Well decorated porches and patios add character and curb appeal as well as enviable outdoor living space to your home. However, we keep seeing a lot of ho-hum, plain-Jane areas that could really use some personality when welcoming guests. Upgrade your porch or patio with paint and pattern by stenciling the floor, add some inviting furniture, and put your feet up in a beautiful new space. Need some inspiration? Here are some DIY ideas for porches and patios made more beautiful using Floor Stencils from Royal Design Studio…
Aileen Goldstein says, “I was inspired by Pinterest stencil projects I came across while looking for ways to add curb appeal and originality to our cookie cutter home. I was smitten with the potential of stencils and decided to jump in with a front porch project. Everyone thinks the Lisboa Tile Stencil is a rug when they walk up to our home. I'm now deciding what my next stencil project will be!”
Jinju Choi says, “My neighbors compliment my new home project so much. I stenciled my patio by myself – and I’m a beginner! I used Graphite, French Linen, and Louis Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® with the Mediterranean Tile Stencil Set. Thank you!”
Just take a moment to transport yourself to this modern Mediterranean escape... Dabito painted his concrete patio with our All The Angles Moroccan Stencil... and The Jungalow loves it so much that she shared it too!! This stenciled floor will hold up for years even with the crazy New Orleans weather!
Sherry Godfrey used the popular Lisboa Tile Stencil "to look like there is a rug under the front porch swing. The stencil design survived the Michigan winter no problem!"
Rachel spent a weekend getting her patio oasis ready for this weekend’s guests. Stenciling the concrete floor with our Anatolia Tile Stencil gave her outdoor decor a “Jungalow” boho chic look. Her DIY project was so quick and easy!
The secret to getting the exact rug you want (affordably) is out! My Vintage Porch used our Silk Road Suzani Stencil to paint a plain Target outdoor rug. This beats spending $$ any day, plus she now has DIY bragging rights!!
Celeste Korthase is finishing up this custom concrete patio floor using our Majorca Tile Stencil. Instead of painting the design all one color, she uses three different colors to highlight different elements. She also leaves some elements out so the painted elements stand out even more. You can do the same by taping off those sections with painter’s tape as you stencil.
Get outside and stencil! Lindsey Rae Design is getting her daily dose of Vitamin D by stenciling this outdoor walkway with our Esperanza Tile Lace Stencil. Cement walkways are the perfect place to directly stencil pattern onto and welcome guests in a unique way.
Kindred Vintage’s patio is a welcome spot for guests and backyard BBQ's! She says that our Lisboa Tile Stencil made this once overlooked area into her favorite hangout. The stenciled concrete has lasted beautifully through the seasons and in all kinds of weather including snowstorms! Can you believe what just a little stenciling can do??
Here’s our Lisboa Tile Stencil again, but on a concrete floor. Jen Woodhouse wanted to do something about the boring concrete slab that was her patio. The sun beats down directly onto this area, so a stenciled concrete rug is the best solution to weather wear. She got down to business (and onto the floor) with our Lisboa Tile Stencil and got to work. She also quickly realized that using our Large 3” Stencil Brush made a dramatic difference in stenciling the perfect pattern even on rough concrete. After only an hour, she has a relaxing outdoor patio with a Mediterranean design that will last for years.
Jamie Fink gave a ho-hum outdoor porch a bit of personality with our Endless Moorish Circles Stencil. This design easily translates to many different styles, including Moroccan or modern, like this pretty contemporary home.
Carol Nolan loves how she turned her “ho-hum deck into a warm and inviting area to greet my neighbors and guests! I will be ordering from Royal Design Studio again!" Carol used wood stains, paint, and our Delightful Damask Stencil.
Creative customer Todd recently finished stenciling his sunroom with our Chez Ali Moroccan Stencil. He used Chateau Grey and Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint® and Annie Sloan Lacquer to seal it. He is really happy with the way it turned out-and who wouldn’t be?!
This painted floor project makes us feel anything but blue! Fran Joubert painted the below concrete patio with our Lisboa Tile Stencil. These fresh floor brightens up each space, lighten up the mood, and looks absolutely YUMMY!
Let your inner child out and get creative! The pattern possibilities with stencils are endless… For example, you can use our Lisboa Tile Stencil on an outdoor patio floor like Casey Debois did. We just love this unexpected color palette!
Love the brick floor look, but don’t have the time or money to install a brick patio? No worries! Sheri Berardi had an ingenious idea to use our Brick Stencil in a distressed red, black, and white paint finish on the floor. Doesn’t it look real??
Andojo Designs wanted a handpainted tile floor look on her cement patio, so she used the Endless Moorish Circles Stencil in bright blue to coordinate with her outdoor decor and front door. She calls it her “Greek villa” in Texas!
Caroline Lizarraga rolled up her creative sleeves and rolled out the red carpet for this DIY project! She painted a faux rug directly onto her brick porch and stairs with our Mandala Fusion Tile Stencil.
Maureen Cataldo says, “I used the Grecian Tile Damask Stencil to paint a "rug" on a new deck floor. I went with a deep yellow on the raw wood, and it looks great! I’m really happy with the finished look. Thank goodness for the ceiling filler stencil, too! I finished up all the edges without having to work with the full stencil. Have a big family gathering this weekend and I know it will blow them away!”
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