Decorate With Minimal Cost
Personalizing your bathroom walls with stenciling is an economical way to decorate your home if you are on a budget, and who isn’t? Researchers have shown that people spend a large portion of their lives in their washrooms. Research has also shown that the mood and decoration of a bathing space can unconsciously change the disposition of those entering it, even if they don’t initially notice it. So why not express your creativity by stenciling your bath and at the same time improve the mood of those entering therein?
Adorning your walls with stencil patterns is not complicated, and can easily be done in a single afternoon. Stenciling doesn’t require anything more than creativity, paint, brushes, and the stencils you want to decorate with! If you’re not experienced and have never stenciled before, then we recommend getting some cardboard, to practice on, before actually starting the project.
Before you begin to design a luxurious and interesting lavatory wall with stencils you need to come up with some simple patterns you can incorporate into your room’s design, we recommend getting a pen and paper to doodle with so you don’t forget any of your good stenciling design ideas you come up with for your bath!
Get Your Cues From Other Bath Elements
Look around your present grooming space and try to incorporate some of the shapes, patterns and colors of your fixtures and décor into your preliminary design ideas so there is some form of consistency in your design elements. If you don’t have any good stencil wall ideas or if you’re not confident in your design concepts then you can always buy pre-made stencil templates for interior walls. You will find these cut out patterns in most home improvement stores, and you will have plenty of design solutions to choose from.
Another option would be to get “Debbie Travis’ Decorating Solutions” it is a phenomenal book, with more than 65 paint and plaster faux finishes for every room in your home and is sure to inspire and motivate you to decorate your walls. So once you’ve picked your favorite cut-out template, or designed something you’re happy with, you can move on to the next step to decorate your home with a mural or stencils!
Practice! That’s right, if you want to personalize your bathing area with stenciling you need to make sure that you do it properly. And this can only be done if you practice painting over a pattern outline on cardboard or paper to create original designs for your bathroom walls. You don’t want to have to redo your walls because of an unnecessary mistake so test out your stenciling ideas and painting methods first.
Practice Makes Perfect
Try it out on a piece of card board until you’re happy with the thickness of the paint and the orientation of the brush strokes. It’s very important for you to check your work to see that the paint is not dripping or if it’s smudging under the stencil and that your home made stencils are durable and reusable.
Another creative stenciling technique is to combine layers of stencils to create a unique bathroom wall, or you can use reverse stenciling techniques to update your bathroom as well.
The third step is what you’ve been waiting for! You can finally start to add art and design to your home walls using stencil designs. Take the custom designed stencils you’ve made, or the ones you purchased, and attach them to the wall with some masking or duct tape.
Make sure they are properly fastened because if they begin moving after you’ve started painting, the stencil outlines will be blurred and paint will seep underneath the stencil pattern and everything will be ruined. If you want to decorate your washroom with wall to wall stencils then take it one wall at a time, and remember small patterns work better on smaller surfaces.
Larger Surfaces Make a Better Canvas
The larger your wall surface, the bigger your patterns can be. But there is always an exception to the rule; if you want to use larger stencil or mural patterns in a smaller grooming area you can still accomplish this by reducing the color scheme intensity of your patterns to ensure that the design does not overwhelm the décor in the room.
Painting your stencils should be done slowly and in a circular motion. A professional stenciling tip is to remember that an up and down motion will only cause paint to run down the wall, under your stencil, so avoid making this newbie mistake.
Also remove any excess paint from your brush so that the layer of paint is not too thick to cause the surplus paint to run down your wall. Never remove the stencils from the walls until you’re done!
It’s only natural to want to look at your work, but if you move the stencils from your washroom before finishing, you may not attach them exactly as they were, and your drawing may be off canter and not look right. This also applies to custom stencils for your bath, regardless of size.
A Quick and Easy fix to Revitalizing a Boring Bath
After using template guides to add patterns to your residential walls and partitions, remove the stencils and duct tape from the walls to view your masterpiece. You can now finally check your work and see if there are any painting touchup adjustments that need to be made after stenciling the room .
Remember that the best place to use stencils is on plain expansive surfaces. Also, try not to apply stencils to surfaces which come in contact with water regularly, such as shower walls, because this will degrade the stencil over time.
The process of painting and remodeling your interior walls with stenciling doesn’t take a lot of time, but keep in mind that you have to let the paint dry on the walls before you can touch it.
Try to avoid taking a shower during that period because the condensation may reach the paint and keep it from drying properly, or make it run, smudging your design. Both actions will ruin your hard work, so keep a watchful eye on the chamber while the paint is drying and don’t allow anything to touch it!
Add Pizzas With 3D Effects
For a special touch you can try using colors and motifs to create a 3D effect on your bathroom walls. You can try this on smaller surfaces first, if you want, and then move on to an entire wall. When stenciling bathroom walls, all you have to do is layer the colors and your drawing will soon come to life!
Other methods of decorating your bath such as ceramic wall tile motifs aren’t as cheap and can’t be accomplished as quickly as home improvement projects incorporating stenciling into the design. Not only that, but stenciling your surfaces is the best way of personalizing your lavatory and creating a special artistic ambiance.
So if you’re on a tight budget, but you really want to change the appearance of your decor, then painting and stenciling your walls is the way to go! So don’t delay, get started on that stenciling project today!