Back to School Fashion Trends & Decor Ideas 2014

Even though the warmth and sunshine of Summer still caress our days, it is fair to say that Fall is just around the corner. And this is the time of year when Fall fashion and back to school readiness are on our minds. We start perusing magazines and websites for our favorite trends, picturing ourselves looking fabulous and being the head of the class next season. Even as we lounge by the pool, wade at the waters edge and enjoy our coffee iced, the August breeze has us dreaming of our Autumn selves. Here are a few of our favorite looks for the upcoming season, along with the best and most popular ways to get organized this year.

Boho-Chic Mix & Match

One of the most popular looks this season draws on poetic bohemian style, where patterns are layered and mixed. With a free spirited whimsy, the boho-chic trend incorporates vintage florals with global designs and embellished stripes with a myriad of comfortable and luxurious textures. Items may appear time honored, gathered and collected from a cultured lifestyle of travel and worldly interests. They are not perfectly matched, but rather coordinated – a quilt-like patchwork of pretty prints. A flowing scarf, effortlessly draped around the neck, a myriad of colorful pillows, vintage and eccentric pieces mixed with beautiful fabrics, touches of lace and ethnic prints all define this fabulous fall trend.

Vintage Bazaar Floral Print Wall Art giant Dry-erase message board

Vintage Bazaar Floral Print Wall Art Giant Dry-erase Message Board

 

 

Bohemian Style Free People Tunic and Italian Glamour Magazine August 2014 via Pinterest

Bohemian Style Free People Tunic and Italian Glamour Magazine August 2014 via Pinterest

 

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anthropologie bohemian style bedroom decor

 

90′s Skater Cool Grunge

The ’80s had a comeback last year and now we are reliving the ’90s! Flannel shirts and plaid have reemerged as a fashionable look, as well as skater style sneakers, tattered jeans, and anything with a punk rock edge. A stacked wrist of leather, colorful knit bracelets and biker chic glam looks are completing this trend – for both boys and girls! Go grunge with an edgy style, mixing some of these 90s staples into your wardrobe, accessories and decor, playing with plaids, punk rock leather and studs, beanie hats, and 90s prints.

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Feathers, Fluff, Big Jewels, Glitter and Bows

On the other side of the style spectrum, flashy and frou-frou are also trending! Think fur vests, plush fluffy pillows, feather accents, oversized jewels and glittery accessories. Jewels and jewel prints are making statement pieces out of ordinary items, adding a touch of bling to your life. Feathers are dangling from dream catchers, necklaces, purses and appearing in fun prints. Glitter is cool again – especially copper colored shimmer. Furry fabrics and plush sweaters, especially those with shearling fur are making fashion and decor huggable and warm. Bows, including classic Minnie Mouse style cuties and more sophisticated versions are also popping up all over unexpected items!

Feather Print Dry-Erase Calendar & message Board Decal

Feather Print Dry-Erase Calendar & message Board Decal

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image via harpers bazaar shearling & feather trend by prada

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shearling coat image via Urban Outfitters

 

 

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Punchy Brights & Color Blocking 

Orange is the New Black is not only the Netflix series sensation, it is also a true statement about fashion! Give your room a pop of this rejuvenating hue, and incorporate some orange into your wardrobe. Other dynamic colors like fuchsia pink, lots of vivid purples and a dazzling take on cobalt blue are also dominating designs. Color blocking has been trending for a few seasons and is rolling full steam ahead this year – with bold blocks of brights being layered and mixed into the mix together.

Color Blocking Trend as Worn by Sarah Jessica Parker

Color Blocking Trend as Worn by Sarah Jessica Parker

Pop Art Wall Art Decals Color Blocking Trend

Pop Art Wall Art Decals Color Blocking Trend

Stars Galaxy Space

Out of this World star gazing designs are bringing a mystical, celestial-chic look to life this season. Perhaps inspired by the upcoming Star Wars movie set to be released in 2015, Space themed things are all the rage. Everything from bedding to quirky tee shirts, wall art and socks has been adorned in planets, stars and galaxies far, far away. Get your cosmic on this Fall – some inspiration below!

