A Charming Bathroom Makeover

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Small bathroom decorating via Better Homes and Gardens, My Fabuless Life Blog, Bloglovin, Houzz, Pinterest and House of Fifty Blog

Redesigning a bathroom can seem like a challenging project. From the small space to the cluttered appliances, creating a look that is both balanced as well as refreshing requires both some thought and dedication. Making sure to not go overboard with your design is also essential in creating a clean space that is free from claustrophobia!

Today, we show you that updating your bathroom doesn’t have to include all those unsightly renovations or a long day of painting, instead choose a couple of your favorite WallPops designs, outline a rough sketch of your desired “look” and then simply get to work!

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We loved how these simple bathroom sayings were a perfect complement to the standout ceiling design below!

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Easily create a patterned ceiling with the WallPops Tangier Wall Stripe, chic and stylish!

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For added dimension, we framed the Bamboo Wall Decals in black frames to tie all the colors in the bathroom together!

Our advice, pick one primary area in your bathroom that will carry the design and then build out from there. In the video below, we chose to focus on the ceiling and then accent on the walls and other areas of the powder room. However, the most important advice is to pick a design that you LOVE. Although you don’t spend all your time in the bathroom, it is a place that encompasses beauty, cleanliness and hopefully relaxation, so you want a look that reflects that whether you choose to go simple or bold with the design!

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

Decorating in a Small Space

Never let size be an obstacle to style! If you have a small space to decorate, here are some special tips and tricks to make the room work for you.

Go On a Color Spree - it is a common misconception that you should stick to all white in a small space. “Embrace small spaces and make them feel like jewel boxes—don’t be afraid of dark or bright colors,” says designer Jonathan Adler. Other designers assert that bright colors can distract from the limited size of your space, creating a beautiful ambiance. While white and other pale hues an be a beautiful choice for petite quarters, color can also be used to create a focal point, divert attention from the fact that a room is small, and to give any space some razzle dazzle, no matter what its size!

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Don’t be afraid to use bold bright colors in a small space! Image via Apartment Therapy

Create Vertical Allure With Curtains-  look up! Even if you don’t have particularly high ceilings, you can enhance the perceived size of your space by optimizing the upper wall space. One tried and true trick is to hang your curtain rods above the window frame, even as high as the ceiling! While your instinct may be to hang curtains at the top of the window, you can truly accomplish drama and height by hanging your curtains higher and having them drop all of the way to the floor.

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Hanging curtains above the window enhances the perceived space in a room image via Home Goods

Another practical and attractive technique is to install shelves up high. In addition to creating new, out of the way space to display items, this will draw the eye up to new areas of the room, taking advantage of every inch! Add attractive baskets or boxes to the shelves for extra storage of items not “display worthy”.

Bold Colors and high shelves work well in this small space decor idea

Bold Colors and high shelves work well in this small space. Image via Country Living

Compelling Stripes- it is a fashion fact that up and down stripes can make you look longer and leaner, while horizontal lines make you look wider. The same principle can be applied to home decor. To make a room look taller, accentuate the height with tall, thin stripes. And to make a wall look more expansive, add long lines. Stripes are timeless and chic, and make a great focal point for walls. Try using removable stripes decals for perfect stripes every time!

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Horizontal Stripes give these walls the illusion of being wider than they are

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Vertical Stripes enhance the height of this small bathroom, giving it a more spacious look

Refurbishing a Mirror with WallPops!

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Plain black mirror turned into a kitchen feature wall via our DIY video below!

There are so many ways to redesign the look of a room without having to spend a lot of time or money! Swapping out old pillows for new ones, adding in a rug, painting a bookshelf and yes, refurbishing a mirror are all easy décor ideas to freshen up any space.

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Bring color to your bathroom décor by updating your current mirror with a vibrant pattern or fresh hue.

The great thing about revamping an old mirror is that you don’t have to buy a new one. You can recycle an item that you already have and make it new again! From vintage and modern to bohemian and sophisticated, there are so many looks that can easily be achieved in just a few easy steps.

