Aniko of Place of my taste, recently moved her two boys, 3 and 5, together in one nursery. They are great playmates and it’d be fun to have them share a room, she thought. The original room had an elephant graphic that Aniko painted herself some 6 years ago for her first born. Now, with the two boys moving in together, it was time to give this nursery a new boys’ room makeover. Something fun and playful to suit their personalities.
Aniko knew she wanted to create a bold and colorful accent wall in this room. So, she decided to go with a geometric stencil pattern – All the Angles Moroccan Stencil.
She had not thought of using the orange color for this room until she came across a beautiful mid-century footstool at a local Goodwill store. This stool totally inspired her to substitute yellow for bright orange in her original color scheme of yellow, green and blue.
Two coats of wall paint later, Aniko started stenciling with a small roller brush. She took extra care not to use too much paint and not to roll too hard over the stencil. This not only prevented bleed under, but saved Aniko both time and energy from doing the extra touch up work later.
Pro-tip: Whether you are using a stencil brush or a roller, the only secret to neat stenciling is to ‘off-load’ most of the paint on a paper towel and go over the stencil with a light hand. If you need to darken the color, apply multiple coats.
In just a couple of hours, Aniko was able to complete this super fun accent wall! We simply adore the vibrant colors she chose for this boys’ room makeover. The new room looks warm, playful and fun all at once.
…Let me just tell you that [Royal Design Studio] stencils are great and they make life so much easier. Royal Design Studio provided me with great instructions of how to use this fun stencil. … It was very easy to align the patterns with the dashed line registration provided on the stencil. …I LOVE how it turned out!”
Aniko’s blog post, Stenciled Accent Wall has some great pictures of this boys’ room that you don’t want to miss!
Like her, don’t be afraid to use bold colors and patterns, especially when it comes to decorating boys’ rooms. It just makes the room more cheerful and fun for the kids to play in! Don’t you agree?
Which colors would you pick to stencil in a boy’s room? Tell us in your comments below.
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