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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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.

Tree Cork Metallic

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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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.

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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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Fall Wall Art

 

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Zoe wall stripe decals bring autumn colors to your walls with a beautiful retro berry and leaf design

Fall is upon us and it is time to celebrate this wonderful time by decorating with symbolic colors and images of the harvest season! Wall decals are removable and repositionable and can be used virtually an unlimited amount of times. For anyone who wants to decorate for the seasons or holidays, these autumn wall decals are the perfect décor for your home.

 

  • One of the perfect wall decals for fall is Autumn Joy. It is a sophisticated and elegant tree decal representing the moment where wind is pushing the leaves to break free from the branches. These wall decals are great for mixing a modern art style with a touch of traditional taste.
  • The Autumn Tree abstract tree adds colors to your walls with hints of red and brown. The swirling design of the leaves and branches of the tree wall decal is symbolic of the tree of life, a true staple of the fall.Autumn Tree Wall Decal
  • A similar staple of fall is the leaves falling from the trees. The Leaves – Flock are wall decals in a fuzzy flock finish that have a soft look and feel. Easily arranged in an abstract tree graphic on the wall, or separately around a space for fun detail, it’s the perfect combination of sophisticated and fun.Fuzzy Flock Leaves autumn decor idea wall decals
  • While some might think the Silhouette Tree Kit is just for a nursery, it’s quite the contrary. This wall decal is perfect for any room in the home because it is a whimsical design created with a chic silhouette in mind for a painted wall. Great for the months of September to November, it can also easily be removed and repositioned for the spring and back again in the fall!white tree silhouette wall decals
  • The Black Branches is a classy forest motif that can be added to the walls to give your home the feel of fall. The olive tree branches are simply perfect and can be arranged in several different ways, which you can personalize to suit your own décor.black branches wall decals autumn decor idea

Back To School Decorating Ideas

Can you believe it’s almost time for back to school?! We are always sad to see Summer fade away, but we have to admit that we get pretty ramped up for Fall fashion! Of course we have checked out the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall color trends and we are already dreaming about who will have the coolest dorm on campus. This collection of ideas for back to school includes brilliant dorm room decor and phenomenal organization tools!

1. Dry-Erase Decals, where fabulous meets functional! Our peel and stick dry-erase message boards, calendars, maps and planners look lovely while providing a space to stay up to date! Chart your adventures and brush up on geography on a dry-erase map. Maps are classic, they never really go out of style but they have been popping up as a trend in decor and fashion prints recently. A dry-erase message board is a super chic way to decorate your dorm walls, and also works well in a kitchen as a central space to communicate and coordinate busy schedules. A dry-erase calendar keeps your whole month in perspective, and is totally reusable, so technically you will never need to buy a new one! We love decorating with dry-erase because it is interactive wall art.

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2. Wall Art Kits! WallPops wall art kits bring the hottest décor themes to your walls, with the brilliant innovation of peel and stick! We know you can’t paint your dorm room. And we know you aren’t even suppsed to use nails, screws or tacks. But that simply does not mean you can’t decorate your walls! Our wall decals are totally removable and repositionable so you can even take them home with you when you move out of your dorm. All of your friends and even your RA will be in awe of your gorgeous dorm room decor. Our wall art decal kits include hipster-chic trendy mustache decals, globe trotting city skylines, pretty flowers and butterflies, vintage-mod bird cage wall decals and much more so you can truly personalize your dorm.

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3. Wall Art Quotes! Express yourself and inspire your décor with a beautiful quote on the wall. WallPops wall quotes include heartfelt sayings like “All You need is Love” and great mottos like “You Only Live Once”. Designed with fine graphics and attractive fonts, these words for your wall bring a great message to any room, especially a dorm room. Keep it positive with an upbeat mantra like “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful” or “Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle”.

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