Top 4 Spring Trends for 2015

Color, Fashion, and Decor Trends to Try in Spring 2015

There are many reasons why Spring makes us happy. Next to warmer weather and nature’s blossoming greens and flowers, the appearance of new fashion and decor trends are pretty close to the top of our list! Here is our round-up of fresh looks to try this season.

00136 Park in the Spring

That 70′s Style

This groovy throwback style has been sashaying up and down the runways of Milan, Paris and New York and moving smoothly into home decor, too. We love the retro colors and stylings – especially when tastefully mixed into more modern surroundings. Try adding a fabulous flower child floral print or bold orange or avocado green accessory as a nod to the 70s. Low mod furniture, shag rugs, graphic floors and swanky lamps are also great ways to invite this trend inside without going all out.

Subtle 70s decor trend spring 2015

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70s decor trend spring 2015

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Shibori

Tie Dye was all the rage last year, and for 2015 her sophisticated cousin, Shibori, is taking center stage. Named for an ancient Japanese art of fabric dying, shibori is traditionally seen in hues of indigo blue and white.

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shibori trends spring 2015

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shibori decor home trends spring 2015

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Geometrics

HGTV has declared geometrics as the frontrunning trend of 2015! We have seen this trend snowballing for a few seasons now, starting with the ever-present quatrefoil motif and escalating to include chic shapes of all kinds. We like the contemporary flair and balanced precision that geometrics bring to a space.

geometrics decor home trend spring 2015

images via WallPops and Brewster Home Fashions

geometrics decor home trend spring 2015

image via Brewster Home Fashions

geometrics decor home trend spring 2015

images via Jonathan Adler and Apartment Therapy

Greek Blue and Glossy Blue

Marsala may be the color of the year, but we are really feeling the love for bold Greek blues and glossy rich blues. House Beautiful has identified Mediterranean blue as a “need to know” color trend of 2015 and we second that sentiment. Lose yourself in the cool and chic blue spaces below for a taste of this glorious color at work.

Greek Blue home decor color trend spring 2015

image via WallPops

Greek Blue color trend spring 2015

image via Brewster Home Fashions

greek blue spring color trend 2015

image via House Beautiful and Brewster Home Fashions

How to Create a Chic Kitchen Backsplash

A Simple Upgrade that MAKES a Difference!

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A before look at the kitchen we easily remodeled with a contemporary backsplash

Designing a kitchen backsplash tends to be one of those projects that most likely falls at the end of the to-do list. Hanging a few pictures and organizing the counter space is sometimes all that people find the time to do. However, until you actually see the difference that a backsplash can make, you might never understand the power that this small upgrade can have.

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Modern detail gives these plain white walls a powerful boost

When you compare the top picture to the one above, the difference is truly remarkable. From clean white walls to walls with flavor, this funky backsplash gives this kitchen a wonderful new vibe.

kitchen backsplash

Add intrigue by incorporating chic faux tiles into your design

kitchen backsplash

kitchen backsplash

We added our Kitchen Wall Sayings for the finishing touch!

Want to see how it’s done? Check out the video below for a step by step guide on how to create your own beautiful backsplash.

It’s National Hobby Month!

 7 DIY Projects to Try This Month

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Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? Celebrate this inspirational month by trying one or ALL of these easy DIY projects. Not just for design enthusiasts, these simple ways to personalize your home décor will help to get your creative juices flowing, and who knows you may just find a new hobby out of it…

 diy stairs

1. Update Your Stairs: Nadia from House 36 recreated her stairs using WallPops Tangier Stripe decals. We love the black and white combo against her chic purple walls. Which pattern would you chose?

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2. Create a Chalkboard Wall: Chalkboard walls are SO in! Instead of using chalkboard paint that’s messy and permanent, use a couple of our large peel and stick chalkboard decals to make you own that’s both mess free and removable.

diy jewelry holder

3. Make Your Own Jewelry Holder: This stylish jewelry holder from Lemonade Makin’ Mama allows you to both organize your jewels as well as incorporate them into your décor. Sasha’s goal was to put on at least one piece of jewelry every day and this helped her do it. What are some of your goals this month?

mug DIY

4. Design Your Own Mug: Have the same old mugs from years ago? This quick project from Caitlin of the Merrythought gives them a chic upgrade using only a bowl of warm water and nail polish!

