DIY Chalkboard Wall

The Perfect Activity for Christmas Break! 

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An easy chalkboard wall made with WallPops Large Chalk Message Board

A truly wonderful time of year, the holiday season is filled with family and laughter, friends and great food. Allowing us more time to spend with one another, these fun filled days give us the freedom to work on unfinished projects, start on new adventures or dabble in some of our favorite activities.

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Chalkboard Wall Before & After

Whether this Christmas break you are looking for a fun task to keep your little one busy or a way to make a statement in your room, this easy DIY project is not only mess free but a fabulous way to enjoy the benefits of a chalkboard wall without the hassle or permanence of paint. With the ability to decorate again and again, write, draw, play tic-tac-toe, erase, redecorate and repeat!

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Have fun using your chalkboard wall as a way to decorate for the holidays!

For more DIY videos with WallPops, head on over to our YouTube channel! 

Cool Coasters for Your Fabulous Hostess!

A Fun DIY Project that Makes the Perfect Gift! 

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Stylish DIY coasters for your trendy hostess using the Geo Circles Dot & Blox decals

It’s that time of year again, where holiday get-together’s and dinner parties and happy hours and last minute plans fill up the calendar and leave you wondering, what should I bring? Saying thank you to your hostess is not only important, but tends to be a difficult task when you want to stand out from crowd of wine bottles and candles and bring something that’s unique and different and shows that you actually gave your gift some thought.

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Creative coaster ideas via Pinterest

Whether your hostess is on trend or tends to make his/her own trends, creating a personalized set of DIY coasters is not only a CREATIVE gift idea but let’s your hostess know that you truly appreciate their time, effort and hospitality. After surfing the web for some additional design inspiration, we set out on our own journey to create the ideal hostess gift this year using yes, WallPops!

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DIY coasters before and after

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Mix and match prints for a more artistic coaster set

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Cheers to the perfect hostess gift!

Guest Room Decorating Ideas!

Make Your Guests Feel at Home this Holiday Season

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Warm up your guest room décor with an inviting wall quote or fresh bunch of flowers – Images via WallPops & Pinterest

Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or planning to stay put to play host to both family and friends, the thought of where you’re going to stay or where you’re going to place your many guests, is one that’s probably not far from your mind. With just a few weeks till Thanksgiving, making sure that all your I’s are dotted and your T’s are crossed, will make this busy time of year one that both your guests as well as yourself will be able to enjoy!

Guest rooms should be both warm and inviting, a place where your guests can relax and feel at home in, as well as a place to escape to from the holiday chaos or even just a much needed nap. Put yourself in your guest’s shoes, what would make you feel at home, comfortable, at ease?  With just a few simple gestures, you can make sure that your guests are not only happy, but also well taken care of.

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A perfect trio of comfortable additions to guest room décor – Images via Apartment Therapy, While Wearing Heels Blog and Me & J Blog

The Basics:

The basic guest room necessities that every room should have are a variety of standard pillows, extra blankets and throws, as well as a set of towels that should be left out for your guest to access whenever they need. So whether your guest likes their pillows soft and fluffy, or they prefer three layers of blankets to just two, you will be able to rest easy knowing that they will have a good night’s sleep.

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A cozy guest room design incorporating extra throws, bedside lamp, plenty of pillows and a lovely full length mirror – Image via Pinterest

For Extra Comfort: 

For added comfort, making sure that your guest has access to a bedside lamp, good size mirror and easily accessible fan, will make their stay even more enjoyable. Having a fan accessible to drown out noise during the night, or having the coziness of a warm reading light are all things we usually take for granted, so making sure that your guest still has access to these home comforts are important to your guest room’s design.

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From a personalized framed WI-FI password to a fabulous cart filled with tissues and extra reading material, when it comes to your guest room design the extra perks DO make a difference! – Images via Today’s Creative Blog, WallPops, Curbly, Pinterest & Apartment Therapy

Added Perks:

We all enjoy extra perks, so why not make your guest room extra special with these added accessories! An elegant display of flowers for both beauty and scent, a box of tissues so they don’t have to walk all the way to the bathroom, a warm and inviting wall quote to make them feel at home, a pile of books and magazines for reading material in case they forget their own, and finally a water pitcher and glass in case they get thirsty in the middle of the night. By investing just a bit of extra time in your overall guest room appearance, not only will your guest thank you, but you will feel grateful knowing that you provided a home away from home.

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!

Hayneedle’s Top 5 WallPops Decals

A Special Guest Post By John Rost for hayneedle.com

Hayneedle_LogoA quick spin around Pinterest reveals large-print wallpapers, bold painted stencils, and other eye-popping designs are adding serious visual interest to the walls around us. If you don’t want to go with full-on wallpaper — maybe you like to change your visuals often, or maybe you’re decorating a space that grows with you — wall decals are an ideal option. They’re easy to apply, easy to remove, and beautifully designed in an incredible array of designs, colors, and shapes. We’re particularly excited about the well curated collection of WallPops on hayneedle.com, which are also handily affordable. Here are a few of our favorites from the collection:

 1. WallPops El Paradiso Wall Mural 

El Paradiso Beach Wall Mural

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WHOOSH! That’s the sound of you being whisked away on an island vacation the minute you walk into a room. This stunning, giant wall decal takes over an entire wall with a bright, high-definition photographic beach scene. This daily vacation comes as eight easy paste-on panels — no tickets or bag check required.

