Trending Now: Pretty Paisleys

Cultured and Fun Paisley is Dominating Style Trends This Year

Paisley Trend by Jonathan Adler for WallPops Verve Paisley Wallpaper by Brewster Home Fashions

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.

 

Happy Easter! Fun DIY Easter Crafts with WallPops!

DIY Easter Egg Tree with WallPops peel and stick wall decals

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.

Bring a Spring Zing to your Things!

Jonathan Adler Wall Art by WallPops Flowers

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!

Maison&Objet 2012: The Paris Home Fashion Show

Every year, artists, designers and creatives from all over the globe descend upon the city of Paris for Maison&Objet, the most prominent European design show. Showcasing the most fashion forward and a la moment inspirations before they hit the market, this Paris show embodies the spirit of luxury. With a dynamic mix of design greats like Missoni and Swarovski and burgeoning artists just beginning to storm the market, this show is the mecca of all things chic for the home. We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Paula Berberian, Director of Creative Services at WallPops, about her trip to Maison&Objet 2012 and she divulged a super stylish review of this year’s expo!

The theme of this year was CRAZY, meant to embrace vibrancy, fantasy and dreamscapes. Banishing goth and gloom, bright color is dominating designs this year. Pantone has declared this the year of tangerine, and we are seeing pops of this refreshing orange hue. However, the sweetheart color that designers are favoring this year seems to be a Palm Spring blue, with tendencies toward French turquoise. Waltzing alongside this aqua beauty, we continue to see lavish red-infused purples, as well as a lot of pinks, blues, a grassy malachite green, and a bright curry yellow. A yellowy green, just slightly subdued from chartreuse, is also predicted to peak this summer.

Perhaps influenced by European and American economic uncertainty, designers seemed determined to herald happier, more upbeat musings. Everything was bathed in pretty, evoking pleasure just to behold it. Taking designs to new heights of luxe, were jewel embellishments and dimensional enhancements. Metallic shimmers and gem garnishes were prevalent, adding a sassy sheen to already lovely patterns.

Continuing to unite worldly styles, global and tribal designs were in full swing at Maison&Objet this year as well as abundant effects with natural woods. Ikat motifs, and romantic suzanis inspired by Persian and Asian textiles took on contemporary influences. All things “tribal beautiful” were enjoying a moment in the sun, including abstract African patterns. Harmonizing these bold and fun geometrics was the influx of unscathed rustic woods. Fresh and clean, natural wood adds an enduring eco-chic balance to any space.

Finally, all things Brit-Pop have resurfaced as chic. Building on the intrigue of the Royal Wedding and leading into the Summer Olympics 2012 to be held in London, the Union Jack and other iconic English notions were celebrated at Maison&Objet this winter. With a traditional beat and notes of punk, British fashion has a distinct disposition.

Eclipse Winter Blues with Bright Décor

Dandelions by WallPops

So, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, imparting six more weeks of winter weather on us. Granted we have had an easy winter this year, although the term “easy winter” seems a bit of an oxymoron. Even without heaps of snow and sub-zero temperatures, this winter still harbors a chill and the deciduous trees still lost their leaves. When it is grey and cold outside, revamping your décor to include splashes of color and touches of nature will bring a vibrant happiness inside!

It is an oft declared motto of interior decorators that the best rooms always incorporate inspiration from nature. This mantra calls to mind how much life a vase of flowers adds to a room. Walls, of course, also benefit greatly from natural imagery! WallPops has some truly beautiful designs that evoke the charms of the great outdoors. For more on trees, check out our recent post on Enchanted Décor Inspired by Trees. For some blossoming floral art, consider dressing your walls in the whimsical Dandelion Wishes design. Symbolizing summer and childhood dreams, Dandelion Wishes wall art is a poetic embellishment. Flower Power plants a bohemian garden of happiness inside, while Cameroon designs a tropical island theme of exotic foliage and flowers!

Habitat Forest Silhouettes by WallPopsFlower Wall Art by WallPops

Another vivid approach to decorating your way through bleak winter months is to use bright, bold colors. By bringing vibrant hues indoors, we provide a refreshing uplift for our spirit. Have fun adding dollops of Electric Blue and Styling Green’! The Habitat Kit adds a screen-printed effect to walls with a lush forest motif of ferns, branches and butterflies. These bold pops of color on your walls will energize you, reminding us that spring is just around the corner!

Since we typically spend more time indoors in the winter, it is important that our homes surrounded us with delight. It is also key to have fun projects to keep up our creativity and provide a reprieve from the couch! Focusing on décor projects is very rewarding and WallPops make it so simple to have stylish and inspirational walls!

 

GO TEAM! Decorating for your Super Bowl 2012 PARTY!

