Buy vs. DIY: Wallpaper vs. Stencils

Click here to see the finished product of my guest bathroom!

People who know me well, know that I take extreme pleasure in de-cluttering, designing, and decorating residential spaces; specifically my own.  Currently, I am obsessed with large print wallpaper that I would love to put in my own home.  Here are a few examples of my latest home décor obsession:

Polished Beauty Lounge

Graham & Brown- Purple Damask

Graham & Brown Diva Wallpaper

At roughly $70.00 per roll, is it in your budget? Is it something you will still be in LOVE with in five years? If not, here are a few options with less commitment that won’t break the bank.  Two words for you…. WALL STENCILS.  Yes, they take time, effort, and most of all patience, but are they worth it.  Here are some of my inspiration pictures:

Wall Stencil


All you need for this project is the actual stencil, a pencil, some paint (I like metallic paint), and I would suggest some repositional spray adhesive.  To see my guest  bathroom transform from boring to my favorite wallpaper look for less, stay tuned.

What do you think?  Would you BUY the wallpaper or DIY the wall stencil?  We would love to hear from you!

4 thoughts on “Buy vs. DIY: Wallpaper vs. Stencils

    1. Connie,
      Thank you so much for your comment. I love the look of both but in the end I would have to say that the stencil hits my personality better. If you love creative projects, like I do, then being able to tell people you did it yourself will make up for the time it takes. From a cost perspective, it might not be much of a difference. Factors that will influence the cost would be the size of the room, cost of paint and materials versus the cost of wall paper, labor, and materials. Good luck and please keep me updated on your decision.

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