DIY Floral Accent Wall With Stencils

8 Materials
4 Hours

Hi there! Dark florals are super trendy and look amazing in a bedroom or on a back splash in a kitchen. This DIY stencil project is simple but elegant and the finished accent wall looks like a professional did it. Let’s get stenciling!
The stencil used for this DIY floral accent wall is the Morning Glory Border Stencil. The paints used were Benjamin Moore Navajo White and Midnight Navy. We suggest using a 4” stencil roller and then a professional stencil brush near the baseboard. A clip-on stencil level is essential for this project to keep your stencil rows straight every time. 
With blue painter’s tape secure your stencil to the wall. The goal is to have the bottom of the stencil as close to the baseboard as possible.  Make sure the bubble in the stencil level rests in the center so your stencil is straight.
With your 4” roller you can now start stenciling! Make sure to offload any excess paint from your stencil roller onto a paper towel before stenciling the wall.  If the color you chose doesn’t look deep enough at first, wait for the paint to dry completely then add a second coat. When you apply thin layers of paint, the paint should dry in no time!
Peel your stencil to reveal this gorgeous floral pattern! The dark blue really contrasts the white background.
This next part is completely optional and totally up to personal preference. We decided to flip the stencil so that the flowers faced up instead of down. If you decide to do this, remember to remove the clip-on stencil level and re-position it at the new top of the stencil. Place your stencil next to the previously stenciled pattern allowing for some space between the baseboard and the other stencil pattern. This allows the finished product to look more organic.
Repeat the same process as before. Your accent wall is going to look superb!
For the bottom portions near the baseboard simply align the stencil with the previously stenciled parts. Don’t be afraid to bend the stencil so that it fits perfectly into the crease of the baseboard.
Using a professional stencil brush, pounce the paint down towards the baseboard. This will help achieve a crisp line once the blue painter’s tape is later removed.
Peel back the stencil to reveal the finished bottom half of this gorgeous Morning Glory vine. Repeat the process until the bottom section of your floral accent wall is complete.
To work your way towards the ceiling, first align your stencil with the previously stenciled parts. This registration system makes stenciling effortless!
Repeat the stenciling process until your accent wall is complete!
Now that your wall is finished, you can remove the painter’s tape from the baseboard. Look at those crisp lines!
How gorgeous is this stenciled floral accent wall? The colors really make a statement! Would you try this trendy stencil project? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. 
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  • Chichi
    on Oct 9, 2018

    Wouldn’t it be easier just to wallpaper?

    • Em
      on Oct 6, 2019

      Much more expensive and good like finding exactly what you want in the color you want. This is very pretty and I am sure WAY less expensive.

  • Martha Gomez
    on Oct 16, 2018

    Do you have to let the paint dry before removing the stencil and moving to the next area?

  • Ida9464
    on Oct 5, 2019

    Gorgeosity yes I made that up! I hate wallpaper removal so this is perfect. One question, though for anyone who has actually purchased that blue paint she bought and used: is it a true navy or is there a hint/touch of purple in it? My iPhone reads slightly purple-blue. Thank you. I desire this very much🥰

    • Ida9464
      on Oct 6, 2019

      We bought taupe satin for bathroom. It’s not satin. It’s not eggshell. It looks like high gloss on the walls. I hate it. Needs a redo. I agree with buying samples.

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  • Beth
    on Oct 6, 2019

    One note about stenciling versus wallpapering, when it comes time to remove either: While wallpaper removal is normally a royal pain in the behind, be aware that it's not as simple with a stencil as painting right over it, either. The paint used to stencil will be raised above that of the wall paint, and will need to be sanded off before painting. Otherwise, you will see the imprint of the stencil through at least the first coat of your new wall paint.

    • Pam Gannaway
      on Oct 15, 2019

      I striped a bathroom at my house and found out the hard way....ya just wouldn't think 1 little roll of paint would cause so much work! LOL....I tired of the stripes after almost 1 year so that was on me but I was thankful it was the smaller bathroom AND ONLY 1 WALL 🙂

  • Chris Ismaeil
    on Oct 12, 2019

    Beautiful! 💙. I have an ivy stencil 🌿 I’ve wanted to use, but balked at painting on the subway tile in my kitchen... I used on a small piano bench (in photo) 💚

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