Stencils

The DIY crafting revolution has been going on for quite a few years now and one of its main areas of activity is in the home. In particular, the use of stencils are a quick, cheap and easy way to update a featureless space.

This living room furthers the oriental theme with a dramatic use of colour that is accented perfectly by the clean white floral stencil embellishment. The symmetrical alcove effect provides an almost Zen-like motif of tranquillity that is clarified by the clean white furniture and stark green paintwork.

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If you’re feeling somewhat nervous about trying painted stencil patterns on your walls, then this use of a stencilled motif on fabric illustrates the simple power of the technique to great effect. The repeated pattern lends a soft and homespun air to the child’s bedroom and does a great job of accenting the dark wall colours.

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Furniture is a popular place to add a stencilled flourish as shown by the dresser below. The use of stencils to create a pleasing symmetrical pattern subtly transforms the dresser and adds an individual touch of shabby-chic in a way that is fun and cheap too!

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Or if you fancy getting a little more creative, then check out the playfully stencilled wooden trunk below that adds an oriental and floral touch that works brilliantly with the uniquely upcycled chair and soft furnishings.

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And once you’re truly getting the swing of the stencilling craze, then perhaps have a go at this intricately stencilled lace flooring effect that might be a little time consuming, but can really add a level of elegance in new and surprising ways!

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