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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Sweet Decor Ideas for Valentines Day

“A life without love is like a year without Summer” – Swedish proverb.

Heart of Hearts Valentines Day Decor Idea

Valentines Day is such a fun holiday! After the whirlwind hullabaloo of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years has passed it is the first thing we start to think about! Valentine’s Day is full of adorable traditions for kids and romantic gestures between adults. If you like to get festive in your home, classroom or business we have some uber cute ideas for Valetines Day decor. We have also created a Pinterest Board with more DIY Valentines Day decor ideas.

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A little love for your walls: Inspire affection with some sweet sentiment on the walls! These wall words are beautiful enough to enjoy year round, and artfully capture the spirit of Valentines Day. All You Need is Love is a cherished Beatle’s lyric, beautifully rendered as a romantic focal point. The Love Kit is made of plush black flock, giving this wall art a velvety depth. The beautiful swirling design is inspired by folk art and needlepoint and was designed by Jonathan Adler for WallPops.Flirt Pink dry-erase dots valentine day decor ideaRed hot dry-erase dots valentine day decor idea

Write love notes! With dry-erase decals you can make personalized Valentines messages where everybody can see! You can even change up your declarations whenever the whim strikes. Just erase “I choo-choo-choose you” and replace with “I like you berry much” anytime! Choose from Red Hot red decals or Flirt pink and remember that you can cut them to any size and shape!

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Get pretty in pink! Make a feature wall in your entryway, kitchen or at work with pink wall decals. Since they are removable you can go mad with pink stripes, hearts, damask decals or polka dots for Valentines day and then change it all up again on February 15th. Shown above, the Flirt Pink stripes are sophisticated and sweet, practically winking at you, and the pink damask decals are friendly and fun with a darling rosy hue.

Radiant Orchid in Decor

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Declared as the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid is an intoxicating mixture of fuchsia, purple and pink hues. An imaginative shade, Radiant Orchid brings serenity when incorporated throughout the home, and gives a vivid warmth to any space. Inspired by the exotic orchid flower, and found in designs around the world, this pretty purple Color of the Year is complemented by a wide array of accents and undertones, making it a true pleasure to execute in your own home.

Radiant Orchid is a totally different direction from last year’s Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald,” says Paula Berberian, Creative Director of Brewster Home Fashions for WallPops. “The softer shade makes quite a statement when paired with neutrals like taupe and cream, and is even more striking alongside brighter hues like turquoise and yellow.” Here, Berberian offers tips on how to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your home to create an elegant look.

Create an Accent Wall

Radiant Orchid Decor IDea

Radiant Orchid Decor IDea

It’s often intimidating to introduce a new color into your home, so starting on a smaller scale makes it easier to take the plunge. Instead of dressing an entire room in Radiant Orchid, focus on just one area to test out the shade. The dining room is an ideal space for dramatic designs, so choose which wall serves best as the center of attention. Pictured above, our Plush purple stripes creates an ideal accent.  After adding the enchanting Radiant Orchid accents, the wall becomes the highlight of the room.

Add Accessories

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Radiant Orchid Decor Idea

Accessories like throws, pillows and rugs can quickly turn any space into a coordinated design with on-trend appeal. Subdued colors such as grey, cream and taupe work well in the bedroom, but can often come up short when you are trying to create a bold design.  Keep larger furniture and substantial details like comforters and curtains in neutral tones, but incorporate soft blankets and textured decorative pillows in Radiant Orchid for a touch of sophistication and style. Tie in the Color of the Year by arranging WallPops Plush Dots, Box and Stripes decals between  windows or above the bed for an all-around cohesive design.

Focus on Florals

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If the idea of Radiant Orchid triggers visions of languid afternoons spent reading in the garden, that’s because orchids are tropical flowers! Capitalize on that exotic charm by filling your space with fresh flowers and captivating floral prints. Fresh pops of purple blooms in white vases will make any room feel more luxurious. Or, for a year round radiant orchid inspiration, decorate with floral wall decals!

What to do on Holiday Break

Next week is Christmas! This means no school for the kids, winter vacation for college students, and many of us grown ups have at least part if not the whole week off from work. What are your favorite things to do on holiday break? In no particular order here are our favorite 5 things to do this winter break!

5 things to do this winter break decorate1. Decorate! There are so many reasons why this week is one of the best times to roll up your sleeves and tackle a DIY home decor project! If you are anything like us, you have spent the whole year ogling Pinterest and dreaming over HGTV. Well the year is almost over and it’s time to bring some of that inspiration to life! Use this time, the last week of the year, to give your own home a stylish update. Using your time for a creative project launches you into the New year with a sense of rejuvenation and pride about your surroundings! This doesn’t mean you have to tear out the kitchen cabinets or build a roof deck! Set a reasonable goal, like revamping your work space or turning a blank wall into a beautiful focal point and work from there.

