I’ve had a major mental block with welcoming wallpaper back. When I hear wallpaper, I think of the 80s and how it covered just about every wall in gaudy awful colors and then I fast forward in my mind to this past decade when I’ve spent time helping others remove it from their homes. What horrible painstaking work!
However, this returning trend is not your grandmother’s wallpaper. It’s done in a whole new way. And, my heart is softening towards it. It’s a fantastic way to add pattern and color to a room when you don’t have a lot of avenues for pattern and color.
Yet, I think there is an even better way (or equally good option) to get a similar look. Wall stencils. First, let’s look at some rooms with wall paper and then we’ll do the same with wall stencils.
Stencils look great, yet there is no paper to remove later! You can just paint right over it. In addition, it’s less expensive and you can customize the colors.
I’m contemplating using a stencil in my laundry room, and maybe my downstairs bathroom and/ or maybe in my craft room. My only issue is that my walls have skip trowel texture on them, so I may need to use a dry brush to apply the paint.
Any thoughts on application? Where have you used wallpaper or stencils in your house?
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