If you can not wait for summer you could bring the outdoors in with fennel stencils. Our fennel wall was stencilled using foam rollers but large stencil brushes would work well too. Three colours of matt, emulsion paint were used.
Load the roller lightly with paint from the roller tray and then roll away the excess paint onto hardboard or something similar. The roller should be barely damp with paint before applying through the stencil.
Apply a light, even spray of repositioning adhesive to the back of the stencil then press firmly into place. Fennel is a large stencil and may need some low tack tape to help hold the weight. Roller the paint gently over the stencil work from the edge of the stencil into the holes.
Try not to push paint under the shapes. The paint should be dry within seconds. Build up density in layers rather than overloading the roller.
Peel away the stencil, move it along then stencil it again. When you have enough pattern, stop!
Fennel wall was stencilled using the darkest colour first. Then perspective in the pattern was achieved by over stencilling the design in lighter shades to give an illusion of depth. A mixture of large and small fennel stencils were used.
The beauty of stencilled pattern is that it can be applied in any colour, it can decorate surfaces such as floors, furniture and fabrics.
Plaster can be troweled through a stencil to add dimensional pattern. The Fennel stencil is available in two sizes. It is very quick to do and as you can see from the pictures it is very versatile.