Shibori, tie-dye’s chic cousin, adds a one-of-a-kind bohemian vibe to any interior. Shibori is an ancient Japanese pleat-and-bind fabric dyeing technique that involves twisting, binding, folding, or wrapping fabric tightly before dyeing it, most commonly with indigo blue. The result is a unique, beautifully detailed, and richly colored fabric that can decorate any interior style from modern to bohemian. Rather than shopping for expensive decor at World Market or West Elm, you can use Wall Stencils & Furniture Stencils from Royal Design Studio to add this popular pattern to your home for a fraction of the cost. Want to see? Check out how these DIY divas stenciled their own shibori designs below…
Our Shibori Japanese Wall Stencil beautifully decorates your stenciled space with Asian patterns that have a geometric feel. The dotted pattern will give your walls the look of traditional Shibori (Japanese tie-dye fabric) patterns. We have stenciled this accent wall in the dining room with gorgeous indigo blue and metallic silver, but you can also stencil this pattern on floors and ceilings for a traditional design on an unexpected surface.
Our Shibori pattern also comes in a smaller scale Shibori Japanese Furniture Stencil. You can paint smaller projects such as dressers and cabinets with the same traditional Asian fabric pattern. The painted dresser shown above is a great example showing how paint techniques and pattern can mimic the look of textiles. The indigo blue color looks distressed, with some areas looked more faded than others. The drawers look like they are covered in fabric, but will last a lot longer because they are stenciled.
Siren Spaces kept this kitchen backsplash simple by stenciling only vertical stripes of our Shibori Japanese Wall Stencil onto the wall. The modern design and sleek hardware is a chic contrast to the rustic brick and wood flooring.
“I used to love the look of wallpaper, but was scared off by the price and commitment of wallpaper. Stenciling seemed like a cheaper alternative. So I stenciled the feature wall in my bedroom with the Shibori Japanese Wall Stencils. It turned out fabulous!!” – Stephanie Ellsworth
“This is officially my favorite room in the house... Possibly my favorite room ever? It was totally worth it!” - @northboundon55 used our Shibori Pattern Japanese Wall Stencil to add a geometric wall pattern to her nursery.
“Some lady was going to drag this dresser to the curb! I saved it and stenciled it with the Shibori Japanese Furniture Stencil.” – Laura Young
Dandelion and Poppies gave this mid-century dresser a modern facelift with matte black paint, our Shibori Japanese Pattern Furniture Stencil, and Bright Gold Royal Stencil Crème. Notice that pop of bright pink paint inside the drawers that makes this stencil project out of this world!
Addison’s Wonderland loves the Anthropologie look, with its feminine and vintage inspired vibe, including picture frames that take on a handcrafted and collected aesthetic. Instead of paying steep Anthropologie prices for store-bought frames, she decided to take on her first ever stenciling project and save some serious cash. She cut three pieces of MDF wood, stenciled the wood with gray blue paint and our metallic Royal Stencil Cremes, and glued smaller gold frames onto the wood. These three DIY picture frames are the perfect way to show off her children and add to her beautiful décor! What a crafty mom!
“We were redecorating my daughter’s room and instead of getting her a new dresser, I decided to paint her existing dresser to match her bed. This was only my second painting furniture and stencil project in my entire life and I love the end result! I used the Rockin Roses Stencil and Shibori Furniture Stencil.” – Jessica Whitehouse
@easadlack and @msmo423 both used our Shibori Japanese Wall Stencil to add a geometric wallpaper design to their modern bedrooms. Beautiful!
This piece could blend in or stick out depending on how you stage it. I used the Shibori Japanese Furniture Stencil from Royal Design Studio - LOVE it! For the color I used mixed versions of Graphite and French Linen Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. To add more character to the stencil I wanted to create just subtle texture and depth. To achieve this I used differently mixed versions of French Linen.” - The House Warmings
@dragonfly_primitives restyled a vintage dresser using our Shibori Japanese Furniture Stencil and General Finishes paints and stains. You can make a furniture piece look completely custom by using stencil designs!
“I redid a closet in my kitchen to brighten it up a little. The closet door is usually open, and I love the little pop of color and pattern the Shibori Japanese Wall Stencil provides!” - Sherry Godfrey
If you are inspired and want to stencil your own shibori dye pattern, 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. Looking for more Stencil Ideas and Techniques like this? Check out these other stencil ideas and tutorials: