Guest Post from Our Friends at Modernize!

Tips for Creating the Ultimate Boy’s Room

By Jane Blanchard

Are you looking to design an over-the-top bedroom for your son? I love the idea of creating a stylish and functional boys’ bedroom that’s a gorgeous extension of your own design aesthetic. Whatever design style you choose, it is important to create an environment that stimulates the imagination of your son. Accentuate his interests with a great design theme — perhaps your son is a sports fanatic, dreams of traveling through the cosmos as an astronaut, or aspires to sail around the world. Check out some great inspiration and ideas for you to help you choose the design that is perfect for your little man!

Traditional

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Traditional Kids by Lufkin Architects & Building Designers Sanders Architecture & Design

Beds: Blake by Wesley Allen

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Traditional Kids by Nashville Kitchen & Bath Designers Red Leaf Interiors, LLC

This traditional bedroom has a vintage touch with the throwback Radio Flyer and fire engine artwork that ties the whole room together. Decorate the bed with a pillow that proudly displays your kid’s first initial on it to make him feel like it truly is his own space.

Little Red Fire Engine by Radio Flyer; $99.99

Sports Themed

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Contemporary Kids by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators TRG Architects

This over-the-top sports themed bedroom is sure to impress any young sports enthusiast. Underbed lighting might be the perfect way to elevate the room to total coolness.

Mural: Morgan Bricca of Murals By Morgan

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Does your son have a race car obsession? You will make his day with these pop art inspired race car wall decals from wallpops.com. A perfect temporary solution to age-specific decorating in a little boy’s room.

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Traditional Nursery by San Diego Kids & Nursery Oopsy Daisy, Fine Art for Kids

This sports-themed design is vintage, subtle and refined. Mix patterns and colors on textiles to add visual interest and create a cozy feeling.

Artwork: Oopsy Daisy Fine Art For Kids

Solar System

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Contemporary Kids by Orlando Design-Build Firms Hobus Homes

What little boy doesn’t aspire to be an astronaut? This solar system-themed bedroom has an unexpected feature: a mural on the ceiling complete with hanging planets. When decorating your son’s room, don’t be afraid to do something cool on the ceiling.

Bedding: Solar System Bedding, Land of Nod

Nautical

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Tropical Kids by Garden Grove Photographers V.I.Photography & Design

The nautical theme in this room is found in many details. From the sailboats on the wallpaper to the rope details on the light fixture, no opportunity was lost to infuse a strong nautical vibe in this room.

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 Tropical Kids by Garden Grove Photographers V.I.Photography & Design

A bed that’s a boat! This world-traveler nautical-themed bedroom makes quite a statement. The drawers built into the bed provide additional storage to keep the bedroom looking this impressive all the time.

Bed: Pottery Barn Kids

Transitional

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Traditional Kids by Vancouver Interior Designers & Decorators Fina Designs

Transitional style marries traditional and contemporary style in a cohesive, slightly eclectic manner. This refined boys bedroom oozes with style. This room is also rich in texture, with a plush headboard, jute area rug, and bedding with multiple textures.

Unique

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Traditional Bedroom by Stowe Architects & Building Designers Cushman Design Group

Imagine curling up to read a book or perhaps building a blanket fort in these beds tucked into the eaves of your home. The built-in storage is great for keeping all of your son’s belongs neatly stowed away.

Make sure to check out Modernize for more inspirational design ideas!

Jewelry Box Makeover

Refashion an Old Jewelry Box with WallPops! 

Today’s WallPops project takes a long forgotten jewelry box and recreates it, giving it an updated and refreshed look. This fun activity can be customized to your own personal style using any design that fits into your bedroom décor scheme. Have fun with your design, mix, match and be creative!

Before: 

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After: 

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Mastering the Art of Tree Decals

How-to Easily Assemble Your New Wall Décor!

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You may feel a little overwhelmed when you first open your new wall kit. With some of our tree designs having anywhere from 87 to 142 pieces, the application process may seem like a daunting task.

