Moroccan decor is full of beautiful curves, cultured geometrics, a mixture of rich fabrics and designs and ambient lighting. It has an inviting yet luxurious look, with exotic prints and warm, vivid colors. Lots of pillows, ornate carvings, candles, lanterns, lots of curves and low furniture, perfect for lounging! We love Moroccan inspired decor looks and wanted to share some of our favorite designs with this theme at heart. For more of this global-chic look, check out this Houzz page full of Moroccan rooms.
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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!
Fall Style Trends from Maison et Objet
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are so thrilled to announce these exciting new designs just for kids! We have expanded our wall decal collection to include lots of fresh inspirations for kids decor! From pirates to butterflies, and dinosaurs to daisies, these kids decals are sure to bring the cutest rooms to life! The designs include our popular dots, blox and stripes, wall art kits large and small, and interactive dry-erase maps, chalk board decals, and growth charts!
Large and small wall art kits await, guaranteed to make your kids rooms the coolest in the neighborhood! These fabulous decals include classic themes like dinosaurs, butterflies, flowers, puppies, planes and much, much more! Featured above is the Puppy Love kit, with dogs of all shapes and sizes and the fancy-chic Delilah flower kit, which comes with shimmering gem accents!
Playful motifs like racecars, daisies, pirates, sailboats, sports and an enchanted bike ride take our popular dots, blox, and stripes to fun new heights. Pictured here are the Regatta nautical themed dots and stripes, and the Patchwork Daisy pink damask dots decals. The line includes 6 dots, blox & stripes combinations, with motifs for boys and girls and designs that both can agree on!
Peel and stick growth charts, colorful kids map decals and 2 new chalk board decals add an interactive flair to this dynamic new collection. Help your kids practice their letters on the Learn to Write chalkboard decal and enjoy charting adventures on the dry-erase Map Decals. These engaging new wall decal designs hold the promise of smiles for years to come, helping you make imaginative and awesome spaces that your children will love!
Flowers Everywhere for Happy Home Decor!
Even as the snow continues to fall in many areas, we wink at Winter weather with light-hearted optimism that Springs warmth will soon be here. The Groundhog, despite a rather embarrassing track record of only 39% accuracy in predictions, did declare an early Spring this year. No matter what the weather, fresh flowers and flower wall art are always a cheerful decor idea!
1. Super Bowl XLVII – The Ravens vs. the 49ers
At this year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, the Ravens will go against the 49ers and to make things more interesting, the two rival coaches this year are brothers. We’re looking forward to a great game, not to mention the entertaining commercials and Beyoncé’s performance.
2. Kate and William’s Baby
2013 will welcome the Duke and Duchess’ first baby. We can’t wait to see the first photos of the happy family.
3. Our New WallPops Line
Another newcomer this year will be our exciting, new collection of peel-and-stick wall art. Be sure to watch our site for more about the stylish introduction launching soon.
4. Mad Men Returns
One of the most popular dramas will return with its sixth season this April. Will you be tuning in?
5. Creating Frame-Worthy Moments
We created a list of all the fun things we want to do this year. From going on a hot balloon ride to heading off on a scuba diving trip to taking cooking classes, fun is certainly ahead. We’ll be sure to be capturing all of these moments and putting them on walls with our chic Enamel Frames.
6. Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding
Who doesn’t love a good celebrity weekend? This will surely be a beautiful one. We look forward to seeing photos of the stunning couple.
7. Spring Cleaning and Redecorating Project
It’s always nice to feel like everything is clean and organized come spring, that’s why we are doing a major organization and colorful redo on our décor come March. Check back to our Facebook page and the blog for pictures. We’re definitely using our helpful Dry Erase Boards and Calendars, more details to come!
8. The Great Gatsby
The new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel by Baz Luhrmann will surely be a treat. The story not to mention the cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan and more – is something we’re looking forward to.
9. Incredible Fashion
We always stay on top of the latest trends in order to incorporate them in our offerings, which is why we’re excited for New York’s upcoming Fashion Week running February 7 to 14.
10. A Calmer Year
2012 included a presidential election and the Summer Olympics, while this year we won’t see a president reelected or Phelps and Lochte going head-to-head in a pool, we look forward to a less-eventful year to spend fewer hours watching politics and games (even though we love them) and more time doing what we enjoy, like decorating!
Valentines Day Decorations
Has Cupid inspired love in your life? We hope so! Valentine’s Day is both romantic and fun! Grown-ups go gaga giving gifts to their sweethearts and kids get giddy giving each other lollipops and cute cards. Who can forget Ralph’s adorable I choo-choo-choose you Valentine to Lisa on the “I Love Lisa” Simpsons episode? This moment was actually based on a true experience from writer Al Jean’s childhood where he received this exact Valentine from a girl, and had always wondered if she meant the words on the card. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate puppy love, true love and everybody you love! Bring romantic decor to life with wall accents like the All You Need is Love wall quote above. Inspired by the beautiful sentiment of the Beatles song, these words on the wall are a beautiful sentiment.
