Batik is a centuries-old dye process that was first developed in Indonesia. Hot wax would be applied to the fabric to create a wax-resistant pattern that the dye could not take. "Batik blue" gets its name from the oldest color used in traditional batik making. The indigo blue color was made from the leaves of the indigo plant. Once worn by Indonesian royalty, this bold pattern spread and morphed in design as it reached other countries like India, Malaysia, China, and Africa. The batik design now adds a lively, elegant touch to interior design and home decor around the world. Rather than shopping for expensive decor at World Market or West Elm, you can use Wall Stencils & Furniture Stencils from Royal Design Studio to add this popular pattern to your home for a fraction of the cost. Want to see? Check out how these DIY decor divas stenciled their own batik designs below…
New accent wall alert! The Accidental Bohemian is a first time stenciler and she says, “What a difference this wall has made in our bedroom! It’s so pretty I can’t stop staring at it. Thanks to Royal Design Studio and their Tribal Batik Wall Stencil, my bedroom has been given a good dose of oomph!”
The Painted Hive gave a jaw-dropping transformation to a neglected wood cabinet by staining and stenciling it with our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil. She says, "This basic stencil over stain technique can be used to transform anything with super high-impact results I truly hope this refurb encourages a few of you to tackle something you might otherwise have felt a bit intimidated by. Absolutely everything has potential." Stenciling a gorgeous pattern is the best way to add that WOW factor on a DIY decor project.
Oh hey, look what we found featured on Design Sponge! Design*Sponge says, “This entryway will wake you up in the BEST way possible - owner and designer Whitney J Decor went for maximalist vibes in her once plain entryway and we are loved the Tribal Batik Wall Stencil pattern from Royal Design Studio on the wall!”
The Vintage Mahal loves that "there's something deeply satisfying that comes from restoration and imagining new life for old decor". Any old surface can be reborn with a whole new look... Including this wall with our Tribal Batik Wall Stencil! Wall Stencils are the perfect backdrop and make our decor stand out. Everyone keeps asking about it! What area in your home needs a little TLC?”
“I used the Tribal Batik Wall Stencil on a previously boring, white wall, and the difference is amazing! So impressed with Royal Design Studio Stencils!” – Sarah Stelfox
Purposely Painted just stenciled this KNOCKOUT of a furniture piece with our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencils. The tribal mid century modern look is so in right now - and we are in LOVE!
With indigo blue as a trending style and decorating color, it’s a no brainer as to why this DIY wall art idea from Brepurposed is so popular! She used our Tribal Batik Stencils and abstract paint strokes to create stunning wall art over her boho style bedding. She especially loves how the stencil took out the guess work out of creating the actual pattern. All she had to do was place the stencil on top of the canvas and paint through the design. That’s it! There’s no need to be pattern designer or professional painter!
“Sleek and modern! Mid Century and gold tribal pattern are on point right now. This gorgeous vintage accent table has been completely updated. Slightly obsessed with this Tribal Batik Stencil furniture pattern!” – Indigo Lakehouse Interiors
Mother-daughter date night at the @loccrush household! Stenciling makes decorating personal, fun… and cost-effective! We are crushing on the charcoal and gold color combo they are painting our Batik Pattern Wall Stencils with!
“After some hunting around on Pinterest, I decided to use the Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil to transform my grandmother’s old dresser and channel my husband’s Indonesian heritage. Now the piece looks brand new!” - Jessica Lopez
Our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencils can go global or glam depending on the paint color you use. Melissa Morton Ahrens used natural browns and creams to bring out a subdued tribal look. On the other hand, Phoenix Refinishings gave her cabinet a pop of bright blue paint to contrast with the pink and green.
Contrasting colors are always a surefire way to add drama to a room. We painted and stenciled this accent wall and this dresser drawers with our Tribal Batik Stencils for a look that is global, glam, and modern all at the same time.
Our Tribal Batik Wall Painting Stencils is just the perfect scale for this large wall in this urban loft. Lindsey Runyon Design designed this space to be eco and urban friendly that included fresh creativity on a budget. This tribal stencil is the perfect pattern to fulfill her needs, with the African inspired design and affordable price tag.
Tuhogar Staging says, “An interior is a natural projection of the soul. This decor provides a delicate balance between strong yet soft . Love the space your in.” They used our Tribal Batik Wall Paint Stencil to create a faded indigo wall design above her bedroom board and batten.
Nesting tables are a great “go to” decorating item for any home, especially for a small living space. While entertaining, you can simply spread the tables to get more usable surface area and later push them together to make more room. As much as Finding Silver Pennies loved her nesting tables, they desperately needed a little bit of personality. She decided to give them a fresh new look with our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil in Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. The beautiful boho chic inlay-like look of this pattern would be a perfect addition to any home, including yours! Check out the full DIY furniture stencil tutorial here.
Trendy stenciled walls in the first room guests see when they enter are a must, however a limited budget doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style! We love how light and airy this budget dining room makeover is by Rae McConville Interiors! Dare to dine in the beautiful blue of our Tribal Batik Wall Stencil.
Crave Interiors has a beautiful boho modern midcentury home and found that our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil would be a great way to upcycle this piece to match her style. What does this inspire you to stencil in your own home?
By stenciling the dresser drawers with our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil, Annakk Design was able to create an organic and global feel this vintage yet modern furniture piece. She mixed both styles for a ‘modern tribal’ (tribal mid century modern) look that is trending this year!
Check out Chic Misfits FIRST stencil project! She says, "I decided to go with an accent wall featuring an adventurous pattern (Batik Pattern Large Wall Stencil) and fun color. What better way to achieve this look than with a stencil wall? It’s budget friendly and much more custom than wallpaper. The steps are easy and the reward is great!"
Get the same look you see in wedding magazines and blogs with decor that you can afford, customize, DIY, and stencil! Our Tribal Batik Fabric Stencil was used on Tanya List Design’s bohemian table runner and a modern wall backdrop above. This gorgeous stenciled DIY wedding decor idea is also featured on Inspired by This Instagram! We’re inspired! How about you?
“I had this little dresser floating around the house and wasn’t quite sure what to do with it, waiting for inspiration to strike. And it did! I have a lot of white furniture and wanted a conversation piece. I painted it with the Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil. I’m so in love with this dresser!” – Jenna Lunde Perkins
“Just completed my bohemian style refinish on this piece! I’m in love with the Tribal Batik Furniture Stencils from Royal Design Studio. I sanded the piece down and restrained it in a medium warm tone. I flipped the inside of the cabinets around and used an off white color to stencil the pattern. This bohemian inspired piece is now ready for her new home! Now I want to cover the walls of my living room with this stencil!!!” – Sarah Copeland
“Obsessing so hard on the interior pop of yellow by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®!” La Vie Boheme used her favorite paint color combination and our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencils to make this cabinet a modern mid century statement piece.
If you are inspired and want to stencil your own bedroom feature wall, we’d love to share your beautiful stencil projects with our readers! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or Instagram your stencil projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio. Looking for more Stencil Ideas and Techniques like this? Check out these other stencil ideas and tutorials: