Guest Post from Our Friends at Modernize!

Tips for Creating the Ultimate Boy’s Room

By Jane Blanchard

Are you looking to design an over-the-top bedroom for your son? I love the idea of creating a stylish and functional boys’ bedroom that’s a gorgeous extension of your own design aesthetic. Whatever design style you choose, it is important to create an environment that stimulates the imagination of your son. Accentuate his interests with a great design theme — perhaps your son is a sports fanatic, dreams of traveling through the cosmos as an astronaut, or aspires to sail around the world. Check out some great inspiration and ideas for you to help you choose the design that is perfect for your little man!

Traditional

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Traditional Kids by Lufkin Architects & Building Designers Sanders Architecture & Design

Beds: Blake by Wesley Allen

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Traditional Kids by Nashville Kitchen & Bath Designers Red Leaf Interiors, LLC

This traditional bedroom has a vintage touch with the throwback Radio Flyer and fire engine artwork that ties the whole room together. Decorate the bed with a pillow that proudly displays your kid’s first initial on it to make him feel like it truly is his own space.

Little Red Fire Engine by Radio Flyer; $99.99

Sports Themed

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Contemporary Kids by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators TRG Architects

This over-the-top sports themed bedroom is sure to impress any young sports enthusiast. Underbed lighting might be the perfect way to elevate the room to total coolness.

Mural: Morgan Bricca of Murals By Morgan

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Does your son have a race car obsession? You will make his day with these pop art inspired race car wall decals from wallpops.com. A perfect temporary solution to age-specific decorating in a little boy’s room.

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Traditional Nursery by San Diego Kids & Nursery Oopsy Daisy, Fine Art for Kids

This sports-themed design is vintage, subtle and refined. Mix patterns and colors on textiles to add visual interest and create a cozy feeling.

Artwork: Oopsy Daisy Fine Art For Kids

Solar System

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Contemporary Kids by Orlando Design-Build Firms Hobus Homes

What little boy doesn’t aspire to be an astronaut? This solar system-themed bedroom has an unexpected feature: a mural on the ceiling complete with hanging planets. When decorating your son’s room, don’t be afraid to do something cool on the ceiling.

Bedding: Solar System Bedding, Land of Nod

Nautical

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Tropical Kids by Garden Grove Photographers V.I.Photography & Design

The nautical theme in this room is found in many details. From the sailboats on the wallpaper to the rope details on the light fixture, no opportunity was lost to infuse a strong nautical vibe in this room.

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 Tropical Kids by Garden Grove Photographers V.I.Photography & Design

A bed that’s a boat! This world-traveler nautical-themed bedroom makes quite a statement. The drawers built into the bed provide additional storage to keep the bedroom looking this impressive all the time.

Bed: Pottery Barn Kids

Transitional

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Traditional Kids by Vancouver Interior Designers & Decorators Fina Designs

Transitional style marries traditional and contemporary style in a cohesive, slightly eclectic manner. This refined boys bedroom oozes with style. This room is also rich in texture, with a plush headboard, jute area rug, and bedding with multiple textures.

Unique

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Traditional Bedroom by Stowe Architects & Building Designers Cushman Design Group

Imagine curling up to read a book or perhaps building a blanket fort in these beds tucked into the eaves of your home. The built-in storage is great for keeping all of your son’s belongs neatly stowed away.

Make sure to check out Modernize for more inspirational design ideas!

A Special Valentine’s Day Sale

 Show Your Special Someone You Care! 

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Love is in the air! Now until Sunday, February 15, 2015 enjoy 20% off your entire order at wallpops.com. From beautiful wall kits to inspirational quotes, hearts and butterflies, flowers and more, there is no better way to say BE MINE than with a fashionable decal that can follow your loved one wherever they go.

Get inspired by our LOVE decals below and make sure to visit our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board for even more sweet ideas.

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How to Create a Chic Kitchen Backsplash

A Simple Upgrade that MAKES a Difference!

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A before look at the kitchen we easily remodeled with a contemporary backsplash

Designing a kitchen backsplash tends to be one of those projects that most likely falls at the end of the to-do list. Hanging a few pictures and organizing the counter space is sometimes all that people find the time to do. However, until you actually see the difference that a backsplash can make, you might never understand the power that this small upgrade can have.

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Modern detail gives these plain white walls a powerful boost

When you compare the top picture to the one above, the difference is truly remarkable. From clean white walls to walls with flavor, this funky backsplash gives this kitchen a wonderful new vibe.

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Add intrigue by incorporating chic faux tiles into your design

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We added our Kitchen Wall Sayings for the finishing touch!