diy fridge

5. Redesign Your Fridge: Bring your refrigerator into the modern era with this fun DIY that turns your fridge into a fashionable accessory. You can purchase this funky geometric pattern here: Zoe Blox Decals.

diy marquee letters

6. Fashion Your Own Marquee Sign: Aimee from Song of Style shows us just how simple it is to create our own marquee letters. Spell out you name or bring an inspiration to life with this genius decorating project.

diy coasters

7. Make Your Own Coasters: Design your own colorful coasters using WallPops Geo decals or create your own look with the pattern of your choice. This project is a fun way to add a bit of flavor to any table.

Meet Our Confetti Dots!

Learn How to Style Your Own Confetti Wall

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Sometimes the best things DO come in small packages. Loaded with 64 fabulous decals, our Confetti Dots pack a stylish punch! Styled in two colorways, a glistening gold foil and chic matte black, these charming polka dots can be used to decorate any room. From party décor to apartment decorating, have fun creating your own fashionable wall art.

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wallpops confetti dots

wallpops confetti dots

confetti wall diy

New Year, New Colors…

2015 Color Predictions!

2015 color trends

Image via They All Hate Us

We have the whole year ahead of us to dream, create, dazzle and delight! Life will be changing all around us, from new fashion trends to new hairstyles, breaking news stories and more, 2015 will make its own mark.

In the home decorating world, the most popular trends and colors will gradually make their unveiling throughout the next twelve months. With Pantone announcing “Marsala” as the color of the year, we thought it would be fun to make our own predictions as to what colors will ultimately reign in 2015!

2015 color predictions

Images via Apartment Therapy, Domaine Home & Brown William Art + Design

1. Warm Earthy Tones: With Marsala debuting as the 2015 color of the year, it seems only right that earthy tones will be seen alongside. Expect a warm mixture of toasty browns and oranges to chic and sophisticated hues of tan and beige.

2015 color trends

Images via Houzz, WallPops & Huffington Post

2. Bold Color Mixing: Bright colors are always in fashion! This year we expect there to be more mixing and matching of colors for an energetic impact. A bold feature wall or colorful piece of furniture is a wonderful starting point followed by a vibrant piece of art, pillow, duvet cover, lamp shade or kitchen appliance for the finishing touch.

2015 color trends

Images via Better Homes and Gardens, Benjamin Moore, WallPops, Pinterest and Apartment Therapy

3. Green Makes a Comeback: Benjamin Moore announced Guilford Green as their 2015 color of the year. A pale silvery green, this soothing hue creates a peaceful interior that’s hard to match. On the other end of the spectrum, warm olive tones are being seen in both furniture and wall décor. This rich, natural hue is truly lovely (in the right shade of course!).

2015 color trends

Images via Pinterest, Style at Home & WallPops

4. Gray as a Neutral: Sophisticated, chic, trendy and stylish, gray is the “it” color. With the ability to stand alone or act as a neutral, gray isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! From walls to furniture, linens, rugs, accent pieces and beyond, there is not much that can’t be covered in this clean and polished hue.

2015 color trends

Images via Row House Nest, WallPops, Top Teny and Pinterest

5. Everything Blue: We saw blue make a comeback last year and we think it’s here to stay (at least for a little while longer..!). Bright Mediterranean style blues to gorgeous ocean shades, deep navy tones and more transform any space into majestic haven.

Fresh Ideas for Home Décor

Organization & Happiness in the NEW YEAR!

Wall Quote

Give your décor a positive punch with an inspirational wall quote!

It’s time to start FRESH! Once more, all the ornaments, party decorations and wrapping are put away. The clutter from gifts, guests and more is finally being cleared, making no better time than now to make amends with the past and start anew in the future.