 

2. WallPops Red Branch Wall Decals 

Red Branch Tree Wall Decals

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Need a pop of color? Cherry blossoms are beautiful, wistful, and bright. This eye-catching vinyl wall decal is peel-and-stick, so you can place it on any painted wall as many times as you like.

 

3. WallPops Owl Tree Wall Decal Kit

Owl Tree Wall Decals for Kids Room or Nursery Decor

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Decals are great for kids rooms, too. Colorful and fun, they provide the visuals that little ones love without the permanence of wallpaper. This cute tree decal is a hoot, and, at over 4 feet tall, it makes a fun project to put up (or take down) together.

 

4. WallPops Floral Medley Organization Kit Wall Decals

Floral Medley Dry Erase Wall Calendar Organization Kit Decals

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The set is perfect for a home office or dorm room. It’s all peel-and-stick, so you can rearrange it however you want, using all or a few of the pieces. There’s a weekly calendar, a monthly calendar, a big floral message board, and a cork board for reminders.

 

5. WallPops White Orchid Wall Decal

White Orchid Flower Wall Decal

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This orchid wall decal is truly photorealistic, printed in oversized super-high definition for a beauty that’s beyond anything you could paint or paste. It comes as a single-piece stick-on, so the possibilities for where it can bloom are nearly endless.

By John Rost for hayneedle.com

DIY Project: Decorative Hangers

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DIY Inspiration via Pinterest

We’re constantly on the lookout for new and creative design ideas. Whether we’re digging into Pinterest for all the latest trends, perusing Houzz for some colorful inspiration, or just hopping around our most frequented design blogs, we’re always looking for ways to redecorate, redesign and renew, which leads us to our most recent WallPops design video!

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Before and After of Our Decorative Hangers Using WallPops

This fun do-it-yourself project is all about upgrading the look of your closet. Forget about those boring hangers that stick out like a sore thumb, it’s time to give your closet a stylish new look. Simple and easy (which we absolutely LOVE!), this perfect weekend activity brings a fabulous new vibe to your bedroom décor.

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Two fabulous looks, one easy design project!

Fun and Creative Pumpkin Ideas!

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Ombrè Painted Pumpkin via Cosmopolitan

Oh October, the month of apple picking, warm cider, colorful leaves, crisp fall air and one of our most favorite pastimes, yes pumpkin carving! Whether you decorate your pumpkin pretty or scary, or are a part of the “no carving” initiative, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY pumpkin looks. From glitter adorned to spooky, to puffy painted and decoupaged, this fabulous selection shows you that when it comes to decorating your pumpkin, nothing is off limits!

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Chalkboard Pumpkin via Better Homes and Gardens

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Confetti Pumpkin via MadiganMade.com

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Make a pumpkin family with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes including fun fairytale pumpkins! Image via PopSugar.com

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Create a beautiful autumn display with your pumpkin by adding a variety of flowers in the warm colors of fall! Image via Better Homes and Gardens

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A beautiful decoupaged photo pumpkin via Sugar and Charm Blog

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Fashionable pumpkins made from simple nail heads! Image via Good Housekeeping

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An enchanting new way to carve your pumpkin via HGTV Gardens

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Pretty painted pumpkins by Alisa Burke using dimensional paint!

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Fabulous polka dot pumpkins made with gold sequins via Sugar and Cloth Blog

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Melted Crayon Pumpkin via The Nerd’s Wife Blog

Fall Color Crush with Julep!

Fall is currently in full swing and we could not be more excited! From rich pumpkin tones to warm apple reds, the colors of autumn are all around us. We were honored to be included in one of the first viewings of Julep’s new fall nail polish collection that truly captures the many gorgeous shades of this vibrant season. From Beverly, a stylish plum hue to Brielle, a fiery burnt orange, this fashionable selection had us head over heels!

Inspired by this lovely palette of colors, we paired some of our favorite new wall decals to our favorite Julep shades for a lovely medley of autumn home decorating ideas! Take a look below and let us know your favorite!

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If you want more fall inspiration, check out the Brewster Home Fashions blog to see style boards based around our two (absolute favorite!!) Julep shades!

Metro Canada: Easy Ways to Add Art to your Dorm Room

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Many student accommodations insist on the no-nail holes rule in dorm room and student housing walls. In most cases, not even tape is allowed. So how does a decor-conscious student get creative when displaying art  in their personal space? Here are some alternatives that will allow you the luxury of adding personality without breaking any rules.

Frame Wall Decals

Stick with it

Easy to apply and always easy to reposition, artsy decals stick to any smooth surface. Black/White Frames Kit designed by Jonathan Adler for WallPops, $43, WallPops.com.

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DIY Project Ideas: Beautiful Hostess Trays!

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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!

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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!

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Hostess Tray Inspiration Board