A Stenciled Staircase That Is Sure To Please DIY

I wish I had a wooden staircase so I can do this gorgeous DIY stencil project.  I’ll file this idea away for the future.  You can get as wild or simple as you like.  It’s so easy!  Just see where your imagination leads you.  I like the idea of each riser being different.  Thanks to Royal Design Studio Stencils for the beautiful idea.

Using stencils on stair risers is a surefire way to make your stairs stand out with a high-style decorating statement! There are many ways to dress up plain stair risers-including hand painting, decorative tile, lettering and typography, wallpaper, and even fabric! You can check them all out in our Pinterest board here. Allover pattern and border stencils, with their versatility and abundance of different design choices, provide perhaps the best option because they offer so many different options and can be used even by beginners-as you’ll see!

We’ve been seeing stenciling on stair risers more and more, and think we may have had a hand in starting this trend when photos of this stair stenciling project based on henna patterns we did at Peacock Pavilions back in 2008 went viral on the design blogs. On our second trip to Marrakech in 2009 we tackled another stenciled staircase project-this time incorporating classic zellij tile patterns, which are now a part of our extensive Moroccan stencil collection. Just some of the stencils use here: Small Eight Pointed Stars, Bird Tile, Moroccan Scallops Stencil, and Hexagons Border Moroccan Stencil.


Images from Royal Design Studio Stencils.

For the full instructions visit Royal Design Studio Stencils.

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