Stylish Decorating Ideas: Creating a Feature Wall!

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Feature Wall Ideas & Inspiration via Pinterest

The word “feature wall” may seem a little intimidating, for where do you even begin when designing a wall that’s meant to be sassy and bright and full of both pattern and intrigue? Where multitasking is a part of our daily routines and time being of the essence, many of us don’t have the time to dedicate hours and energy to a 3-4 day project. So how do you design a statement wall that’s both easy and stress-free? Yes, WallPops!

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Before & After Looks from our Feature Wall Video (watch below!)

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We chose a look that was that was both modern and a little trendy, with chic metallic accents and a fabulous geometric print

The first step is to decide on the look you want. Do you want a look that’s modern? Trendy? Colorful? Bright? Neutral? Once you decide on the particular style, you can start to have fun with the layout. You can use a combination of patterns like we did in the video below or instead stick to one specific design.

Whether you’re looking for decorating ideas for a living room, bedroom or apartment, using WallPops to design a feature wall in any room is easy, fast and affordable. You can have the look of a designer wallpaper in less than 30 minutes with a host of fashionable and trendy decal designs that can be switched up and removed when you either move or want to redesign the look of your space. For more stylish decorating ideas, head on over to our YouTube page for a variety of both DIY and How To Videos!

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Add an artistic finishing touch to your feature wall with one of our stylish wall quotes

New Fashion Trends for 2014

Design Trends from Fashion Week

Fashion Week, where the styles and colors for Spring and Summer 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.

 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.

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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

Get a Global Chic Look!

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With the latest infusion of NEW wall decals, we’ve been falling head over heels (yet again!) for the global chic trend. From vibrant colors to tribal prints to bohemian inspired florals, blending patterns and prints from around the globe with both time-worn details and eclectic pieces is one of our most coveted looks for the home. Bringing a well-traveled look to your space may seem like a daunting task, even for the interior designers at heart. However, with a few of our favorite designs in hand we set out to show you with just a few simple additions, adding an international allure to your interior can be both easy and fun.

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Dressed in both worldly style and global sophistication, use the Pop Art Kit to create your own modern masterpiece.

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A mixture of colorful patterns and textures makes this inspirational wall quote a perfect global chic décor accent to walls, mirrors and more!

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Fashion décor in a vibrant bohemian meadow with the free-spirited Eden Kit.

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The new Tribal Beat Dry-Erase Calendar adds a cultural zest to your space with a fabulous diamond motif blended with exotic feathers.

Fashioning a Statement Door!

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Watch the latest Refashioning with WallPops video below and learn how you can easily create your own pretty patchwork door!

Make a true décor statement by fashioning your own decorative entryway! Whether you’re aiming for a look that is sophisticated or trendy, bringing fresh style to a rooms entrance, closet doors or even kitchen cabinets, allows you to not only make a bold first impression, but gives you the freedom to add a punch of personal flavor to your homes interior.

Project Tools:

1. Your Choice of WallPops Blox

2. Scissors and/or X-Acto Knife

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Fashion plain door panels with a favorite pattern or color for an instantaneous décor boost

Tips & Tricks When Fashioning a Statement Door:

1. When measuring door panels, measure each individual panel because sizes may vary

2. Add 0.5″ to measurements, this will give you room to make mistakes and not cause you to have to start over

3. Easily remove excess material by trimming along edges with an X-Acto Knife

The video shows just two of the countless ways you can quickly and easily revamp the look of your door. Remember, fashioning a statement door is all about having fun, while experimenting with different ideas and design combinations until you find the one that fits. Make sure to take a peek below for a few of our other favorite door transformations…

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Trending: Parisian Décor

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Parisian décor inspiration

Paris, the city of love, where vintage and modern coexist and “organized clutter” is seen as stylish and chic. Old clocks to beautiful fabrics to gilt picture frames, chandeliers, black, white, gold and purple, all mix beautifully together to inspire a perfect Parisian look. Although the Eiffel Tower may not lay outside your doorstep, achieving a look that’s both old and new, eclectic yet romantic can be done with just a few simple touches using some of our peel and stick decals!

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The easiest way to bring Parisian style home, is to bring to your room pictures of French landmarks including Paris and the Eiffel Tower, black and white vintage photographs or paintings of the French countryside. Nothing speaks more to Parisian culture than the beautiful sites and scenery of the city itself!

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Paris Wall Mural via WallPops

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A romantic Parisian bedroom featuring the Tour Eiffel Wall Mural and Jonathan Adler Love Kit

Offsetting a modern room with vintage details and accessories is another common theme that can be found throughout Parisian homes. By bringing in items and furniture that have a time-worn elegance, you can layer in the old with the new and start to create a mixed look that’s both unique and stylish.

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Antique vintage keys hung above a modern chaise lounge

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A vintage boudoir fashioned with a modern floral decal

Last but not least, incorporating raven colored accents throughout your room work to tie the whole Parisian look together. With a chic touch of black on picture frames, lamp shades or even pillows, the plain becomes glamorous and the old becomes new.

