Decorating an outdoor space for entertaining has moved beyond trends and become a staple for many homeowners. A fashionable deck or backyard patio is easy to design and stylish patterned rugs are a super-popular decor embellishment for these areas. Much like indoor rugs, outdoor rugs can be custom-designed, but these can cost close to a fortune! For a fraction of the cost, DIYers have created custom looks on plain rugs with Royal Design Studio stencils that ensure a beautiful, graphic impact! Best of all, YOU choose the design style you love via the myriad of stencil patterns available! We check in with three high-profile bloggers and one domestic doyenne as they show you how to stencil an outdoor rug!
Monica and Jess of East Coast Creative and the Knock It Off! television show used the Chez Sheik Stencil from the Allover Moroccan Stencils Collection to add panache and high style to this outdoor patio. They chose to spray paint with the stencil and show you the process for their stenciled outdoor rug. The best part? The transformation was under $30 and took 20 minutes. Can we get a stencil high-five?!
Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is a decor dynamo and it's NO wonder how her outdoor living area exudes stencil-rific style! She used the Large Hollywood Squares Stencil from the Allover Modern Stencils Collection for her exterior stenciling and finalized her project with fabric sealer to project her stencil work from fading in the heat. Be sure to read all about her process in her post on stenciling an outdoor rug.
Creating a temporary stenciled exterior floor covering is also a good thing! Martha Stewart Weddings magazine recently featured stenciling on an aisle runner for an outdoor wedding! The team used the Large Florence Tile Wall Stencil from the Tile Stencils Collection and ultramarine and cobalt blue acrylic paints. This fresh idea is also perfect for garden parties, backyard events and outdoor gatherings!
Kristin from The Hunted Interior is a hospitality designer who blogs about creating high-end design on a lo- end budget. Love that! She worked her magic on her own outdoor rug by using the Moroccan Key Stencil to create an extraordinary stenciled outdoor rug. She outlines how to stencil an outdoor rug in her step-by-step project blog post.
Outdoor rugs not only add pattern, color and style, they also provide a comfortable area around which your guests can relax. Make sure that you choose a rug that is exterior-rated and mold & mildew resistant before you start your stenciling project! You want that lovely stenciled outdoor rug to shine through all kinds of weather! We hope this has proved inspiring! Be sure to share your projects on the Royal Design Studio Facebook page or send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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