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A modernized mirror using chic floral accents

In the video below we take a bathroom, living room and kitchen and work to both modernize and refresh these spaces by replacing their existing mirrors with newly designed creations using WallPops! Let us know what you think!

Brand New Dry-Erase for Back to School!

Get Fabulous and Organized with Dry-Erase Decals

Desk_BTS2014_StaplesAssortment Summer is still young but it’s not too early to start gathering the coolest accessories for back to school. Organization is key for success during the busy school year and we love to mix function with fashion! Our dry-erase decals include calendars, message boards, organization kits, maps, dots and weekly planners to keep your plans on schedule at a glance! Change of plans? No problem – simply erase and re-write. New month? Write in your new dates and go! Want to remind yourself about something? Write it on the wall where you cannot possibly miss it! The dry-erase line is perfect for work, school, and busy families. This year we have added some of our cutest styles yet! Check out a sample of our brand new additions to the dry-erase line below. Click here to see the complete line!

Dry-Erase Calendars

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Dry-Erase Message Boards

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Dry-Erase Organization Kits

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How To: Install the Hoot & Hang Out Tree

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Add some woodland whimsy with this pretty tree decal design

 

The Hoot & Hangout Tree is a delightful way to add personality and art to any space! The design is so friendly, with a happy community of owls, birds and butterflies in the well appointed branches of a fantasy forest tree. At over 4 feet tall and almost 5 feet wide (50″ x 58″) this tree is like a wall mural, completely captivating the entire room with a happy vibe. Have you ever wondered if it is hard to install? Some of our larger decals are best installed with a friend so that you can help each other get things straight and apply bigger pieces with ease.However, the Hoot & Hangout Tree is perfectly proportioned into multiple pieces.

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Easy-to-follow Instructions on how to assemble the pieces of the tree

It comes with easy to follow instructions for assembling the 24 parts that make up the swirling tree. Then you are free to place the leaves, birdhouses, owls, and all the other fun accent pieces wherever you want! You can even save a few cute detail decals to add a coordinated theme to other parts of the room! Enjoy this quick video for a peek at how easy it is to install this beloved tree wall art.

Have you decorated a darling nursery or kids room with the Hoot & Hangout Tree? We would love to see your photos! Share them below, post on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram or mention us on Pinterest!

First Impressions: Dazzle Your Entry Way

When you first enter a space, that is the magic moment where the ambiance is set, as if a spell has been cast. The first impression of your home establishes a tone for the whole house and, as the saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Whether you have a formal foyer or a casual entrance hall, or even if you enter directly into a living space, it is a design opportunity to make your home memorable and chic.

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Memorable Entryway Decor via Brewster Home Fashions

The entry above uses color, lighting and an artful arrangement of white frames to greet homeowners and guests with an inviting and pretty look. The mix of modern and shabby-chic elements is a fresh way to establish personality in the space, while the colors welcome you with a well-styled warmth. Be conscientious of lighting. An entry way should provide ample light without being so glaring as to feel unnerving and create harsh shadows.

A Stylish foyer with striped walls and fresh flowers

A stylish foyer with striped walls and fresh flowers via wallpops.com

A dynamic entryway that mixes stripes into the mix via HGTV

A dynamic entryway that mixes stripes into the mix via hgtv.com

Stripes are timeless and chic! The foyers above show how classic and fashionable stripes are, making a dynamic look for any style space. The color and scale of your stripe design can create any look from mod black and white to nautical blues or serene neutrals. A striped feature wall or all over stripes makes a graphic impact in any space, especially an entryway. WallPops stripe decals come in a continuous roll that makes creating a DIY striped wall simple and fun! Just peel & stick for perfect lines in any color.

