If you are an interior design enthusiast, a statement wall is probably your best-loved feature in any room. Who doesn’t like to bring a splash of color into the walls in the most subtle way? Stenciled accent wall is an affordable and beautiful way of sprucing up the otherwise drab walls. All it takes is a couple of hours and a few dollars to completely transform your room from head to toe!
So, if you are looking for a gorgeous way to amplify those walls, get your painting brushes out, and let’s get rolling! Here, we have rounded up these 5 easy-peasy steps that will make stenciling a cakewalk for you! Don’t believe us? Try it yourself!
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Step 1: Find Your Inspiration
For this DIY accent wall, we have used spring-inspired colors and patterns to brighten up space. If you can’t decide a design for your space, go to Pinterest and check out endless stencil possibilities. Once, you have your goal set, visit www.stencilmepretty.com for amazing stencil patterns. And the best part is, if you can’t find the exact stencil, you can drop us a message and our creative team will help you get your design into life! We custom design all shapes, sizes, and patterns of the stencil so you can have a fun-filled DIY experience.
Step 2: Bring in the Colors
Selecting the right colors is an important part of every stenciling project. Don’t limit yourself with color combinations you see online. Look around the room and try to use a cohesive color palette. Have fun with the shades by adding an accent hue. A pop of bright color can literally change the entire game. In this DIY project, we transformed a room that had subtle green walls. To accentuate the stencil pattern, bright yellow was used for the berries. Additionally, we incorporated two shades of copper, gold and blue to make the pattern look more natural.
Step 3: Prepare the Base
Before digging into the stenciling bit, always prepare the surface. Try to balance the contrast using light and dark shades. For instance, if your wall is dark, opt for lighter shades, and in case of light walls, use darker shades to amplify the look. Use sandpaper to even out the surface and then splash the wall with your favorite color!
Step 4: Start Stenciling
Stick the stencil to the wall and have fun with the stencil. One of our top stencil must-have products is a spray adhesive. It makes life so much easier! All you have to do it spray the adhesive at the back of the stencil and start painting.
While applying paints, always have handy cardboard or towel to get rid of the extra paint. Use a small brush in circular motions to fill the patterns neatly. You can mess around with the colors to have a natural-looking pattern, instead of sticking to the combinations. Be intuitive and play around with stencil!
A Pro-tip: Clean the brush every hour or so. Chalk paints dry up quickly and accumulate on the brush, thus, leaving a crappy painted surface.
Step 5: Its all about Finishing!
Detailing is a game changer! Once you are done with stenciling, use accent colors to provide details to the patterns this will make the design more realistic. Pay extra attention at the corners of the wall or you can use borders with a different design to create a more stylish look.
Stenciling is a very rewarding and fulfilling process. Just follow these basic steps and be ready to bag endless compliments. For more such awesome DIY stencil projects, follow us on social media.