You know what they say, “Earth Day is Every Day”. And, every year around Earth Day, which is April 22, we take a special moment to thank the Earth and to acknowledge ways that we can make a difference.
1. Reduce! Buying Locally made goods has so many wonderful benefits. For starters, by consciously buying goods that are made locally you are supporting the economy of your country, which helps to guarantee jobs! WallPops are made in America. In fact, we were very honored to be featured in a Diane Sawyer feature on ABC about decorating using products Made in America. You can see the video here. We are proud to be a high quality, innovative product line from the USA and we appreciate your support! When you buy locally made products, you also reduce the amount of packaging and fuel it takes to get the product into your hand. When things are made far away and imported from other countries, they have to be packaged more than once and trek across the ocean in ships or on planes to get to you, taking a toll on our precious environment. For an amazing resource on other goods that are made in the USA, you can check out the ABC News Made in America Page. From rugs to wall decor and appliances to furniture, you can find everything you need for a beautiful home Made in America!
2. Re-Use! Batteries, paper cups, grocery bags… many things that we used to use and dispose of after only one use now have very hip re-usable versions. It is both eco-chic and stylish to acquire a high quality item once that can be used and re-used like a cloth shopping bag or a metal water bottle. As we become more educated on how things like plastic bags and paper cups are harming the environment for a fleeting moment of function, it becomes an obvious call to action to do our part. Luckily, feeling good about making responsible decisions is also an opportunity to equip ourselves with fabulous re-usable goods. One great way to save paper, for years to come, is to convert to dry-erase message boards and calendars. Because they are re-usable, you can save trees! Use the same calendar for more than one year. Buy less post-it notes. Have an ultra lovely place to stay organized. Feeling good never looked so good!
3. Recycle! Recycling is a state of mind, not just the glass, metal, paper and plastic that we separate from our trash each week. There are a lot of sites and projects devoted to revamping our recyclables and “trash” into things as beautiful as wedding centerpieces from Mason jars and tin cans! For a fun post devoted to ways to use an Altoids tin for everything from a first aid kit to a guitar, click here! We were inspired, too! Since WallPops can be cut to any shape or size, we simply covered an Altoids box lid with a rectangle of Black Jack and then got creative cutting zebra stripes out of Plush Purple WallPops! Now this box can have a second life carrying bobby pins, or organizing a desk drawer, or collecting buttons, or loose change…
When using WallPops to decorate, one need not stop at the walls! WallPops are ultra versatile! They will stick to any smooth, flat surface, and can be cut to fit any space. Add a splash of color to a staircase, jazz up a mirror, create a cute laundry room with WallPops… the possibilities are endless!
This is your life! Surrounding yourself with photos of your favorite imagery, family and friends, including pets, and of course photos of you giving your best face, is virtually guaranteed to make you happy. Life is beautiful! Sadly, one of the tragic, unintended consequences of technology today is that too many of our precious pictures live only on our iphones, computer screens, and on Facebook. In these virtual realms, our lives are buried in files, folders, and timelines, nestled among our desktop icons and targeted ads. It’s time to flaunt it! Let it all hang out. Smile like you mean it. You are beautiful, your kids are adorable and you are a pretty amazing amateur photographer. That photo you took on your last vacation? You know the one, it’s all artistic and the light is just right? And the one of your Mom from forever ago, looking so young and skinny and fashionable, the one that is probably wallowing in a desk drawer somewhere? Put them on the wall for everyone to see! Not only do your pictures make great decor impact, they also lift your spirits!
WallPops has a very vogue solution to this modern mire. Peel and stick wall frame decals are the perfect way to showcase your sketches, portraits, and snapshots. Cover your whole wall with pictures and never lift a hammer! For a classic black and white photo frame gallery, check out these frames by Jonathan Adler, enhanced with a silver mylar shimmer. For an absolutely adorable idea for a photo gallery in a child’s room or nursery, It’s a Jungle in Here and Forget me Not create darling frames on the wall. You can easily frame your kids art in these frames, too, encouraging a sense of pride and accomplishment for your child. For more of a boutique look, there are 6 different types of European Frame Kits on the site, from vintage to museum painting style frames. Or, for a curvy French couture salon wall, Jonathan Adler has a sassy set of colored enamel frames, sure to display your images with flair.