Not all romantic Valentine’s Day decor ideas are pink and red with hearts and flowers! This designer wall art by Jonathan Adler for WallPops brings a sweetheart detail to a room in a classy black velvet finish that will look darling all year round. The love struck Love Birds kit below is another enduringly chic and amorous idea.
Add some unexpected romantic touches to your home decor with these Keys to My Heart skeleton key decals. Inspired by vintage keys, this wall art kit comes with three ornate keys, totally chic in ebony black. Flowers are the perfect treat on Valentine’s Day and roses are the finest tradition! Always fresh, our rose stained glass window decal makes a beautiful accent for your home!
For classic Valentines Day decor inspired by pink, red, and hearts, try making your own design! With dots, blox, and stripes, you can arrange your wall decals to suit your space, and even cut out shapes to peel and stick a custom creation! Heart shaped mirror decals are sweet and have a sassy iridescent shimmer. Or, with the GiGi Pink Alphabet Decal Set you can place poetic phrases, sweet words, and Be Mine messages on the walls. For interactive Valentines Day decor, declare your love with reckless abandon on a dry-erase board! With red-hot and flirt pink dry-erase designs to choose from, you can have fun with your decor, writing cute messages back and forth with the ones you love! Here are a few fun Valentines Day ideas to inspire you!
Infuse Your Style into Apartment Decor and Dorm Rooms
Don’t let white walls get you down! Most dorms and rental units won’t allow you to paint at all, while others insist that you paint all the walls back to white before you leave or risk losing your security deposit. Painting restrictions are common, and some spaces do not even allow you to put nails or screws in the walls. Strict rules can be daunting, but don’t worry, you can still live fabulously! WallPops let you celebrate any space, no matter how temporary, with the royal treatment of beauty. There are so many brilliant ways to make a space your own and give it a “wow” factor without damaging the walls! WallPops peel and stick wall art is perfect for apartment walls and super sassy for dorm decor! Check out these 2 decorating ideas:
Both of these rooms have pure white walls, but they do not look cold or stark. In the first room, chic turquoise, chocolate, and chartreuse flowers bring a vibrant and sweet warmth to the space. In the second space, elegant black medallions bring a contemporary glamour to the walls, and shimmering mirror accents add extra sizzle. WallPops are designed to work in harmony with walls, so you can remove them if you move, and even take them with you and use them again! This takes so much of the doubt out of decorating decision making. If you live in a dorm or apartment, you don’t have to worry that you will ruin the walls or waste money investing in the décor of a space that is not yours forever. Creating dynamic décor is truly accessible, and at such great prices, you can afford to decorate with latest a-la-mode whim, or truly make a statement with your walls! Here are a few more gorgeous dorm decor and apartment walls ideas with removable wall art.
One of the loveliest ways to make yourself feel at home is to surround yourself with photos of your family and friends. If you live in a dorm where you can’t use nails or screws in the walls, or you don’t want to damage your apartment walls, you can still create a gorgeous gallery! WallPops frame decals are peel and stick so you can affix photos and artwork to the walls in beautiful frames without making any holes! These removable frame decals are perfect for a little apartment therapy and dorm couture!
Get Organized This Year With a Dry-Erase Calendar Decal Set!
Where do you stand on New Years resolutions? Some people set out each January with fresh motivations and the best of intentions, often related to health goals or breaking bad habits. According to Forbes, don’t be vague when setting your goals beacuse the way that you articulate them can seriously impact the success rate. For example, don’t simply declare “I’m going to join a gym”, but instead say “I’m going to do yoga with my best work out buddy every Saturday morning” Being specific, realistic, and getting to the heart of your goal can help you follow through, as well as enlisting a partner to help keep each other on-track. Another fresh outlook on the New Years Resolution, one that we simply LOVE, is to resolve to try something new in the coming year. This puts a positive spin on the concept, and gives you something to have fun planning, learning, or experiencing rather than putting the emphasis on something you would like to change about yourself. This year why not enrich your life with a new experience, like learning to make paella, taking a cooking class at a local school, learning a new computer program, going to a salsa dance class, trying to knit a scarf, or just going for it and booking a trip to somewhere that you have always dreamed of going!
Whether or not you make a resolution in 2013, the pursuit of a beautiful, organized home is always something to rejoice in! Here are a few reasons why we absolutely adore these dry-erase calendar decals: 1. they are re-usable. You may never have to buy another calendar, simply write in new dates each year! 2. With so many designer calendars and darling looks to choose from, these calendars double as fabulous wall art 3. They genuinely help you stay organized, putting your schedule fashionably in sync in plain view. Write in your new goals to keep them front of mind. If you write yoga in on every Saturday of the month, even if you miss one week you will have a personalized reminder to make it to class the next week. With the 4 piece calendar sets, you can plan out 4 months at a time, or keep the whole family’s busy schedules on display together. How about you? What are your plans this year? Share your tips for success below & good luck to you all for a happy, healthy 2013!