I have a teeny hallway in my house leading to two bedrooms and a bathroom. It is dull, ordinary, and lackluster. My first thought was to paint it a bright, bold color. But then I thought, hey let's get really crazy. Let's do wallpaper.
Nope. Too crazy. I once had to remove wallpaper in several rooms of the house I spent most my life in. And let me tell you something--you better love that wallpaper when you put it up.
So then I thought, ok I'll just hand-paint something on it. And then I remembered all of the half-projects I've started throughout my house and thought, let's not add another.
But, heyyyy....stencils! Stencils are where it's at. Stencils lend themselves to a higher probability of completion.
So I've been looking, and here's some I like a lot from Cutting Edge Stencils.
So that's my top 6. I wanted to stick with something organic or a geometric pattern with rounded shapes. In tight spaces, avoiding structured patterns with a lot of angles can help you not to have that "closing in" feeling that small spaces can have.
Or. You know. I could just do a hallway of wiener dogs (!!!!). I saw this one from The Stencil Studio. I come from a long line of dachshund-lovers. But maybe not everyone loves them as much as I do, so I'll probably tone down the obsession and stick to my dachshund thank-you notes for now :)
Have any of you used wall stencils for a wallpaper-effect and been pleased with the outcome?