Modern Day Moms: Home Inspiration

The 2014 Pantone Color of the Year Radiant Orchid

We were delighted to be included in a recent post on Modern Day Moms, one of our go-to resources for everything from crafts to recipes, beauty tips and more. Modern Day Moms featured WallPops Plush Purple dry-erase dots decals and a fabulous quote from our Creative Director Paula Berberian in a recent Home Inspiration article. Read an except from the feature below, and click here to see more!

Radiant Orchid Wall Decals Dry-Erase Dots by WallPops!

“Declared as the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid is an intoxicating mixture of fuchsia, purple and pink hues.   An unusual shade, Radiant Orchid brings serenity when incorporated throughout the home, and gives interiors your updated look.  Inspired by designs around the world, the pale purple Color of the Year is complemented by a wide array of accents and undertones, making it effortless 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, a 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…”

Click here to see more radiant Orchid home decor inspirations and read the rest of the article from Modern Day Moms!

Wallpaper without the Fuss: Get the Look with WallPops!

Peel and Stick Wallpaper with removable wall decals by WallPops

Image via Nordstrom featuring Kolkata Blox

We love wallpaper! However, we all know that there are some situations where wallpaper is simply not a realistic option. When you are decorating an apartment that you rent, live in a dorm room, or are simply prone to frequent and wild fits of re-decorating, wallpaper can be a no-no. However, please don’t let that stop you from getting the look! Wallpaper has an unsurpassed influence on the ambiance of a room, adding color, texture and pattern that set the stage for the entire room. One decor trend with wallpaper that we are particularly keen on is creating a feature wall. This allows you to have more fun with the pattern and color without overwhelming the space. We have wall decals that create the look of wallpaper, without any of the paste! Especially when creating one feature wall of pattern, our wall decals are an affordable and simple solution to authentically design the fashionable look of wallpaper with the ease of peel & stick.

Peel and Stick wallpaper with removable wall decals by wallPops striped wall

image via Simple Space featuring Black Jack Stripes

Stripes, Stripes, Stripes! A striped wall is dynamic and enduringly chic. From bold graphic black and white stripes to flirtatious pretty in pink stripes, nautical chic navy stripes or classy neutrals like taupe and soft green, a striped wall can really add a stylish finish to a space. Striped walls can be achieved with paint and tape, a messy labor of love with questionable success rates, or with wallpaper, or with WallPops for instant, foolproof ooh-la-la. No paint, no glue and no oops moments! The stripes come in continuous rolls which are easy to cut and splice so you can add as many or as few stripes as you wish, and even cut them into varying widths. We recommend using a ruler and a level to get your stripes just right, but if you make a mistake, no biggie! Simply pull the decal off and re-stick it again until it’s perfectly placed.Peel and Stick wallpaper with removable wall decals by wallPops striped wall Peel and Stick wallpaper with removable wall decals by wallPops striped wall Peel and Stick wallpaper with removable wall decals by wallPops striped wall

Polka Dot Wall peel & stick wallpaper with wall decalsLots of Dots! Polka dot walls can be cutsey fun for kids decor or they can be contemporary, like the room at the left. The modern bedroom below is soothing and chic with a grown-up feel, but the taupe dots on the walls add just the right dose of style so that it is not boring. The kitchen t the left has a retro-mod feel, and the patterned wall makes the white tulip table really pop! Colored dots on a solid wall, white or painted, give the illusion that the wall has a fashionable wallpaper. The key to making it look more like a wallpaper is to evenly space the dots. Willy nilly dots are more of a playful decor idea for a youthful room or a whimsical spirit. Below are more polka dot walls done with removable wall decals, making a vogue feature without elaborate stencils or wallpaper. Larger polka dots tend to have a more modern effect while smaller dots are sweeter and more dainty in decor.

Polka Dot Wall peel & stick wallpaper with wall decals

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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

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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

Radiant Orchid decor idea

Caitlin Wilson via decorismo

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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!

Space Theme Wall Art

Long before Gravity made astronauts one of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2013, we were already preoccupied with the mystique of Space. Decor inspired by outer space opens up new worlds of style for your walls, with celestial beauty. Classic stars, moons and planets cross paths with rockets traveling to extraterrestrial destinations, and constellations tell the wonders of the night sky. Glow in the dark stars and planets decals bring a dazzling magic to your room at night, softly radiating the gathered light of the day back to you from above. Looking up into Space, we can’t help but feel a sense of wonder. Decorating with these themes brings the magic of the universe to life in our homes, with fantastic and fun results. Especially well suited to kids decor that both boys and girls can get excited about, a space themed room creates a timeless captivation.

