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A stencil set is a quick and imaginative way to liven up your walls and update your home. Discover how to stencil, what you need to make one, and great stencil ideas with our guide to sophisticated and fun updates to the home. From a chic stencil in the living room, to fun updates for a kid’s bedroom we have lots of ideas to choose from. Get inspired with our top 10 gallery of stencil ideas for the home.

A bold wall stencil can add real sophistication to a room. Position stencils on a bold paint colour in an alcove or a feature wall. Choose one that reflects your room theme, for example Oriental or geometric. The stencil will be more effective if it’s in one shade such as white. Team with neutral furniture and accessories to match the wall colour.

Floor stencils are an effective way of adding understated drama to a room. If you’re bored of plain floorboards, a stencil design will brighten the floor instantly. A great alternative to expensive floor tiles in an open-plan kitchen or dining room is to add a geometric pattern. Make sure you varnish over the stencil and carefully mark out the border first.

A hallway wall is a great area for adding impact to your home with stencils. Position stencils leading up the stairs, either below or above the dado rail, for real impact. Graphic and random floral designs work really well in this area.

Add a house number or name to your home by stencilling on a glass panel or window above the front door. Or stencil windows and mirrors with glass paint.

Stencils are a wonderful addition to kids’ bedrooms, adding a sense of fun and creativity to the space. Add stencils to the bedroom door, above the bed, or on a wardrobe in their favourite themes such as animals or nature. As your child’s tastes change the stencils can be easily updated to reflect this.

For a calming backdrop to a bedroom, position a stencil running across an alcove for a sophisticated and chic centrepiece to the space. Brighten up a room with a bold stencil in a guest bedroom in a timeless floral or paisley design. If you love vintage style, stencil over a piece of lace to produce a delicate romantic feature wall above a dressing table

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