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Don’t you worry! Most of our kits include a handy guide for you to follow along with as you assemble. Along with this guide, each piece (not including leaves, those you can place anywhere!) is numbered so that you can easily locate the base of your tree to the very last branch.

We also created a how-to video for you above so that you have a step by step tutorial to accompany you when it comes time to assemble your gorgeous new wall décor.

A Special Valentine’s Day Sale

 Show Your Special Someone You Care! 

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Love is in the air! Now until Sunday, February 15, 2015 enjoy 20% off your entire order at wallpops.com. From beautiful wall kits to inspirational quotes, hearts and butterflies, flowers and more, there is no better way to say BE MINE than with a fashionable decal that can follow your loved one wherever they go.

Get inspired by our LOVE decals below and make sure to visit our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board for even more sweet ideas.

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WallPops Scholarship for the Arts!

scholarshiphomepage (1)We are excited to announce the launch of WallPops Scholarship for the Arts! It is our hope that this award for an accredited 4 year college or university will provide help to aspiring artists studying in the creative field. Creating beautiful wall décor is our passion and this scholarship gives us the opportunity to support those who share our passion for design.

With two available scholarships, each for $1,000, all eligible candidates must submit their applications by May 22, 2015 to be considered. Our WallPops Scholarship Committee will then select the awarded applicants based on application materials. Read on for full eligibility requirements and the application process.

Eligibility

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible for the scholarship. The candidate:

  • Demonstrates a passion for the arts with plans on beginning or continuing an art related education
  • Is a citizen of the United States of America
  • Has a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Enrolled full–time in an US high–school with expected May 2015 graduation, or completed GED (attach transcripts or official record); OR is
  • Enrolled full–time as a college freshmen at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application (attach transcripts or official record)

Application Process

Application materials must be received by May 22, 2015 in order to be considered. The following materials should be submitted via postal mail:

  • Completed application form.
  • Letter of Acceptance at U.S. accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Official transcript demonstrating achieved GPA.
  • A typed essay (no more than 2-pages, double-spaced) addressing one of the following topics:
  1. Of all the jobs that incorporate art, where would you like to see your studies lead you?
  2. What is one thing that you have done outside of the classroom that means the most to you and demonstrates your creativity?
  3. Explain the importance of art in today’s society.

Selection Process

Recipients will be selected by members of the Wallpops Scholarship Committee based on application materials provided. Awarded applicants will be notified of the committee‘s decision by 6/12/2015. Payment will be made directly to the recipient‘s school of choice upon notification and in accordance with the school‘s scholarship guidelines.

Download Application PDF

Please mail all completed documents to:

ATTN: Wallpops Scholarship
Brewster Home Fashions
67 Pacella Park Drive
Randolph, MA 02368

We are truly inspired by the drive and talent of today’s students and are grateful that we can do this small part to help the next generation of creative leaders. 

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How to Create a Chic Kitchen Backsplash

A Simple Upgrade that MAKES a Difference!

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A before look at the kitchen we easily remodeled with a contemporary backsplash

Designing a kitchen backsplash tends to be one of those projects that most likely falls at the end of the to-do list. Hanging a few pictures and organizing the counter space is sometimes all that people find the time to do. However, until you actually see the difference that a backsplash can make, you might never understand the power that this small upgrade can have.

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Modern detail gives these plain white walls a powerful boost

When you compare the top picture to the one above, the difference is truly remarkable. From clean white walls to walls with flavor, this funky backsplash gives this kitchen a wonderful new vibe.

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Add intrigue by incorporating chic faux tiles into your design

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We added our Kitchen Wall Sayings for the finishing touch!

Want to see how it’s done? Check out the video below for a step by step guide on how to create your own beautiful backsplash.

It’s National Hobby Month!

 7 DIY Projects to Try This Month

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Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? Celebrate this inspirational month by trying one or ALL of these easy DIY projects. Not just for design enthusiasts, these simple ways to personalize your home décor will help to get your creative juices flowing, and who knows you may just find a new hobby out of it…

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1. Update Your Stairs: Nadia from House 36 recreated her stairs using WallPops Tangier Stripe decals. We love the black and white combo against her chic purple walls. Which pattern would you chose?

