How to Decorate With Tuscan Wall Décor Stencils


Tuscan style stencils are used to enhance and compliment Tuscan style decorating. Tuscan motifs can be used as borders, such as grape vines, or a focal point with mural stencils. Stenciled motifs add an old-world elegance and provide charming detail to a room decorated in the Tuscan style.

Things You'll Need

  • Tuscan style stencils
  • Brush sponge
  • Paint
  • Repositional adhesive spray
  • Tuscan Decorating Stencils - Where to Use Them

    Tuscan stencils are versatile and will add the finishing touch to any area with Tuscan décor. They can look good in the
    • Kitchen - Tuscan stencils can create a grapevine outline on the wall behind the kitchen sink.
    • Dining room - Create in interesting look, on the ceiling, by stenciling a Tuscan pattern around the dining room light.
    • Living room - Create the look of a Tuscan countryside, or use Trompe l'oeil window stencil, to give a glimpse of the Italian landscape
    • Bedrooms - Use a Tuscan stencil repeatedly, all the way around the room, close to the ceiling or half-way up the wall as a dado rail.
    • Bathrooms - Outline the mirror or shower with Tuscan style stencils.

  • Tuscan Décor With Stencils - How to Apply

    The Tuscan style of decorating is popular with home owners. Tuscan motifs, accomplished by using stencils, add the finishing touches to a Tuscan style room.
    • Use acrylic or dry-brush oil paint. Acrylic comes in a multitude of colors, is easy to clean up the stencils between colors, and dries quickly. Dry-brush oil paint does not smudge when applying multiple colors, will not bleed, and can be used on any surface.
    • Clean the wall thoroughly. Use chalk to mark any type of lines needed to follow.
    • If repeating the pattern as a border around the room begin at the corner opposite the door. (Picture rail height is 88 inches, dado rail height is 48 inches.)
    • Spray back of stencil with a repositionable contact spray adhesive. This allows you to move and reposition the stencil up to 7 times. Position Tuscan stencil at chalk line and ensure the stencil is tight against the wall to avoid bleeding.
    • Dip brush or sponge into the paint, wipe off most of it on a cloth, and apply the paint using an up and down motion. Always begin at the outside of each stencil cut out and work towards the middle.
    • Let dry. Clean brush or sponge thoroughly before applying additional colors. The lightest color should be applied first.
    • For Tuscan murals follow the directions for positioning the multiple stencil layers correctly.

  • Tuscan Style Stencils - Where to Find

    There are free patterns that you cut out yourself but to get a clean line and the quality material purchase the Tuscan style stencils. The stencils can be found at your local interior design retail store or online. To find a variety of Tuscan stencils for borders, wallpaper, and murals use your browser and search for 'Tuscan stencils'.

Tips & Warnings

  • Decorating with the Tuscan style brings a touch of the Old World in to a home. Using Tuscan stencils is a great way to compliment your decor or add a touch of the Italian countryside to a room.

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