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Organize your cords with washi tape for easy identification – image via Dabbles & Babbles

We want to make sure you have the best year yet! So while you still may be experiencing the holiday blues, take happiness in that there is a whole year ahead to accomplish not only your new year’s resolutions but so much more! With so many ideas to get your home organized in the New Year, there’s a solution for every home both big and small.

desk-storage

Make extra room in your office with these fun desk clips – Image via Brit + Co

feature wall

Create your own inspirational haven this year with a colorful feature wall – Image via WallPops

birthday organization

Make your own DIY birthday calendar so no special day gets forgotten – Image via Pinterest

dry-erase clendar

Place your calendar in a high traffic area so everyone can see it! Image via WallPops

recharge station

Make life easier by creating a recharge station for your whole family – Image via Driven by Decor

bathroom decorating

Give your bathroom an easy upgrade by installing decorative panels over the windows – Image via WallPops

washing area decor

Make your laundry room an enjoyable space with natural details and a simple organizational method – Image via Pinterest

floral wall decal

Fresh floral details are always a good idea! Image via WallPops

diy herb garden

Design your own herb garden with this fresh DIY idea – Image via Pinterest

Go Paperless with WallPops Dry-Erase Calenders!

A Great Way to Make a Difference in the New Year! 

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Style your own yearly calendar by purchasing 3 sets of our 4 piece dry-erase calendars!

In the age of paperless bills, online bank statements, mobile deposit and receipts that are emailed to you rather than printed, we’ve seen the powerful shift of being wasteful, to instead being resourceful.

2015 dry-erase calendars

With a fun array of prints and patterns, there is truly a design for everyone!

One of the many things we love about our dry-erase products are that they are reusable year after year. Instead of having to purchase paper to write down notes or a new calender at the beginning of the New Year, you are able to simply erase and start over. From weekly calendars to monthly, 4-months at a glance and organization sets that include a place for notes and more, our selection just keeps on growing!

organization kits

Start the year right with one of these fabulous organization sets (featuring our White, Eden and Vintage Bazaar styles)

Being on the brink of 2015, there is no better time then now to get prepared for the New Year. Whatever your decorating style or budget, organizational method or schedule, this “green” calendar option allows you to both personalize and reuse while giving you the freedom to remove and reposition whenever you desire!

diy calendar projects

Not just for walls, our dry-erase calendars make great accessories on folders and books as well as your refrigerator!

Guest Room Decorating Ideas!

Make Your Guests Feel at Home this Holiday Season

Guest room Decorating Ideas

Warm up your guest room décor with an inviting wall quote or fresh bunch of flowers – Images via WallPops & Pinterest

Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or planning to stay put to play host to both family and friends, the thought of where you’re going to stay or where you’re going to place your many guests, is one that’s probably not far from your mind. With just a few weeks till Thanksgiving, making sure that all your I’s are dotted and your T’s are crossed, will make this busy time of year one that both your guests as well as yourself will be able to enjoy!

Guest rooms should be both warm and inviting, a place where your guests can relax and feel at home in, as well as a place to escape to from the holiday chaos or even just a much needed nap. Put yourself in your guest’s shoes, what would make you feel at home, comfortable, at ease?  With just a few simple gestures, you can make sure that your guests are not only happy, but also well taken care of.

guestroom decorating ideas

A perfect trio of comfortable additions to guest room décor – Images via Apartment Therapy, While Wearing Heels Blog and Me & J Blog

The Basics:

The basic guest room necessities that every room should have are a variety of standard pillows, extra blankets and throws, as well as a set of towels that should be left out for your guest to access whenever they need. So whether your guest likes their pillows soft and fluffy, or they prefer three layers of blankets to just two, you will be able to rest easy knowing that they will have a good night’s sleep.

guestroom decor ideas

A cozy guest room design incorporating extra throws, bedside lamp, plenty of pillows and a lovely full length mirror – Image via Pinterest

For Extra Comfort: 

For added comfort, making sure that your guest has access to a bedside lamp, good size mirror and easily accessible fan, will make their stay even more enjoyable. Having a fan accessible to drown out noise during the night, or having the coziness of a warm reading light are all things we usually take for granted, so making sure that your guest still has access to these home comforts are important to your guest room’s design.

guestroom decorating ideas

From a personalized framed WI-FI password to a fabulous cart filled with tissues and extra reading material, when it comes to your guest room design the extra perks DO make a difference! – Images via Today’s Creative Blog, WallPops, Curbly, Pinterest & Apartment Therapy

Added Perks:

We all enjoy extra perks, so why not make your guest room extra special with these added accessories! An elegant display of flowers for both beauty and scent, a box of tissues so they don’t have to walk all the way to the bathroom, a warm and inviting wall quote to make them feel at home, a pile of books and magazines for reading material in case they forget their own, and finally a water pitcher and glass in case they get thirsty in the middle of the night. By investing just a bit of extra time in your overall guest room appearance, not only will your guest thank you, but you will feel grateful knowing that you provided a home away from home.

