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4 Ways To Decorate With Stencils

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life:

Does your home need some extra visual impact?  Or do you have furniture that could use a face-lift? Stencils are a stunningly beautiful addition to home decor because they make a powerful statement.

Now, I’m not talking about the alpha-numeric stencils that you may have used for a science fair project back in elementary school. Stencils have come a long way in recent years.

Decorating with stencils is an inexpensively fun and versatile way to add visual interest to your home. Here are four ways to decorate with stencils:

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1. Create An Accent Wall

Walls are tricky subjects to decorate.   There are so many options to choose from – wallpaper {yes, it’s back!}, faux finishes, special paint techniques etc – that it can be entirely too overwhelming.

To avoid such difficult decisions, painting all the walls in a room the same color seems like the easiest option. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with identically painted walls, oftentimes a stenciled accent wall is just the solution that a room needs to sparkle.

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2. Brighten Floors & Ceilings

This category is a bit more out of the box than stenciling a wall. It takes a brave soul with superior patience and stamina to stencil a floor or ceiling, but the results are incredibly rewarding and gorgeous. Old hardwood floors that need to be sanded and refinished can be painted and stenciled for a fraction of the cost of refinishing.

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3. Makeover Tired Furniture

Thrifted or yard sale furniture are prime targets for a stenciled treatment.  From stenciled tops to stenciled doors and everything in between the options are endless for creating one-of-a-kind furniture that reflects your personality and style.

source: style at home

4. Design A Stenciled Rug

Stenciling a rug is the most basic {and least frightening}  project out there to get you initiated into the wonderful world of stenciled home decor.  I’ve recently spotted several fabulous stenciled door mats and runners, so I’ve added this easy project to my growing to-do list.

You’re probably wondering where to buy stencils to decorate with.  I used a stencil from Hobby Lobby on my nightstand makeover, but I’ve also heard rave reviews about the beautiful patterns from Cutting Edge Stencils.

For more stencil inspiration check out my Stenciled Beauty Pinterest board!

Have you used stencils to decorate in your home?  Would you be willing to try it out?

Myra has a B.A. in Interior Design and is currently self-employed. When she’s not spending time with her little man, thrifting, creating, shopping or working on a project, Myra enjoys date nights with her husband and blogging at My Blessed Life.