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.

image via frauleinschlegelmilch.blogspot

image via frauleinschlegelmilch.blogspot

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.

radiant orchid dry-erase decals to keep track of your holiday break activities

Gift Guide! WallPops for a Little One on Your List

Today’s gift guide is dedicated to all the little ones on your list this year! We have compiled our most wished for and best gifts for kids! With adorable kid gifts for boys and girls, this list is full of style and delight! We actually have so many perfect gift ideas for kids that we had to limit ourselves to only a few of our favorite designs in each of the categories below. Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas!

1. Wall Art Gift ideas for Boys! Pirates, planes, safari animals, trucks and outer space themed decals! Shop all of our boys gift ideas for more inspiration!

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2. Wall Art Gift Ideas for Girls: Butterflies, flowers, cheerful birds and more… all created in darling palettes with patchwork prints and special details! For even more ideas check out our on-line gift guide for girls!

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3. Dry-erase maps: educational, attractive and interactive! Have fun plotting adventures and learning about geography together on these beautiful peel & stick map decals!

Dry-Erase kids map of the World Best Kids Gift Ideas 2013 Dry-Erase kids map of the USA Best Kids Gift Ideas 20133. Glow in the Dark Wall Art: light up their lives with fun wall art that doubles as a nightlight! These magical wall decals are so much fun to give and receive, any kid you know will be dazzled!

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Living Room Decor with WallPops

Wall decals can add elegance to your living room and enhance the mood of your space. If your living room has a lot of wall space, choose a decal that will really complement the furniture, fixtures, décor and colors in the room. Or, if you’d like to add quotes about family in the room, wall decals make this very easy to do. Below you’ll find a couple of ideas to use wall decals in your living room.


Decal Frames for Pictures

 Colorful Enamel Wall Frames Decals by Jonathan Adler for WallPops

If you love having photos of your friends and family in your living room, there are wall decals that have simple and unique borders that you can double as frames for the pictures. It is a great way to add pops of colors and décor around the room without having to compromise the furniture and fixtures you already have. This is also a perfect solution for decorating in the living room of a rental. Even though you may not be allowed to put holes in the walls or paint, you can still make it a home and infuse your own style into the space.


City Murals

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If your room is designed around a theme such as Paris, NYC or London, we have photo-realistic decals that would add to the decor of your living room. These wall panels let you bring fabulous and cultured art from your favorite city into the room without compromising the integrity of the walls. Decorating with scenes from your favorite city is a chic way to bring a well traveled and meaningful touch to the room.

Wall Quotes

All You Need is Love Wall Quote Decal

Inspire your living room with a poetic wall phrase or uplifting quote. You can instill a sense of happiness into the room with the power of words. Our wall art quotes and wall phrases add a beautiful touch of art, designed in pretty colors and fonts to look as if they were painted on. Choose from classic mantras like “You Only Live Once” famous quotes like “All You Need is Love” and more unique sayings like “Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle” Shop all of our words for the wall here!

Moroccan Influenced Designs

Modern Moroccan Inspired Sun Room with WallPops

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.

White honeycomb Moroccan room panels

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The Real Deal RetailMeNot Valentines Day Feature

Heart Mirror Decals from WallPops Valentines Day Romantic Decor Idea

Do you adore Retail me Not as much as we do? If not, you’re missing out! How many times have you gotten to the check out page with your cart full of everything on your wish list, only to panic about how much it costs, or to be shocked by a $10 shipping fee? Check Retail Me Not before you buy anything! Seriously, if there is a coupon, in-store or on-line, they will know about it, and they make it super easy to get the code. You can instantly copy and paste codes for zillions of cool websites and save on the spot. In addition to being our go-to site for promo codes, coupons and free shipping deals, the site is full of great ideas and tips for savvy shopping. This year they included WallPops in a feature on the 18 best Valentine’s Day gifts for everybody you love. Our peel & stick heart mirrors were #6! The feature had the sweetest suggestion for how to use them, too: stick the heart decals all around a kids room while they are asleep for a delightful morning surprise! Check out all of their Valentines Day Gift Ideas, and don’t forget to check for coupons.


WallPops on MintLife Blog


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 2013 Trends in Home Fashions

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.

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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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Introducing Our New Kids Wall Art!

Kids Wall Decals Safari Theme by WallPops

Lets go on Safari Wall Art Kit New Kids Wall Decals from WallPops!

 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!

New Kids Puppy Love Decals from WallPops!

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!

WallPops Kids Decals Regatta Anchor Sailboat and Fish themed art Pink Kids Wall Decals by WallPops

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!

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Spring Flowers!

Flowers Everywhere for Happy Home Decor! 

Flower Wall Art Decals

Welcome Spring with Pretty Flower Wall Art

 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!

Fresh Flower Wall Art from WallPops

Pretty Purple Poppies Decals are a Happy Decor Idea!

Flower Wall Decals Welcome Spring Looks into Decor

Des Fleurs French Flower Wall Decals


Flower wall decals with butterflies stickers too

Precious Pink Flowers and Butterfly Wall Decals

Ten Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2013

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!