Great design stimulates all the senses, including touch. Overlooking the importance of texture in a well-designed room can leave it looking a little….flat. Texture works on a number of levels, from creating comforting experiences or dampening noise, to giving a room visual depth. To add a textural look you and your room will love, you can pair feel-good decorative finishes with Stencils from Royal Design Studio on an accent wall or furniture piece. Then your space will be as exciting to the touch as it is to the eyes! Check out these 5 great uses of stencils and texture that include DIY video tutorials, and then let your fingers do the walking…
The elements of design that every room needs are color, pattern, and texture. But with so many elements, it can be hard to include each when you are decorating. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered! Wall Stencils and a unique wall finish is all you need to decorate with color, pattern, AND texture. In this DIY décor tutorial, we show you how to do the technique of dragging, or stria, which creates fabric-like texture to an otherwise smooth wall. Watch the video above to see how you can transform your accent wall into something that looks AND feels beautiful! Read the full tutorial and find the Mandala Fusion Tile Stencil here: How to Paint a Linen Fabric Wall Finish.
Create luxurious pink wallpaper look with a fun DIY project using the Corsini Damask Wall Stencil and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. The damask pattern and unique fabric texture wall finish translates well to a Victorian or classic European style interior. Check out Royal Design Studio’s tutorial How to Stencil a Textured Fabric Wall Finish to learn how to create it yourself.
The handmade details of knitting, crocheting, and weaving can be time-consuming, especially for large areas like an entire wall covering. Instead, you can use the Macrame Knots Wall Stencil to create the same texture-inspired look. But what if you wanted the REAL DEAL with texture that you can touch? You CAN stencil a wall that feels as pretty as it looks by embossing the wall design with joint compound! Watch the video above to see how to emboss wall designs from the Woven Textures Stencil Spotlight Collection with joint compound, and take your texture stencils to the next level. Read the full tutorial here: How to Emboss Macrame Knots Wall Stencils with Joint Compound.
Two soothing paint colors combine to create a technique to wrap up a wall with color, pattern, and soothing texture. This DIY painting technique looks especially awesome with the Loose Weave Wall Stencil from the Woven Textures Stencils Spotlight Collection. These wall and furniture stencils emphasize the natural intricacy of woven textures and can help you turn your space into a restful retreat when painted with soft, calming colors. Add in a simple taping technique to create a unique accent wall that mimics the look of expensive wallpaper. Watch the video above to see how to paint a calming “color flip pattern” with texture-inspired wall designs. Read the full tutorial here: How to Stencil a Two-Tone Textured Wall Finish.
Two very popular stencil designs often used on cabinets are the Micah Classic Panel Furniture Stencil and Toulouse Classic Panel Furniture Stencil. When this designs are paired with a raised stencil effect using Wood Icing, it gives the piece depth and texture. The raised pattern will make your guests think your cabinets are custom carved and will want to touch them! It feels good to have gorgeous home décor, doesn’t it? These textured furniture projects were stenciled by All Things Beautiful and Denise Marie Saylor.
Decorating with texture is not only a trend, but an everlasting staple in interior design. Without it, your home can look unfinished and unwelcoming. These above stencil ideas and texture finishes will give your walls and furniture the texture they deserve. Check out the Paint+Pattern Facebook page and Paint+Pattern Stencil Ideas for more inspiration!