Hayneedle’s Top 5 WallPops Decals

A Special Guest Post By John Rost for hayneedle.com

Hayneedle_LogoA quick spin around Pinterest reveals large-print wallpapers, bold painted stencils, and other eye-popping designs are adding serious visual interest to the walls around us. If you don’t want to go with full-on wallpaper — maybe you like to change your visuals often, or maybe you’re decorating a space that grows with you — wall decals are an ideal option. They’re easy to apply, easy to remove, and beautifully designed in an incredible array of designs, colors, and shapes. We’re particularly excited about the well curated collection of WallPops on hayneedle.com, which are also handily affordable. Here are a few of our favorites from the collection:

 1. WallPops El Paradiso Wall Mural 

El Paradiso Beach Wall Mural

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/elparadisowallmuralwallmural.cfm

WHOOSH! That’s the sound of you being whisked away on an island vacation the minute you walk into a room. This stunning, giant wall decal takes over an entire wall with a bright, high-definition photographic beach scene. This daily vacation comes as eight easy paste-on panels — no tickets or bag check required.

 

2. WallPops Red Branch Wall Decals 

Red Branch Tree Wall Decals

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/wallpopsredramagewalldecals.cfm

Need a pop of color? Cherry blossoms are beautiful, wistful, and bright. This eye-catching vinyl wall decal is peel-and-stick, so you can place it on any painted wall as many times as you like.

 

3. WallPops Owl Tree Wall Decal Kit

Owl Tree Wall Decals for Kids Room or Nursery Decor

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/wallpopsowltreewalldecalkit.cfm

Decals are great for kids rooms, too. Colorful and fun, they provide the visuals that little ones love without the permanence of wallpaper. This cute tree decal is a hoot, and, at over 4 feet tall, it makes a fun project to put up (or take down) together.

 

4. WallPops Floral Medley Organization Kit Wall Decals

Floral Medley Dry Erase Wall Calendar Organization Kit Decals

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/wallpopsfloralmedleyorganizerkitwalldecals.cfm)

The set is perfect for a home office or dorm room. It’s all peel-and-stick, so you can rearrange it however you want, using all or a few of the pieces. There’s a weekly calendar, a monthly calendar, a big floral message board, and a cork board for reminders.

 

5. WallPops White Orchid Wall Decal

White Orchid Flower Wall Decal

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/wallpopswhiteorchidwalldecals.cfm

This orchid wall decal is truly photorealistic, printed in oversized super-high definition for a beauty that’s beyond anything you could paint or paste. It comes as a single-piece stick-on, so the possibilities for where it can bloom are nearly endless.

By John Rost for hayneedle.com

Fun and Creative Pumpkin Ideas!

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Ombrè Painted Pumpkin via Cosmopolitan

Oh October, the month of apple picking, warm cider, colorful leaves, crisp fall air and one of our most favorite pastimes, yes pumpkin carving! Whether you decorate your pumpkin pretty or scary, or are a part of the “no carving” initiative, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY pumpkin looks. From glitter adorned to spooky, to puffy painted and decoupaged, this fabulous selection shows you that when it comes to decorating your pumpkin, nothing is off limits!

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Chalkboard Pumpkin via Better Homes and Gardens

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Confetti Pumpkin via MadiganMade.com

pumpkin decorating ideas

Make a pumpkin family with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes including fun fairytale pumpkins! Image via PopSugar.com

pumpkin decorating ideas

Create a beautiful autumn display with your pumpkin by adding a variety of flowers in the warm colors of fall! Image via Better Homes and Gardens

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A beautiful decoupaged photo pumpkin via Sugar and Charm Blog

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Fashionable pumpkins made from simple nail heads! Image via Good Housekeeping

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An enchanting new way to carve your pumpkin via HGTV Gardens

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Pretty painted pumpkins by Alisa Burke using dimensional paint!

pumpkin decorating ideas

Fabulous polka dot pumpkins made with gold sequins via Sugar and Cloth Blog

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Melted Crayon Pumpkin via The Nerd’s Wife Blog