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!

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!

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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Bargello Waves

Bargello Walves designer wall decals by Jonathan Adler for WallPops!Our Bargello Waves is a designer wall art kit by Jonathan Adler for WallPops! This mod geometric print is like a granny gone wild needlepoint design for your walls.  The Bargello waves motif was inspired by a set of embroidered chairs found in the Bargello palace of Florence, Italy. It is also sometimes called Florentine Flame Stitch, and Hungarian Point. The kit comes with 18 separate decals on two large sheets and no two are exactly alike! You can arrange these groovy pieces to make your own statement piece, and to fit your space perfectly. You might even end up with extra pieces left over to add an unexpected pop of mod style to a table or shelf. Below we have compiled a few of our favorite room shots, each showing a unique style, as well as a quick video to showcase how simple and fun these decals are to install!

WallPops by Jonathan Adler designer wall decals Bargello Waves

WallPops by Jonathan Adler designer wall decals Bargello Waves

WallPops by Jonathan Adler designer wall art decals Bargello Waves

Desk Decor – Refresh Your Work Space

Desk Decor Ideas with decals If you are anything like us, then your desk is probably where you spend A LOT of time! While inspiration may strike at any moment, out getting coffee, drifting off to sleep in your bed, driving, or jogging through your neighborhood, your desk is most likely where that idea begins to flourish. We work, study, message our family and friends, browse the web, watch videos, SHOP and DREAM at our desks. This is a spot that should inspire you! If your desk is cluttered or bleak, it is a missed opportunity! Your work space should be well organized and engaging, giving you a sense of pride and motivation! At WallPops we are obsessed with a well appointed desk! We have a whole line of peel and stick dry-erase decals including calendars, message boards, maps and organization kits specifically designed for your office, home or dorm organization. Not only are these items super functional and helpful, they are also attractive and fun to work with! We have also seen our decals used in creative ways to add a splash of color and sass to ordinary items. Check out the video above and some of our favorite desk spaces below:

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DIY Coffee Table Upcycle

This video shows several ways to totally reinvent furniture with our decals. From adding a seasonal splash of color and design to creating a chic stained glass effect, this video shows how easy it can be to reinvent  your current pieces.

The upcycling movement is all the rage in the arts, crafts and building world. It has taken the DIY movement to a new height of eco-chic accomplishment, repurposing items to brand new functions and forms, with eclectic and remarkable results. Before you buy new pieces, we recommend “shopping” your own home to see if you have anything that could be reinvented with a chic new identity. You can also save money and achieve a fulfilling sense of accomplishment by purchasing a used piece and making it your own with personalized upgrades. Painted furniture, for example, has been trending in home decor. Outdated wood pieces, especially, have enjoyed a renaissance of style after receiving a fresh coat of paint in an a la mode hue.

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WallPops are the perfect asset in DIY upcycling projects! They are not just for walls & will stick to most smooth, flat surfaces – including painted furniture, cabinets, appliances and most treated woods. Here are a few of our favorite WallPops upcycles on ordinary items:

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DIY filing cabinet project with WallPops by Jonathan Adler

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DIY stairs upcycle with WallPops Tangier stripes decals

DIY stairs upcycle with WallPops Tangier stripes decals via Pinterest

Safari Bureau Kids dresser DIY decor project with Wallpops

Safari Bureau Kids dresser DIY decor project with Wallpops

DIY Bureau Project with turquoise paint & Zoe Stripes by WallPops

DIY Bureau Project with turquoise paint & Zoe Stripes by WallPops

 

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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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.

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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!

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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!