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.