Raising Three Savvy Ladies: Get Ready for School with Wall Pops Locker Kit

Check out the video review below of our Festival Locker Kit from the blog, Raising Three Savvy Ladies!

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Two Classy Chics: Back to School with Wallpops Organizational Kits

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It’s that time of the year again—dust off the backpacks, lunch boxes and prepare for the kids to go back to school. Honestly, where did the summer go? We’re always on the hunt for cool and different school supplies that stand out from the usual pencil box and file folders. Luckily for us, we were recently introduced to WallPops, which is a premier line of peel-and-stick wall art (wall decals and stickers) from Brewster Home Fashions. They have a cool and creative line of new offerings that add a unique style to jazz up any back to school routine.
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I have been reviewing one of the Organization Kits, which for us is more of a family organizing system to help us juggle all of the activities, homework and sports that seem to overwhelm us from a scheduling perspective. I decided to choose the Kolkata Organization Kit, which is a subtle white and grey kit that is accented with jewels. I applied it to the walls in our kitchen, which is really the hub of just about every family (it definitely is for us). This is where we plan our meals; figure out who is going where each day and when we have a day of rest (which is not very often). It’s nice to have this area for all of us to write down important dates or notes.

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Metro Canada: Easy Ways to Add Art to your Dorm Room

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Many student accommodations insist on the no-nail holes rule in dorm room and student housing walls. In most cases, not even tape is allowed. So how does a decor-conscious student get creative when displaying art  in their personal space? Here are some alternatives that will allow you the luxury of adding personality without breaking any rules.

Frame Wall Decals

Stick with it

Easy to apply and always easy to reposition, artsy decals stick to any smooth surface. Black/White Frames Kit designed by Jonathan Adler for WallPops, $43, WallPops.com.

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DIY Project Ideas: Beautiful Hostess Trays!

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Stylish hostess tray created with pretty vintage floral decals!

Hosting a party can be stressful enough with all the cooking, cleaning, decorating and last minute details. Worrying about serving utensils, the look of your table and even seating arrangements is just another headache that must be faced! Today’s DIY project is all about easing the stress that comes with throwing a party. Although it may not solve all your impending worries, we promise it will bring style to your table and make a beautiful statement at your event!

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Show off your party menu by decorating your tray in a chic dry-erase decal (seen in the video below!)

It’s truly amazing how with just one easy design project, you can give your home décor a whole new look! Want more DIY ideas? Check out our inspiration board below!

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Hostess Tray Inspiration Board

Stylish Decorating Ideas: Creating a Feature Wall!

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Feature Wall Ideas & Inspiration via Pinterest

The word “feature wall” may seem a little intimidating, for where do you even begin when designing a wall that’s meant to be sassy and bright and full of both pattern and intrigue? Where multitasking is a part of our daily routines and time being of the essence, many of us don’t have the time to dedicate hours and energy to a 3-4 day project. So how do you design a statement wall that’s both easy and stress-free? Yes, WallPops!

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Before & After Looks from our Feature Wall Video (watch below!)

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We chose a look that was that was both modern and a little trendy, with chic metallic accents and a fabulous geometric print

The first step is to decide on the look you want. Do you want a look that’s modern? Trendy? Colorful? Bright? Neutral? Once you decide on the particular style, you can start to have fun with the layout. You can use a combination of patterns like we did in the video below or instead stick to one specific design.

Whether you’re looking for decorating ideas for a living room, bedroom or apartment, using WallPops to design a feature wall in any room is easy, fast and affordable. You can have the look of a designer wallpaper in less than 30 minutes with a host of fashionable and trendy decal designs that can be switched up and removed when you either move or want to redesign the look of your space. For more stylish decorating ideas, head on over to our YouTube page for a variety of both DIY and How To Videos!

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Add an artistic finishing touch to your feature wall with one of our stylish wall quotes

New Fashion Trends for 2014

Design Trends from Fashion Week

Fashion Week, where the styles and colors for Spring and Summer are declared, is sweeping the fashion capitals of the world. Last week saw the streets of New York City flocked by the haute happenings, London is in the midst of the revelry, and next the runways of Milan will open, followed by Paris, with the Design Week shows following a similar pattern of globetrotting. Let’s take a look at the designer movements of the moment!

Home Fashion Trends 2013 Stripes and BlueFirst and foremost, color lays the palette for each season. Pantone is our go-to resource for au courant colors, their color predictions are spot-on. According to the trend-setters at Pantone, the color to watch out for is Monaco Blue, a nautical and classic blue. We can also look forward to a bold poppy red, and Nordstrom has already declared red lips as the must-have accessory of the season. Bringing a softer side to these classics, we will see happy buttercup yellows, delicate linen hued neutrals, and gauzy jade, dusk, and violet hues. Neons are still in, but are making their way into our homes and wardrobes as details and accessories rather than dominating entire pieces. Black and white, especially together, were also EVERYWHERE on the runways this season! Marc Jacobs entire line revealed a mod ’60s world, almost exclusively in black and white.

 Fashion Trends for the Home from Maison & Objet

Leather looks, perhaps inspired by the 50 Shades of Grey preoccupation, but more likely inspired by the work of photographer Helmut Newton, were prevalent. This tough look was softened with playful sweetheart details, think leather mixed with a garden floral print, or dolled up with lace. Linen also took center stage this season, bringing a relaxed yet luxurious vintage look, one that is also classic French. Stripes manifested themselves into all types of looks, dominating the designs of Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Oscar de La Rente. The bold and graphic print trend of last season had staying power, and is, in fact, blossoming. Latin American prints, birds, and busy novelty motifs lent a vibrancy and fun to new designs. We are also seeing a lot of sheers, peek-a-boo cut-aways, and even granny gone wild macrame knots.