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2. Create a Chalkboard Wall: Chalkboard walls are SO in! Instead of using chalkboard paint that’s messy and permanent, use a couple of our large peel and stick chalkboard decals to make you own that’s both mess free and removable.

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3. Make Your Own Jewelry Holder: This stylish jewelry holder from Lemonade Makin’ Mama allows you to both organize your jewels as well as incorporate them into your décor. Sasha’s goal was to put on at least one piece of jewelry every day and this helped her do it. What are some of your goals this month?

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4. Design Your Own Mug: Have the same old mugs from years ago? This quick project from Caitlin of the Merrythought gives them a chic upgrade using only a bowl of warm water and nail polish!

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5. Redesign Your Fridge: Bring your refrigerator into the modern era with this fun DIY that turns your fridge into a fashionable accessory. You can purchase this funky geometric pattern here: Zoe Blox Decals.

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6. Fashion Your Own Marquee Sign: Aimee from Song of Style shows us just how simple it is to create our own marquee letters. Spell out you name or bring an inspiration to life with this genius decorating project.

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7. Make Your Own Coasters: Design your own colorful coasters using WallPops Geo decals or create your own look with the pattern of your choice. This project is a fun way to add a bit of flavor to any table.

Meet Our Confetti Dots!

Learn How to Style Your Own Confetti Wall

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Sometimes the best things DO come in small packages. Loaded with 64 fabulous decals, our Confetti Dots pack a stylish punch! Styled in two colorways, a glistening gold foil and chic matte black, these charming polka dots can be used to decorate any room. From party décor to apartment decorating, have fun creating your own fashionable wall art.

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New Year, New Colors…

2015 Color Predictions!

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We have the whole year ahead of us to dream, create, dazzle and delight! Life will be changing all around us, from new fashion trends to new hairstyles, breaking news stories and more, 2015 will make its own mark.

In the home decorating world, the most popular trends and colors will gradually make their unveiling throughout the next twelve months. With Pantone announcing “Marsala” as the color of the year, we thought it would be fun to make our own predictions as to what colors will ultimately reign in 2015!

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Images via Apartment Therapy, Domaine Home & Brown William Art + Design

1. Warm Earthy Tones: With Marsala debuting as the 2015 color of the year, it seems only right that earthy tones will be seen alongside. Expect a warm mixture of toasty browns and oranges to chic and sophisticated hues of tan and beige.

2015 color trends

Images via Houzz, WallPops & Huffington Post

2. Bold Color Mixing: Bright colors are always in fashion! This year we expect there to be more mixing and matching of colors for an energetic impact. A bold feature wall or colorful piece of furniture is a wonderful starting point followed by a vibrant piece of art, pillow, duvet cover, lamp shade or kitchen appliance for the finishing touch.

2015 color trends

Images via Better Homes and Gardens, Benjamin Moore, WallPops, Pinterest and Apartment Therapy

3. Green Makes a Comeback: Benjamin Moore announced Guilford Green as their 2015 color of the year. A pale silvery green, this soothing hue creates a peaceful interior that’s hard to match. On the other end of the spectrum, warm olive tones are being seen in both furniture and wall décor. This rich, natural hue is truly lovely (in the right shade of course!).

2015 color trends

Images via Pinterest, Style at Home & WallPops

4. Gray as a Neutral: Sophisticated, chic, trendy and stylish, gray is the “it” color. With the ability to stand alone or act as a neutral, gray isn’t going anywhere anytime soon! From walls to furniture, linens, rugs, accent pieces and beyond, there is not much that can’t be covered in this clean and polished hue.

2015 color trends

Images via Row House Nest, WallPops, Top Teny and Pinterest

5. Everything Blue: We saw blue make a comeback last year and we think it’s here to stay (at least for a little while longer..!). Bright Mediterranean style blues to gorgeous ocean shades, deep navy tones and more transform any space into majestic haven.

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!