Doors play a more important role than you might realize. While they are minor elements in the grand interior design scheme, they add architectural detail and style to a house. As something we use every day, doors create a tangible experience and even a first impression of a home. You can further enhance your home’s architecture with painted door designs using Royal Design Studio Stencils. Painting and stenciling a DIY design is more affordable than requesting a custom made door and can highlight the features that your doors already have. Here’s 7 DIY projects that will make stenciling your doors an open-and-shut case:
Julie Dale has had a lot of feedback from her guests from smiles to comments like, “That is the most cheerful front door” and “wow, fun!” She first painted this door turquoise and then glazed it with teal. She used a variety of Border Stencils in gold and sealed the entire door in a protective top coat. She says, “After I finished I realized that these were my mother’s favorite colors and how much she would have smiled to have a door like this. In her memory I have dubbed this the Alice Door. Miss you, Mom!”
For a house with modest details, beautiful doors may add enough interest to make the spaces feel more stylistically specific. Heather Bruno-Sears kept a subtle and neutral tone-on-tone look for this elegant door design. She used the Palace Trellis Wall Stencil on the arched panel to highlight the home’s French country/eclectic style.
Moroccan style is well known for utilitizing intricate, interesting door designs. Metallics, metal grilles, arches, and repeating geometric patterns are prominent and can easily be recreated with stencils. Take Evelyne Herbin’s Moroccan-inspired door for example. She repeated the Moroccan Roundabout Border Stencil to create an allover metallic pattern with an ethnic feel.
Black can make a front door elegant and dramatic. It works well with any and every other color, making it extremely versatile. A black and white color scheme, on the other hand, can appear stark. To lessen the contrast, you can use a fluid design like the Scrollallover Wall Stencil to the door panels.
Everyone is already touching doors, so why not make them feel as good as they look? The Treasured Home embossed a raised design on this door using the Micah Classic Panel Stencil and durable Wood Icing™ plaster. This technique looks great on cabinet doors too!
Top your door frame with the Renaissance Door Crown Classic Panel Stencils. This wall art stencil adds the perfect amount of classic pattern to a formal entry way.
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