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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Image via They All Hate Us

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!

2015 color predictions

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.

Fresh Ideas for Home Décor

Organization & Happiness in the NEW YEAR!

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Give your décor a positive punch with an inspirational wall quote!

It’s time to start FRESH! Once more, all the ornaments, party decorations and wrapping are put away. The clutter from gifts, guests and more is finally being cleared, making no better time than now to make amends with the past and start anew in the future.

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Organize your cords with washi tape for easy identification – image via Dabbles & Babbles

We want to make sure you have the best year yet! So while you still may be experiencing the holiday blues, take happiness in that there is a whole year ahead to accomplish not only your new year’s resolutions but so much more! With so many ideas to get your home organized in the New Year, there’s a solution for every home both big and small.

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Make extra room in your office with these fun desk clips – Image via Brit + Co

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Create your own inspirational haven this year with a colorful feature wall – Image via WallPops

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Make your own DIY birthday calendar so no special day gets forgotten – Image via Pinterest

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Place your calendar in a high traffic area so everyone can see it! Image via WallPops

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Make life easier by creating a recharge station for your whole family – Image via Driven by Decor

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Give your bathroom an easy upgrade by installing decorative panels over the windows – Image via WallPops

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Make your laundry room an enjoyable space with natural details and a simple organizational method – Image via Pinterest

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Fresh floral details are always a good idea! Image via WallPops

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Design your own herb garden with this fresh DIY idea – Image via Pinterest

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! 

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!

bathroom ceiling design

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

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/elparadisowallmuralwallmural.cfm

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

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/wallpopsredramagewalldecals.cfm

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

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/wallpopsowltreewalldecalkit.cfm

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

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/wallpopsfloralmedleyorganizerkitwalldecals.cfm)

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

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/wallpopswhiteorchidwalldecals.cfm

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

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!

Raising Three Savvy Ladies: Get Ready for School with Wall Pops Locker Kit

Check out the video review below of our Festival Locker Kit from the blog, Raising Three Savvy Ladies!

To see the full review, click here!