Add interest in one of the least expected places in your home with a decorative detail you can likely do yourself: the ceiling! No professional needed! Create your own pretty ceiling designs using Ceiling Stencils for a room that looks dressed from head to toe. Scroll down to check out these DIY ceiling ideas… and get inspired! Pretty soon your ceiling will be ready for its close-up!
We love this husband-friendly ceiling stencil project from Irene Abdou Photography . Irene says, “This is my husband stenciling the Arabesque Ceiling Medallion Stencil using the Copper Kettle Stencil Crème and Start to Stencil Kit. My husband says he loves your stencil crème because it doesn’t bleed under the stencil and after trying it, he no longer wants to stencil with regular wall paint. I am a boudoir photographer and we painted the walls of the bedroom studio with the Floral Cascade Damask Wall Stencil, Start to Stencil Kit, and Smoked Oyster Stencil Crème."
It’s hard to believe that is NOT carved fret work... that's our Mansion House Grille Trellis Stencil and Modern Masters Inc. patina products! Susan Anspach & Karen Allen knew they HAD TO HAVE the patina finish that we shared in this VIDEO tutorial: DIY Furniture Makeover Series: Rust Finish, Stencil Grille, and Distressed Chalk Paint. And holy moly this ceiling design is amazing!!
Ruby Rose Studio repeated our Palazzo Centerpiece Ceiling Stencil to create a medallion design to highlight the grand light fixture, while a single element of the design is stenciled in the ceiling corners to give the room a coordinated look. With just a bit of metallic paint and a ceiling stencil, this room now looks like a European palace!
Abd Dakkab of Haute Couture in Canada loves topping of his ceiling projects with our Acanthus Damask Stencil, Lisboa Tile Stencil, and Renaissance Tile Stencils. Both stencil ceiling designs are gilded and gorgeous!
We were just IN AWE of this amazing painted ceiling design using our Arabesque Moroccan Stencil and Modern Masters metallic paints. What do YOU think of this stenciled stunner by Heather R. Dunn-Kostura?
Our lush teal Uzbek Suzani Stenciled ceiling design is featured in HGTV and The Style Network’s Kelly Edwards’ Design Cookbook! The bold color palette and large graphic pattern in this Moroccan bedroom make quite the statement, don’t they?
Lauri Prins also painted her ceiling with the Uzbek Suzani Stencil and shimmery silver paint for a completely different kind of look. Suzani designs usually take on casual feel, but this stenciled ceiling is all glam! You can recreate this global glam look using our metallic Royal Stencil Cremes.
The Divine Living Space wanted to use our Cheetah Spots Stencil to add a fun pop of animal print in her daughter’s bedroom. But instead of stenciling a wall, she opted for a surprising ceiling treatment to add even more impact. She says, “Ceilings are usually (bleh) white! The actual stenciling itself? Piece of cake!” Stenciling a ceiling with stencils is not as hard as it looks-especially with a simple pattern like the Cheetah Spots. It really doesn’t take much more time than stenciling a wall.
We are so excited that one of our favorite stencils was featured on FOX’s Home Free with Mike Holmes! The most dramatic and jaw dropping change done to this Southern Revival interior was this stenciled ceiling! This stenciled ceiling with a mint tone-on-tone finish and Antoinette Damask Stencil is DREAMY!
The Classic Damask Stencil was used for this painted ceiling design. The classic design and modern light fixtures play off each other very well – we would want to stare up at this decorated ceiling all day!
Tiffany Alexander enjoys using stencils in a non-traditional manner. On a surface of crackled plaster, she stenciled the Classic Damask Stencil as a ‘torn paper’ finish on the ceiling, breaking up the pattern in a uniquely pleasing way.
Ceilings shouldn’t be forgotten and there is no need to leave them bare, especially when you can stencil them! Faux Finishes by Sherri and Sisa always give their clients’ ceilings some much needed TLC with ceiling stencil designs. Here are two ceilings they decorated with our Acanthus Trellis Stencil, metallics, and glitter.
Day or night, it is always a great time to look up at our Starry Moroccan Night Stencil on a ceiling! This geometric pattern is inspired by the night skies of Marrakesh, and it brings a little global chic to wherever your home may be. Bold Neutral Design’s ceiling is now a shining example of adding a Moroccan design to a modern interior.
My Patch of Blue Sky already had a ceiling with a warm lustrous brown texture, copper foil finish, and white trim. However, after seeing the Indian Paisley Stencil, her creative gears started turning. She painted the stencil design with a wisp of metallic Pearl Oyster Royal Stencil Creme paint which pulled everything together and gave the room a quick update.
The Camel Bone Weave Stencil is shown painted on the tall ceiling of this Moroccan bedroom in a dramatic black and cream color palette. However, this geometric stencil design is so versatile that can easily translate to contemporary interiors and mixes beautifully with other patterns.
Our Camel Bone Weave Moroccan Stencil is also on the ceiling of PAPAYA!’s showroom! Anahata Katkin, the creative mastermind behind PAPAYA! says, “What I love about stenciling is that Royal Design Studio stencils have a very layered but modern impact! They help create instant interest in the spaces we have made. And there is so much creative flexibility with them. We have used on booth walls, ceilings, floors and furniture! Most people don’t know they are stencils because most people have never seen such contemporary use of stenciling!”
Did these stenciled ceilings catch your attention? Then it’s time to ditch your white ceilings and paint them with ceiling stencils! We’d love to see how your ceiling makeover turns out! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio. Looking for more Stencil Techniques like this? Check out these other stencil ideas and tutorials:
- On the Up and Up: Decorate Your Home with Ceiling Stencils
- How to Stencil Into Corners, Ceiling Line, and Floor Line
- 12 Ideas to Paint a Decorative Focal Point with Medallion Stencils