Stenciling Inspiration For Your Home

I’ve often thought about stenciling a small space or a feature wall in my home, I even openly coveted a beautiful stenciled bathroom in this post. Templates sold these days make it pretty easy and can help any homeowner produce really stunning design, and even so, my only valiant effort to produce my own stenciled wall was a freehand ikat motif that covers the inside of our master bedroom closet. It’s charming, but it’s not a public feature spot for guests. In fact, with all of our clothes in the closet, we don’t get to enjoy the pattern that much anyways.

Lana and Joey’s bedroom wall is a big point of inspiration for me; the stenciling brings in a very specific character that wouldn’t be achieved with a flat coat of paint. (Also, I wish I had their mad decor organization skills, their home is beautiful). You can read about their whole project on their blog here.

Other places in my home that I’ve often considered for a stenciled treatment?

1. The dining room wall, pre-paneling: The wall certainly works well as a feature wall, and an oversized stencil would have worked well here too.

2. On the back wall of the built-in shelves.

3. The bathroom: Like, the whole bathroom. It’s almost a blank slate.

Where should I stencil on the walls in my home?

4. The stair risers: I painted mine stripes by hand, which I do love, but a stencil applied uniformly here would have been great too.

5. The sunroom floor: Truthfully, I stenciled it once myself, a border detail. I’d stencil a floor again though, the whole thing, corner to corner with a large pattern to scale with the room.

6. The upstairs landing: a subtle, yet always seen spot in our home.

Where should I stencil in my home? On the floor?

Looking for a certain stencil? I’ve heard that Royal Design Studio and Cutting Edge Stencils are good resources for tools, tips, and templates!

What would you stencil in your home?

For more paint effects, see the gallery below.

Catching the home improvement bug at an early age, Emily Fazio is a now a devoted DIYer living in Rochester, NY. The projects she covers on her blog Merrypad range from painting a wall to building a deck, so it’s only natural she landed at You can follow Emily on twitter at @merrypad and like her on facebook at

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  9. i love the idea of in the shelves!!

  10. Mindy says:

    Leave the stair risers – don't change them! I love them! I'd probably go with the stair landing or the bathroom. I've used a stencil from Royal Design Studio for a recent project and loved it! They get my vote! Good luck!

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