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Notice how subtle black accents work to tie this stylish Paris apartment together

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Use the Baroque Wall Art Kit for a stylish pop of black

Make sure to check out the “Refashioning with WallPops: Parisian Decorating” video on our YouTube channel for more Parisian décor ideas!

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Tell Us Which Dorm Decor You Like Best

For a Chance to Win $100 in WallPops Wall Art!

You are fabulous and your dorm room should be too. Don’t let all those rules and regulations about tacks, nails, screws, candles, and toasters convince you that you can’t make your dorm room a dreamy and stylish space! And definitely don’t settle for bare boring walls! WallPops are the perfect solution for bleak dorm blues and we have a chance for you to win $100 towards extra chic wall decals to sass up your college room decor. Just browse the five dorm rooms below decorated with our fabulous peel and stick wall art, and leave a comment telling us which one you like the best! You could win $100 to use on www.wallpops.com to decorate your own dorm room!

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Although each of these five dorm rooms is exactly the same, just adding a pop of wall art makes each space appear totally unique! Which of these awesome dorm decor ideas do you like the best? Tell us below and you could be on your way to winning the look for your own room! Each person who leaves a comment will be entered to win, and one lucky person, chosen at random, will win $100 to use on www.wallpops.com! The winner will be announced & notified on Sunday July 28th.

 

 

DIY Headboard with WallPops!

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A head board creates a chic focal point in a room, making your bed into a stylish and inviting space. A beautiful head board can pull a whole room together. However, not all beds have headboards to begin with, and many that do are boring or utilitarian. Especially in a dorm room, or when you have a platform bed, you may find that your bed is just lacking that special detail that a headboard brings. Luckily, it is super easy to make a DIY headboard! WallPops wall decals are the easiest way to add a design to your current headboard, or to create one on blank wall space! No nails, upholstery, power tools or heavy lifting required! Simply peel and stick to create a custom look behind your bed with instantaneously dazzling results! Check out these 3 headboard design ideas created with WallPops blox below for inspiration!

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A WallPops Review with a Fabulous DIY Decor Idea

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We absolutely adore this DIY Decor Idea from the Coupon WAHM Website! They were kind enough to review our Spot the Owl Tree Decal kit from the new WallPops for Kids line. Not only did they do a fabulous job decorating the room with WallPops, they added a fun new element to the design: a hook! This created a unique place to hang sweaters and coats as well as a beautiful look in the room! Read the whole review here and see pictures of their project.

Kids Decor Ideas with WallPops!

Think Beyond the Wall to Create the Cutest Kids Rooms!

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How cute is this kids dresser?! With fun safari themed decals, this bureau has been revamped into a darling piece of kid-friendly furniture. We think this look might even encourage kids to put their clothes away! Our new line of WallPops for Kids was designed to bring the cutest kids themes and fun imagery to life. Below are a few more cute kids ideas using WallPops to bring razzle-dazzle to unexpected places! Make a toy chest more playful with dinosaur decals or pirate theme WallPops! Or designate a desk as a place that a kid will want to get studious with some imaginative decals like these glow in the dark monsters and fun fish wall stickers. The door is another space not to ignore! This girls door looks adorable with tulip printed polka dot wall decals from the Dilly Dally design. For a cool update to a bunk bed, try adding a racing stripe like this checkerboard print Rally Racer stripe.

Using WallPops wall decals to dress up a child’s room is a brilliant way to bring personality and cheer! Because our decals won’t harm their walls, and because they are so affordable (with most items under $32), these beautiful wall stickers are perfect for kids. But don’t limit your canvas to the walls! WallPops stick well to most smooth flat surfaces, so you can get creative on headboards, desk tops, doors, shelves and more!

Introducing Our New Kids Wall Art!

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 We are so thrilled to announce these exciting new designs just for kids! We have expanded our wall decal collection to include lots of fresh inspirations for kids decor! From pirates to butterflies, and dinosaurs to daisies, these kids decals are sure to bring the cutest rooms to life! The designs include our popular dots, blox and stripes, wall art kits large and small, and interactive dry-erase maps, chalk board decals, and growth charts!

New Kids Puppy Love Decals from WallPops!

Large and small wall art kits await, guaranteed to make your kids rooms the coolest in the neighborhood! These fabulous decals include classic themes like dinosaurs, butterflies, flowers, puppies, planes and much, much more! Featured above is the Puppy Love kit, with dogs of all shapes and sizes and the fancy-chic Delilah flower kit, which comes with shimmering gem accents!

Playful motifs like racecars, daisies, pirates, sailboats, sports and an enchanted bike ride take our popular dots, blox, and stripes to fun new heights. Pictured here are the Regatta nautical themed dots and stripes, and the Patchwork Daisy pink damask dots decals. The line includes 6 dots, blox & stripes combinations, with motifs for boys and girls and designs that both can agree on!

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Peel and stick growth charts, colorful kids map decals and 2 new chalk board decals add an interactive flair to this dynamic new collection. Help your kids practice their letters on the Learn to Write chalkboard decal and enjoy charting adventures on the dry-erase Map Decals. These engaging new wall decal designs hold the promise of smiles for years to come, helping you make imaginative and awesome spaces that your children will love!

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