Vintage Suzani textiles have been a go-to design staple for years now-especially for global-inspired décor. What is a suzani anyway? Suzanis are very colorful, elaborately embroidered fabrics that originated in central Asia, primarily in what is now Uzbekistan. The words Suzani means “needle” in Persian, and was inspired by the tradition of showing off one’s needlework skills. The suzani pattern usually depicts a sunburst or floral design and has been burning up design blogs for years, and thus their beautiful hand-embroidered patterns have been borrowed and evolved into more than just a fabric. You can find this global chic pattern on almost any surface. And thanks to our Silk Road Suzani Stencil and Uzbek Suzani Stencils, you can paint these colorful patterns on your walls or floors.
Check out these 16 stenciled room makeovers using these suzani designs that transcend both trends and tradition:
Young House Love painted this plywood subfloor bathroom floor with our Silk Road Suzani Stencil, semi-gloss paint, and a non-toxic poly seal as an alternative to tile. This DIY project is within the budget and time constraints of most amateur design lovers, and is a great floor painting project that can be a fab temporary fix until you can afford more expensive flooring. But really, a stenciled floor like this is so beautiful you might want to live with it forever!
For the Love Creations was tired of her boring cement studio floor with marks and stains. What she needed was a detailed design that not only masked imperfections but is also visually interesting and ultimately inspiring! By using our Silk Road Suzani Stencil, Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, and water-based sealer, she created a floor she could drag furniture across, and get lost in more paint projects without having to worry about marking up her new stenciled concrete floor.
Why not go for the gold when decorating! Josephine Kimberling didn't want to settle for boring white walls so she is stenciling them with our Silk Road Suzani Wall Stencil - and it's coming along beautifully, don't you think?
Have you ever wanted an enchanting and super cozy bedroom to retreat to? So did Marcia - she calls this beauty her "shimmering golden wall" and loves every bit of it. She used gold metallic paint with the Silk Road Suzani Stencil, a pattern with global glam style.
A huge trend that we are seeing a lot of is doors painted in eye-popping colors. Masseria Chic painted this front door bright blue, but she also took it a step further and added gorgeous pattern to the entryway walls. The gray and white colors she used for our Silk Road Suzani Wall Stencil give the pattern contrast without competing with the blue door.
We love crushing on the pastel pink and blue color combo used in this sweet bedroom makeover! The Bowery Muse has caught the “stencil bug” thanks to her Suzani-stenciled bedroom walls. She is already thinking to of stenciling her living room too, and we applaud that idea!
Thinking about wallpapering your room? Think again! Trish Johnson Design says, "I've said it before and I'll say it again - wall stencils are brilliant! All the drama and impact of wallpaper without the commitment!" She’s right – wall stencils like our Silk Road Suzani look like designer wallpaper, but are so easy to change up if you wanted something different. You just paint over it!
A stenciled accent wall is the perfect thing to make an impact in an all-white room! Tammy Damore used our Silk Road Suzani Wall Stencil and a custom Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® mix to get the exact eye-popping pink she wanted.
Decorating a hallway with stencils is a great way to add a dose of allover pattern in a small area. And, it has the added benefit of visually connecting the rest of the rooms that lead off of it. Our Suzani Wall Stencil offered the WOW factor and bold pattern that Retro Ranch Renovation was looking for on her hallway walls. She kept it from being overpowering by choosing another neutral color palette for a tone-on-tone look.
We love the idea of a stenciled accent wall behind a mantle, like the Silk Road Suzani Stencil in this case, adding a little texture and movement to an otherwise solid painted fireplace surround. Caroline Lizarraga used glaze, plaster, and stencils to create an incredibly dreamy and worn textile effect. Apartment Therapy loved the look so much that they featured her bohemian-styled space!
Gray has definitely been the trending “It” neutral for home decorating of late. Aspire Design gave this shade of pewter a time to shine with our Silk Road Suzani Wall Stencil and tone on tone wall finish. We love the regal look that the damask wallpaper pattern and satin headboard gives the space!
Our lush teal Uzbek Suzani Stenciled ceiling 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?
Soft and stenciled is a great way to go for your bedroom makeover... Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes sure knows how to make a room feel cozy with our Uzbek Suzani Wall Stencil! The wall stencil added an exotic touch to an otherwise serene, relaxing bedroom.
Kara Paslay Designs paired Modern Masters Metallic Paint and our Uzbek Suzani Wall Stencil to add a layer of stenciled brilliance to these bedroom walls. The beautiful iridescent finish is a great way to dress up a room – doesn’t it look like a silk suzani fabric?
Lauri Prins painted her ceiling with this Suzani pattern and shimmery silver paint. 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.
What’s Ur Home Story dining room makeover dons a traditional look but when the light hits the walls from a certain angle, you can see a tone-on-tone wall design. The Uzbek Suzani Wall Stencil usually would be seen in Asian and Moroccan inspired spaces, so the pattern gives this space a little exotic flair without being too pronounced.
Our Suzani Stencils are a great way to add global chic flair to your home décor, but to really create that exotic look, you must mix patterns! Our Moroccan Stencils and Turkish & Indian Stencils pair beautifully with Suzani patterns. Did you stencil your walls or furniture with this global style? We 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 Royal Design Studio stencil projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio.