Stencilling is a way to create a unique and individual appearance to a bathroom. Often the smallest room in a home, the bathroom is typically a space of high traffic. Due to the size of the room, some decorating options for the walls, such as large works of art, are out. Stencils allow for an artistic appearance without the overwhelming size of framed works.
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The Eyes Have It
The bathroom is typically a place of privacy. It is a area where people can do their personal business or relax alone in a warm tub or shower. Most bathrooms give users a break from prying eyes. For those who wish to express a sense of humour in their decorating, stencilling eyes on the bathroom walls may bring giggles and laughter. Chose a variety of eye stencils in different sizes, shapes and positions. Use simple black and white for the eyes, or add realistic eye colours. Completely cover one wall with the stencils or create a line of spying eyes around the centre of the room.
The Present of Peace
Sometimes the bathroom is the only place a person finds peace in her home. Whether a busy mother or a career-minded man, a long, peaceful soak in a tub or shower or quiet time to spend on self care is carried out in the bathroom. Use stencils to show appreciation for this special time by turning it into a giant present. Start with a smooth, painted surface and create pinstripes horizontally. Stencil a ribbon around the room, and add a large bow in the centre of the focal wall. Stencil words such as "peace," "quiet" and "solitude" to represent the present the bathroom offers.
In a busy life, the bathroom often becomes a place where people race to ready themselves for the day. Using stencils, a decorator may represent this race in a whimsical way. Moving people stencils are available in a variety of positions. Running, jumping and walking stick, cartoon or realistic people may be stencilled with a single stroke of a paint brush or the press of a sponge. Create a line of these people running, walking, hopping and moving in general around the centre of the room, or cover an entire focal wall with the moving men.
When creating a bathroom from stencil art, the room should reflect the occupants of the home. Just like other rooms in the house, the bathroom reflects the personality of those who live within the walls and use the space daily. Use this idea to select stencils of favourite items of all family members. A mom might love flowers while dad loves cars. A daughter might like shoes and a son skateboards. Combine all these to decorate a shared bathroom. To keep the room uniform, paint all the stencils a neutral or matching colour. Give each stencil an area, or mix them together in groups.
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