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National Geographic Solar System Poster Decal

National Geographic Solar System Poster Decal

 

Boys vs Girls Back to School Makeovers!

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Check out the video below to see this room transform from boring to colorful!

With the end of July just around the corner and back to school in the not so distant future, it’s the perfect time to get your kids excited about the new year with a little bedroom makeover! Whether you like to shop by theme or rather peruse through our corner of design ideas, with a host of new and fresh wall decals being currently added, have fun involving your child in the whole redecoration process. Get creative by mixing and matching prints, pairing two styles together or go crazy with color. With countless ways to spruce up your child’s bedroom décor, bring imagination to life in their room while also encouraging a fabulous and successful year ahead!

From drab to stylish, these boys and girls bedroom makeovers helped to transition plain white walls into a new and wonderful focal point for the room.

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Let your kid arrange their own high-sea adventure with these fun pirate wall stickers!

Check Out Our NEW Headboard Decals!

 

Around the Town Car Theme Headboard Decal for kids Room Decor

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A head board adds a finished touch to a bedroom, anchoring the bed as a beautiful focal point. For kids, especially, bedtime is a precious time for reading, reflecting on the day, and drifting off into sweet dreams. Your child’s bed is an inviting and adorable oasis, full of comfy blankets and favorite stuffed animals. A headboard is the perfect way to give a completed look to the bed, and an opportunity to make the space extra special. If you have been wishing for a headboard on a plain bed frame, or want to add a headboard that won’t take up too much space, a peel and stick headboard decal is the perfect solution! We are delighted to launch our darling new line of twin size headboard decals! Each of the charming designs coordinates with existing WallPops wall art so that you can create a beautiful theme in your childs room. The designs include sweetheart looks perfect for girls decor, stylish looks for boys rooms and designs that both can agree on! Check out our brand new line below!Junior Varsity Sports theme kids decor idea peel & stick headboard decal

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How To: Install the Hoot & Hang Out Tree

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Add some woodland whimsy with this pretty tree decal design

 

The Hoot & Hangout Tree is a delightful way to add personality and art to any space! The design is so friendly, with a happy community of owls, birds and butterflies in the well appointed branches of a fantasy forest tree. At over 4 feet tall and almost 5 feet wide (50″ x 58″) this tree is like a wall mural, completely captivating the entire room with a happy vibe. Have you ever wondered if it is hard to install? Some of our larger decals are best installed with a friend so that you can help each other get things straight and apply bigger pieces with ease.However, the Hoot & Hangout Tree is perfectly proportioned into multiple pieces.

Hoot and Hangout Tree Decal Instructions

Easy-to-follow Instructions on how to assemble the pieces of the tree

It comes with easy to follow instructions for assembling the 24 parts that make up the swirling tree. Then you are free to place the leaves, birdhouses, owls, and all the other fun accent pieces wherever you want! You can even save a few cute detail decals to add a coordinated theme to other parts of the room! Enjoy this quick video for a peek at how easy it is to install this beloved tree wall art.

Have you decorated a darling nursery or kids room with the Hoot & Hangout Tree? We would love to see your photos! Share them below, post on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram or mention us on Pinterest!

Dinomite Decorating!

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Dinosaur Expedition Wall Decals via WallPops

Crafting the perfect kid’s room or playroom is always a challenge when faced with so many options. Do you go with simple and sweet or fun and daring? Choosing a theme that can also transition from exciting to educational tends to be an important factor for many when narrowing down such a broad selection of ideas. So whether you’re planning for your next little one or looking to spruce up your child’s space, adding a touch of prehistoric charm with a dash of learning and adventure may be just the thing you’ve been looking for.

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Room Inspiration via Pinterest & WallPops (bottom right Dino Red Peel & Stick Border coming soon!)

