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.
In more ways than one, maps are a familiar, comforting symbol to most of the population. We’ve seen them in classrooms as children, learned from them when we grew up and moved away, and, as adults, can stand back and admire all the wonderful places we’ve been along the way. Maps are a staple for interior design – they add character and sophistication to any room and are always a cause for conversation. Whether yours is curling at the edges, covered in push-pins from exotic vacations or sitting behind glass in a polished frame, WallPops has a variety of new geographical decorations for everyone.
Designed and manufactured in the United States, these removable, reusable map decals can easily travel with you to any destination you may desire. “We are proud to have the privilege of giving our customers top quality, American-made wall art,” said Paula Berberian, Creative Services Manager for Brewster Home Fashions, manufacturers of WallPops. “The ‘Made in the U.S.A’ stamp on our products is very important to us.”
Dry Erase Maps: Mark down ideal vacation spots, draw yourself a route, or even leave a funny note for the next person to walk by with WallPops new Dry Erase Maps and Kids Dry Erase Maps. With both World and USA versions, you can opt for whatever landscape suits your needs. All map decals are approximately $20.99 each and include:
Kids USA Dry Erase Map: This colorful, educational dry erase map boasts state capitals and fun symbols to represent a unique quality of each state. Perfect for children’s décor or a classroom. Measures 36- by 24- inches.
Kids World Dry Erase Map: Kids can think big and create their own notes with this dry erase map of the world. Bright colors and relevant symbols for each region makes this especially suited for kids. Measures 36- by 24- inches.
National Geographic USA Dry Erase Map: Sophisticated earth tones and gold framing around the title make this National Geographic Dry Erase map a timeless installation. Measures 24- by 36- inches.
National Geographic World Dry Erase Map: This executive style dry erase accent adds a touch of class to any home or office space. Measures 24- by 36- inches.
USA Dry Erase Map: This classic and functional dry erase map of the United States is a charming decoration for any space; dorm, apartment, office or living area. Measures 24- by 36- inches.
World Dry Erase Map: For a more detailed world view, this dry erase map is great for academic and home settings. Measures 24- by 36- inches.
1. Super Bowl XLVII – The Ravens vs. the 49ers
At this year’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, the Ravens will go against the 49ers and to make things more interesting, the two rival coaches this year are brothers. We’re looking forward to a great game, not to mention the entertaining commercials and Beyoncé’s performance.
2. Kate and William’s Baby
2013 will welcome the Duke and Duchess’ first baby. We can’t wait to see the first photos of the happy family.
3. Our New WallPops Line
Another newcomer this year will be our exciting, new collection of peel-and-stick wall art. Be sure to watch our site for more about the stylish introduction launching soon.
4. Mad Men Returns
One of the most popular dramas will return with its sixth season this April. Will you be tuning in?
5. Creating Frame-Worthy Moments
We created a list of all the fun things we want to do this year. From going on a hot balloon ride to heading off on a scuba diving trip to taking cooking classes, fun is certainly ahead. We’ll be sure to be capturing all of these moments and putting them on walls with our chic Enamel Frames.
6. Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding
Who doesn’t love a good celebrity weekend? This will surely be a beautiful one. We look forward to seeing photos of the stunning couple.
7. Spring Cleaning and Redecorating Project
It’s always nice to feel like everything is clean and organized come spring, that’s why we are doing a major organization and colorful redo on our décor come March. Check back to our Facebook page and the blog for pictures. We’re definitely using our helpful Dry Erase Boards and Calendars, more details to come!
8. The Great Gatsby
The new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel by Baz Luhrmann will surely be a treat. The story not to mention the cast – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan and more – is something we’re looking forward to.
9. Incredible Fashion
We always stay on top of the latest trends in order to incorporate them in our offerings, which is why we’re excited for New York’s upcoming Fashion Week running February 7 to 14.
10. A Calmer Year
2012 included a presidential election and the Summer Olympics, while this year we won’t see a president reelected or Phelps and Lochte going head-to-head in a pool, we look forward to a less-eventful year to spend fewer hours watching politics and games (even though we love them) and more time doing what we enjoy, like decorating!
