Wall Stencils are all the rage! I honestly think it’s something that will continue to be a decor trend for a very long time. It’s a quick and easy way to give rooms around your home a ‘‘wow’’ factor. Plus, wall stencils can be used on other things than just walls. They can easily be used on furniture, carpets, curtains, pillows, fabric, and so much more!
I came across a stencil company that is completely different from others. StenCilit uses Scandinavian Designs to inspire the stencils they create. I seriously adore all of their designs. I actually own three of them which I can’t wait to use! I know you’ll love them as much as I do. Here are the ones that I own:
Chain Of Luck
They are AWESOME right? The designs are so inspiring! They have me excited to do a bunch of DIY projects around my house!
I know you’d like to learn more about StenCilit, so I asked Merili (one of StenCilit’s owners) a couple of questions so that you could get to know more about them.
Scandinavian Style Wall Stencils – StenCilit
She is a Creative Designer in their small company called StenCilit with her partner Petrică. She truly loves the Scandinavian simplicity and the style of life which she wants to share with everybody who believes in the same. She loves simplicity in design, being inspired by nature, ethnic and mysterious elements like forests, wind and sun. She believe that every home needs to be the coziest place in the world.
When was StenCilit born and why?
The idea was born about 2 years ago. As I have a background of studies in Art and Design, it was somehow the best choice for me. I was involved in some small stenciling projects in school, from which I had an idea to make it in my own way. After some time I became aware that I wanted to give it a try.
Where do you get inspiration to create new stencils?
The ideas come spontaneously to me from the environment where I live. Depending of the time of the year – fours seasons give a lot of different feelings and thoughts: The harsh Scandinavian winters are someway mythic in nature with the long nights but very cozy and warm on the other hand when staying in a country cottage. Spring is bringing a fresh breeze of wind and a new life. The sky of the North in summer nights is always illuminated by the sun, as it sets for only a few hours.
And I believe our life style and interiors are reflecting all of this. Scandinavian homes are fresh and full of light like spring is, but also mysterious and ethnic having at least one sheepskin or a boar skin in our living room or even a moose head. We like our homes cozy as the winter is long and cold.
What is your favorite stencil or stencils?
I have four of them. The tree stencils are my favorites. Birch Forest was created when the first leaves on trees appear in April. Siberian Taiga stencil is a symbol of Scandinavian boreal forests. I also love Forest Feathers which reflects a little bit of mystery and wilderness. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is a very cute and jolly stencil which would fit to any modern house. Kids as well as adults really love it.
Stencils can be used to create many different types of decor pieces. What is your favorite creation that was made using your stencils?
A really cool design was made with our Siberian Taiga stencil by Larissa from Lynn, USA. She used three colours: base wall as grey, and the trees as black and white. It all comes together amazingly in her living room.
Do you have any tips for someone using stencils for the first time?
The best tip is to StenCilit! What ever your imagination brings to you, at the end you will enjoy your project, as it is something handmade and is really easy and a fun to do. The only tip I would advise is to look at the colours in your home and choose a matching one for the stencil. Then it is sure that it will work!
I’ve decided that I need to travel to Scandinavia to experience all its beauty! But since I don’t think I’ll be able to do it for a couple of years, I’ll settle with Merili’s beautiful stencils! :)
So, are you as much in love with StenCilit as I am?
Aren’t the designs fabulous? Do you have a favorite or favorites?
Disclosure: StenCilit supplied me beautiful stencils. As always, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.