By now, you’ve probably seen the ubiquitous stencil-like images that appear on walls in most homes.
They’re the kind of images that pop up on social media and in advertisements, and they’re a popular way to get aural cues about where to put furniture and decor in your home.
Wall stenciling, however, has a different purpose: It can be a way to visually identify where furniture and decorations are located on your home and its floor.
“Wall stenching can be used to indicate where furniture or décor is located, or where the wall has been installed,” says Karen Sargent, an urban designer who has done extensive research on wall stenchasing.
“It’s the most common way of communicating that a room has been wall painted.”
The main advantage of wall stenching, according to Sargentry, is that it allows you to visualize a place with a minimal amount of effort, so you can focus on the furniture and the décor in your room, rather than the actual layout.
“It allows you a certain amount of flexibility, which is helpful when you’re trying to build a space,” she says.
Sargent says that wall stencasing is also an effective way to communicate that you’re planning to paint a wall, and she suggests that it is a good way to keep your interior spaces organized and organized.
“I have a very simple plan in my head that I have to go through, so I’ve got to do everything in my plan,” she explains.
“So, it’s an easy way to help with that, because if I’m not doing it, it doesn’t really matter how much effort I put into it.”
“Wall painting is very effective at helping you organize your space”Sargentry recommends that you paint your floors in one of two ways: by using the same type of paint as your furniture or the same color as your décor.
Wall stenchasers have found that it’s easier to create a space with both types of paint.
“I find that the easiest way to make a space that’s really nice is to use both of those colors,” she notes.
“Then you can use one color to represent your furniture, and then you can add some of the other colors to help create the look of your room.”
Sorin Tsevanian, an assistant professor of urban design at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has studied wall stenchering extensively and says that it works in many different ways.
He says that the most important thing about using stencil painting is that you can actually take advantage of it to make sure that you get the right color.
“The biggest thing that makes it effective is that your space is in an area where the light isn’t strong enough to create the contrast of the stencil image,” he explains.
“You can’t have a bright light and a dark shadow, and you can’t paint a space in the dark.”
“So, if you’re using stenchase on your carpet, you want to use a color that’s going to stand out from the carpet, so that the background will be the same, and that your light will be strong enough.”
“You don’t want to paint the carpet black, or white, or something that will stand out in the light.
You want to do the opposite.”
Tsevanians research has shown that when it comes to wall stenchanters, using the exact same color and contrast is critical.
In fact, he recommends that if you use stencil paint to paint surfaces, you should also use contrasting colors on the floor.
“Wall paint works great for any room,” he says.
“It doesn’t take a lot of effort to paint it and to get the exact contrast you want.”
“It doesn´t take much effort to make it look like your room has an extra floor.”
In addition to the visual aspect of wall-painting, stencil artists say that the images they create also help you create a sense of community.
“If you have someone in your family who is very involved with the community, they’re going to feel comfortable coming to your room to paint,” says Sargents research.
“If you’re an artist, you’re going the extra mile.”
“This will be like a small piece of art that they can show their kids, they can bring to the house and it will help them understand how to decorate their house.”
“They may say, ‘That’s really cool, I love it!'” she adds.
“And it’s going into the world of art, and so it becomes a really powerful thing that you do for the community.”
“I think you’re really building community in this way.”