5 Fun Holiday Decorating Ideas!
Do you love to decorate for the holidays as much as we do? When your home is all decked out in it’s festive finery, it has such a welcoming and happy feel! It is so much fun putting out your favorite holiday keepsakes, and adding a few new ones to the tradition each year. Here is a list of our top 5 holiday decorating ideas for 2012!
1. Set the mood for festive with twinkling lights! Like the photo above, where strings of mini lights are draped over a curtain rod behind a sheer curtain, sparkling lights add a magical touch! Nothing changes the mood of a room quicker than the lighting. Check out our chandeliers for another mesmerizing lighting accessory with shimmer shine! Choose from Posh or Icicles, both add a glitzy focal point with tiers of glimmery silver metallics. These spellbinding chandeliers will reflect light and can be equipped with their own bulb and cord set in any color you wish!
2. DIY Advent Calendars for hands-on fun! Advent calendars are a meaningful way to count the days leading up to the holidays, marking each special day of a holiday season with a symbolic activity. Kids especially love these calendars because the excitement builds each day! There are so many variations on this tradition, why not make your own? A Menorah where you add a flame to a new candle each day of Hanukkah, or a Christmas tree where you add an ornament for each day of December with the star at the top marking Christmas eve are 2 of our favorite ideas! WallPops unique peel and stick material is perfect for making your own advent calendar or Menorah this year! Check out our creation below! We used the Ice blox to cut out the shape, so it shines with a mirror silver finish.
3. Go all out in holiday colors with removable wall art! For a dramatic splash of color in instants, WallPops dots, blox, and stripes can totally transform a room with holiday theme colors.Blue and white, red and green, silver nixon and blue with shimmering mylar accents are a few of our favorites for festive wall decor! Make a guest room feel extra special by adding a gleeful detail to the walls, or polish up an entry way, bathroom or hall with jolly wall art for the season!
4. Display your Holiday Greeting Cards with Splendor! We love these ideas from Apartment Therapy on creative ways to display your holiday cards! One of the most exciting things about the holidays is coming home to find greeting cards from family and friends in the mail! Knowing how much time and love you put into picking out the cards to be sent to your list, isn’t it wonderful to open each one that you receive? Why not make your seasons greetings into part of your decor? To reduce clutter and put your cards on display, use doors, mirrors, windows, or wall space to display your special cards! We especially like the ideas below, one of which uses a ribbon tacked to a door, the other which uses WallPops as a DIY holly wreath to hold cards.
5. Make your list and check it twice! Santa’s List day is Sunday December 4th. While this is a silly holiday, it is also a cute reminder of nostalgic childhood hopes. Just like Ralph in A Christmas Story, we all have something that we are keeping our fingers crossed to discover under the wrapping paper this year. Making a wish list for the holidays, or having your kids make one, is fun! Even if you are way beyond a wish list of gifts, the holidays tend to find us making all kinds of lists, like shopping lists for holiday parties and presents, dinner menus, to-do’s and errands, important dates for all of those celebrations, the list of lists goes on and on! A dry-erase message board in a prominent location, like the kitchen, can provide the perfect visual reference for you this holiday season. Not only can they tie in with festive holiday decor, they also make perfect gifts for anybody on your list! Pictured below are our picks for this year! Let the holiday count down begin!
Do you have a frumpy old filing cabinet at home? Most of us need our filing cabinets for extra storage and to keep our documents organized. However, they do not always make for an appealing room accent. Have you thought about painting a filing cabinet, or, better yet, using wall decals to spruce it up? We have! Check out this quick video where we totally renovate a filing cabinet from drab to fab using a nautical blue spray paint and WallPops by Jonathan Adler stripes!
Thinking about giving your home office decor a face-lift? Or, looking to put your filing cabinet to new use? Not just for organizing paperwork, those ubiquitous metal filing cabinets that seem to lurk in everybody’s home can be fantastic storage for everything from art supplies and photos to holiday decorations and even shoes. However, there is no reason to settle for the industrial-blah look of a typical file cabinet! Paint a cabinet and sass it up with WallPops! This DIY finling cabinet project was simple and came out gorgeous! We used the WallPops by Jonathan Adler Carnaby Stripes and a nautical blue spray paint. The total cost of this project was under $30!
Take Your Dorm Decor From Drab to Fab!
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.