Gifts that you can Enjoy Together… and a coupon to save!
Mother’s Day is coming! In appreciation of all Mom does for you, it feels good to pick the perfect gift and make Mom smile. This year, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a splash! WallPops already gives you a lot of bang for your buck with our beautiful collection of decor accessories, but this year we are also having a sale! From now through Sunday May 13th, you can save 15% on anything on the site with this coupon code! From nursery-adorable to designer sophistication, and from your own Mom to any Mom you admire, WallPops has something for everybody!
Putting WallPops up is part of the fun, and then you get to enjoy your fashionable designs on the walls. Being able to position and reposition your wall art is a very gratifying experience, making you the decorator. Even the littlest cutie pies can help Mom peel and stick (and if you need to straighten a few out later, no problem, wink wink) From revamping a room into a fabulous focal point, to setting up a dry-erase message board or calendar to keep Mom organized in style, or making a wall gallery of your family photos with peel and stick frames that won’t damage the walls, Moms will rejoice when she sees her WallPops! Check out the ideas below for some more Mom-spiration and don’t forget to use your coupon to save 15% before May 13th!
Cultured and Fun Paisley is Dominating Style Trends This Year
Want to be noticed? Paisley is definitely an eye catcher and it seems everybody from Elle Decor to Stella McCartney and even designer nail artists are crushing on this heritage print this season! A historical pattern with roots stretching to India and Persia as far back as the Sassanid Empire, paisley as we know it is actually named for a Scottish Town and it is seriously trending now. Still crazy after all these years, paisley print has a way of taking center stage with a wild design characterized by a mango or teardrop shape, embellished with ornate details. Today’s designers have found ways of modernizing the design with chic hues and intriguing scale. Paisley can bring an element of fun to an otherwise traditional item, and has a very cultured, bohemian flair.
You know what they say, “Earth Day is Every Day”. And, every year around Earth Day, which is April 22, we take a special moment to thank the Earth and to acknowledge ways that we can make a difference.
1. Reduce! Buying Locally made goods has so many wonderful benefits. For starters, by consciously buying goods that are made locally you are supporting the economy of your country, which helps to guarantee jobs! WallPops are made in America. In fact, we were very honored to be featured in a Diane Sawyer feature on ABC about decorating using products Made in America. You can see the video here. We are proud to be a high quality, innovative product line from the USA and we appreciate your support! When you buy locally made products, you also reduce the amount of packaging and fuel it takes to get the product into your hand. When things are made far away and imported from other countries, they have to be packaged more than once and trek across the ocean in ships or on planes to get to you, taking a toll on our precious environment. For an amazing resource on other goods that are made in the USA, you can check out the ABC News Made in America Page. From rugs to wall decor and appliances to furniture, you can find everything you need for a beautiful home Made in America!
2. Re-Use! Batteries, paper cups, grocery bags… many things that we used to use and dispose of after only one use now have very hip re-usable versions. It is both eco-chic and stylish to acquire a high quality item once that can be used and re-used like a cloth shopping bag or a metal water bottle. As we become more educated on how things like plastic bags and paper cups are harming the environment for a fleeting moment of function, it becomes an obvious call to action to do our part. Luckily, feeling good about making responsible decisions is also an opportunity to equip ourselves with fabulous re-usable goods. One great way to save paper, for years to come, is to convert to dry-erase message boards and calendars. Because they are re-usable, you can save trees! Use the same calendar for more than one year. Buy less post-it notes. Have an ultra lovely place to stay organized. Feeling good never looked so good!
3. Recycle! Recycling is a state of mind, not just the glass, metal, paper and plastic that we separate from our trash each week. There are a lot of sites and projects devoted to revamping our recyclables and “trash” into things as beautiful as wedding centerpieces from Mason jars and tin cans! For a fun post devoted to ways to use an Altoids tin for everything from a first aid kit to a guitar, click here! We were inspired, too! Since WallPops can be cut to any shape or size, we simply covered an Altoids box lid with a rectangle of Black Jack and then got creative cutting zebra stripes out of Plush Purple WallPops! Now this box can have a second life carrying bobby pins, or organizing a desk drawer, or collecting buttons, or loose change…
When using WallPops to decorate, one need not stop at the walls! WallPops are ultra versatile! They will stick to any smooth, flat surface, and can be cut to fit any space. Add a splash of color to a staircase, jazz up a mirror, create a cute laundry room with WallPops… the possibilities are endless!