Want to see how it’s done? Check out the video below for a step by step guide on how to create your own beautiful backsplash.

It’s National Hobby Month!

 7 DIY Projects to Try This Month

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Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? Celebrate this inspirational month by trying one or ALL of these easy DIY projects. Not just for design enthusiasts, these simple ways to personalize your home décor will help to get your creative juices flowing, and who knows you may just find a new hobby out of it…

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1. Update Your Stairs: Nadia from House 36 recreated her stairs using WallPops Tangier Stripe decals. We love the black and white combo against her chic purple walls. Which pattern would you chose?

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2. Create a Chalkboard Wall: Chalkboard walls are SO in! Instead of using chalkboard paint that’s messy and permanent, use a couple of our large peel and stick chalkboard decals to make you own that’s both mess free and removable.

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3. Make Your Own Jewelry Holder: This stylish jewelry holder from Lemonade Makin’ Mama allows you to both organize your jewels as well as incorporate them into your décor. Sasha’s goal was to put on at least one piece of jewelry every day and this helped her do it. What are some of your goals this month?

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4. Design Your Own Mug: Have the same old mugs from years ago? This quick project from Caitlin of the Merrythought gives them a chic upgrade using only a bowl of warm water and nail polish!

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5. Redesign Your Fridge: Bring your refrigerator into the modern era with this fun DIY that turns your fridge into a fashionable accessory. You can purchase this funky geometric pattern here: Zoe Blox Decals.

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6. Fashion Your Own Marquee Sign: Aimee from Song of Style shows us just how simple it is to create our own marquee letters. Spell out you name or bring an inspiration to life with this genius decorating project.

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7. Make Your Own Coasters: Design your own colorful coasters using WallPops Geo decals or create your own look with the pattern of your choice. This project is a fun way to add a bit of flavor to any table.

Meet Our Confetti Dots!

Learn How to Style Your Own Confetti Wall

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Sometimes the best things DO come in small packages. Loaded with 64 fabulous decals, our Confetti Dots pack a stylish punch! Styled in two colorways, a glistening gold foil and chic matte black, these charming polka dots can be used to decorate any room. From party décor to apartment decorating, have fun creating your own fashionable wall art.

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New Year, New Colors…

2015 Color Predictions!

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We have the whole year ahead of us to dream, create, dazzle and delight! Life will be changing all around us, from new fashion trends to new hairstyles, breaking news stories and more, 2015 will make its own mark.

In the home decorating world, the most popular trends and colors will gradually make their unveiling throughout the next twelve months. With Pantone announcing “Marsala” as the color of the year, we thought it would be fun to make our own predictions as to what colors will ultimately reign in 2015!

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Images via Apartment Therapy, Domaine Home & Brown William Art + Design

1. Warm Earthy Tones: With Marsala debuting as the 2015 color of the year, it seems only right that earthy tones will be seen alongside. Expect a warm mixture of toasty browns and oranges to chic and sophisticated hues of tan and beige.

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Images via Houzz, WallPops & Huffington Post

2. Bold Color Mixing: Bright colors are always in fashion! This year we expect there to be more mixing and matching of colors for an energetic impact. A bold feature wall or colorful piece of furniture is a wonderful starting point followed by a vibrant piece of art, pillow, duvet cover, lamp shade or kitchen appliance for the finishing touch.

2015 color trends

Images via Better Homes and Gardens, Benjamin Moore, WallPops, Pinterest and Apartment Therapy

3. Green Makes a Comeback: Benjamin Moore announced Guilford Green as their 2015 color of the year. A pale silvery green, this soothing hue creates a peaceful interior that’s hard to match. On the other end of the spectrum, warm olive tones are being seen in both furniture and wall décor. This rich, natural hue is truly lovely (in the right shade of course!).

2015 color trends

Images via Pinterest, Style at Home & WallPops

4. Gray as a Neutral: Sophisticated, chic, trendy and stylish, gray is the “it” color. With the ability to stand alone or act as a neutral, gray isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! From walls to furniture, linens, rugs, accent pieces and beyond, there is not much that can’t be covered in this clean and polished hue.

2015 color trends

Images via Row House Nest, WallPops, Top Teny and Pinterest

5. Everything Blue: We saw blue make a comeback last year and we think it’s here to stay (at least for a little while longer..!). Bright Mediterranean style blues to gorgeous ocean shades, deep navy tones and more transform any space into majestic haven.

Fresh Ideas for Home Décor

Organization & Happiness in the NEW YEAR!

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Give your décor a positive punch with an inspirational wall quote!

