The fascinating world of decorative tiles is filled with different colors, patterns, and styles. Today’s tile designs feature exciting and bold patterns and are being used in fresh new ways to create stunning interior design schemes. So how is everyone getting these designer tile looks in a modern (and cheaper!) way? Whether you opt for traditional encaustic tiles, Moroccan inspired tiles, modern geometric, or other patterned tiles, the key to pulling off this fresh new look on a budget is to incorporate easy-to-use DIY Tile Stencils on whatever surface you want tiled. They are the modern way to add character and artistic flair to any interior, while still retaining that sense of quality craftsmanship of real tile designs.
But can Tile Stencils really look like real tile… for a fraction of the cost? See for yourself! Scroll down to see how others have used these stencils and let us know if they make you look twice in the comments!
This has to be one of our favorite how to stencil projects ever! We took an old coffee table and transformed it into a show-stopping vintage piece that features faux aged blue glazed tiles enhanced by a Craqueleur finish. The shading around the tiles makes it look real, and the craqueleur finish makes it look like a cherished antique. Watch the VIDEO tutorial here: How to Stencil a Vintage Tile Tabletop with Chalk Paint®
Andrea Evette is stenciling up a storm on her floor! She is using Graphite, Old White, and pops of Burgundy Chalk Paint® to make a colorful and patterned statement. So now, anyone that walks into her room will be astonished to learn that her floor isn’t real tile… it’s actually our Lisboa Tile Stencil!
The hottest trend to hit home decor is stenciled and painted stair risers, except we can do one better... Our Paint, Peel & Stick Canvas™ is the perfect way to make painting pattern and stenciled style on stair risers easy, affordable, and removable! In this DIY decor project, we alternate our Moroccan Tile Stencils on the canvas to create a faux tile look - a trendy look we've been seeing everywhere from Pinterest, Instagram, and on our travels. Want to know how to do it yourself? Watch the VIDEO tutorial here: Stenciling Stair Risers the Easy Way.
Can you believe this is Jennifer Wilson’s FIRST time stenciling?? And here’s a bigger surprise: YOU can do the same and make your floor just as pretty using our Mediterranean Tile Stencil Set and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.
We wouldn’t want to leave this pretty painted floor either, pup! Rachel Lawrence stenciled this gorgeous patchwork pattered floor with our Spanish Tile Stencil Set.
Making it in the Mountains is head over heels in love with her new faux tile wall! She used our Spanish Tile Stencil Set to mix and match patterns, similar to the classic cement encaustic tile look that is currently trending all over the internet. She says, “Stenciling is such as simple and inexpensive way to inject a ton of interest into a space [and that Tile Stencils] really are perfect to get that swoon-worthy cement tile look!”
Patterned ceramic tile is on trend and Orphans With Makeup knew she wanted this popular look for her cabinet. She went the cheaper (and more fun!) DIY route with our Talavera Tile Stencils and Ceramic Tile Stencils. We thinks it’s pretty WOW! What do you think? We love how the blue paint matches her sea glass bottles!
Real Encaustic cement tiles have a unique look because the patterns are inlaid into the surface using molds and different colors of clay rather than being glazed on the surface. You can get the look yourself the easy way by using our Spanish Tile Stencil Set along with our Tile Wall Art Wood Shapes™ so that your stenciled tile designs can be removed and rearranged with ease. See how you can get that handmade, Old World look for a less with our VIDEO tutorial here: Encaustic Tile Wall Décor Stencil Tutorial.
We spied our Spanish Tile Stencil Set at an awesome new store in our hometown of San Diego. Artelexia features Mexican-inspired gifts, crafts, and workshops. Muchas gracias for adding some tile love to your colorful space!
Peinture Studios says, “I love me some stencils! I’m crushing on the Mediterranean Tile Stencil Set from Royal Design Studio. I used Old White, Provence, and Arles Chalk Paint®. Sealed with White Wax and touches of Dark Wax. It never gets old! Create, create, create!” We love that mantra!
Using our Marisol Tile Stencil and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® on your hardwood floor is a whole lot cheaper than refinishing... and even cheaper than getting a rug to hide those worn imperfections! Stenciling a wood floor is fabulous solution that can add color, charm, and plenty of visual punch. Read the full DIY tutorial here: How to Paint a Hardwood Floor with Tile Stencils.
Step into the sun with stenciled style! Rather than use plain cement pavers that usually give your outdoor space a boring utilitarian look, you can use our All the Angles Stencil to pretty them up like Casey Stephenson did. These stenciled steppers also make cute shoe photo backdrops ;)
Are you thinking of using Tile Stencils on your walls, furniture, or floors? We’d love to see how your DIY stencil projects turn out! Email us at email@example.com, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio
Brilliant design ideas! I love the cabinet. Thanks to you, I have a million ideas and can’t wait to get started! Bravo! Again, thanks for sharing your DIY secrets! From your new fan…
Hi Purita – Your stenciled projects will last years and years even in high traffic areas. Watch our video tutorials to see how here: https://www.royaldesignstudio.com/blogs/stenciling-tips/tagged/how-to-stencil-tutorials
I am so amazed seeing those projects, but my question is ,how long will it last? Especially in the most traffic ares like kitchen,family room,hallways. I am interested in transforming my kitchen old tiled flooring .