Trend Alert: Stenciled Walls
For those who love the idea of wallpaper but are conscious of styles changing quickly or the preparation work involved in creating a polished look, you may be surprised to hear that there are some fun alternatives! No matter where in the home you fancy adding some color, pattern, or texture, we are seeing a huge surge of interest for Stenciled Walls! Let’s take a closer look!
Why we love it!
Stenciled walls look fantastic and add a unique pattern or design to walls. As the design has been painted on, as opposed to installing wallpaper, you can achieve the same look as wallpaper but without the wall surface damage! There are lots of different stencils available which makes this interior design trend a great option for many homeowners!
How to use it.
Luckily, there are a wide variety of stencil designs available to suit your specific needs. From floral patterns, abstract designs, and botanicals, there really is something for everyone! You can use stencils for any room of the home to create a unique wall design. Our personal favorites are powder rooms, playrooms, kids’ bedrooms, and laundry rooms!
Use stenciled walls in laundry rooms to create a fun feature wall, and in powder rooms use them as an alternative to wallpaper!
For kids rooms, stenciled walls allow you to create a personal environment for them, without damaging the wall. As you’re only using wall paint, it is super easy to update walls in the future!
What to watch for.
There are some considerations to take into account when thinking of using stenciled walls in your home…
The overall finish of the stenciled wall will hugely depend on who is using the stencil. Using stencils can be tricky in any event, let alone placing them horizontally on a wall surface. You should allow plenty of time for stenciling a wall and ensure you are relaxed throughout the process. The key to using stencils on walls is keeping the stencil straight for each area.
The design of the stencil will also contribute to the success! An intricate design will require more concentration as there is more likelihood of paint running behind the stencil itself and spoiling the design. Make sure you apply good coverage of paint in the stencil areas and use tape to hold the stencil in place for each area.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
A stenciled wall can last many years in your home! That is if you choose to keep the same design.
If you’re wanting the stenciled wall for many years, it’s important to choose the right design, area, and paint color. Choose something neutral and pleasing to the eye without being too bold if you prefer timeless design. Alternatively – be bold and brave with a statement color and stencil design! Use darker shades of paint and fun designs to make the biggest impact.
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