Steeped in both ancient history and scientific discovery, these exotic animals are a wonderful way to bring a world of exploration and creativity to your little one’s room while still maintaining an element of fun. With an array of curious species that include Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Stegosaurus, our colorful assortment of dinosaur decals makes it easy to tie the look of your room together by adding cute, simple touches to rare and unexpected places. Watch below as these land before time creatures inspire a world of enchantment on walls, dressers, bookshelves and more.

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Bring dinosaur adventure to a toy chest for a playful accent to your child’s room (image via WallPops)

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Add clever detail to a neutral lamp or lampshade (image via WallPops)

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Let your child create their own masterpiece on walls (Dino Blue Wall Stickers coming soon to WallPops

Still unsure on where to begin? Start by adding these radiant glow in the dark Dino decals to your child’s ceiling or wall and watch as their eyes light up!

Walls that Inspire with Words to Live By

David Bowie Heroes QuoteImagine walking into a room and being greeted by the decor. Literally. The walls look back at you and seem to smile, with a cheerful affirmation such as “All You Need is Love”… or “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful”. With the right quotes, your walls can truly inspire you and your guests. Wall words can include snippets of favorite songs and poems, like “We Can Be Heroes” from David Bowie, classic nursery rhymes like “Row, Row, Row your Boat” for a darling baby decor idea, and expressive wall quotes. Love being unique? Remind yourself and your roommates everyday with the “Never let Anybody Dull Your Sparkle” design. Bringing together decorative fonts together with the art of poetry, a wall quote is artistic and thought provoking.

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Inspiring Wall Quote Decal Kit

If you want to spell out your own message, you can bring any phrase to life with the alphabet wall decal sets. With multiples of each letter, and several colors and fonts to choose from, these letters let you express anything from a simple and unique name to your personal mantra or favorite saying. You can even move the letters around if your sentiment changes from time to time. Change your mind? Change your design!

Alphabet Wall Decals Spell Out Your Own Wall WordsWe also love the concept of using letters and words to personalize items, designate an area, or make a seasonal sentiment. We have seen decals used at baby showers to declare exciting news, such as “it’s a boy!” We have seen fun rooms that added a festive phrase like “merry and bright” or “happy Easter” to walls during the holiday season as part of the decor. Adding a name to your child’s door or a piece of furniture can be a great use of font as art, as well as a way to keep things organized.

Baby Shower Wall Decor Idea Its A Boy with Removable Alphabet Wall Stickers

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Just For Boys

Just For Boys Decor IDeasWe were honored to be included in a boys room decor idea article by Erika Flynn. Below is an excerpt from the article, and click here to view the January 2014 feature

“Planes, trains, cars – that’s what little boys dream of. Or maybe its dinosaurs, spaceships, cowboys, or a favorite sports team. Whether creating the nursery where he will spend his first years, or redecorating to make a “big boy” bedroom, most parents want to create a haven for their son that he can truly call his own. Some would say decorating for their girl counterparts has always been easier. Products with pink, frills, and anything dazzling have flooded the marketplace for some time now. But juvenile-product manufacturers are waking up to the notion that there is a growing demand for all things boy, and they’re answering the call… Brewster Home Fashions, established in 1954, entered the wall decor arena with it’s WallPops line of wall art. The company’s peel & stick, repositionable, and completely removable products leave no sticky residue…”

Adorable New Kids Wall Art

We are so excited to introduce the newest additions to our kids and baby wall art line! Kids decor is so much fun and our designers have a ball creating new looks for little ones. The darling designs include characters from all realms of your imagination including under the sea, in the sky, at the farm, in the forest, the jungle and around the town. Take a look below and let us know which one is your favorite!

Princess Fairyland Castle Wall Art Decal Kit

Princess Fairyland Castle

This splendid princess wall art kit is perfect for your little princess! It is a large scale kit, capable of bringing a magical touch to the whole room. A pretty fairy princess poses with her cute pets outside of a dreamy castle topped with pink turrets.  This whimsical and wonderful wall art also features a chariot, along with dazzling stars, hearts, dragonflies and flowers.