Easter eggs are a tradition not to be missed! From Easter egg hunts, to Easter Egg trees and chocolate Easter Eggs, there is a widespread symbolic connection between pretty eggs and Springtime fun. Even the White House has an annual Easter Egg party on their lawn! This year, we have an egg-cellent collection of Easter Egg Design ideas, all made with WallPops! Did you know that WallPops can easily be cut to any shape and size? They are perfect for DIY crafts. These Easter eggs are all peel and stick so you can arrange and re-arrange them on any smooth flat surface from walls and furniture, to appliances like the fridge! There are no messy dyes to stain your fingers and clothes, and there is no boiling required : ) Just get creative cutting out egg shapes and polka dots, stripes, flowers… whatever strikes your fancy! We used some of our favorite WallPops pastels, including Oh Pear green, Flirt Pink, and Purple Perk. We also got cutsey and cut out some simple baby chick shapes from Lello Yellow. Check out the album for a sampling of our Easter DIY crafts.
Spring is sprung! Usually Spring kind of drifts in slowly, tidying up after winter here and there, chiding us with mud season and April showers, until, just before Summer spreads her wings, we can confidently enjoy the season without our boots and umbrellas in tow. This year, however, it seems that Spring has completely upstaged Winter for a dramatic declaration that it is her time to shine! When we have 80 degree temperatures in March in New England, it is something to sing about. As much as we will all enjoy traipsing off to the beach before they start charging to park, planting early gardens, and planning impromptu picnics, certainly we will not skip our annual traditions of Spring cleaning and Easter decorating! Bringing bright colors and fun flowers inside, appreciating pastels in their perfect appropriation, and decorating Easter eggs will never get old!
WallPops has so many beautiful ways to make your home pop with Spring Zing. And, because they are so easy to peel and stick, you will be back outside getting your recommended dose of sunshine in no time! From petals and poppies to birds on a branch and butterflies, we have designs that celebrate the season with zest! Stay tuned for a fun post on decorating your own Easter Eggs without the messy dyes or steamy eggs!
According to Netflix, there is a “very long wait” for Downton Abbey discs right now. As tormenting as this may be, it illustrates America’s current mania for the show, and only enhances our obsession, especially for all of the fabulous Edwardian decor! Set in the early 1900′s, Downton Abbey represents a time of elite fashion, where opulence and tradition ruled styles. From the historical castle where the series is filmed, to the gorgeous costumes designed by Susannah Buxton, this period piece channels dreamy elegance. Time magazine recently did a fun video tour of Highclere Castle (where Downton Abbey is filmed) lead by Countess Fiona Carnarvon, who actually lives there!
With Renaissance and Victorian influences, the Edwardian style has a timeless and luxurious appeal. Many of today’s finest designers still draw on influences that graced homes in the early 1900s. WallPops boasts several designs that put a contemporary spin on this posh European epoch. Keys to my Heart and Nouveau Damask, two wall art kits by WallPops, particularly embody these Parisian inspirations, bringing a mod look to romantic skeleton keys and the classic damask design. The extravagantly adorned walls of Downton Abbey are never bare outside of the servants quarters! Gorgeous wallpaper by Brewster Home fashions, such as this Classy Damask from the Piazza collection, and this Glamorous Floral Urn, from the English collection (quite similar to Lady Mary’s bedroom!), can bring such traditional beauty to your walls today. Adding to the sumptuous backdrops, Downton Abbey’s walls are embellished with extensive displays of hand painted art, displayed in decadently gilded frames. Creating your own salon wall of heirloom worthy paintings and photos is easy with WallPops Enamel Frames by Jonathan Adler. After all, “if your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it” is one of Adler’s signature mottos, which is right in line with the tradition of Edwardian finery. Peruse the luscious images below for more Edwardian enchantment!
Who doesn’t love a makeover video? Just think of the movies, where the dorky girl (who is always pretty the whole time) gets a music video makeover into a bombshell, a la Katy Perry in TGIF, Brittany Murphy in Clueless, and Sandy in Grease. Well, here is a fun tween makeover video where we used WallPops to totally revamp a 12 year old girls room from cluttered cute to positively posh! We kept the entire project under $100 dollars with some DIY magic!
WallPops are perfect for room makeovers! Not only do WallPops come in the most on-trend designs imaginable, they make a sassy statement for a very nice price, and they are super easy to use and then remove to make way for changing tastes!
