Fall into Color at Home this Winter in Four Steps

As Weather Becomes Dreary, Easily Add Cheerful Colors at Home

Summer’s green grass, colorful flowers and bright fashions are going out with the seasons ahead but that doesn’t mean you have to forfeit such vibrant color just because nature does.  Awaken to color in cold months by adding these cheerful additions and enjoy a lively landscape anytime of the year.

  1. Swap in Happy Rugs: For an effective overall update, swap out neutral and lackluster-looking rugs for something that energizes the space.  If you have hardwood or carpet, you can still add a variety of colorful carpets to transform a room without a major remodel.  Try invigorating orange, cheerful yellow or even grassy green and add a few accent pieces of the same color around the room for balance.  The area doesn’t have to be a circus of colors but these easy additions can add a whole lot of happy in humdrum colder months.

   Peeled Banana Rug by Jonathan Adler

  1. Bring Nature In:  While you may not be able to pick flowers fresh from the garden or even from the store, why not integrate these uplifting beauties more firmly into the décor?  Try placing high-quality artificial floral arrangements around the home such as in the foyer, kitchen and living room or making a bigger impression by adding floral wall art.  For an easy update, try WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions, that offers the Des Fleurs Wall Art Kit.  It features four large pink-and-white flowers on a lime-green stem with gem embellishments.  Other choices, the Sitting In a Tree Wall Art Kit with a whimsical green-leaf tree limb with blue birds perched on them and the Love Birds Wall Art Kit featuring a tan-and-cream tree with flowers, birds and heart-shaped limbs that comes in four square sheets.  All approximately $29.99 each.  To add a row of flowers, floral dots or a checkered pattern, also try WallPops Petals Dots, Blox and Stripes in a sixties-inspired floral design in pop colors.  To accent, WallPops also offers peel-and-stick wall art in colorful solids including Flirt Pink and Stylin’ Green.  All approximately $15.99 each pack.

 Flower wall art decals by WallPops        Beautiful French Flower Wall Art by WallPops wall decals

  1. Colorful Kitchen and Tabletop:  Go bright and notice the beauty it brings to the home.  One simple way to add color is with dazzling dishes, kitchen accessories and other tabletop items that are used every day.  Try throwing a bold red or blue tablecloth over dining tables in time for the holidays or add a splash of color and nature by using dinnerware patterned in lively butterflies, stripes or damask.   Also, retire old toasters, coffee makers and blenders and upgrade to colorful options such as those offered by Sunbeam, which currently has small home appliances in cheerful pink and teal.  Approximately $19.99 each and available on Target.com.   Another great way to add color and pattern to a part of the kitchen is with WallPops Anya Stripes in an intriguing floral motif dominated by a deep teal, or with the Habitat wall art, a modern spin on a classic nature inspiration.

Scandinavian Wall Art from WallPops with Colorful Teal Flowers  Wall Art inspired by nature! Bold botanical graphics, a coordinating wall art kit, and a peel and stick calendar and message board combo

  1. Pillows that Pop:  Perhaps the easiest way to bring color into a space is by placing bright pillows around the room.  Rather than purchasing, to simply get tired of the design or color later, buy several standard square 20” x 20” pillows and use stylish covers to rotate these accent pieces to fit with the seasons or your latest favorite color.  Try various online retailers such as Pronto Home that offers a wide supply of pillow covers from popular manufacturers that include everything from solids, watercolor patterns to bright bull’s eye prints.

 

Create a colorful home in cooler months with these easy additions and feel energized all year long.

New Fashion Trends for 2013

2013 Design Trends from Fashion Week

Fashion Week, where the styles and colors for Spring and Summer 2013 are declared, is sweeping the fashion capitals of the world. Last week saw the streets of New York City flocked by the haute happenings, London is in the midst of the revelry, and next the runways of Milan will open, followed by Paris, with the Design Week shows following a similar pattern of globetrotting. Let’s take a look at the designer movements of the moment!

Home Fashion Trends 2013 Stripes and BlueFirst and foremost, color lays the palette for each season. Pantone is our go-to resource for au courant colors, their color predictions are spot-on. According to the trend-setters at Pantone, the color to watch out for is Monaco Blue, a nautical and classic blue. We can also look forward to a bold poppy red, and Nordstrom has already declared red lips as the must-have accessory of the season. Bringing a softer side to these classics, we will see happy buttercup yellows, delicate linen hued neutrals, and gauzy jade, dusk, and violet hues. Neons are still in, but are making their way into our homes and wardrobes as details and accessories rather than dominating entire pieces. Black and white, especially together, were also EVERYWHERE on the runways this season! Marc Jacobs entire line revealed a mod ’60s world, almost exclusively in black and white.

