Even with a bazillion fabric offering out there, sometimes you just cant find the right combination of color and pattern to complete a room makeover. If you take the DIY route, though, it's easy to make your own fabric design with Stencils! Stenciling plain fabric with pattern helps you create any look you want for your pillows, curtains, clothing, and more. Check out the following stenciled fabric projects for inspiration. Then, grab some plain fabric, paint and a stencil and start creating your own.
Burlap is a classic, textural fabric that is so easy to dress up or dress down depending how you pair it with other decor. You can easily make this inexpensive fabric reflect more of your own personal style with fabric stencils. For example, we gave this burlap tablecloth a shabby chick look with our Flourish Allover Stencil. Learn to make your own by following this DIY tutorial: How to Paint & stencil Burlap Tablecloths.
We LOVE Brocante in the Barossa’s mantra “Paint everything!” Here, she is painting natural linen fabric with our Silk Road Suzani Craft Stencil and Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint®. It was such an easy DIY project… She did it in less than 15 minutes! Now she has more time to “Paint everything!”
Sondra Lyn at Home loved how stenciling her “drop cloth” curtains allowed her to coordinate with her bedroom headboard using any color scheme she wanted. With the sleeker look she had in mind, our Fabric Damask Stencil brings the right amount of pattern and elegance to her bedroom makeover.
The Frugal Homemaker was inspired to stencil her own curtains after seeing the price tag of expensive ones she saw at the store. Yikes! Better to save money and get creative with fabric stencils! Stencils, like the Rani Paisley Indian Damask Stencil, are a great choice for budget-conscious decorators! With that in mind, this stencilista made one-of-a-kind décor that fits her style AND budget. Read the full DIY tutorial here: How to Stencil DIY Designer Curtains for Less.
This bedroom makeover needed a final element that would help bring it all together. Home Made by Carmen found our Rani Paisley Indian Damask Stencil and thought it would be the perfect design to stencil on curtains and pillow covers. After this stencil project (which was her very first!), she is now a fan of DIY decorating and says, “You get a truly custom look for less in the space, not to mention the DIY bragging rights!”
Can paint turn a plain white space in your home into an exotic retreat space featuring Indian and Moroccan patterns and color? Why, yes! Here’s a boho chic closet transformation that did just that. Paint and stencil patterns took it from neglected storage space to luxurious reading nook. It involves a custom-built stenciled storage bench topped with a colorful stenciled silk cushion. Read the full DIY tutorial using our Rani Paisley Indian Damask Stencil, Taj Tile Border Stencil, and metallic Royal Stencil Cremes here: How to Paint Silk Fabric with Indian Inspired Stencils.
Nomadic Decorator would love to have a sofa full of vintage Fortuny pillows (wouldn’t we all?). But those pretty pillows cost a fortune. Her go-to alternative to expensive store-bought decor is DIY stenciled decor! She made her own pillows and gave them some Italian designer style with our Damask Stencils. If you need a little stencil help, check out her DIY tutorial here: Luxe Bohemian Fortuny Style Stenciled Pillow Tutorial.
With the rise of the tribal trend, the lively geometric patterns of “mud cloth” have been showing up in pillows, seat cushions, throws and wall hangings. There’s a pulsating energy to the patterns that draws you to them and makes it hard to look away. Deb was happy to notice that our Tribal Vibe Allover Stencil looks much like mud cloth, and this DIY scarf tutorial was inspired by these African patterns.
What better way to ignite your child’s sense of adventure than with a DIY teepee! This cozy den makes a great reading nook, and works well as a playful escape both indoors and outdoors. And it doesn’t stop there! This ultimate kid hideaway is the perfect opportunity to get creative with color and pattern. In this DIY tutorial, we share the simple steps on how to make a toddle teepee AND how to make it as creative as your child with fun Royal Design Studio stencils. Watch the VIDEO tutorial here: It’s Playtime! Stencil a DIY Teepee
Stenciling pillows is a super easy way to add a custom accent to your decor. The bright colors of the metallic Royal Stencil Cremes really make our African Protea Flower Stencil sparkle on the black velvet, but could also look soft and pretty on lighter colors. You can read the full DIY tutorial here: How to Stencil DIY Pillows with our African Protea Stencil.
Want to enhance your closet? Stencil your clothing! My Patch of Blue Sky used the Lisboa Tile Stencil and Jacquard Discharge Paste to add a little drama to her faded denim jacket. That’s a brilliant idea for giving your clothes new life with a breath of fresh pattern! Plus, this stencil project makes your clothing different from everybody else’s. Everybody’s got denim, but they’ll be dying to know where you bought yours – little do they know that you saved money and stenciled it yourself! Read the full DIY tutorial here: Stencil and Revive an Old Denim Jacket with Discharge Paste.
Finding Silver Pennies finds the colors indigo blue and white to be crisp and clean but also very elegant. She loves this color combination – it reminds her of her favorite pair of jeans, Bristol Blue glass, English china, and the ocean. This color combo along would be perfect at the dinner table where her family gathers for a relaxed yet stylish meal. Read the full DIY tutorial using our Bombay Paisley Stencil, Sari Border Stencils, and Pure White Chalk Paint® here: Inspired by Indigo – Stencil a Sumptuous Table Setting.
Talk about FAB fabric! What do you think of all these amazing fabric stencil ideas?? If you are inspired and want to stencil your own fabric, 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.