April Powers! Bloom Some Spring Cheer

Fresh Spring Decor Trends

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The beginning of April marks a renaissance of life outdoors! While natures first greens of the season are unfurling and purple hyacinth are popping up outside, the interior of your home should also enjoy a refreshed look. This is the time to let the light in, swapping out thick curtains for sheers and lace, and sprinkle your home with inspiring pops of pretty! Here are 5 ways to use Springs color and home decor trends in your space for a rejuvenated style.

Splash of Color

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This Season, pastels are bathing everything in delicate hues of pink, pistachio, baby blue and lavender. These midtone versions of Easter candy hues are delightful and chic, adding a creamy dream soft beauty to everything from swimsuits to kitchen appliances. Somewhat reminiscent of the 1950s, these tender hues have an inviting and fresh feel. Try painting a wooden chair, making a feature wall, or introducing a new accessory into your home this season in a pretty pastel tint.

Blossoming Branches Or Potted Bulbs

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It is widely known that a vase of fresh flowers brings a room to life. This year, think outside the bouquet and try decorating with branches or potted bulbs instead. Not only do these options last longer than cut flowers, they also have a sophisticated whimsy. Spring sprigs, like pussy willows, almond tree boughs and flowering cherry tree branches add height and enchantment to decor. Buy cut branches or snip your own to enjoy the gradual blossom of nature unfolding indoors. Potted bulbs provide a similar sense of charm, building anticipation as a spike of fresh green leaves slowly buds into a colorful posy of flowers.

Floral Prints

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Florals never really go out of style, they just take on new tendencies each season. This year it seems watercolor florals, pixelated graphic florals and vintage chic retro florals are all the rage. Pick your passion or fee free to mix and match, because you simply cannot go wrong with flowers in the Springtime. Try mixing floral prints into the room with a tablecloth, a framed piece of art or wall decal kit, a garland of blossoms strung across a window, or in accent pieces like plates, vases or even napkins.

Pillow Update

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We recommend swapping out pillows often! It is one of the quickest and most effective ways to renew a space. In the Winter we like to cuddle up on the couch, surrounded by fabrics like fur, velvet, and warm knits. April is the perfect time to trade these pillows for bright and cool new looks, with seasonally appropriate fabrics like linen, cotton and lace. Experiment with the seasons fascination with metallics, mixing pastels with gold accents and fun florals with shimmery sequins.

Bowl of Beauty

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found on pier 1 sweet spring theme dish with pastel candy almonds

Is there anything more welcoming than a bowl full of treats to enjoy? Think of the sweet lady who always has candy on her desk, your favorite neighborhood restaurant with the delicious mints, or your Martha Stewart channeling relative who always has little snacks out to enjoy. Get seasonal and sweet with your own little dish of goodies – it’s an opportunity to bring out your cutest dish and to make somebody smile – even yourself! Or, for a purely aesthetic display, try a bowl of floating blossoms, artichokes, or moss. To make your own decorative vessel check out our video on updating plain vases with designer decals. The results are gorgeous!

 

 

DIY Easter Decor and Craft Ideas

Easter is especially fun to decorate for because it comes at the cusp of Spring. By April we are so ready for pastels, fresh flowers, and bunny rabbits, and Easter arrives with the perfect excuse to get glittery and colorful. It is also a really cute holiday for kids crafts, presenting so many adorable traditions like egg dying, Easter baskets, and Easter egg hunts. Here are a few darling ways to bring an Easter flair to life in your home this year!

Make an Easter Theme Mantel

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Lots of people decorate their mantels for the winter holidays, with stockings and candles, ornaments and garland. An Easter theme mantel decor is just as fun, with a whole new color scheme! Pick a theme, or cultivate a scene with decorated eggs, bunny knick-knacks, flowering branches, and fresh flowers. All of our favorite examples here also use a cute swag to complete the look. This can be an easy and fun DIY project on its own, one you can re-use from year to year. The mantel to the left uses colorful ribbon and strips of craft paper in pastel prints tied to a piece of yarn. Below, the letters S-P-R-I-N-G provide inspiration for a festive pennant, while the felt carrots on a green ribbon make a playful statement piece in the bottom image.

