I love, love, love wallpaper and stencils. I could scour wallpaper books and websites for hours. I love the boldness of a stencil and love the options that are available (and how stencils are a bit less “temporary” than wallpaper). I know some people are a little uneasy about wallpaper and stencils and can’t help think “80s/90s country style” when those two words are brought up. Well, I must say, the two have come a long way and today’s home decorating options using wallpaper and stencils are definitely fresh, modern, and endless.
Stencil – laundry room
(love the bright stripes!)
Stencil – bedroom
(stenciling behind the bed really highlights the headboard and makes a bold statement)
Wallpaper – office or other “personal” room
(what a fun pattern- so much character!)
Floor Stencil – big room
(Could I love this more? Probably not.
For the color-shy, a more subtle color would still make quite the statement)
Wallpaper – little/big girl’s room
(even one wall of a bold wallpaper in a little girl’s room
would bring such a presentation without overdoing it)
Ceiling Stencil – bathroom or other small space
(a stenciled ceiling is so fun and unexpected!)
Stencil – nursery
(this was actually my daughter’s nursery- feelin’ sentimental about this one!)
Wallpaper – bathroom or any small space
(love the boldness of this wallpaper, despite the small space… the mirror provides an interesting, continuous look)
Obviously, I’m a lover of floral-ish, damask, and geometric patterns, but even a simple stripe or chevron (or a soft tone-on-tone with a more “busy” pattern) make a simple, subtle change (or could even be a bold change using loud colors). Or, try wallpapering or stenciling just one wall or one small space in a room (like the back of a bookcase or on a canvas and use it as an art piece). I just bought some pretty, subtle, grey damask wallpaper for the back of our new (thanks, Dad!) living room built-ins. I can’t wait to (okay, okay, I can’t wait to watch my mom/learn how to) put the wallpaper up and enjoy the hint of texture and character it will add.
For some more of my decorating finds, follow my “home and decor” board on Pinterest. For stencils, check out Royal Design Studio or Cutting Edge Stencils. For wallpaper, I love Design Your Wall, Discount Decorating, and good old Google searches including my favorite fabric designers (I love me a whole wall of Amy Butler goodness!) :)