What it is: A paint technique that never goes out of style, stencils add drama to any wall and are a great alternative to wallpaper. These days, there are tons of stylish stencils, so don't worry about it looking too '90s.
Where it works: Stencils work anywhere you want to add interest with a graphic element. "The technique tends to be used as an accent or border, rather than on an entire wall," says Sharon. “You can use stencils behind mirrors, on stairs, or even on part of a wall to give the appearance of wainscotting."
How to do it:
• When it comes to choosing a stencil, your best bet is to go with something that isn’t too intricate, just in case it bleeds.
• Simply adhere the stencil to your wall and apply the colour. "Don’t rely on tape – use a low-tack adhesive spray to adhere the stencil instead," says Sharon. "And a high-density foam roller works well, just make sure to remove any excess paint to prevent bleeding."