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Interior design trend spotting – stencils in decor

Trends in interiors

We’ve shared with you the current trends of chandeliers and turquoise in an effort to bring those that believe gold, glass and gawd are still in. When an agent advises a listing client to keep everything as is and convinced that forest green walls and foofy maroon sheers will sufficiently sell a home, we cringe.

In that spirit, we share with you today a tip for upgrading that is easy on the wallet. For your sellers that know they need to paint their 1979 mauve walls and want to add 1987 floral wallpaper, perhaps you can help by pointing out alternatives.

If your buyer enters a home and can’t see past the listing with stubborn sellers who still have a mural of a castle in their kids’ rooms, alternatives in your head could be the difference between a sale and endless driving.

Trend: wall stencils

To achieve a custom yet high end look, many interior designers are heading down the stencils path and not those cheesy stencils of the past, but patterns that mimic custom designs and patterns seen in designer homes.

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There are a lot of options available on the market, today we’d like to share with you just some of Royal Design Studio stencil options:

There are many more uses than just walls, stencils are amazing for upgrading furniture, painting floors or adding textures to doors.

Tell us in the comments below what ways you’re inspired to use stencils and which of the above is your favorite.

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  1. Vicki Lloyd

    June 6, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    At least stencils don't add the fear of removing wallpaper! Most buyers can imagine painting over designs that they don't like.

  2. margaret

    July 4, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Wallpaper is right around the corner.

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