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Use Your Cake Plates to Create an Easter Display

viapinterestCake plates are beautiful! We are guilty of having several tucked away in our cabinets, and we love any excuse to show them off! Why wait for cake? Take them out now and create a tiered display. The cake plates themselves have a cheerful and decorative look, especially when used to display your Easter eggs in a pretty nest, or topped with tiny vases of tulips. Cake plates make a gorgeous tablescape idea for Easter decor, and we love an excuse to have them out of the China cabinet so that we can admire them! This also saves room on the table because you can take advantage of vertical space, creating tiers of cupcakes, eggs, flowers, appetizers and more, with lots of layers of visual interest.

Cake Plate Easter Egg nest Easter Display DIY decor idea

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Add a Pop of Pretty to Your Walls with Removable Wall Art

Happy Easter DIY wall decals eggs decor Your walls are the perfect palette for your pastel and glitter Easter whims! Hang up home made art by your kids, nieces and nephews, or create your own. Or, make your own peel and stick eggs by cutting our WallPops wall decals like we have done here. Have fun decorating your egg shapes with polka dots, stripes, and mini flowers. You can stick them to kitchen cabinets, mirrors, appliances and walls without worrying about damaging your paint with tacks or tape. Or, for a ready made Easter and Spring theme, try our new Flutterby Butterflies or the Patchwork Daisy pastel pennant decals. You might end up wanting to keep this sweet wall art up year round! If not, you can always stick it back to its protective backing and put it up again next year!

Flutter by Butterfly Pastel Wall Decals DIY Decor Idea for Easter 2014

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Watch Us on YouTube

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million! We love watching videos, especially how-to ones with crafty DIY decor, and festive seasonal ideas. Did you know that we have our own YouTube video channel? We already have over 200 videos and we are constantly adding more. Some of them are quickies showing how easy it is to put up one of our wall art kits, and some of them are really creative DIY decor ideas and before and after makeover videos!

Here are a few of our favorites of the moment:

This easy-decorating-tips video shows how you can take plain vases to designer heights. It is a very creative use for WallPops allowing you to freshen up the look of vases for your home, or make a great DIY gift idea!

This fun video is full of inspiration to make your desk into a colorful and innovative work space. Banish boring by revamping your lap top, tape dispenser, and walls into original pieces, making functional items into fun accessories.

The nautical look is in! This quick video shows you how easy it is to totally transform bare walls into a feature wall with the Regatta kit. The look would be great in a kids room or a bathroom, featuring classic red, white and blue sailboats and friendly fish wall stickers.

Have a drab old filing cabinet? Most of us do. We love having a place to keep our important documents, and we love it even more painted blue and covered in designer decals by Jonathan Adler.

Jonathan Adler for WallPops in a Dollhouse

Dollhouse with WallPops wall decals as wallpaper

We were blown away by this blog full of tiny inspiration! With gorgeous photography and an incredible eye for design, the blogger behind Call of the Small makes us swoon over dollhouses. The homes are made with incredibly innovative DIY ideas and leave no detail undone. Tiny pets, designer fireplaces, swanky furniture and perfect accessories bring these spaces to life, like a page out of Elle Decor… except tiny! We guarantee you will find yourself wishing these spaces were real, or that you were small enough to live in them! We were super honored and excited to discover an incredibly mod space created with the WallPops by Jonathan Adler Santorini stripes as wallpaper. Spoiler alert: it’s dreamy. Check out the feature here, and delight in some more of their work while you are there, these dollhouses are magnificent!

 

Using Peel & Stick Backsplash Tiles in your Kitchen

Blue and White Mosaic Peel & Stick Tiles from WallPops

Love the look of a backsplash in a kitchen but don’t have the time or the budget for tiles? Check out WallPops large collection of Peel and Stick Tile Backsplashes. WallPops has a variety of colors that will fit any kitchen décor – from more neutral colors like white, black and beige to bright blue and green!

