home: made [ stencilled walls ]
If you love the look of modern patterned wallpapers – dots, arrows, paint daubs, triangles, or Victorian and Moroccan prints – but need a more affordable options, try stencilling.
There’s been a huge rise in modern style stencils available, especially on Etsy, that offer an affordable creative way to achieve great feature designs on a wall without having to use wallpaper.
The advantage is it’s easy to change as you can paint straight over the paint, as opposed to painting over wall paper or stripping the wallpaper!
We found some great options to buy online to create a unique look for any room
Geometric Nola Tile from £8.11
Honeycomb from £4.67
Dalmatian Spots £32.58
Medina from £14.99
Herringbone from £34.62
home: made [ hanging banners ]
Following the trend of macrame wall hangings last year as well as the ever popular typography in art, we are now seeing the two combined with hanging banners with quotes.
Perfect for a kids bedroom, or kitchen why not create your own banner with a personalised message. Hang on a wall with a mixture of prints and photos and it her wall decor for an eclectic look.
We have found some fun tutorials to inspire you.
home: made [ outdoor patio stencilling ]
Looking to great a new look for the garden or update a patio? Pushing the trend for outdoor rugs further we love the idea of stencilling patterns or designs directly onto a patio or decking.
By using stencils (or freehand if very creative) you can produce a unique, look for an outdoor area – choosing from styles including geometric, Moroccan, ethnic, bohemian or midcentury.
We found some great sites offering tutorials and design ideas of how to achieve these looks including The House Of Wood, Cutting Edge Stencils, and Stencil Search.
home: made [ printed doormat ]
First impressions are important and so is the entrance to your home. Doormats are usually an essential item which until recent years were pretty boring. Now stores are doing fun slogan and more colourful versions. But instead of having something others may have, why don’t you design your own. Still as popular as ever is typography, using words like ‘hello’, ‘welcome’, ‘hey ya’ whatever you want. Keep it monochrome or stencil your mat with colour.
With a basic doormat [ try ikea.com or homebase.com ], cardboard stencil and waterproof paint or permanent marker you are ready to go. This simple idea takes no time at all, and we have some tutorials to help.