 Super Bowl Party Decor by WallPops Red White & Blue Wall Decals for Super Bowl by WallPops Red White & Blue

Now that we know who will be playing in the big game on February 5th, all bets are on! Whether or not your team is playing this year, the Super Bowl is a must watch television event and this is a game not to be missed! For the thrill of the sport as the battle to the championship manifests, the commercials you actually want to watch, the half time show, fun party food and the camaraderie of your friends and family on the wave of excitement, this is the mecca of entertainment. We all know that cheering actually helps our team, right? And decorating for a Super Bowl party will definitely add to the spirit of the day! Don’t let your menu planning have all of the fun, your walls should scream team spirit, too!

Using dots, blox, and stripes in your team’s colors will really wow people with the festive colors. To declare a side in this years competition, WallPops has Red Hot, Shh! Dark Blue, Ice, and Ghost White. Adding pops of colors to the walls makes a cheerful ambiance for football reveling!

Another ultra fabulous party idea for Super Bowl is to bring on the dry-erase boards. Three cheers for this fun way to declare your loyalty! You can write your teams name on the wall, or have so much fun making little bets on things like who will win the coin toss or get the first touchdown and keeping track of your guests victories. The fridge, a popular destination in between plays, is another spot not to be ignored. Add your number 1 fan touch to the fridge with dry-erase dots. A dry-erase board makes your Superbowl party even more fun by adding an interactive space to up the ante!

Hands down the most definitive way to bring the enthusiasm of the football stadium to your walls is with a Fathead NFL authentic wall graphic. Super fans of all ages will say WOW and your place will be THE PLACE to watch the game. Decorating for a Super Bowl party, Fathead NFL wall stickers always win. WallPops has all your teams colors, logos, and favorite players to get your Super Bowl party into the hall of fame!

Love your Space! Romantic & Fun Décor Ideas for Valentines Day

 

From puppy luv crushes and cute kids cards, to chocolates, roses, romance, and true love, Valentine’s Day is a dreamy holiday! Check out these sweet ideas to evoke romance and invite an I love you moment by enchanting your décor for amour!

For a contemporary take on flowers for your flower, why not opt for a fresh bouquet of floral wall art? These blooms will never wilt, making them a fabulous gift and a romantic year-round décor piece! WallPops Brocade Kit creates the look of a bunch of embroidered flowers on walls in a classy pallette of black and grey. The Des Fleurs Kit flourishes a lovely French style on walls with chic jewel dew drops!

Pink, red, and romance are classic Valentine’s Day refrains and WallPops has several traditional designs to harmonize your home with love! Heart of Hearts, the quintessential symbol for love comes in blue or purple, and makes a sweet detail on walls. For hearts with shimmer shine, the Heart Shaped Mirror wall art and the Cupid Chandelier, with 3 tiers of pink hearts that hang from the ceiling are darling! The Keys to my Heart kit is romantic and fun, with a vintage key motif that will be chic year round, while Love Birds brings amorous birds in a beautiful tree.

Finally, in true Valentines Day tradition, try making your own Valentines with Red Hot and Flirt Pink dry-erase dots. These vivid and romantic pink and red WallPops can easily be cut into any shape you want, so get inspired, and write something sweet! Try some silly ones like I choo-choo choose you, or classics like Be Mine, xoxo and I love You! Stick your creation somewhere fun, like the fridge or your bedroom door and have fun changing your message to reflect your mood leading up to February 14th!

 

Decorating For a New Years Eve Party!

Just as your holiday décor has reached a frenzy of glitter and bows, and you continue to be showered with festive tokens of holiday socks, ornaments, and candy, we can’t forget that New Years is just a week away, too! Whether you are having an intimate dinner party with a few select guests, letting the kids stay up until midnight to see the ball drop, or hosting a rocking bash, New Years is an evening of pure celebration! It is essential to add a little special shimmer and glitz to greet the new year in style! Here are a couple of ideas from WallPops to make this year a News Year to remember!

Dry-erase boards have become the must-have interactive accessory this year! In a digital world, it is so refreshing to see people actually writing things, leaving each other notes and drawings! A dry-erase board is also SUPER fun at a party! Put one up and let your guests go wild on the walls! You can take a picture so you don’t feel guilty erasing the board afterwards. People can leave New Years revelations, favorite memories from the year, or just tidings of adoration! Trust us, it will be a fun party activity, just get it started by writing something like “Welcome 2012!”, leave the marker, and over the night your guests will fill it up with all kinds of wonderful wisdom and wackiness!

Lighting is an essential way to set the mood. Your overhead lighting might be perfect for your daily activities like cooking and reading, but most likely it is too bright for a swanky gala! Create a more glamorous atmosphere by dimming the lights, using colored bulbs, and strings of Christmas lights. Lighting is a dazzling way change your space from familiar to fete-fabulous! Try one of our chandeliers, like the Posh, with 3 swinging tiers of shimmering metallic orbs! This ritzy chandelier can be lit up with a white or colored light bulb for an extra dallop of drama!

