Rainy Day Activity: Personalized Folders for Back to School

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An inspirational notebook made with the Hollywood Dots & Cherish Dream Live Wall Quote

In a month marked by long sunny days and nights under the stars, where spending every free moment in the scope of the outdoors is part of your daily routine, stumbling upon a rain soaked afternoon can instantly bring a bleak outlook to the rest of your day’s plans. This time however, instead of letting the weather get you down, solve those rainy day blues with some back to school fun!

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Pick your favorite WallPops designs and let your creativity flow!

The first step is to clear a nice big area in your room and fill it with blankets and pillows so that you have a big enough space to spread out, while still being able to be comfortable. Next, grab any folders, notebooks or school supplies that you have lying around that are in major need of a makeover. Make sure to get your kids involved in the redecorating process for this is a perfect way to get them excited for the new year ahead!

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Fun kids themed folders for back to school!

Now it’s time to decorate! Get creative and push the boundaries by dreaming up your own personalized designs. Mix and match patterns or add an inspirational quote for daily motivation. Use the video below as a starting point to make your own themes and ideas come to life! Before you know it the sun will be out and you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors once again!

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.

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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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bows fashion decor trend fall 2014 image via fashionista.com

 

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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Pretty closet details

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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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Brand New Dry-Erase for Back to School!

Get Fabulous and Organized with Dry-Erase Decals

Desk_BTS2014_StaplesAssortment Summer is still young but it’s not too early to start gathering the coolest accessories for back to school. Organization is key for success during the busy school year and we love to mix function with fashion! Our dry-erase decals include calendars, message boards, organization kits, maps, dots and weekly planners to keep your plans on schedule at a glance! Change of plans? No problem – simply erase and re-write. New month? Write in your new dates and go! Want to remind yourself about something? Write it on the wall where you cannot possibly miss it! The dry-erase line is perfect for work, school, and busy families. This year we have added some of our cutest styles yet! Check out a sample of our brand new additions to the dry-erase line below. Click here to see the complete line!

Dry-Erase Calendars

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Pop Art Dry-Erase Calendar with Notes Vintage Bazaar Dry-Erase Calendar With Notes Kolkata Dry-Erase Calendar with Notes Bon Voyage 4-Piece Dry-Erase Calendar

Dry-Erase Message Boards

Bistro Notes Dry-Erase Message Board Vintage Bazaar Giant Dry-Erase Message Board Passport Giant Dry-Erase Message Board Vintage Typewriter Dry-Erase Board

Dry-Erase Organization Kits

Eden Organization Kit with Dry-Erase Decals Vintage Bazaar Organization Kit with Dry-Erase Decals

Get a Global Chic Look!

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With the latest infusion of NEW wall decals, we’ve been falling head over heels (yet again!) for the global chic trend. From vibrant colors to tribal prints to bohemian inspired florals, blending patterns and prints from around the globe with both time-worn details and eclectic pieces is one of our most coveted looks for the home. Bringing a well-traveled look to your space may seem like a daunting task, even for the interior designers at heart. However, with a few of our favorite designs in hand we set out to show you with just a few simple additions, adding an international allure to your interior can be both easy and fun.

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Dressed in both worldly style and global sophistication, use the Pop Art Kit to create your own modern masterpiece.

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A mixture of colorful patterns and textures makes this inspirational wall quote a perfect global chic décor accent to walls, mirrors and more!

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Fashion décor in a vibrant bohemian meadow with the free-spirited Eden Kit.

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The new Tribal Beat Dry-Erase Calendar adds a cultural zest to your space with a fabulous diamond motif blended with exotic feathers.

Fashioning a Statement Door!

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Watch the latest Refashioning with WallPops video below and learn how you can easily create your own pretty patchwork door!

Make a true décor statement by fashioning your own decorative entryway! Whether you’re aiming for a look that is sophisticated or trendy, bringing fresh style to a rooms entrance, closet doors or even kitchen cabinets, allows you to not only make a bold first impression, but gives you the freedom to add a punch of personal flavor to your homes interior.

Project Tools:

1. Your Choice of WallPops Blox

2. Scissors and/or X-Acto Knife

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Fashion plain door panels with a favorite pattern or color for an instantaneous décor boost

Tips & Tricks When Fashioning a Statement Door:

1. When measuring door panels, measure each individual panel because sizes may vary

2. Add 0.5″ to measurements, this will give you room to make mistakes and not cause you to have to start over

3. Easily remove excess material by trimming along edges with an X-Acto Knife

The video shows just two of the countless ways you can quickly and easily revamp the look of your door. Remember, fashioning a statement door is all about having fun, while experimenting with different ideas and design combinations until you find the one that fits. Make sure to take a peek below for a few of our other favorite door transformations…

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Bring Subtle Touches of Summer Indoors with WallPops!

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Sea Dream Beach Panoramic

Most of us wait all year for those dog days of summer, where warmth, relaxation, BBQ’ s, pools, fresh air and more inspire a wonderful few months of happiness, contentment and bliss. Now what if you had the option to bring some of that precious sunshine indoors, creating a summertime escape to last both inside and out? With this in mind, we grabbed some of our favorite beachy chic decals and fashioned our own happy oasis to show how a little coastal flavor to a simple pop of color can make a world of difference in your home.

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Beach to home, shells are an easy way to inspire a little summer style indoors

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Color, color, color is key!

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A nautical look is always tres chic

Whatever your individual style, we hope you have fun designing your own warm and beautiful paradise. If you loved this video, make sure to check out more of WallPops Easy Decorating Tips!

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!