 2013 Fashion Trends for the Home from Maison & Objet

Leather looks, perhaps inspired by the 50 Shades of Grey preoccupation, but more likely inspired by the work of photographer Helmut Newton, were prevalent. This tough look was softened with playful sweetheart details, think leather mixed with a garden floral print, or dolled up with lace. Linen also took center stage this season, bringing a relaxed yet luxurious vintage look, one that is also classic French. Stripes manifested themselves into all types of looks, dominating the designs of Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Oscar de La Rente. The bold and graphic print trend of last season had staying power, and is, in fact, blossoming. Latin American prints, birds, and busy novelty motifs lent a vibrancy and fun to new designs. We are also seeing a lot of sheers, peek-a-boo cut-aways, and even granny gone wild macrame knots.

 

Vintage American and French Moderne themes have been prevailing in home decor trends. As the digital age becomes a global norm, iconic items like old fashioned telephones and televisions, typewriters and antique typography, have become more of an artform, representative of a nostalgic past, rather than the function that they once served. Even Micky Mouse himself is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, as the amabassador of such simpler times. French Moderne brings a contemporary finish to the curvaceous lines of Renaissance relics, a modern glamour with a reflective quality.

French vintage linen look with bird embroidery from Anthropologie Vintage typography wallpaper fashion 2013 trends

All of these elements might be summed up as Magpie-Chic. A worldly collector with an eye for style, browsing markets, antique stores, and boutiques from around the world. A bohemian arrangement, where a vintage items repose on contemporary furniture, and clean neutral colorscapes are shaken up by spicy accessories. Raid your granny’s closet and pair one of her colorful skirts with a sophisticated white blouse. No need to match perfectly, or pick a defining theme. Bring together what you love and make it work.

 Maison et Objet Fashion Trends for 2013 World Traveler Vintage-Chic

Dorm Decor Extraordinaire!

Take Your Dorm Decor From Drab to Fab!

WallPops flower wall decals perfect for dorm decor

Moving in to a dorm at school is one of the most exciting, yet nerve-wracking endeavors of young adult life. This one room, often shared with another (sometimes a total stranger!) becomes your home away from home. This will be the spot where you come, exhausted, after a long day of learning, to study for your classes, where you wake up each morning, and get ready for every exciting day of your college life! Dorm rooms are classically stark, and come to you with heaps of rules, like no candles, no painting, no tacks or nails in the walls… they certainly don’t make it easy for you to make your room look enthralling!

However, don’t get discouraged by the bleak, white walls and utilitarian furniture. Your dorm room can be a truly fabulous space, one that expresses your personal style, welcomes you after a long day, and encourages your creative energy! Here are some tips for fabulous dorm decor that will create sizzle without breaking the bank or getting your RA into a frenzy.

1. Start With Your Bed

Dorm decor ideas from WallPops  Dorm Decor idea flower decals on the wall by WallPops

 

Dorm Decor ideas for privacy room panels by WallPops  Inspire your dorm decor with a peel and stick wall quote from WallPops

You will need a lot of sleep. Your head is going to be spinning from all the compelling knowledge, cramming for exams, keeping your schedule straight, and getting to know so many new people! It is while you sleep that your brain is able to commit all of this to memory. So try to make your bed as welcoming as possible. Aside from those extra long twin sheets, get some cute throw pillows and fun printed blankets to add a splash of inviting color to the room. Also, to create a comforting nook, WallPops has fashionable room panels that can be hung from hooks to create a little privacy. You and your roomate may have different study schedules, so these panels can help to give you both a sense of personal space. An inspirational quote above your bed is also a nice touch! WallPops has sweet words for the wall like “Dream” and “Life is Beautiful“.

2. Set up Your Study Space for Success

Get your dorm desk space organized with fabulous zodiac dry-erase wall art Dry-Erase Peel & Stick Calendar decals from WallPops

Hit the books and set yourself up to succeed by being organized! Your dorm room will come with a desk so that you have a dedicated space to study. Consider getting a charming lamp to set the lighting just right and add a home-y touch. Have fun setting up your desk with cute cups for your pencils and pens, be prepared with a stapler, and create a fashionable and functional folder system for each class. And don’t stare at a blank wall! Peel and stick dry-erase decals won’t harm your colleges’ paint job, and provide a space to plan your schedule and leave yourself reminders. With designer dry-erase decals by Jonathan Adler, including zodiac sign wall art, message boards and calendars, WallPops will whip your desk into shipshape!

