A stylish fireplace surround or mantle blurs the line between art and architecture. The fireplace is usually the focal point in a living room, so it should appeal to your personality as well as being functional. Whether traditional or trendy speaks to your style, you can use Royal Design Studio stencils to easily and affordably paint pattern in, around, or on top of your fireplace. Scroll down to see some DIY stencil ideas that are sure to set your heart aglow…
Nichol Naranjo likes switching out the inside of her fireplace mantle and our stencils help her do just that! She says, “The Antoinette Damask Stencil makes me so happy and it is perfect. It was so easy! I stenciled a thin and inexpensive panel from the hardware store using paints I had last left over from previous projects and voila!”
We love the idea of a stenciled accent wall behind a mantle, like the Silk Road Suzani Stencil in this case, adding a little texture and movement to an otherwise solid painted fireplace surround. Caroline Lizarraga used glaze, plaster, and stencils to create an incredibly dreamy and worn textile effect. Apartment Therapy loved the look so much that they featured her bohemian-styled space!
Haute Couture stenciled both the tall mantle and ceiling with our Flourish Allover Stencil, giving this room movement, texture, and a Tuscan countryside feel. This elegant fireplace is a KNOCKOUT!
Our San Bartolo Medallion Stencil is based on traditional Florentine frame ornamentations. It is usually ideal for framing an elegant light fixture, but it can also add a focal point to a mantle. Style the design with flowers and candlesticks and you’ve got yourself an instant touch of Italian artistry in your home.
Many of the designs from our Moroccan Stencil Collection are based on classic Moroccan zellij tile patterns. You will find these tile patterns used extensively in Moroccan architecture on floors, walls, counter and table tops. Each different color of ceramic tile is chiseled and laid by hand to create colorful mosaic patterns that seem to go on forever. You can use our allover stencils to create the same effect! Above, our Moroccan Arches Furniture Stencil creates an eye-catching, faux-tile fireplace at Peacock Pavilions in Marrakech that looks both classic and contemporary in black and white.
Ruby Rose Studio finished the fireplace walls using layers of Venetian plasters and other metallic textures. The border design along the top and bottom of the fireplace feature an embossed Toulouse Classic Panel Stencil pattern. A simple antique mantle and stained-glass fireplace screen complete this elegant look.
Are you now on fire with the idea of stenciling your fireplace too?
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