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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 kids 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 its 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 youre 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 childs 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
A bamboo trellis stencil in deep blue creates an intriguing and exotic effect, especially paired with a willow pattern-inspired border. Keeping the palette blue and white helps to unite the look, and Chinoiserie-style accessories sit well with graphic designs and white furniture.
This simple but dramatic stencil creates the illusion of alcoves and sets the tone for the Oriental-style living room. With a bold colour like this bright green, the stencil works better if it's in one shade, such as bright white. Team with neutral furniture and accessories to match the wall colour. If you want to try something like this in a rented home you could stencil canvas and pin it to the wall for the same effect.
Try Hobbycraft for stencilling kits and canvases.
A large floor stencilled with a geometric pattern makes a great statement - and is easier than you think! The beauty of this stencil is that it mimics floor tiles and marks out the dining area in an open-plan kitchen. Using a pale grey floor paint around the stencil gives a relaxed French-style feel.
A super-easy way to stencil and so clever! Just take a piece of lace, pin it to an area you want to stencil and paint over it lightly to stencil the vintage pattern on to the wall. We love the way this stencil has been made to display accessories.
See how to recreate this look with our 5 steps to a vintage bedroom.