Are you ready to catch the next trend wave? Mermaids are swimming into popularity with many home decorators. Whether you want a girly take on nautical for your baby’s nursery or you want to rock some metallic magic on your own walls, you can easily create the look that was mer-made for you with Wall Stencils. Check out these swimmingly perfect mermaid wall murals that proves Ariel got it all wrong… we want to be where the mermaids are!
Make a splash and dive head first into the decorating trend we can’t get enough of: mermaids! Scales, iridescent colors, and a touch of sparkle transform a room from underwhelming to underwater! However, you don’t need to shell out a lot of cash to get the room makeover you’ve always dreamed of. You can easily create your own custom mermaid paradise by painting a feature wall with a fish scale stencil design and enchanting metallic colors. Watch the video tutorial here: How to Stencil a Mermaid Fish Scales Wall.
Rachelle Meagher Fine Art says, “Life is too short for boring walls”, and we definitely agree! used our Moroccan Scallops Wall Stencil, metallic Royal Stencil Cremes, and metallic foils to create some mermaid magic in this bathroom makeover.
Sarah Cornelison says, “For the last two years my daughter has wanted a mermaid room. I kept telling her when she's 7 we'll change it. Well it’s that time. I decided to go with gray and teal as a backdrop. I found your Moroccan Scallops Wall Stencil on Pinterest and was hooked instantly on the idea of mermaids as she requested. I freehanded the water look with 4 teal colors and Modern Masters metallic glaze. I initially was going to do the whole wall, but wanted the illusion of water movement. So I taped a rough edge to help guide me. I started in the middle of my wall and just went for it. I used a Stencil Brush to soften the scales and highlight areas, almost giving it a multidimensional look. Thank you for art inspiration. This was a fun project and my daughter is on cloud nine in her mermaid room.”
Designer Kara Paslay loves that the Moroccan Scallops Wall Stencil creates an easy and affordable faux tile look… and she took it one step further! The scallop design immediately reminded Kara of the ocean, so she ran (or swam!) with the idea and created a fish scale tile look in a beach themed bathroom. Check it out here: Making a Splash with the Moroccan Scallops Stencil.
You can also create a more subdued fish scale look using neutral color paints…
This stenciled wall was mer-made to be seen! Your friends and family won’t believe that it isn’t wallpaper – you can tell them you mer-made it yourself! If you are inspired and want to stencil your own mermaid fish scales wall mural, 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.
See more swimmingly cool ideas for DIY mermaid wallpaper murals here.