Feature Walls (also called Accent Walls) are the perfect place to play with stencil patterns and color since you can treat the one wall different than the others in the same room. The singular walls are also a great surface to stencil individual and layered motif stencils as well as allover stencil designs, meant to mimic wallpaper treatments. As with any stencil, the color combinations are up to you and your particular design scheme. In many interiors, there isn't a sense of architecture and stenciled feature walls add excitement and a needed "anchor" to that space. We've rounded up some of our favorite stenciled walls from the blogosphere as inspiration just for you -- let's get started!
Normally, the accent wall is the first wall you see upon entering a room. Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts had the perfect wall in her master bedroom to accentuate -- and she did so in glam style! She used the Chez Sheik Stencil from the Allover Moroccan Stencils Collection in a fab blue and white combo. We also love the white paneled wall boards and her bright yellow accents -- it makes for such a happy, well-designed space. Please be sure to see her stenciled feature wall tutorial for her process.
Carrie from Dream Green DIY wrote a fabulous article for Breathe Magazine on How to Stencil a Feature Wall. She made a smaller side wall as her focal point with the Endless Circles Lattice Moroccan Stencil and in doing so, created an area that outlined the living room as its own space. Her color scheme and balance of those colors is also quite striking. What an amazing difference the stencil pattern makes!
DIY Goddess Mandi from Vintage Revivals did a major, major rehaul of her bedroom and included the Hollywood Squares Stencil in her master plan. It's a pattern from the Allover Modern Stencil Collection -- which is just the right place to find a refreshing contemporary stencil pattern with pop! Please be sure to see her final reveal of the newly designed and stenciled space. She rocked those squares!
Of course, who says you have to use that allover stencil in an allover way? WE don't! Sweet Bethany from Canada's This Little Estate used her Large Fabric Damask Stencil with a creative yet structured motif technique and we love it! She featured her stenciled accent wall on her blog and we think the results are so pretty, so romantic, so we-want-to-move-there.
So, have we convinced YOU to try a feature wall stencil project? Walls with a focal point are natural choices. We're talking the wall behind the bed's headboard, the fireplace wall, one with artwork and even an unusually shaped wall. Of course, stencils are PERF for any wall, ceiling, furniture, floor and fabric surfaces! Be sure to share your stenciled projects with us - we love to see them!
See these additional posts for more Stencilicious Walls!
- The Stenciled and Painted Walls pinboard has you COVERED on spectacular stenciled wall ideas!
- Move beyond single colored stenciled surfaces with the Creative Coloring & Antiquing with Stencils tutorial!
- Don't forget the floors! Check out four super cool stenciled floor projects!