Stencil Ideas

New India Inspired Stencils Have us in the Mood to Decorate

We have been featuring the majestic designs, motifs and colors of India all month long on our Paint + Pattern digital design magazine. Inspired by the art and culture of this magical country, we have been working on adding some beautiful new patterns to our India Stencils Collection.

Classic Indian motifs such as paisleys, delicate floral, elegant trelliswork, and intricate geometric borders have been reinterpreted into new stencil patterns of all shapes and sizes. These are patterns that can blend beautifully into many different decorating schemes and color palettes. View full article →

Girl Bedrooms Inspired by Disney's Frozen

Disney’s Frozen is skating its way through the hearts of everyone young and old. Top that off with the recent Oscar wins, and it seems this winter flick is only going to get hotter in 2014! What is the appeal? Of course the music is powerful and the plot is engaging, but it is also simply a stunning visual treat! It has fresh colors and detailed patterns swirling around in every scene. The animators have truly outdone themselves this time. View full article →

Pro Tips for a Successful Stencil Project!

We're always sharing fab stencil ideas and inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook, but one of our most popular shares is the Stencil Tips series! Every time we create new stencil finishes and DIY stencil projects for you in our studio, we post them in the How To Stencil section of our website and we like to share individual nuggets of information to help make stenciling that much easier. Plus, many of our Stencil Tips address some of the most popular questions we receive. Ready to stencil like a pro? Let's do it!

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Stencil Decor to Adore! French-Inspired Stenciling Ideas

With it's easy refinement, French-inspired designs continue to be a go-to style for designers, DIYers and homeowners alike and adding a little stenciled French flair to your home has never been easier! The sophisticated style lends itself to more eclectic and artistic interiors with surfaces ranging from walls to fabrics to furniture and decor accents. Let's take a look at how some of our very creative Royal Design Studio customers created ultra chic surfaces with French flair! View full article →

Made to Fade! Creative Ombre and Stenciled Surfaces

The gradated color of ombre paint techniques seem to always be on trend! Ombre style can be found on any manner of surfaces in fashion and home decor with the shades and tones fading from dark to light or light to dark. Stencil patterns from Royal Design Studio can easily be paired with this colorful surface treatment and the results are no less than spectacular! Some of our blog friends and favorite stores have jumped in on the popular look -- read on for fab project inspiration! View full article →

Putting on the Glitz with Metallic Stenciling Ideas

Stencils add SO much design and visual appeal to a space. By pairing them with luscious metallics, you have radiant surfaces that ooze chic stencil style! You can easily mix and match your Royal Design Studio Stencils with metallic Royal Stencil Cremes, metal leaf for gilding, metallic foils and metallic paint to add dazzling metallic effects to your project. Since a stencil allows you customize your preferred pattern with your fave colors, you also have our choice of any eye-catching colors like gold, silver, copper, bronze, pearls and a myriad of other yummy shades in between. We've rounded up some of our favorite ideas from our friends to show you ideas that add a glam touch of luxury to your decor. View full article →

A Mid-Century Furniture Twist with Mod Floral Stencils

One of the "haute-est" looks going is fab mid-century modern furniture transformations. Nothing beats the clean architectural details and aesthetic -- and the look can be be enhanced by using stencils from Royal Design Studio. The recent floral stencil patterns added to our Allover Modern Stencils Collection have a global modern feel and when our friend Danielle from the lovely Finding Silver Pennies blog expressed interest in them, we knew they would be perfect for her mid-century dresser. View full article →

Light Up a Lampshade with Stenciling: Flea Market Style

Are you looking for a quick and colorful pick-me-up for a certain spot in your home? Something that won't cost a fortune yet will reward you for a very small investment of your time? Stenciling a drum lampshade is a super easy DIY project you can do to transform a lamp you may already have. Or, if you're the type who's on the hunt for adventure and bargains, consider a trip to your local thrift shop to find the perfect trash to treasure candidate.
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Pretty in Pink with Stencils!

Think Pink! The color Pink is a great way to add style and panache to your home - it's not just for little girls any more! When paired with stencil patterns from Royal Design Studio, the charming color can take on a sophisticated feel and be perfect for both men and women. Pink is also closely associated with love and romance and it's a playful color that most respond to positively. There is a pink for every design scheme, from soft and subtle to full of verve and pop -- much like the versatile array of stencil patterns available! So get "in the pink" and see what these color-savvy stenciled rooms have in store for you! View full article →

3 Tips for Easy Furniture Updates

There you are driving along in your car when you spot a potential furniture piece on the side of the road. Your heart starts racing, you come to a complete stop, rush out to bring the newly loved piece home, all the while wondering how someone didn't see the potential it had for a wonderful transformation. Now as you look at it in your garage, you're stuck with how exactly to tackle this furniture makeover project. Does this sound familiar? Oh, it happens to all of us! We've rounded up three easy tips to get your creative juices flowing and get that piece on its way to Then and Wow! View full article →