Stencils are a terrific way to decorate a wall without having to buy and hang wallpaper. Personally, I hate hanging wallpaper. I love stenciling. It’s really easy, as long as you’re careful with things like straight lines. All you do is stick the stencil to the wall and paint, or dab, or spray. It all depends on what medium you’re using.
Here is a gallery of ideas and some resources at the end. Enjoy!
The best place in the world to buy stencils is The Stencil Library. Most of these photos are from their blog (a great how-to resource). They have everything from this Rococo design to car tires and barbed wire.
I love this one. Use images from a book, enlarge them, and place them inside the stenciled swag. Instant gentrification! Your friends will buy you much better Christmas gifts when they see this in your hallway.
Yowza! You can stencil over wallpaper, too. Give it new life with some eye-popping motifs like these hearts. They’re made with the heart stencil and a lace stencil on top. This would look great in a teen room.
The Stencil Library – Best place ever. You can buy a CD of their designs.
Stencil 1 – Another creative choice.
Stencil Planet – I’ve never used their stencils. They have some nice damasks. Just wish they had larger gallery photos
Designer Stencils – Good for standards
Wall To Wall Stencils – Specializes in creating custom phrases, etc…