky combined pattern and patina for her bathroom makeover- but instead of the walls, she stenciled her cabinet doors. Using Modern Masters Metal Effects and custom vinyl Modello® stencils (EasAll 109 Stencil), she created a unique rustic patina that tied together the elegant look of the space. For the full tutorial including how to apply vinyl Modello® stencils and how to create the patina look, check out How to Stencil a Rustic Patina Pattern on Bathroom Cabinets.
Debbie also decorated some flower pots to go on her stenciled table top. She used our Alhambra Ornament Craft Stencil, Royal Stencil Crème in Copper, and Modern Masters Metal Effects products to create the look of aged blue and green patina. This designer look is easy to replicate by following the full DIY tutorial: Stencil DIY: Gorgeous Patina Flower Pots.
Deb of Nomadic Decorator loves décor that can tell a story, especially one that makes you feel like you’re in a foreign land. With Royal Design Studio’s large selection of exotic stencils such as Moroccan, African, Indian, and Oriental, she finds that this trendy style is easy and inexpensive to bring into any home. Learn how to turn an inexpensive IKEA rug into a regal oriental-inspired carpet with the Khanjali Ikat Stencil and colorful Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Check out the full tutorial here: IKEA Rug Hack: Stenciling an Oriental Ikat Carpet.
With the rise of the tribal trend, the lively geometric patterns of “mud cloth” have been showing up in pillows, seat cushions, throws and wall hangings. There’s a pulsating energy to the patterns that draws you to them and makes it hard to look away. Deb was happy to notice that our Tribal Vibe Allover Stencil looks much like mud cloth, and indeed it was inspired by these African patterns. See how you can create your own mud cloth-inspired fabrics with stencils and Royal Stencil Cremes: Stencil Designer Scarves Inspired by African Style Geometric Patterns.
Nesting tables are a great “go to” decorating item for any home, especially for a small living space. While entertaining, you can simply spread the tables to get more usable surface area and later push them together to make more room. As much as Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies loved her nesting tables, they desperately needed a little bit of personality. She decided to give them a fresh new look with our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil in Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint®. The beautiful boho chic inlay-like look of this pattern would be a perfect addition to any home, including yours! Check out the full DIY tutorial here: Nesting Tables Get Boho Chic Style with Stencils.
Indigo and white is a trending look for the home, especially kitchens and dining rooms! Danielle finds it hard to not be drawn to this gorgeous look, and finds herself gravitating toward this style everywhere around her house. This color combination is crisp and clean but also very elegant. It’s great for making a space feel chic yet relaxing, making it perfect for a table setting that is stylish and inviting. For the full DIY tutorial on how to stencil indigo placemats with Bombay Paisley Stencil and Pure White Chalk Paint®, check out Inspired by Indigo: Stencil a Sumptuous Table Setting.
And there you have it! We hope these Top 6 DIY stencil projects from our talented contributors inspire you to create pretty patterned décor for your home this next year. Thank you for reading and supporting us during our second year here at Paint + Pattern. Stay tuned – there are more How To’s and Stencil Ideas to come! Don’t forget to share your DIY stencil projects! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Instagram with #royaldesignstudio to share your favorite stencil project that you’ve done. You may be featured!