3. Don’t Forget the Walls!

Perfect for a dorm peel and stick wall decals by WallPops Dorm room picture frames for the wall peel & stick decals

Don’t let dorm rules about nails and tacks in the walls discourage your designer diva dreams. WallPops are the perfect solution for your boring wall woes. Decorating your yawn inducing dorm walls will make the room pop. For a cool dorm room, pick peel and stick wall art that you can take with you at the end of the year. From zebra stripes to skeleton keys and wise owl graphics, we have dorm wall art for every style and taste. Check out our frame decals by Jonathan Adler. Choose from black and white frames with sassy silver accents, or chic colorful enamel frames. These frame decals make a peel and stick gallery so you can be surrounded by photos of your friends and family from home, magazine photos, artwork and anything else you find wall-worthy.

Have fun making your dorm room the coolest in the school. Do you have a super cute dorm room? Send us a photo, or upload one to our Facebook page, we would love to see your fabulous dorm decor style!

 

 

 

Dress Up Your Desk This School Season

 Must-Have Items For a Stylish, Organized Study Space

With summer’s fun-filled days flying by, it’s almost time to gear up for the school season.  While the thought of heading back to days spent indoors can be dreadful to most, why not spruce up your study space for a stylish and organized area that you can look forward to spending time in?

Whether you’re a student or a teacher getting ready for the upcoming school year or even a professional in need of an office update, make the most of your work space with these six easy and colorful additions suggested by Paula Berberian, Creative Director of WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions.

File Folders

With long days ahead filled with much to do, bring the outdoors in with these file folders from Paper Source.  The Bird, Sunshine, Waves and Roses sets (clockwise from top left) makeover traditional file folders into easy desk décor that is so stunning, you’ll nearly be able to smell the beach or roses.  Folders are one- and three-tabbed and approximately $7 for a set of six.

Dry Erase Calendars and Boards

Get Organized with dry-erase calendar decals by WallPops & Jonathan Adler

Stay on top of all of your upcoming deadlines and activities by keeping a wall calendar in an easy-to-view place near your work space.  Save paper and get happy with the new, lively WallPops by Jonathan Adler peel-and-stick Dry Erase Monthly or Four-Piece Calendars.  Monthly calendars are available in Links, featuring white and green circular tie-knots over a teal background and navy border (at top left) and Honeycomb (top right) with a classic navy and white honeycomb pattern and teal outline.  Also worth trying is the new Diamond Message Board with a white dry erase board framed with a teal and navy, diamond-patterned border (bottom left).

Stay ahead of the game and plan four months in advance with the Bargello Wave Four-Piece Dry Erase Calendar set (bottom middle).  The calendars feature Adler’s signature groovy waves in blue, orange, green and pink with one wave color per calendar.  To create an overall look, opt for the coordinating wave Dry Erase Board (bottom right) in a rainbow of colors with an orange outline that is sold separately.  Message Boards and Monthly Calendars are 13 by 17.75-inches and approximately $17.99 per pack.  Four-Piece Dry Erase Calendar sets are 13 by 13-inches and are approximately $20.99 per pack.

Stapler

Don’t overlook the tools you use every day, whether it’s a tape dispenser, scissors or a stapler, update life’s daily necessities and make each day that much more special.  With this in mind, add some serious design with this ANYTHING stapler, winner of the 2009 “Best of the Best” Red Dot Award, an internationally recognized quality seal for exceptional design.  The sleek-lined stapler is available in orange, yellow, turquoise and white.  Available at www.shophorne.com for approximately $40 each.

Desk Caddies & Trays

Store all your desk essentials tastefully with these hand-painted metal desk caddies and trays.  Caddies offer three connected compartments for holding writing utensils or tools along with a tray where business cards, paper clips or rubber bands can be collected.  Caddies are approximately $30 each and trays, sold separately, are approximately $20 each.  Both are available at www.seejanework.com.

Paper Trays

Save desk space and add a touch, or a range of colors, with stackable Pierre Belvedere Paper Trays. Choose from Fuchsia, Wasabi or Chocolate.  Trays are letter size, with cream stitching and a velvet interior.  Available at select retailers for approximately $26 each.

With a few chic additions to your current work space, it is easier than ever to create a desk to adore for a successful and enjoyable school season.

 

 

Brace Yourself For A Busy Fall!

Five Back to School Tips for a Happy, Organized Academic Year

Reestablish a good bedtime routine.

