Considering Wallpaper in your home or business? Stop right there and put the glue down. Consider stenciling first! Stenciling is a great way to replicate almost any pattern to a wall without the prep and ripping of the wall. All you need to use is a stencil, tape, and paint. It’s that easy!
If you are also considering doing an accent wall, stop right there before you paint it all solid! Get something better and more interesting than a solid wall color!
My client and designer wanted to fill a giant blank void of wall so I thought I would choose a stencil that was inspired by the chair patterns in the same room. They loved the idea and let me do my magic to this wall! So with my royal design studio stencil and paint, I made this look possible!
Stenciling was kind of a challenge because this wall is slanted. I had to trust my technique and handle this little sliver! You work center downwards, then right and left to close it all up.
I was posting on Facebook as kind of my visual diary through the process and people thought it was wallpaper! It’s not! Stenciling can give you such a better controlled look.
Another person on my Facebook asked me how I even start a stenciling pattern because she was scared and intimidated to start one! It’s simple, let me show you. In my new Youtube Video below I show you how I put this pattern on can watch the whole transformation to the end through a time lapse:
I personally love using Royal Design Stencils and used the “Khanjali ikat” stencil for this wall. I love the pattern and it adds something so wonderful to make a beautiful statement walls. You can do this same pattern in any color with this high quality stencil. You can get the exact Stencil here: http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/products/khanjali-ikat-stencil
I typically buy two so I can get it done faster with my assistant.
If Stenciling is something you think you want to try, I encourage you to do so! Get going and paint something beautiful,