Stencil Ideas

16 Decorating Ideas using Ikat Pattern Stencils

You may have noticed that you are still seeing Ikat patterns everywhere - from fabrics to walls to rugs and everything in between! Ikat is a dyeing technique used to create patterned textiles that utilizes specific methods of weaving (the word means "to tie" or "to bind" in Indonesian) and a resist dying method. Because its creation was so time consuming, it was often a status symbol of wealth and power in day's past. Now, you can get this sought-after exotic look on your walls and furniture with easy-to-use Ikat stencils! View full article →

Name It to Win This Fresh, Fun, Floral Stencil!

Our latest stencil that you can help us NAME to WIN is a new allover floral stencil that's perfect for spring time projects! This new floral stencil design brings the Art Nouveau look to your home with a flowing flower and vine motif. For the stenciled wall above, we used our Royal Stencil Cremes to highlight this retro-inspired design with shimmering metallic color. We can wait to see what YOU do with it! View full article →

25 Stencil Projects that Will Insta Inspire

We love when we’re on Instagram and we spot a girl or guy with some serious “gram game”! We are inspired day in and day out with what our talented customers create with our stencils, so we’ve gathered up some of our favorites to inspire you too. Do you have stencil projects of your own that you would love to see featured? Then tag us @royalstencils and use the hashtag #royaldesignstudio to share with the world what YOU can create and add to this beautiful world. Read on to see some stencil ideas that we’ve found recently and would love to try… View full article →

20 DIY Cabinet Door Makeovers with Furniture Stencils

Do you have some cabinets hanging around that are looking old, dumpy and dated? More and more savvy homeowners are opting to put money back in their wallets and paint their old ones instead of replacing them. And you can do the same! If you’re tired of opening the same old cabinet doors for years on end, or the wood is worn and tired, we have a solution! You can easily add new life with a little color and character to old doors simply by painting and stenciling them. Still on the fence? Check out these 20 DIY ideas using Furniture Stencils to create beautiful raised patterns and colorful designs. These cabinet makeovers are sure to open you up to the benefits of stenciling! View full article →

A Tasty Mix: Stencil Patterns Compliment the Art of Papaya!

PAPAYA! has been pushing the design envelope since 2003 with bold, heart-centered imagery that conveys a gently philosophy that is all their own. They pride themselves in mixing patterns and materials to create inspiring works of art that range from greeting cards, art prints, and lifestyle goods. This love of pattern instantly bonded both PAPAYA’s and Royal Design Studio’s mission to “patternize” the world. To help reflect their eclectic pattern style, we’ve uber thrilled that PAPAYA hascovered their showroom walls, floors, and ceilings with our Royal Design Studio stencil patterns. View full article →

Name to Win this New Wall & Floor Tile Stencil!

You have another chance to win a stencil! Name this stencil for the chance to in this new Tile Stencil! We've been seeing this tile trend everywhere and want to bring it to your home in an easy and affordable way. Tile Stencils allow you to create a faux tile look without the retail and installation costs! You can stencil this look yourself on so many surfaces, from your ceilings to your walls to your old, worn floor. This tile stencil lets you get as creative and as colorful as you want! Looking to go more modern, exotic, or classic? It's up to you - this stencil can do it all!
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Bird of Many Colors: Annapakshi Damask Indian Stencil

Indian inspired design celebrates color and pattern, making it a style that decorators from around the world swoon over. Rather than paying designer prices or traveling across the globe, you can decorate your home with easy-to-use and affordable Indian Wall & Furniture Stencils. We are seeing the Annapakshi Indian Damask Wall Stencil from this collection used everywhere and in a variety of ways. Intrigued to see how you can use this beautiful stencil pattern on your own walls and furniture? Read on for 10 fabulous stencil ideas for this bird of many colors. View full article →

The Many Styles of Chalk Paint® and Furniture Stencils

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan’s signature velvety, matte finish is unmistakable in the upcycle world. DIYers have used Chalk Paint® to convert tired furniture into amazing shabby chic delights since 1990. But did you know that Chalk Paint® projects can be something other than shabby chic? Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies loves that Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and Furniture Stencils can create a variety of different styles on painted furniture. To show how versatile these products are, she painted and stenciled shabby chic and tribal inspired dressers. Let’s see how these furniture makeovers turned out. View full article →

7 Stylish Stenciled Concrete Floor Finishes within Your Budget!

When you think of concrete floors do you think boring, plain, and… blah? Think again! Stenciling concrete is an inexpensive way to add style to an otherwise utilitarian floor. A stenciled concrete floorscan also help you hide imperfections, create a lovely focal point in your home, or just add a dose of beauty to your space for very little cost. Looking for some floor makeover inspiration? Here are 7 stenciled concrete floor finishes that will make your jaw drop! Make sure to read to the end for recommendations on floor prep and the best paint products to use for stenciled concrete! View full article →

Design Trend: Our Stencils Covered in Paint & Decorating Magazine

Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky and Paint and Pattern always creates outstanding DIY projects using our stencils. We are continually WOW’ed with the creative ideas she has up her stenciling sleeves. Paint & Decorating Magazine, a publication dedicated to informing the paint and decorating community of trending styles and must-have decorative products, has fallen in love with these projects as well and featured 3 of them in their Decorative Finishing issue! Good job, Debbie! View full article →