We used the Go Wild zebra print blox to create a dramatic feature wall. Animal print has an adventurous and chic appeal that just never seems to go out of style! To compliment this impressive wall art, we painted her current bureau black and added some modern pulls. Changing her furniture from princess white with antique drawer handles to sleek black with contemporary hardware helped to transition the room from sweet little girl to stylish young woman. The black paint ($8.97 for a pint) and 8 new drawer handles (only $1.38 each!) were a low budget way to make a dazzling transformation. The finishing touch was an Icicles Chandelier for $30.99. This shimmering chandelier was the bling cherry on our delicious make over. Cascading tiers of silver hanging from the ceiling gives a glamorous, finished look to the room.
We are so very excited to announce that WallPops has teamed up with decorating trendsetter Jonathan Adler to bring you a new collection of posh peel and stick wall art designs! Based on Adler’s signature style of happy chic motifs, this lavishly hip line incorporates bold colors, mod geometrics and sassy metallic embellishments. Fulfilling his inspiring motto that “your home should make you happy” these dazzling WallPops are infused with sassy colors and twinkling accents for a personalized smile on the walls.
These lighthearted and frisky designer WallPops include dots, blox, and stripes, wall art kits, and dry-erase boards all created in Adler’s fashionable style! Juicy citrus hues, cool and crisp blues, and classic black and white are all given the celebrity treatment for dynamic and dimensional wall designs.
The dry-erase wall decals include a complete collection of zodiac inspired message boards. Representing each of the 12 signs of the horoscope, in dazzle-fun colors, these fabulous message boards are poised to be all the rage! Document your dreams, declare your love, and philosophize freely on your very own sign of the times! Also not to be missed, a chic assortment of enamel and metallic frames lends a glimmery glamour to even the most mundane of correspondences.
The days of hearing “don’t write on the walls” are over! Today, letters, words and quotes of all types are being added to walls as a growing trend in home décor. From monograms to memorable quotes, words on the wall is an artistic and personalizing statement. This design concept can be used for every age and in any room, including nurseries, children’s and teenagers’ rooms, dorm rooms, kitchens, baths and even entryways.
Once upon a time we might have had to use a stencil, ruler, and paint to achieve a professional looking wall quote. Not only would this method have been time consuming and fraught with the potential for disaster, it would also have left a permanent tattoo on your wall! WallPops makes expressing yourself on the wall so simple and stress free! Surrender to sudden decorating whims, play with your words, and personalize your space! As permanent or as temporary as your need them to be, WallPops go on and come off the wall with ease, and come in truly beautiful designs.
Whether you want to create your own wall poetry, write a name on the wall, use a beautiful alphabet as an educational and decorative piece, or use one of our quotes, WallPops has a very diverse selection of wall decals to work with. Six alphabet sets, in pea pod green, gigi pink, baby blue, espresso brown, ivory white and a new calligraphy script give you total poetic justice to write whatever you want on the walls…. and to peel it off and write something new whenever your heart desires! Alphabets also give you a beautiful way to label and organize areas of your home. Another truly customizable option for wall art is to add a monogram. Classy and proud, a monogram makes a declaration on a wall. Try adding the first letter of your family’s last name, or your baby’s initials to the wall with one of these chic kits, which also include an elegant frame. Finally, WallPops has an array of designs to uplift with memorable quotes. Evoke a song with “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” or inspire yourself and guests with the affirmation that “All You Need is Love“. From Nursery Rhymes to influential quotes, WallPops words on the wall are sure to make an impression!
Make a date with your home/office/dorm room. Seriously. Sounds silly, but sometimes it is the only way. How long have you been cringing when you enter that sparse or unsightly space, and imagining the perfect way to rouse the room to life? It’s time! Time for that room to get out of your dreams and onto your walls. Don’t just exist in your space, make it sizzle! We make appointments to get our hair done, and schedule playdates weeks in advance. Why not schedule a block of time to do some decorating? If you wait for the time to magically manifest, who knows how long you will have to wait? This way you can look forward to a day of creativity and a chic-er home on the horizon! What could be more exciting?
WallPops makes a day of beauty in your home extra gratifying! Designed to make decorating (and redecorating) uber simple, these peel and stick wall decals also come in the most delightful designs. Boring bathroom? Add some culture and romance with Malaya blue dots. Kitchen need an invigorating kick? Sass it up with the colorful botanical silhouettes of the Habitat kit. Could you bedroom or dorm room need an updated focal point? How about adding some luxurious French flowers with shimmering gem accents?Check out the WallPops site for scores of fun, foolproof ways to revamp any room. Making a plan to devote some time to making your world a little more fabulous is guaranteed to be a rewarding decision!