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These special stick-on tile decals are especially made for the kitchen (or bathroom!) with a thicker material. They are made for the most active rooms in the house, as they are waterproof, heat resistant & humidity resistant. Unlike standard ceramic tiles, these heavyweight vinyl tiles are pliable enough to be hand cut into any shape desirable. So whether you want this to be a thin strip along the wall, or to take up the entire area under your cabinets, you can create a tiled effect in your kitchen in just minutes.

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The only thing these peel & stick tiles lack? The price tag that comes with installing ceramic tiles! These are an extremely cost-efficient kitchen decor option. Before you pick up the phone and spend hundreds (if not thousands) on installation and labor, check out our entire selection of tiles and see if there is one that fits the decor and color scheme of your kitchen. We’re sure you’ll not only aesthetically love the results, but the savings as well.

Peel & Stick Tiles from WallPops Easy Kitchen Backsplash

Intercollegiate Decorating Challenge

Put the Rivalry to Rest and Let Design Do the Talking

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Enter for a chance to win $100 in WallPops

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…and be featured as the ultimate collegiate décor master on our Pop Talk Blog.

Haven’t had a chance to get your hands on WallPops yet?

No biggie, our contest is open to ALL décor designs!

 WHO: Are you ready to finally settle the score? Show your rival university that you’ve got the better style!

WHAT: Follow WallPopsWallArt on Instagram, then upload photos of your super stylish digs with hashtag #WallPopsRivals to let your bold design speak for itself. See once and for all who really has the cooler school. Our design experts will decide which room from each rival displays the best overall, cohesive interior style.

 

WHEN: Our contest kicks off September 3nd, upload your photos through Sept 20th!

 

This month’s competition highlights:

Penn State University vs. Ohio State University

Boston University vs. Boston College

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How To Apply WallPops Wall Decals

WallPops are super easy to install and they are a piece of cake to remove. We tell people this all the time, but if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million! We had so much fun making this DIY video on how to apply WallPops with our Brocade flower wall decals. This kit comes on 2 sheets with 11 separate pieces which you can arrange however you want to best fit your space. You can also re-arrange them as many times as you like because our wall decals are totally removable and repositionable. Applying wall decals is a perfect DIY decor project because the results are gorgeous in instants. Enjoy this quick video and check back because coming soon we will have a sequel on how to remove wall stickers!

 

DIY Headboard with WallPops!

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A head board creates a chic focal point in a room, making your bed into a stylish and inviting space. A beautiful head board can pull a whole room together. However, not all beds have headboards to begin with, and many that do are boring or utilitarian. Especially in a dorm room, or when you have a platform bed, you may find that your bed is just lacking that special detail that a headboard brings. Luckily, it is super easy to make a DIY headboard! WallPops wall decals are the easiest way to add a design to your current headboard, or to create one on blank wall space! No nails, upholstery, power tools or heavy lifting required! Simply peel and stick to create a custom look behind your bed with instantaneously dazzling results! Check out these 3 headboard design ideas created with WallPops blox below for inspiration!

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A WallPops Review with a Fabulous DIY Decor Idea

A DIY Kids Decor Idea with WallPops Wall Decals and  Hook

We absolutely adore this DIY Decor Idea from the Coupon WAHM Website! They were kind enough to review our Spot the Owl Tree Decal kit from the new WallPops for Kids line. Not only did they do a fabulous job decorating the room with WallPops, they added a fun new element to the design: a hook! This created a unique place to hang sweaters and coats as well as a beautiful look in the room! Read the whole review here and see pictures of their project.

Make it Your Own!

Peel and Stick Alphabet Letter Decals, Wall Quotes, and Monograms

A cute diy idea with WallPops peel and stick alphabet letter decals

If you love it, label it! With the popularity of wall quotes, wall poetry and inspirational words for the wall, WallPops has lots of fun ways to make a statement in a room… pun intended! But for a truly unique look, try using the alphabet wall decals to personalize your stuff! Each of our alphabet wall decal kits comes with multiples of each letter, so you can create your own quotes, write your name, or label things for a cute organization tool. With several colors and beautiful fonts to choose from, you can customize the look and feel of anything! These peel and stick letters are super easy to use, and won’t damage your stuff or leave a sticky residue, so you can have fun rearranging them and feel free to decorate just about any smooth flat surface!