This is your life! Surrounding yourself with photos of your favorite imagery, family and friends, including pets, and of course photos of you giving your best face, is virtually guaranteed to make you happy. Life is beautiful! Sadly, one of the tragic, unintended consequences of technology today is that too many of our precious pictures live only on our iphones, computer screens, and on Facebook. In these virtual realms, our lives are buried in files, folders, and timelines, nestled among our desktop icons and targeted ads. It’s time to flaunt it! Let it all hang out. Smile like you mean it. You are beautiful, your kids are adorable and you are a pretty amazing amateur photographer. That photo you took on your last vacation? You know the one, it’s all artistic and the light is just right? And the one of your Mom from forever ago, looking so young and skinny and fashionable, the one that is probably wallowing in a desk drawer somewhere? Put them on the wall for everyone to see! Not only do your pictures make great decor impact, they also lift your spirits!
WallPops has a very vogue solution to this modern mire. Peel and stick wall frame decals are the perfect way to showcase your sketches, portraits, and snapshots. Cover your whole wall with pictures and never lift a hammer! For a classic black and white photo frame gallery, check out these frames by Jonathan Adler, enhanced with a silver mylar shimmer. For an absolutely adorable idea for a photo gallery in a child’s room or nursery, It’s a Jungle in Here and Forget me Not create darling frames on the wall. You can easily frame your kids art in these frames, too, encouraging a sense of pride and accomplishment for your child. For more of a boutique look, there are 6 different types of European Frame Kits on the site, from vintage to museum painting style frames. Or, for a curvy French couture salon wall, Jonathan Adler has a sassy set of colored enamel frames, sure to display your images with flair.
Easter eggs are a tradition not to be missed! From Easter egg hunts, to Easter Egg trees and chocolate Easter Eggs, there is a widespread symbolic connection between pretty eggs and Springtime fun. Even the White House has an annual Easter Egg party on their lawn! This year, we have an egg-cellent collection of Easter Egg Design ideas, all made with WallPops! Did you know that WallPops can easily be cut to any shape and size? They are perfect for DIY crafts. These Easter eggs are all peel and stick so you can arrange and re-arrange them on any smooth flat surface from walls and furniture, to appliances like the fridge! There are no messy dyes to stain your fingers and clothes, and there is no boiling required : ) Just get creative cutting out egg shapes and polka dots, stripes, flowers… whatever strikes your fancy! We used some of our favorite WallPops pastels, including Oh Pear green, Flirt Pink, and Purple Perk. We also got cutsey and cut out some simple baby chick shapes from Lello Yellow. Check out the album for a sampling of our Easter DIY crafts.
Spring is sprung! Usually Spring kind of drifts in slowly, tidying up after winter here and there, chiding us with mud season and April showers, until, just before Summer spreads her wings, we can confidently enjoy the season without our boots and umbrellas in tow. This year, however, it seems that Spring has completely upstaged Winter for a dramatic declaration that it is her time to shine! When we have 80 degree temperatures in March in New England, it is something to sing about. As much as we will all enjoy traipsing off to the beach before they start charging to park, planting early gardens, and planning impromptu picnics, certainly we will not skip our annual traditions of Spring cleaning and Easter decorating! Bringing bright colors and fun flowers inside, appreciating pastels in their perfect appropriation, and decorating Easter eggs will never get old!
WallPops has so many beautiful ways to make your home pop with Spring Zing. And, because they are so easy to peel and stick, you will be back outside getting your recommended dose of sunshine in no time! From petals and poppies to birds on a branch and butterflies, we have designs that celebrate the season with zest! Stay tuned for a fun post on decorating your own Easter Eggs without the messy dyes or steamy eggs!