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Trend to Love: All that Shimmers

Shimmery silver posh chandelier by WallPops!All that glitters is not gold. Sometimes its silver, and sometimes is dazzling jewel tones, too! We love putting on a glitz! In decor, adding touches of metallics and glittery accents is like adding jewelry to your room. Shiny accessories catch the eye, and radiate the light of the room, twinkling with varied illuminations from different angles and at different times of day. Be romanced by these shimmery decor accents, ranging from mod metallic geometrics to dazzling gem adornments. Cascading silver chandeliers, designer decals by Jonathan Adler for WallPops, peel and stick mirror embellishments, and captivating wall art with precious jewel trimmings to add a flash of sparkle and sass to your decor!

The Baroque design is a global-chic black medallion, exalted by round iridescent mirror decals. These gorgeous peel and stick mirrors add a glamorous dimension to the design, a little old Hollywood glamour on a cultured motif.
Baroque Wall Decals by WallPops with shimmery mirror accents

The Santorini Stripe is a glorious gold and silver geometric design, with a shimmery mylar twinkle. This designer wall art by Jonathan Adler adds a happy-chic sophistication to decor with a brilliant gold finish.

Designer wall decals by Jonathan Adler for WallPops Gold shimmer Santorini stripe

The silver Nixon design has a mylar mirror finish with a polished silver radiance. This designer wall art is a midcentury modern Greek key motif, with a dollop of drama.
Silver Shimmer Nixon Silver designer wall decals by Jonathan Adler for WAllPops

Delila is a darling and fresh take on the Jacobean style floral design, with vibrant turquoise, chartreuse, and orchid. This beautiful wall art  comes with sparkling gems to add an extra layer of razzle dazzle to the room.

Shimmer Jewel Accents on the Delila wall art kit add a flash of sass to decor

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

WallPops on MintLife Blog

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Our beautiful wall decals are truly an economical solution! Starting at $14.99, our peel and stick decals pack a lot of design punch! We were so pleased to have the savvy savers over at Mintlife include us in a story about budget friendly home make over ideas. They specifically call out our fabulous collection by Jonathan Adler for WallPops as a trendy and affordable decor solution under $20. The author, Rachel Weingarten is a noted style expert and we appreciate her very much for the shout out!

 

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

Fall 2013 Trends in Home Fashions

Fall Style Trends from Maison et Objet

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Concurrent with Fashion Week in NYC and London, the Maison et Objet design show in Paris is the mecca of hip for home decor and interior design trends. Here is a full report on colors, prints, materials, and inspirations behind the beautiful designs, products and textiles on display.

The quatrefoil design, meaning four leaves, and its fashionable sister the barbed quatrefoil, were prevalent. This Gothic design is a decorative framework, and lends a cultured Renaissance flair to anything it touches. Watch for it in fabrics, furniture and accessories this year.

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Florals are also enjoying a fashionable awakening. Pretty and artistic watercolor florals, mid to large scale blossoms, vintage floral prints and big open flowers were in bloom all over the place. Flowers are fresh, romantic and timeless in decor, it is no wonder they continue to evolve and pop up in different incarnations.

330277 The global-chic tribal trend has gone South. Southwestern designs have shed their salmon cinnamon and earth toned roots and re-emerged as vivid trend-setters in fun palettes. Native American and South American patterns have been energized with pinks, greens and purples for a vivacious twist on the cultured and spiritual design style.

colorful Southwest trend tribal rugs from urban outfitters

Watch out paint because solid color walls are out and bold graphic wallpaper is back in big time. Patterned walls were predominantly seen implemented as feature walls, with a complimentary color rounding out the rest of the space, but this look was dazzling left and right at Maison this year. Novelty designs, artistic prints and unusual, vivid wallpaper designs have reinvented the traditional looks of yesteryear for unexpectedly high fashion walls that beg to be noticed.

Vintage Floral Print Vivid Wallpaper Feature Wall from Eijffinger

An amalgam of time periods and resources were being mixed with pleasing results, such as natural materials being modernized with sophisticated fittings. Vintage fabrics were everywhere, looking fabulous in contemporary stylings. Reclaimed wood and earthy materials like drift wood, clay and stone worked themselves into au courant designs with fresh colors and modern touches.

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Color trends included lots of mid-tone pastels, like dusty pink, taupe, toned down lemon lime, peach, and especially everything aqua, giving a pretty and pleasant look to items. Orange and red were peppering in splashes of warm spice to designs, and opal, mother of pearl, and sequins were bringing an understated luxe. The result was quite lovely and not flashy for very livable looks.

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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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