5 things to do this winter break organize your photos with frames decals2.  Organize Photos. In the digital age it seems like we take more photos than ever, yet we have less and less time to do anything with them all. Take stock of your year’s images and make sure that you will be able to enjoy all of these beautiful memories forever. Upload all of the images from your phone, back up photos on memory sticks or discs, and categorize your folders of pictures into a system that will make it easier for you to find them later. This is also a brilliant time to print out some of your favorites from the year and make an album, frame some for the wall, and gift them to our friends and loved ones.

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3. Cook. The holiday season, and the whole year, really, can seem like a whirlwind of non-stop activities, appointments, gatherings, shopping, errands, commuting and so much more. While we have to eat every day, we do not always get the time to linger over a recipe, or bake something from scratch. Try out a new recipe, or spend an afternoon whipping up something spectacular, just because you can! Then enjoy your delicious concoction with some of your favorite people. This is also a great project to do at home with kids, or as a couple.

 

 

Vintage phone dry-erase decal4. Call Your Loved Ones. These days, in many situations, texts, emails and social media have taken over the communication lines. We find out about everything from a friends broken leg to whether your cousin is having a girl or a boy baby from Facebook. An actual phone call can be rare, especially one that lasts more than 5 minutes! Use this time around the holidays to reach out and catch up with family and friends. They will be delighted to hear from you!

5. Get out & enjoy your community! No matter where you live, chances are there are fun things going on this week! Find out about yoga classes at nearby studios, explore your closest library, spend the afternoon looking in local shops and art galleries, or go ice skating at a neighborhood rink or pond. You don’t have to plan a 3 ring circus or book an extravagant getaway! Explore your own city or town and finally take the time to get to some of those places you have been noticing throughout the year.

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Stocking Stuffers

stockings2How are you doing on your holiday shopping? While some go-getters may already be done, and others havent even started,  many of us still have at least a few people on our lists to shop for. Stocking stuffers are some of the most fun gifts to get and can be as simple as an orange or as unexpected as a sweet piece of jewelry. While nobody is entirely sure how the tradition of hanging stockings up on the mantel for Santa began, here is the legend that we heard: A long, long time ago, a very poor father had three beautiful daughters. He was worried that he would not have enough money to ensure that they would could be married, and feared for their futures. St. Nicholas happened to be passing through the village and got wind of the old man’s woes. He waited until night and then tossed gold coins through the man’s window, filling up the socks that the man and his daughters had hung by the fire to dry. They were surprised and overjoyed in the morning to find their stocking filled with gold, and they girls were able to get married and lived happily ever after. While we may never know exactly how the tradition came about, we love it! Aside from having to be small enough to fit in the stocking, there are no rules to stocking gift etiquette. Some families have traditions, like toys, candy or toothbrushes. We hope nobody ever gets coal in theirs! Here is our round up of gifts from WallPops that would be absolutely delightful stocking stuffer gift ideas & Don’t forget that you can save 20% on the whole website with WallPops coupon code GIFT2013

Mini Pops

Mini pops come in just the right size to add pops of pretty to your life! Arrange these mini decals however you would like to add a little fashion to everything from your door to your desk. Each set comes with lots of colorful wall stickers so you can decorate to your hearts desire.

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One Direction Wall Border

Its official: One Direction has stolen our hearts! With sweet songs like the Story of My Life, and That’s What makes You Beautiful, the boys of 1D have proven that their talent is here to stay. We recommend celebrating your love of One Direction with this OneDirection wall border. It’s peel & stick, so it wont damage your walls, and it has all of the guys on it! This is the perfect stocking surprise this year!

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Glow in the Dark

Glow in the dark decals are a fabulous decor idea! Our designs look sassy during the day and light up your life at night with a friendly glow. With designs like dinosaurs, butterflies, cute monsters, fairies, space and peace & love you are sure to find the perfect one to fill your stockings.

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Dry-Erase boards / Markers

Dry-Erase decals are functional and fun! They come in perfect stocking sized boxes and each come with a dry-erase marker. People of all ages will adore waxing poetic, playing tic tac toe, keeping track of grocery lists and writing sweet notes on these sleek and stylish boards.

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Satsumas

Finding oranges in the bottom of a Christmas stocking is an old tradition and many families carry on the practice. A Satsuma is a beautiful twist on the classic orange, a small sweet citrus fruit with attractive green leaves affixed!

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Dry-Erase Gift Ideas for Everybody on your List… Including You!

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The holiday season has quickly flourished into a full-on festivity! It seems in the blink of an eye, trees have sprung to life with twinkling lights, glittery ornaments and pine scented boughs are bedazzling the streets and holiday music is keeping the beat every where you go. Have you started shopping yet? We are here to help with gift ideas for everybody on your list. Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for the most-wished-for presents of the year for everybody from your niece to your grandma, your child’s teacher and even yourself! Make sure you use the WallPops Coupon Code GIFT2013 at check-out to save 20% on your whole order!

