As Weather Becomes Dreary, Easily Add Cheerful Colors at Home
Summer’s green grass, colorful flowers and bright fashions are going out with the seasons ahead but that doesn’t mean you have to forfeit such vibrant color just because nature does. Awaken to color in cold months by adding these cheerful additions and enjoy a lively landscape anytime of the year.
Swap in Happy Rugs: For an effective overall update, swap out neutral and lackluster-looking rugs for something that energizes the space. If you have hardwood or carpet, you can still add a variety of colorful carpets to transform a room without a major remodel. Try invigorating orange, cheerful yellow or even grassy green and add a few accent pieces of the same color around the room for balance. The area doesn’t have to be a circus of colors but these easy additions can add a whole lot of happy in humdrum colder months.
Bring Nature In: While you may not be able to pick flowers fresh from the garden or even from the store, why not integrate these uplifting beauties more firmly into the décor? Try placing high-quality artificial floral arrangements around the home such as in the foyer, kitchen and living room or making a bigger impression by adding floral wall art. For an easy update, try WallPops, the premier line of peel-and-stick wall art from Brewster Home Fashions, that offers the Des Fleurs Wall Art Kit. It features four large pink-and-white flowers on a lime-green stem with gem embellishments. Other choices, the Sitting In a Tree Wall Art Kit with a whimsical green-leaf tree limb with blue birds perched on them and the Love Birds Wall Art Kit featuring a tan-and-cream tree with flowers, birds and heart-shaped limbs that comes in four square sheets. All approximately $29.99 each. To add a row of flowers, floral dots or a checkered pattern, also try WallPops Petals Dots, Blox and Stripes in a sixties-inspired floral design in pop colors. To accent, WallPops also offers peel-and-stick wall art in colorful solids including Flirt Pink and Stylin’ Green. All approximately $15.99 each pack.
Colorful Kitchen and Tabletop: Go bright and notice the beauty it brings to the home. One simple way to add color is with dazzling dishes, kitchen accessories and other tabletop items that are used every day. Try throwing a bold red or blue tablecloth over dining tables in time for the holidays or add a splash of color and nature by using dinnerware patterned in lively butterflies, stripes or damask. Also, retire old toasters, coffee makers and blenders and upgrade to colorful options such as those offered by Sunbeam, which currently has small home appliances in cheerful pink and teal. Approximately $19.99 each and available on Target.com. Another great way to add color and pattern to a part of the kitchen is with WallPops Anya Stripes in an intriguing floral motif dominated by a deep teal, or with the Habitat wall art, a modern spin on a classic nature inspiration.
Pillows that Pop: Perhaps the easiest way to bring color into a space is by placing bright pillows around the room. Rather than purchasing, to simply get tired of the design or color later, buy several standard square 20” x 20” pillows and use stylish covers to rotate these accent pieces to fit with the seasons or your latest favorite color. Try various online retailers such as Pronto Home that offers a wide supply of pillow covers from popular manufacturers that include everything from solids, watercolor patterns to bright bull’s eye prints.
Create a colorful home in cooler months with these easy additions and feel energized all year long.
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!
There is only one you! WallPops celebrates creativity, making it easy to stylize a space and express yourself through unique decor. With so many designs to choose from, and so many different ways to arrange them, the possibilities are truly endless. Watch this cute video where Hannah and Kimberly engage in a friendly race to decorate their walls in Malaya and Petals. They had so much fun! Which wall do you like better?
From New York shop windows, to the streets of Milan, our favorite stores on-line, and throughout the mall, bright, bold prints with a global-chic vibe have been strutting their stuff in the sun this year! Cultured and fun, these prints make a statement of worldly fashion savvy. This powerful trend has had a liberating effect on our decorating and fashion sense, allowing us to mix styles and prints like never before with confident abandon. Picture a canary yellow African wax fabric pillow, resting on an orchid Moroccan pouf ottoman with a blue chevron pattern throw blanket… gorgeous!
Where once these vivid colors may have been shocking and (gasp!) clashing, now they are invigorating and a la mode. Influenced by global ventures, uniting color and pattern traditions of different cultures, these exotic fashions boast touches of Africana, animal prints, tribal chic patterns and romantic suzani and paisley designs from the Middle East. Peruse the gallery of striking wall art below from WallPops and plan to add some worldly touches to your home decor! Be tempted by shimmering patterns inspired by the golden island sun of Greece in Santorini and Geo Circles, enticing Casbah room panels with an Arabic intrigue, artisanal tree wall art, ethnic Persian textile suzani patterns, distant island prints like Bali, and chic animal print wall decals. Invigorate your walls with an adventurous splash of spicy style!
Gifts that you can Enjoy Together… and a coupon to save!
Mother’s Day is coming! In appreciation of all Mom does for you, it feels good to pick the perfect gift and make Mom smile. This year, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a splash! WallPops already gives you a lot of bang for your buck with our beautiful collection of decor accessories, but this year we are also having a sale! From now through Sunday May 13th, you can save 15% on anything on the site with this coupon code! From nursery-adorable to designer sophistication, and from your own Mom to any Mom you admire, WallPops has something for everybody!
Putting WallPops up is part of the fun, and then you get to enjoy your fashionable designs on the walls. Being able to position and reposition your wall art is a very gratifying experience, making you the decorator. Even the littlest cutie pies can help Mom peel and stick (and if you need to straighten a few out later, no problem, wink wink) From revamping a room into a fabulous focal point, to setting up a dry-erase message board or calendar to keep Mom organized in style, or making a wall gallery of your family photos with peel and stick frames that won’t damage the walls, Moms will rejoice when she sees her WallPops! Check out the ideas below for some more Mom-spiration and don’t forget to use your coupon to save 15% before May 13th!
Make a date with your home/office/dorm room. Seriously. Sounds silly, but sometimes it is the only way. How long have you been cringing when you enter that sparse or unsightly space, and imagining the perfect way to rouse the room to life? It’s time! Time for that room to get out of your dreams and onto your walls. Don’t just exist in your space, make it sizzle! We make appointments to get our hair done, and schedule playdates weeks in advance. Why not schedule a block of time to do some decorating? If you wait for the time to magically manifest, who knows how long you will have to wait? This way you can look forward to a day of creativity and a chic-er home on the horizon! What could be more exciting?
WallPops makes a day of beauty in your home extra gratifying! Designed to make decorating (and redecorating) uber simple, these peel and stick wall decals also come in the most delightful designs. Boring bathroom? Add some culture and romance with Malaya blue dots. Kitchen need an invigorating kick? Sass it up with the colorful botanical silhouettes of the Habitat kit. Could you bedroom or dorm room need an updated focal point? How about adding some luxurious French flowers with shimmering gem accents?Check out the WallPops site for scores of fun, foolproof ways to revamp any room. Making a plan to devote some time to making your world a little more fabulous is guaranteed to be a rewarding decision!