Wall stencils are the new wallpaper, just less expensive and classier. Stencils can express a variety of moods. They can be alluring, elegant, cute, or bold. You also have the option to apply them yourself! In this article, we’ll discuss the myriad ways you can use wall stencils to define your home.
Benefits of Wall Stencils
Stencils are Less Expensive than Wallpaper
Wallpaper is expensive, and the price keeps rising to apply it and to take it down. Wallpaper is meant to be a permanent fixture on your wall. What is you want to move? What if you just get sick of it? Prepare for hours of scraping and using toxic adhesive removers.
On average, wall stencils cost less than half the price of wallpaper. And if you don’t like it anymore – no big deal! Just paint over it and start again.
Stencils are Versatile
The options are literally endless. Stencils can go more places than wallpaper. Today, people are stenciling accent walls, whole rooms, ceilings, floors, outdoor patio areas, fabric and drapery, furniture, and more.
Unlike wallpaper, you can match the colors of any design to the rest of your home. Add a glaze for a dramatic shine. Check out some gorgeous stencils here.
Stencils Can Handle Humidity
This is great news for those of us on the East Coast, especially in Wilmington, NC. Stencil your sunroom, indoor patio, bathroom, FROG, even your garage! They will not peel or bubble like wallpaper does.
Pitfalls of Wall Stencils
Stencils Can Become DIY Disasters
Stenciling requires precision. Small errors, from knowing the amount of pressure to put on the foam roller to aligning your stencil evenly as you move it across your surface, can lead to an ugly and obvious mistakes. These tricks are learned through experience. The good news is it’s still cheaper to hire a professional than to use wallpaper.
As we mentioned above, stencils offer a lot of options – so many, that people often come to us overwhelmed by the thought. What should the background color be? How about the foreground? Should I do the whole room? Just a focal wall? What if it doesn’t look how I imagine it will?