Dry-Erase Decals Best Gift Ideas 2013

Dry-Erase decals have been topping the wish lists this year, and with good reason. This chic wall art doubles as functional and fun, interactive and clever, serving so many great purposes while looking fabulous. We have dry-erase message boards for keeping in touch, making lists, practicing math and doodling to your hearts delight. We have dry-erase calendars for keeping your schedule on track, coordinating the whole family’s events, and planning ahead while saving paper with a reusable surface. We also have dry-erase maps for plotting World travels, learning about geography and keeping track of regional ambitions. With designs ranging between trendy dry-erase decals to personalized zodiac designs and cultured National Geographic looks, our dry-erase collection is designed to suit any age and any style. From corporate settings to home offices, classrooms to kitchens, and dorms to kids rooms, our dry-erase decals have graced every type of space.

Dry-Erase Decals Best Gift Ideas 2013

Dry-Erase Decals Best Gift IDeas 2013

Dry-Erase Decals Best Gift IDeas 2013

Dry-Erase Decals Best Gift Ideas 2013

Dry-Erase Decals Best Gift Ideas 2013

Holiday Wall Decals

This holiday, don’t get stuck wondering what to gift to give… Give the gift of WallPops! Our Holiday 2013 Gift Guide has options for people of all ages, personalities and interests! See below for some of our favorites this winter season.

Silver Nixon

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A total steal at only $24.99 this holiday season, the Nixon Silver Mylar is a chic and elegant way of adding metal to your home but without the actual metal. These shiny silver accents will bring a little shimmer to your décor, almost like jewelry for the room.

Brocade Kit

Brocade Kit Flower Wall Decals

This winter, bring a garden indoors! Create the look of embroidered flowers on your wall with the Brocade Wall Art Kit. These Holiday Wall Stickers can be arranged to best fit your space in an elegant black and grey pattern perfect for year round happiness.

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Cork Tree Decal with Metallic leaves

The brilliantly designed tree decal mixes authentic cork and metallic golden leaves for a high-end boutique style in decor. It is absolutely gorgeous as it stretches across the walls with shimmering leaves. This Holiday Wall Decal is perfect for giving this winter, as it is great on any wall in the home as an accent or to make a feature wall.

Freeze

Want to give the gift of the illusion of ice on windows without the actual snowfall? The Freeze design gives glass the effect of being in a wintry wonderland. Any glass surface, including cabinets and shower doors, can be transformed with this Holiday Window Film, as if water froze into an elegant pattern of diamond ice. Freeze also creates a stylized element of privacy, which also reduces UV rays and glare.

 

Holiday Wall Decals are the ideal gift for giving this winter season. You can’t go wrong giving one of these fun and elegant designs to friends and family because they’re perfect for all.

Gift Guide! All the Best Gift Ideas for Teens & Tweens

Teens and tweens are so much fun to shop for! However, with all of the trends and ever-changing whims of this fussy bunch, picking out the perfect present can pose a predicament. Luckily we have compiled a stellar list full of teen approved gift ideas, including functional art to help students, trendy art to charm their rooms, and poetic wall quotes to inspire to their walls. And, since our wall art is totally removable and reusable, they can redecorate in a flash, without damaging the walls!

1. Wall Art Quotes: Words for the wall are all the rage right now! From pop culture idioms like “You Only live Once” (YOLO) to original sayings like “Never let anyone dull your sparkle” we have beautifully rendered quote decals for any teen or tween.

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2. Wall Art Kits: our wall decal kits are perfectly suited to the ever-evolving tastes of the teen and tween type. These kits let you be the “artiste” by arranging your scene wherever you would like, and then rearranging it over and over again. With very vogue subjects like boho-chic birdcages, ironic hipster symbols like mustaches, this wall art will take their rooms to the next level of cool.

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3. Dry-Erase Wall Art: This stylish wall art doubles as functional organizers and an amusing place for teens to express themselves. With designs like the “Keep Calm and_________ (fill in the blank)” message board kit, and brit-pop inspired calendar kits, any teen will swoon over these handy decals.

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Enchanted Autumn Decor Ideas

Zoe retro chic autumn theme decor idea thanksgiving diy decorAutumn is an enchanted time of year. It is the host to many beloved traditions, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, apple picking, everything pumpkin and so much more. After October 31 we put away the ghosts, witches and spiders to create festive decor schemes with a warmer more inviting feel.

Autumn decor draws on the colors of nature, bringing toasty orange, deep crimson, earthy brown and late blooming yellows inside for an homage to the season. Working with Fall branches and berries, re-purposing pumpkins into Thanksgiving settings, and playing with the warm glow of candles are all beautiful ways to enrapture your home with some autumn spirit. You can also play with leaves, gold glitter, feathers and late harvest beauties like sunflowers, mums, corn stalks and squash to entice a seasonal charm indoors. Decorating your mantle, adding traditional fall colored wall decals and creating pretty tablescapes with these hues and elements will create a welcoming look in your home. Adding pillows and throws in cozy colors instantly adds to the seasonal splendor of a room, too, especially when they play on the accent colors of your Autumn inspired decorations.

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