DIY Project Ideas: Beautiful Hostess Trays!

DIY Project Ideas

Stylish hostess tray created with pretty vintage floral decals!

Hosting a party can be stressful enough with all the cooking, cleaning, decorating and last minute details. Worrying about serving utensils, the look of your table and even seating arrangements is just another headache that must be faced! Today’s DIY project is all about easing the stress that comes with throwing a party. Although it may not solve all your impending worries, we promise it will bring style to your table and make a beautiful statement at your event!

DIY Project Ideas

Show off your party menu by decorating your tray in a chic dry-erase decal (seen in the video below!)

It’s truly amazing how with just one easy design project, you can give your home décor a whole new look! Want more DIY ideas? Check out our inspiration board below!

DIY Project Ideas

Hostess Tray Inspiration Board

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!

Making an Organization Hub

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Bright and friendly, this colorful organization hub turns this high traffic area into a stylish place to dine, while allowing you to stay up to speed with the day’s activities.

When all the beach chairs have been stored away and the back to school rush initiates once again, the importance of staying both organized and on top of day to day activities becomes not only a huge priority but a daily challenge we can’t escape. Whether it’s remembering a doctor’s appointment or Spanish test or having to grocery shop for that huge dinner you’re hosting on Saturday night, between work and soccer games, appointments and last minute plans, staying coordinated and on time becomes a game of cat and mouse. The solution? Create a place in your home where organization reigns, a place where you can go that has all the answers!

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You don’t need a lot of space to stay organized! This cute (and compact) area serves as a perfect central spot for lists, notes, important dates and more!

Whether it is in your kitchen or out, your office, bedroom or hallway, the beauty of an organization hub is that there is one place that you and your family can go to keep track of plans, goals, lists, upcoming deadlines and more. Be creative! Add pops of color or pretty accents, calendars, message boards and fun details.

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Tie your whole look together with a fresh wall decal or piece of decorative art.

Make this space fit into your home but stand out just enough that you are always checking in! Make room for both the big stuff as well as the little stuff. And if you need a change of scenery, mix it up with a fresh design or have fun rearranging what’s already there.

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Personalize your space with memorable photographs or pretty plants and flowers!

Check out other fun and clever ideas for creating an organization hub on our Back to School Style Trends Pinterest Board!

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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Bring Subtle Touches of Summer Indoors with WallPops!

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Most of us wait all year for those dog days of summer, where warmth, relaxation, BBQ’ s, pools, fresh air and more inspire a wonderful few months of happiness, contentment and bliss. Now what if you had the option to bring some of that precious sunshine indoors, creating a summertime escape to last both inside and out? With this in mind, we grabbed some of our favorite beachy chic decals and fashioned our own happy oasis to show how a little coastal flavor to a simple pop of color can make a world of difference in your home.

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Beach to home, shells are an easy way to inspire a little summer style indoors

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Color, color, color is key!

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A nautical look is always tres chic

Whatever your individual style, we hope you have fun designing your own warm and beautiful paradise. If you loved this video, make sure to check out more of WallPops Easy Decorating Tips!

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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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!

Under the Sea: Ocean Inspired Décor Ideas

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Sea Inspired Décor via Pinterest

Take me to the sea! Don’t wait till summer for that relaxing beach getaway. From beach scenes to coral reefs to nautical charm and more, adding a touch of seaside splendor to your home can transform boring walls into picturesque seascapes and colorless rooms into vibrant underwater adventures. Perfect for bathrooms, bedrooms and even living rooms, our variety of ocean inspired WallPops will bring R&R home to stay.

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Sea Paradise Wall Mural via WallPops

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Sea Dream Wall Panoramic via WallPops

Nothing is more serene than a striking view of the ocean. Whether hung above a bed or placed as a living room’s focal point, this visual representation is both breathtaking and glamorous. Adding a beautiful beach scene into your décor boasts effortless style that’s forever timeless.

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Under the Sea Kit via WallPops

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Regatta Dots, Blox & Stripes via WallPops

Creating a nautical themed bathroom or bedroom with WallPops Wall Art Kits or Dots, Blox and Stripes, is not only fun but allows you to bring undersea adventure to your walls in a personalized and colorful way. From tropical fish to stylish shells, have a blast designing your perfect beach haven. Wonderful for inspiring creativity in your little one or wowing friends and guests, take a vacation everyday with these ocean inspired designs.

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Coral Decal Kit via WallPops

The wonder of the ocean comes from its vast and unending beauty and the same goes for ocean inspired décor. There are no limits or guidelines to creating that perfect room or wall. Decorating with WallPops allows you to dream up new concepts and patterns that fit your individual style, so peel, stick, mix and match until you reach that winning combo!

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.

Fall 2013 Trends in Home Fashions

Fall Style Trends from Maison et Objet

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Concurrent with Fashion Week in NYC and London, the Maison et Objet design show in Paris is the mecca of hip for home decor and interior design trends. Here is a full report on colors, prints, materials, and inspirations behind the beautiful designs, products and textiles on display.

The quatrefoil design, meaning four leaves, and its fashionable sister the barbed quatrefoil, were prevalent. This Gothic design is a decorative framework, and lends a cultured Renaissance flair to anything it touches. Watch for it in fabrics, furniture and accessories this year.

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Florals are also enjoying a fashionable awakening. Pretty and artistic watercolor florals, mid to large scale blossoms, vintage floral prints and big open flowers were in bloom all over the place. Flowers are fresh, romantic and timeless in decor, it is no wonder they continue to evolve and pop up in different incarnations.

330277 The global-chic tribal trend has gone South. Southwestern designs have shed their salmon cinnamon and earth toned roots and re-emerged as vivid trend-setters in fun palettes. Native American and South American patterns have been energized with pinks, greens and purples for a vivacious twist on the cultured and spiritual design style.

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Watch out paint because solid color walls are out and bold graphic wallpaper is back in big time. Patterned walls were predominantly seen implemented as feature walls, with a complimentary color rounding out the rest of the space, but this look was dazzling left and right at Maison this year. Novelty designs, artistic prints and unusual, vivid wallpaper designs have reinvented the traditional looks of yesteryear for unexpectedly high fashion walls that beg to be noticed.

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An amalgam of time periods and resources were being mixed with pleasing results, such as natural materials being modernized with sophisticated fittings. Vintage fabrics were everywhere, looking fabulous in contemporary stylings. Reclaimed wood and earthy materials like drift wood, clay and stone worked themselves into au courant designs with fresh colors and modern touches.

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Color trends included lots of mid-tone pastels, like dusty pink, taupe, toned down lemon lime, peach, and especially everything aqua, giving a pretty and pleasant look to items. Orange and red were peppering in splashes of warm spice to designs, and opal, mother of pearl, and sequins were bringing an understated luxe. The result was quite lovely and not flashy for very livable looks.

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