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Woodland Tree

Enchant a whole room with this precious wall art kit! This Woodland Tree is a happy habitat for all kinds of animal friends, showing just how magical the forest is. This artful tree has a watercolor effect, and it’s branches host a blue raccoon and jolly owl, along with birds and butterflies. A host of other happy animals frolic playfully nearby.

UndertheSea_flatUnder the Sea is a popular theme for kids decor, and makes a splash in this bathroom! A vibrant palette and playful marine creatures add happiness and character to any kids room. Our new kit includes waves and aquatic plants to set the scene.

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Sunny Day Safari

Safari Buddies Jungle Theme Kids Decor Safari Nursery Wall Decals

Safari Buddies

We have introduced not one but two new safari wall art kits! Jungle animals are adventurous and fun for kids rooms and nursery decor and we couldn’t resist creating more of these cuties.

Little Farm Wall Decal Kit for farm theme kids room decor

Little Farm

A day on the farm is a happy one indeed for these farm animals. With a beautiful apple tree as a centerpiece, and cute and cuddly farm animals, this design is the perfect accent to your nursery kids room or playroom décor.

Flutter by Butterfly wall stickers

Flutter by Butterfly

These beautiful butterfly wall decals bring an enchanted look to a girl’s room. A whimsical and Spring pastel palette and sweet artistic details make this a stylish and charming addition to a kids decor.

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Around Town

With a cute city transportation theme, the Around Town wall stickers are perfect for kids who like to watch cars and trucks at work. The kit creates a fun road scene on walls, complete with stoplights, road signs, and more! Let your child’s imagination fly and have fun rearranging to build different playful scenarios!

Space Theme Wall Art

Long before Gravity made astronauts one of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2013, we were already preoccupied with the mystique of Space. Decor inspired by outer space opens up new worlds of style for your walls, with celestial beauty. Classic stars, moons and planets cross paths with rockets traveling to extraterrestrial destinations, and constellations tell the wonders of the night sky. Glow in the dark stars and planets decals bring a dazzling magic to your room at night, softly radiating the gathered light of the day back to you from above. Looking up into Space, we can’t help but feel a sense of wonder. Decorating with these themes brings the magic of the universe to life in our homes, with fantastic and fun results. Especially well suited to kids decor that both boys and girls can get excited about, a space themed room creates a timeless captivation.

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Royal Baby Nursery Ideas

KATE MIDDLETON’S OWN COLOR SCHEME

Everyone has been talking about the birth of Prince George of Cambridge, the son of Prince William and Kate Middleton and third in the line of succession to the thrones of the 16 Commonwealth realms. Just as the royal wedding drew a great deal of attention, individuals are clamoring to hear details about he who some are calling “the most famous baby in the world.”

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In honor of the birth of the Royal baby, we created a post full of Royal baby nursery ideas fit for your very own Royal baby.

 So, what exactly does a Royal nursery look like? We know that Duchess Kate attempted a gender-neutral color pallet, choosing herringbone brown and soft sage over stereotypical blues. To mimic this theme, we have Espresso Brown dots, concentric dots, stripes, and jungle silhouettes.

An espresso brown monogram on your baby’s wall also creates a personalized feel with a classic and regal touch. Our monogram wall decals come with the whole alphabet and one beautiful frame so you can feature your child’s initial and use the extra letters to spell out other inspiring words on the wall.

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STAINED GLASS

We also know that the Royal couple and their Royal baby will be living in Kensington Palace, a very traditional royal residence in London. There’s nothing more traditional than stained glass, which has constituted the major form of pictorial art to survive since the Middle Ages.

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DAMASK PATTERNS

Another traditional option is a Damask decal. Production of the damask pattern dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was considered one of the five basic weaving techniques of the Byzantine and Islamic weaving centers. This look is luxurious, timeless, and would suit any Royal baby nursery.

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MOTHER ENGLAND

Last but not least, a tribute to his country of origin. Prince George will be raised in Mother England, a country rich with culture and one of the style capitals of the world.

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