It’s time to start FRESH! Once more, all the ornaments, party decorations and wrapping are put away. The clutter from gifts, guests and more is finally being cleared, making no better time than now to make amends with the past and start anew in the future.

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Organize your cords with washi tape for easy identification – image via Dabbles & Babbles

We want to make sure you have the best year yet! So while you still may be experiencing the holiday blues, take happiness in that there is a whole year ahead to accomplish not only your new year’s resolutions but so much more! With so many ideas to get your home organized in the New Year, there’s a solution for every home both big and small.

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Make extra room in your office with these fun desk clips – Image via Brit + Co

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Create your own inspirational haven this year with a colorful feature wall – Image via WallPops

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Make your own DIY birthday calendar so no special day gets forgotten – Image via Pinterest

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Place your calendar in a high traffic area so everyone can see it! Image via WallPops

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Make life easier by creating a recharge station for your whole family – Image via Driven by Decor

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Give your bathroom an easy upgrade by installing decorative panels over the windows – Image via WallPops

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Make your laundry room an enjoyable space with natural details and a simple organizational method – Image via Pinterest

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Fresh floral details are always a good idea! Image via WallPops

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Design your own herb garden with this fresh DIY idea – Image via Pinterest

Go Paperless with WallPops Dry-Erase Calenders!

A Great Way to Make a Difference in the New Year! 

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Style your own yearly calendar by purchasing 3 sets of our 4 piece dry-erase calendars!

In the age of paperless bills, online bank statements, mobile deposit and receipts that are emailed to you rather than printed, we’ve seen the powerful shift of being wasteful, to instead being resourceful.

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With a fun array of prints and patterns, there is truly a design for everyone!

One of the many things we love about our dry-erase products are that they are reusable year after year. Instead of having to purchase paper to write down notes or a new calender at the beginning of the New Year, you are able to simply erase and start over. From weekly calendars to monthly, 4-months at a glance and organization sets that include a place for notes and more, our selection just keeps on growing!

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Start the year right with one of these fabulous organization sets (featuring our White, Eden and Vintage Bazaar styles)

Being on the brink of 2015, there is no better time then now to get prepared for the New Year. Whatever your decorating style or budget, organizational method or schedule, this “green” calendar option allows you to both personalize and reuse while giving you the freedom to remove and reposition whenever you desire!

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Not just for walls, our dry-erase calendars make great accessories on folders and books as well as your refrigerator!

DIY Chalkboard Wall

The Perfect Activity for Christmas Break! 

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An easy chalkboard wall made with WallPops Large Chalk Message Board

A truly wonderful time of year, the holiday season is filled with family and laughter, friends and great food. Allowing us more time to spend with one another, these fun filled days give us the freedom to work on unfinished projects, start on new adventures or dabble in some of our favorite activities.

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Chalkboard Wall Before & After

Whether this Christmas break you are looking for a fun task to keep your little one busy or a way to make a statement in your room, this easy DIY project is not only mess free but a fabulous way to enjoy the benefits of a chalkboard wall without the hassle or permanence of paint. With the ability to decorate again and again, write, draw, play tic-tac-toe, erase, redecorate and repeat!

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Have fun using your chalkboard wall as a way to decorate for the holidays!

For more DIY videos with WallPops, head on over to our YouTube channel! 

Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescapes!

Creating a Warm & Inviting Atmosphere to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Tablescape

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It’s a week until Thanksgiving and you’re starting to panic, you have 20+ guests arriving and you haven’t even thought past the turkey and stuffing! I’m sure we’ve all been there; the focus around Thanksgiving tends to be more about the food and less about the decorations. However, by taking just a little extra time to plan out the look of your table, the atmosphere of your special event can take on a whole new meaning.

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Images via Ella Claire Blog, Bird’s Party Blog, Pinterest & Houzz

Place Settings: Even the smallest details will bring a personalized touch to your table. A simple name tag or a fresh autumn sprig or colorful leaf, are all easy ways to achieve this.

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Accents: Candles to autumn flower arrangements, pumpkins, fruit baskets, pears and branches are all lovely accents at a Thanksgiving table. Not only inviting and warm, but these natural décor pieces remind us to be thankful for the beauty that lies all around us.

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The Entire Look: From white to colorful to autumn toned, your Thanksgiving table can be of your own design. Whether you have a lot of time to spare or just a few hours, creating a tablescape that will make your guests feel at home is entirely possible, it just requires a little thought!

For more Thanksgiving styling inspiration, check out our entire Thanksgiving Tablescapes board on Pinterest!