The use of templates is a popular feature of many decorating styles from shabby chic to Persian. These motifs provide visual interest not only on the walls but also on key pieces of your furniture, and the result may seem very elaborate. However, template designs are often very simple-usually they are just a piece of cardboard that has designs cut into them. A pinch or two of paint is all that is needed for the template design emerges.

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Define your decorating style. This will help you select the appropriate templates. Many decorating styles such as American or Middle East regularly use templates in decoration. These articles painted a special touch to this decor. Not all templates are simple; reproduce some famous paintings.


Decide where you want to be your templates. The templates work well on the walls of your home as well as on floors and furniture. In some styles such as Moroccan, apply the template in places like closets is as common as on the wall.
Start the edges of the wall. These are the areas in the top wall near the ceiling. Paste your templates to the wall with tape and starts marking lightly with pencil design.

Apply paint stencil patterns.

Let dry templates according to the directions on the can of paint.

Applies template designs to the area around the windows or inside the window seat. One way to make it really stand out is choosing paint colors that contrast with each other. For example, if the paint on the wall is yellow honey color, choose a color like Chinese red or cobalt blue colors for the template. The most vibrant colors templates act as a frame around the window visual. You can do the same with the arc of the door.

Decorate your wooden furniture with templates. Some appropriate placement of the stencil pieces include that old wooden chest, chairs and a coffee table. In these parts you can leave them plain or you can paint them; some styles like shabby chic or popular decoration adopt the look of painted furniture.