In addition to faux painting and wallpaper -- "all over" stenciling can be a great way to create a "wow" factor in your space! The idea is to repeat the stencil pattern to cover an entire wall or entire room, giving a wallpaper-like effect. Using paint and stencil gives a different look than wallpaper - and you get the fringe benefit of having complete control over the colors and patterns. Additionally, with stenciling, you also don't have to worry about limitations wallpaper has in wet spaces like bathrooms and kitchens.
I recently had the opportunity to work with designer Ally Maloney of Maloney Interiors on 2 rooms she designed for the RI show home. Ally decided to treat the walls of both of her rooms with stencil patterns and she called me in to help make it happen!
The first space used a fun "dalmatian" pattern in dark grey and white, while the second used a more ornate pattern in a Tiffany blue over bright green. The dynamic result in both rooms garnered plenty of attention and rave reviews!
Following are some shots of the process and end results. Enjoy!