Bring some funky colour into your kitchen
Add more depth to a feature wall
Stencils work great in kids rooms
Florals work great on walls
If you just want to give your room a lift, use a small stencil design
Match with your other furnishings for consistency
Looks incredible on stairs
Get as creative as you want with it
Simple designs can look effective too
Also works well in a bathroom
With a decorative stencil and some paint, you can decorate not just walls but just about any surface of your home. It’s a fantastic way to give some life to a dull room and do something different from a one colour feature wall.
Wall decals and stencils have become more popular than ever thanks to crafts websites like Etsy.com, because they’re considered a no-fuss way to create a big impression.
Wall stencils aren’t too time consuming and they’re a much more affordable alternative to wall papering. And there are hundreds of designs to choose from.
Besides walls, there are stencils with intricate medallions for ceilings and other designs perfect for floors: Think of a curling vine pattern on an outdoor concrete porch. Stencils can be used on fabrics too, from decorative pillows to window treatments to shower curtains. If you use the right paints, you can even embellish glass and ceramics.
Smaller stencils can be used for personalized gift bags, tags and cards, as well as for scrapbooking and, of course, sign-making.
See some of our favourite stencil designs below...