Great design stimulates all the senses, including touch. Overlooking the importance of texture in a well-designed room can leave it looking a little….flat. Texture works on a number of levels, from creating comforting experiences or dampening noise, to giving a room visual depth. To add a textural look you and your room will love, you can pair feel-good decorative finishes with Stencils from Royal Design Studio on an accent wall or furniture piece. Then your space will be as exciting to the touch as it is to the eyes! Check out these 10 great uses of stencils and raised embossing that include DIY video tutorials, and then let your fingers do the walking…
This DIY decorating tutorial is easy as cake… or frosting a cake that is! If you can smear frosting on the top of a cake, you can trowel plaster onto a wall to create a raised design. The easiest way to do this technique for both beginners and professions is to use premixed joint compound plaster and Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils. Watch the video tutorial to see how to emboss wall designs from our Global Gypsy Stencil Collection, and raise your home decorating to the next level. Full tutorial here: How to Stencil an Embossed Wall with Joint Compound Plaster.
The elements of design that every room needs are color, pattern, and texture. But with so many elements, it can be hard to include each when you are decorating. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered! Wall Stencils and a unique wall finish is all you need to decorate with color, pattern, AND texture. In this DIY décor tutorial, we show you how to do the technique of dragging, or stria, which creates fabric-like texture to an otherwise smooth wall. Watch the video above to see how you can transform your accent wall into something that looks AND feels beautiful! Read the full tutorial and find the Mandala Fusion Tile Stencil here: How to Paint a Linen Fabric Wall Finish.
You can transform a boring flat door panel with the look of intricately carved wood with a few simple steps. If you’re a lover of the classic European look, then you’ve got to watch our Italian Villa Damask Stenciled Wood Cabinet Door video tutorial! Click play to watch now! Full tutorial here: How to Stencil a Carved Wood Effect with Stencils & Wood Icing.
Denise Marie Saylor Fine Art says, “I painted this cabinet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Florence, Antibes and Barcelona. I used the Zahara Moroccan Furniture Stencil in the panels and troweled over with Wood Icing embossing plaster and accented with gold gilding wax and clear and dark wax. So worth the end result.”
Sweet Serendipity has decorated STUNNING furniture pieces with our Francesca Floral Furniture Stencil and Wood Icing texture plaster. There’s now no way to tell that they used to be old and worn… you can say she ‘raised’ their value ;)
This formerly plain dresser was asking for a fresh look. My Patch of Blue Sky’s furniture makeover features a striking array of paint colors and a surprisingly masculine yet lacy Parlor Lace Stencil with Wood Icing texture plaster and General Finishes paints.
Two very popular stencil designs often used on cabinets are the Micah Classic Panel Furniture Stencil and Toulouse Classic Panel Furniture Stencil. When this designs are paired with a raised stencil effect using Wood Icing, it gives the piece depth and texture. The raised pattern will make your guests think your cabinets are custom carved and will want to touch them! It feels good to have gorgeous home décor, doesn’t it? These textured furniture projects were stenciled by All Things Beautiful and Denise Marie Saylor Fine Arts.
A Ray of Sunlight says, “This unique stenciled furniture finish will set your painted furniture apart from the rest in no time! I took it one step further by adding texture to those painted details and by tinting the texture brown so it looks like it is wood detailing.” This beautiful distressed raised texture was created with our Donatella Damask Craft Stencil.
The Majorelle Floral Trellis Wall Stencil is a gorgeous floral design that is intertwined in a trellis pattern. This wall stencil comes in both a single layer option and two layer option, giving you even more ability to create the exact look you want. The two layer option (shown in the first 3 images) includes more detailed floral elements and makes it easy to add multi-dimensional embossing!
Decorating with texture is not only a trend, but an everlasting staple in interior design. Without it, your home can look unfinished and unwelcoming. These above stencil ideas and embossed finishes will give your walls and furniture the texture they deserve.