Ease your children back into a busy schedule by gradually reintroducing a school year bedtime.  It is helpful to start this process a couple of weeks before school begins so that your children are not thrown off balance with a drastic sleeping adjustment on the first day.  The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children ages 1 to 3 get 12 to 14 hours of sleep, children 3 to 5 years of age, 11 to 13 hours, and children five to 10 years old, 10 to 11.  This information is useful to keep in mind when reestablishing a bedtime routine.  After all, a sufficient night’s sleep will greatly improve your children’s daily activities. One of our adorable peel & stick clock decals can make keeping track of bedtime less of a chore!

Create a Calendar Central

Life becomes much busier at the end of August or the start of September but that doesn’t mean it necessarily has to become more chaotic.  With extracurricular activities, deadlines, meetings, social gatherings and more, keep the family up-to-date on the swirl of upcoming events by creating a calendar center, a centralized site for all family calendars and schedules.  To ensure everyone is well-informed without overcrowding a calendar, assign each family member his or her own monthly dry erase board.  Ideal for this use, is the new WallPops by Jonathan Adler Bargello Wave Four-Piece Dry Erase Calendar set.  The calendars feature Adler’s signature groovy waves in blue, orange, green and pink with one wave color per calendar so each family member can have his or her own.  For other peppy prints, try the Links Monthly Calendar featuring white-and-green circular tie-knots over a teal background with a navy border along with the Honeycomb, a classic navy-and-white honeycomb pattern with a teal outline.

WallPops Dry-Erase Calendar by Jonathan Adler with a Links pattern   Designer Dry-Erase by Jonathan Adler for WallPops

Make the center complete with dry erase boards to leave extra notes and reminders to all.  Try the coordinating Wave Dry Erase Board in a rainbow of colors with an orange outline.  To add a touch of personalization, surprise the family with the cheerful collection of Zodiac Dry Erase Boards featuring a top, solid color to provide ample room for notes, divided by the astrological sign written in fun fonts and a festive pattern or design on the bottom of the board.

Get ahead.

Never underestimate how much planning ahead can improve each day.  Before the week begins, plan meals for each day even stocking the freezer with prepared entrées for stress-free nights; layout children’s outfits a week ahead of time to save precious morning minutes as well as any other preparations to get you ahead of the game and ease the week ahead.

Start a New Tradition

As children can often get nervous for the big first day, initiate a new, fun tradition to mark the beginning of the school year and to begin autumn’s faster pace on the right foot.  Simply spending time together can ease the transition and comfort nerves.  Whether it’s a special family barbeque, end of summer vacation or big pancake breakfast the morning of, the tradition can be celebrated and looked forward to in the years to come.

By following these tips and getting the new school year off to a good start, your family can have a seamless and joyful year.

4th of July Style

Happy Birthday to America with Red, White And Blue Beautiful!

Decorating for a 4th of July party? Red white and blue WallPops StripesThe 4th of July marks the day that America signed the Declaration of Independence back in 1776. In celebration of Americas birthday, red, white, and blue are everywhere! Fireworks will flash in the sky, parades shall strut their stuff down Americas streets, and people everywhere will wave flags. This patriotic day is festive and fun, full of summer traditions. If you are hosting a 4th of July party, have a ball decorating! WallPops red, white and blue dots, blox, and stripes make adding a touch of Americana ultra simple, with striking impact. Unlike the decor schemes of certain holidays, these looks could fly year-round! For an a la mode year round look, that is decidedly white and blue, take a peek at Jonathan Adler’s Carnaby WallPops. Blue and white are so crisp together, a clean and refreshing splash of sass. Add a ruby hued vase, or a fresh bouquet of red gerber daisies, and voila! Your home is ready to party!

 

Global Chic Home Decor Trend

Global Chic Fashion Trend by Jonathan Adler for WallPops

 From New York shop windows, to the streets of Milan, our favorite stores on-line, and throughout the mall, bright, bold prints with a global-chic vibe have been strutting their stuff in the sun this year! Cultured and fun, these prints make a statement of worldly fashion savvy. This powerful trend has had a liberating effect on our decorating and fashion sense, allowing us to mix styles and prints like never before with confident abandon. Picture a canary yellow African wax fabric pillow, resting on an orchid Moroccan pouf ottoman with a blue chevron pattern throw blanket… gorgeous!

   Where once these vivid colors may have been shocking and (gasp!) clashing, now they are invigorating and a la mode. Influenced by global ventures, uniting color and pattern traditions of different cultures, these exotic fashions boast touches of Africana, animal prints, tribal chic patterns and romantic suzani and paisley designs from the Middle East. Peruse the gallery of striking wall art below from WallPops and plan to add some worldly touches to your home decor! Be tempted by shimmering patterns inspired by the golden island sun of Greece in Santorini and Geo Circles, enticing Casbah room panels with an Arabic intrigue, artisanal tree wall art, ethnic Persian textile suzani patterns, distant island prints like Bali, and chic animal print wall decals. Invigorate your walls with an adventurous splash of spicy style!