According to Netflix, there is a “very long wait” for Downton Abbey discs right now. As tormenting as this may be, it illustrates America’s current mania for the show, and only enhances our obsession, especially for all of the fabulous Edwardian decor! Set in the early 1900′s, Downton Abbey represents a time of elite fashion, where opulence and tradition ruled styles. From the historical castle where the series is filmed, to the gorgeous costumes designed by Susannah Buxton, this period piece channels dreamy elegance. Time magazine recently did a fun video tour of Highclere Castle (where Downton Abbey is filmed) lead by Countess Fiona Carnarvon, who actually lives there!
With Renaissance and Victorian influences, the Edwardian style has a timeless and luxurious appeal. Many of today’s finest designers still draw on influences that graced homes in the early 1900s. WallPops boasts several designs that put a contemporary spin on this posh European epoch. Keys to my Heart and Nouveau Damask, two wall art kits by WallPops, particularly embody these Parisian inspirations, bringing a mod look to romantic skeleton keys and the classic damask design. The extravagantly adorned walls of Downton Abbey are never bare outside of the servants quarters! Gorgeous wallpaper by Brewster Home fashions, such as this Classy Damask from the Piazza collection, and this Glamorous Floral Urn, from the English collection (quite similar to Lady Mary’s bedroom!), can bring such traditional beauty to your walls today. Adding to the sumptuous backdrops, Downton Abbey’s walls are embellished with extensive displays of hand painted art, displayed in decadently gilded frames. Creating your own salon wall of heirloom worthy paintings and photos is easy with WallPops Enamel Frames by Jonathan Adler. After all, “if your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it” is one of Adler’s signature mottos, which is right in line with the tradition of Edwardian finery. Peruse the luscious images below for more Edwardian enchantment!
Who doesn’t love a makeover video? Just think of the movies, where the dorky girl (who is always pretty the whole time) gets a music video makeover into a bombshell, a la Katy Perry in TGIF, Brittany Murphy in Clueless, and Sandy in Grease. Well, here is a fun tween makeover video where we used WallPops to totally revamp a 12 year old girls room from cluttered cute to positively posh! We kept the entire project under $100 dollars with some DIY magic!
WallPops are perfect for room makeovers! Not only do WallPops come in the most on-trend designs imaginable, they make a sassy statement for a very nice price, and they are super easy to use and then remove to make way for changing tastes!
We used the Go Wild zebra print blox to create a dramatic feature wall. Animal print has an adventurous and chic appeal that just never seems to go out of style! To compliment this impressive wall art, we painted her current bureau black and added some modern pulls. Changing her furniture from princess white with antique drawer handles to sleek black with contemporary hardware helped to transition the room from sweet little girl to stylish young woman. The black paint ($8.97 for a pint) and 8 new drawer handles (only $1.38 each!) were a low budget way to make a dazzling transformation. The finishing touch was an Icicles Chandelier for $30.99. This shimmering chandelier was the bling cherry on our delicious make over. Cascading tiers of silver hanging from the ceiling gives a glamorous, finished look to the room.
We are so very excited to announce that WallPops has teamed up with decorating trendsetter Jonathan Adler to bring you a new collection of posh peel and stick wall art designs! Based on Adler’s signature style of happy chic motifs, this lavishly hip line incorporates bold colors, mod geometrics and sassy metallic embellishments. Fulfilling his inspiring motto that “your home should make you happy” these dazzling WallPops are infused with sassy colors and twinkling accents for a personalized smile on the walls.
These lighthearted and frisky designer WallPops include dots, blox, and stripes, wall art kits, and dry-erase boards all created in Adler’s fashionable style! Juicy citrus hues, cool and crisp blues, and classic black and white are all given the celebrity treatment for dynamic and dimensional wall designs.
The dry-erase wall decals include a complete collection of zodiac inspired message boards. Representing each of the 12 signs of the horoscope, in dazzle-fun colors, these fabulous message boards are poised to be all the rage! Document your dreams, declare your love, and philosophize freely on your very own sign of the times! Also not to be missed, a chic assortment of enamel and metallic frames lends a glimmery glamour to even the most mundane of correspondences.