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Jonathan Berger pink foyer via housebeautiful.com

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Pop of color on pure white foyer walls by Jonathan Adler for wallpops.com

Banish boring! Make your space pop using color as an invigorating element of surprise. Both of the spaces above are remarkable because they use color to wow! If you cannot or choose not to paint, you can add a pop of punchy color with vibrant wall art or bold lacquered furniture. If you want to set the mood for stunning, vivid accent colors in an entryway are a perfect way to get the style party started.

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Add a resplendent detail to your entryway with botanicals

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Add an eco-fresh look year round with botanical inspired art image via wallpops.com

Plants bring instant personality and beauty to any space. Adding a touch of eco-chic greenery actually makes people happy! Whether you live in the country or the city, a fresh plant will look lovely in your entryway. If you truly don’t have the light or the inclination to keep a plant alive in your foyer, botanical inspired decor accents or a vase of flowers will do the trick too!

DIY Coffee Table Upcycle

This video shows several ways to totally reinvent furniture with our decals. From adding a seasonal splash of color and design to creating a chic stained glass effect, this video shows how easy it can be to reinvent  your current pieces.

The upcycling movement is all the rage in the arts, crafts and building world. It has taken the DIY movement to a new height of eco-chic accomplishment, repurposing items to brand new functions and forms, with eclectic and remarkable results. Before you buy new pieces, we recommend “shopping” your own home to see if you have anything that could be reinvented with a chic new identity. You can also save money and achieve a fulfilling sense of accomplishment by purchasing a used piece and making it your own with personalized upgrades. Painted furniture, for example, has been trending in home decor. Outdated wood pieces, especially, have enjoyed a renaissance of style after receiving a fresh coat of paint in an a la mode hue.

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WallPops are the perfect asset in DIY upcycling projects! They are not just for walls & will stick to most smooth, flat surfaces – including painted furniture, cabinets, appliances and most treated woods. Here are a few of our favorite WallPops upcycles on ordinary items:

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DIY filing cabinet project with WallPops by Jonathan Adler

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DIY stairs upcycle with WallPops Tangier stripes decals

DIY stairs upcycle with WallPops Tangier stripes decals via Pinterest

Safari Bureau Kids dresser DIY decor project with Wallpops

Safari Bureau Kids dresser DIY decor project with Wallpops

DIY Bureau Project with turquoise paint & Zoe Stripes by WallPops

DIY Bureau Project with turquoise paint & Zoe Stripes by WallPops

 

DIY Designer Cabinet Idea from HGTV

We were delighted to be included in a dazzling DIY decor project from HGTV this month! The article, entitled 5 Easy DIY Decal Projects, included 5 brillinat decor ideas that you can easily do at home yourself to totally reinvent some basic items into “wow” pieces. We absolutely love how the pale turquoise cabinet came out with our Hollywood stripes decals by designer Jonathan Adler. To read the whole feature and see the other projects, click here!

DIY Cabinet decor project with Jonathan Adler Designer decals

DIY Cabinet decor project from HGTV with Jonathan Adler Designer decals

Watch Us on YouTube

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million! We love watching videos, especially how-to ones with crafty DIY decor, and festive seasonal ideas. Did you know that we have our own YouTube video channel? We already have over 200 videos and we are constantly adding more. Some of them are quickies showing how easy it is to put up one of our wall art kits, and some of them are really creative DIY decor ideas and before and after makeover videos!

Here are a few of our favorites of the moment:

This easy-decorating-tips video shows how you can take plain vases to designer heights. It is a very creative use for WallPops allowing you to freshen up the look of vases for your home, or make a great DIY gift idea!

This fun video is full of inspiration to make your desk into a colorful and innovative work space. Banish boring by revamping your lap top, tape dispenser, and walls into original pieces, making functional items into fun accessories.

The nautical look is in! This quick video shows you how easy it is to totally transform bare walls into a feature wall with the Regatta kit. The look would be great in a kids room or a bathroom, featuring classic red, white and blue sailboats and friendly fish wall stickers.

Have a drab old filing cabinet? Most of us do. We love having a place to keep our important documents, and we love it even more painted blue and covered in designer decals by Jonathan Adler.