 

Vintage American and French Moderne themes have been prevailing in home decor trends. As the digital age becomes a global norm, iconic items like old fashioned telephones and televisions, typewriters and antique typography, have become more of an artform, representative of a nostalgic past, rather than the function that they once served. Even Micky Mouse himself is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, as the amabassador of such simpler times. French Moderne brings a contemporary finish to the curvaceous lines of Renaissance relics, a modern glamour with a reflective quality.

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All of these elements might be summed up as Magpie-Chic. A worldly collector with an eye for style, browsing markets, antique stores, and boutiques from around the world. A bohemian arrangement, where a vintage items repose on contemporary furniture, and clean neutral colorscapes are shaken up by spicy accessories. Raid your granny’s closet and pair one of her colorful skirts with a sophisticated white blouse. No need to match perfectly, or pick a defining theme. Bring together what you love and make it work.

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WallPops Stripes Decals Featured on Rachael Ray!

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We adore Rachael Ray and we are huge fans of Genevieve Gorder from HGTV, too! so, we were over the moon with excitement when Rachael & Genevieve featured our Black Jack Stripes on a recent episode! A viewer wrote in asking for advice on how to make her small bathroom appear more spacious. Genevieve had lots of great tips, including adding our stripes decals to enhance the perception of space. By drawing the eye up and down the wall, the stripes added to the illusion that the room was larger. We love the results of all of her suggesions! Check out the full video herefor the whole story!

New! Peel & Stick Poster Decals by National Geographic

It’s no secret that National Geographic has gorgeous photography! We have long been admirers of their beautiful images from around the world, and even in space. That is why we are so excited to announce that we have paired up to offer National Geographic posters, made with our revolutionary peel & stick materials! These peel & stick poster decals feature breathtaking natural vistas, and captivating wildlife imagery, ready to hang without making a single hole in your walls! Enjoy the beautiful posters below and let us know, which one is your favorite, the spellbinding peacock, the handsome fox... or perhaps that amazing sunset castle? We can’t decide, we love them all so much!

A plush reading nook featuring a peel & stick national geographic poster of a misty forest

Misty Forest Poster Decal by National Geographic

A contemporary room with a glorious peel & stick national geographic poster decal of a peacock

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Koala Bears Poster Decal by National Geographic

Koala Bears Poster Decal by National Geographic

National Geographic Penguins Poster Decal

National Geographic Penguins Poster Decal

National Geographic Tropical Island Poster Decal

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National Geographic Fox Poster Decal

National Geographic Fox Poster Decal

Sunrise Reflection Poster Decal in a modern white office space

Sunrise Reflection Poster Decal by National Geographic

Decorating in a Small Space

Never let size be an obstacle to style! If you have a small space to decorate, here are some special tips and tricks to make the room work for you.

Go On a Color Spree - it is a common misconception that you should stick to all white in a small space. “Embrace small spaces and make them feel like jewel boxes—don’t be afraid of dark or bright colors,” says designer Jonathan Adler. Other designers assert that bright colors can distract from the limited size of your space, creating a beautiful ambiance. While white and other pale hues an be a beautiful choice for petite quarters, color can also be used to create a focal point, divert attention from the fact that a room is small, and to give any space some razzle dazzle, no matter what its size!

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Don’t be afraid to use bold bright colors in a small space! Image via Apartment Therapy

Create Vertical Allure With Curtains-  look up! Even if you don’t have particularly high ceilings, you can enhance the perceived size of your space by optimizing the upper wall space. One tried and true trick is to hang your curtain rods above the window frame, even as high as the ceiling! While your instinct may be to hang curtains at the top of the window, you can truly accomplish drama and height by hanging your curtains higher and having them drop all of the way to the floor.

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Another practical and attractive technique is to install shelves up high. In addition to creating new, out of the way space to display items, this will draw the eye up to new areas of the room, taking advantage of every inch! Add attractive baskets or boxes to the shelves for extra storage of items not “display worthy”.

Bold Colors and high shelves work well in this small space decor idea

Bold Colors and high shelves work well in this small space. Image via Country Living

Compelling Stripes- it is a fashion fact that up and down stripes can make you look longer and leaner, while horizontal lines make you look wider. The same principle can be applied to home decor. To make a room look taller, accentuate the height with tall, thin stripes. And to make a wall look more expansive, add long lines. Stripes are timeless and chic, and make a great focal point for walls. Try using removable stripes decals for perfect stripes every time!

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Horizontal Stripes give these walls the illusion of being wider than they are

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Vertical Stripes enhance the height of this small bathroom, giving it a more spacious look

Refurbishing a Mirror with WallPops!

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Plain black mirror turned into a kitchen feature wall via our DIY video below!

There are so many ways to redesign the look of a room without having to spend a lot of time or money! Swapping out old pillows for new ones, adding in a rug, painting a bookshelf and yes, refurbishing a mirror are all easy décor ideas to freshen up any space.

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Bring color to your bathroom décor by updating your current mirror with a vibrant pattern or fresh hue.

The great thing about revamping an old mirror is that you don’t have to buy a new one. You can recycle an item that you already have and make it new again! From vintage and modern to bohemian and sophisticated, there are so many looks that can easily be achieved in just a few easy steps.

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A modernized mirror using chic floral accents

In the video below we take a bathroom, living room and kitchen and work to both modernize and refresh these spaces by replacing their existing mirrors with newly designed creations using WallPops! Let us know what you think!