Another fun way to set the party mood is to choose a festive color or pattern and carry it through all of the party accessories! Some chic New Years Eve themes are shimmery silver, glittery gold, classic black, or zebra print! Dots, Blox, and Stripes are fabulous options for quickly re-inventing a space! Jazz up walls, or add razzle-dazzle and organization to tablescapes with dots and blox. A WallPops Dot, like a Go Wild Zebra, on a bar, table or counter is a brilliant way to organize bottles or glasses for drinks and can protect your surfaces! Get matchy-matchy with plates, cups, and napkins or even go all out with streamers and ballloons, and you have yourself a party motif!

 

 

Twenty Twelve Trends

It is difficult to believe, but 2011 is coming to an end! We welcome 2012 with excitement! Here are a few fun facts about this upcoming year and some trends to be ahead of to keep you a la mode:

2012 will be a leap year, so we can all count on having an extra day this year in February! What will you do with it? You could make it a special day to do something out of the ordinary, or perhaps just catch your breath! This year, February 29th will be on a Wednesday so plan ahead! One thing we know for sure is that we will be hosting a WallPops Wednesday Giveaway contest on our Facebook page that day! In case you aren’t familiar, every Wednesday we give away $50 in WallPops to one of our fans, just ‘cuz! If you’re not a fan of us yet, click here! Maybe this Leap Year Wednesday will be your lucky day!

Starting on January 23rd, 2012 will become the year of the dragon in the Chinese Zodiac! This wonderful occasion welcomes longevity and prosperity in the New Year and dissolves any negativity from the past! Cheers to an uplifting fresh start, and a cool creature to reign over 2012!

2012 also says a warm hello to the Summer Olympics! This inspiring world event happens only once every 4 years, and this time will be held in London. Always fun to watch, the Olympics is a friendly tradition to look forward to!

A trend that will continue to grow in 2012 and beyond is saving paper and trees. WallPops dry-erase calendars are a stylish and fun way to keep track of dates, and you can re-use them over and over again.  Several of our styles, like the Jack come with 4 stylish pieces so you can look ahead for 4 months at a time! Considering the London Olympics, this British-style will be extra hot! Or, check out the Poppy Design, which comes with a message board and a calendar to keep you in super communique! From a clean and simple white board style to a jewel-accented Kolkata design, we have a look to match any taste.

  

In fashion we see colors swinging out in pastels and neon! For a bolt of bold fluorescent in your decor, try the WallPops dots, blox, stripes in Electric Blue or Stylin’ Green! Prints are also making a huge splash this year, with inspired florals, and artsy ethnics taking over!  Bright colors and fun patterns are sure to beat back winter blues. In the cold months it is always fun to bring bursts of color and animated cues from nature into our homes. Check out the Anya series, a bird and flower motif with a Scandinavian folklore swagger that is sure to bring a smile to your space!

 

Pop Your World Holiday-Chic!

Who doesn’t love to be festive?! After all, the holidays are the mecca of festivities, giving the warm lively spirit to the word itself. One of the most fabulous and sure ways to make merry is decorating. Being surrounded by fun seasonal colors, shiny glitz, treasured holiday items and magical embellishments lifts spirits! Bedecking your home for the celebration of the season  is a joyous journey, one on which we embark each year with renewed delight. The holidays also present a special opportunity for DIY glee! Sure you can buy a box of cookies, but isn’t it more fun to make them yourself? This time of year, we all have an extra twinkle of inspiration! Here are a few visuals of holiday ideas we tried this year!

  

In this photo, we traced and cut out an iconic Menorah shape that you “light” each day with peel and stick flames. It is a DIY advent Menorah! Fantastic and symbolic for kids, they will love to add a flame each night. We used the WallPops Ice Blox to give our Menorah a shimmer shine!

Here is a quick video of a WallPops craft idea that creates a beautiful space to display your holiday cards! One of our favorite things about the season is opening the mailbox to find greetings of the season from family and friends. However, where to put the jubilee of pictures and cards?! Here is a brilliant and jolly space saver that showcases your holiday hellos with splendor!

 

WallPops are perhaps the most versatile decorating innovation ever! There are designs perfect for everybody, and they are designed to be arranged to fit any space with unlimited possibilities. But did you know that they are also perfect for DIY projects? WallPops can be cut to absolutely any shape, and the multitude of colors can be used together to create stunning and functional décor themes. For a refresher check out the Autumn leaves inspiration. For the holidays, just let your imagination run wild! Think of peel and stick ornaments on your walls, candy cane striping, red or blue dry-erase for holiday wish lists (and cut out a peel & stick white bow to accent everything!! Bows are trending right now!) Just pick a celebratory color or shape and stick it anywhere and everywhere. Pop your world holiday-chic!