 

From Crayons to Perfume

Saying Thank You to a Special Teacher

A brilliant thank you gift for a teacher by WallPops

The end of a school year is always exciting, and also comes with a touch of bittersweet reverie. Marking the ever turning carousel of time, the last day of school is a very symbolic event. Teachers are a vital part of our children’s journey. In between learning about cursive and tadpoles, multiplication and music, teachers also deliver life wisdom, and negotiate social dynamics. Acknowledging the dedication and time that a teacher has spent over the year is a wonderful gesture, one that shows appreciation, and gives your child a chance to express a gracious goodbye. WallPops are a beautiful thank you gift for a teacher. A lot of teachers use WallPops in their classrooms to add a fun, personal touch without damaging school walls. The dry-erase boards and calendar decals are also handy for making daily notes, practicing math, spelling, and handwriting, and keeping track of things like science experiment results. The peel and stick alphabet decals are an awesome addition to any classroom! They can be arranged as a beautiful, educational alphabet. Or, since the set comes with multiples of each letter, these decals can be arranged to label areas with messages like “wash your hands!” and “library books”. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for perfect teacher’s gifts!

Zodiac Sign Designer Message Boards: Say it with your Style

Horoscope Dry-Erase Message Boards by Jonathan Adler for WallPops!

WallPops Horoscope Dry-Erase message Board by Jonathan Adler

 

Whats your astrological sign? Align your stars with a super hip zodiac accessory by designer trendsetter Jonathan Adler. These WallPops dry-erase message boards are fun, fashionable, and personalized to your horoscope. There has always been something exciting and intriguing about star signs. Who doesn’t love reading their horoscope in magazines and the newspaper? Document your dreams, pen your poetic musings and keep up on your to-do lists with an original message board in today’s most fashionable designs. All of the Dry-Erase boards are 17.75″ x 13″ and come with a WallPops dry-erase marker. And,  as always, WallPops are repositionable and totally removable. Find your sign below!

Any Libra will be decidedly smitten with the Libra message board, bringing star studded chartreuse to their existence. Sagitarius will revel in the pink whims of their board, exuding a kittenish glamour. Certainly Virgos will channel some dynamic energy onto their sassy yellow surfaces. Aquarius, destined for greatness, will enjoy being fancy and frisky on their board. Meanwhile, Taurus and Scorpio will rejoice in declaring their love again and again with reckless dry-erase abandon. Even the most determined over-achievers need a hint of whimsy once in a while. Capricorn will enjoy this welcome splash of style while Gemini is busy making mischief, then erasing it and making nice on their WallPops boards. The Leo design is amply charismatic and swanky to inspire the musings of this fiery sign. Cancer and Aries designs both mix orange and pink for a fashion statement that is far chicer than you think! And the Pisces Zodiac dry-erase board will inspire headlines worldwide with it’s stylish swagger!

 

 

Mothers Day, the Best Gifts and a Special SALE!

Gifts that you can Enjoy Together… and a coupon to save!

Peel and Stick Picture Frame Decals for the Wall

Mother’s Day is coming! In appreciation of all Mom does for you, it feels good to pick the perfect gift and make Mom smile. This year, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a splash! WallPops already gives you a lot of bang for your buck with our beautiful collection of decor accessories, but this year we are also having a sale! From now through Sunday May 13th, you can save 15% on anything on the site with this coupon code! From nursery-adorable to designer sophistication, and from your own Mom to any Mom you admire, WallPops has something for everybody!

Putting WallPops up is part of the fun, and then you get to enjoy your fashionable designs on the walls. Being able to position and reposition your wall art is a very gratifying experience, making you the decorator. Even the littlest cutie pies can help Mom peel and stick (and if you need to straighten a few out later, no problem, wink wink) From revamping a room into a fabulous focal point, to setting up a dry-erase message board or calendar to keep Mom organized in style, or making a wall gallery of your family photos with peel and stick frames that won’t damage the walls, Moms will rejoice when she sees her WallPops! Check out the ideas below for some more Mom-spiration and don’t forget to use your coupon to save 15% before May 13th!

Perfect Mother's Day Gift Designer Message BoardBeautiful Mothers Day Gift from WallPops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Mothers Day Gift Idea from WallPops

WallPops Wall Frames Mothers Day Gift Idea