Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Decorating your home using Stencils

As it’s the start of a new year how about creating a new look for 2015? If it’s been a while since you changed the colours and theme in your home why not try using stencils to give a fresh new feel? This is a great time of year to start preparing for a makeover and the only limit is your imagination.

Stencils and paints can be a great alternative to wallpapers giving so much more flexibility on colours and design and so allowing a much more personal touch for your décor.

There's no limit to where you can use stencilling in your home. Add a feature wall in your living room, dining room or bedroom. Try a stencilled border in your kitchen, or a frieze of animals and clowns in the nursery? If you have stripped floorboards, stencilling an edge border or a repeat pattern wall-to-wall can add a whole new feel to a room.

We have everything from traditional damask wallpaper stencils to modern and retro designs; animal prints to flowers and butterflies, and will be adding more to our website in the coming months. Many of our standard designs are available in various sizes to suit your space.

Repeating patterns don’t have to stretch across an entire wall. Try using small sections on kitchen and bathroom walls to create a tiled effect. A geometric design can be repeated as a straight side-by-side pattern, some may work well offset or even overlapped to give a more random effect. A stand alone image can bring a little something different to your home. Whether it's flowers, birds or cute animals for a children’s room, stencils can make your rooms unique. Our lemon tree stencil for example would look great in a kitchen or hallway as it brings a natural feel in your home.

One of the great things about stencils is that you can use them in your own choice of colours, either for a completely new look or to match existing furnishings. Whatever the atmosphere you want to achieve for your home you can use a combination of bright bold colours or muted pastel shades to create your perfect décor. There’s nothing stopping you from breaking the sequence with different shades or go all out and use a different colour for each shape.

Complement your decorative stencilling with a few accessories for that finishing touch, for example use the same stencil pattern on cushions using fabric paint, or a different design but with matching or harmonising colours.

For something unique and personal why not design your own stencil to make your decorating reflect your personality? We can cut your custom design allowing you to use your own patterns, shapes, images or wording throughout your home.

If you are planning to decorate or restyle your home this year, check out our range of Stencils, they might be just what you need for that extra-special makeover.