Decorating in a Small Space

Never let size be an obstacle to style! If you have a small space to decorate, here are some special tips and tricks to make the room work for you.

Go On a Color Spree - it is a common misconception that you should stick to all white in a small space. “Embrace small spaces and make them feel like jewel boxes—don’t be afraid of dark or bright colors,” says designer Jonathan Adler. Other designers assert that bright colors can distract from the limited size of your space, creating a beautiful ambiance. While white and other pale hues an be a beautiful choice for petite quarters, color can also be used to create a focal point, divert attention from the fact that a room is small, and to give any space some razzle dazzle, no matter what its size!

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Don’t be afraid to use bold bright colors in a small space! Image via Apartment Therapy

Create Vertical Allure With Curtains-  look up! Even if you don’t have particularly high ceilings, you can enhance the perceived size of your space by optimizing the upper wall space. One tried and true trick is to hang your curtain rods above the window frame, even as high as the ceiling! While your instinct may be to hang curtains at the top of the window, you can truly accomplish drama and height by hanging your curtains higher and having them drop all of the way to the floor.

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Hanging curtains above the window enhances the perceived space in a room image via Home Goods

Another practical and attractive technique is to install shelves up high. In addition to creating new, out of the way space to display items, this will draw the eye up to new areas of the room, taking advantage of every inch! Add attractive baskets or boxes to the shelves for extra storage of items not “display worthy”.

Bold Colors and high shelves work well in this small space decor idea

Bold Colors and high shelves work well in this small space. Image via Country Living

Compelling Stripes- it is a fashion fact that up and down stripes can make you look longer and leaner, while horizontal lines make you look wider. The same principle can be applied to home decor. To make a room look taller, accentuate the height with tall, thin stripes. And to make a wall look more expansive, add long lines. Stripes are timeless and chic, and make a great focal point for walls. Try using removable stripes decals for perfect stripes every time!

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Horizontal Stripes give these walls the illusion of being wider than they are

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Vertical Stripes enhance the height of this small bathroom, giving it a more spacious look

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!

Rainy Day Activity: Personalized Folders for Back to School

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An inspirational notebook made with the Hollywood Dots & Cherish Dream Live Wall Quote

In a month marked by long sunny days and nights under the stars, where spending every free moment in the scope of the outdoors is part of your daily routine, stumbling upon a rain soaked afternoon can instantly bring a bleak outlook to the rest of your day’s plans. This time however, instead of letting the weather get you down, solve those rainy day blues with some back to school fun!

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Pick your favorite WallPops designs and let your creativity flow!

The first step is to clear a nice big area in your room and fill it with blankets and pillows so that you have a big enough space to spread out, while still being able to be comfortable. Next, grab any folders, notebooks or school supplies that you have lying around that are in major need of a makeover. Make sure to get your kids involved in the redecorating process for this is a perfect way to get them excited for the new year ahead!

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Fun kids themed folders for back to school!

Now it’s time to decorate! Get creative and push the boundaries by dreaming up your own personalized designs. Mix and match patterns or add an inspirational quote for daily motivation. Use the video below as a starting point to make your own themes and ideas come to life! Before you know it the sun will be out and you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors once again!

Back to School Fashion Trends & Decor Ideas 2014

Even though the warmth and sunshine of Summer still caress our days, it is fair to say that Fall is just around the corner. And this is the time of year when Fall fashion and back to school readiness are on our minds. We start perusing magazines and websites for our favorite trends, picturing ourselves looking fabulous and being the head of the class next season. Even as we lounge by the pool, wade at the waters edge and enjoy our coffee iced, the August breeze has us dreaming of our Autumn selves. Here are a few of our favorite looks for the upcoming season, along with the best and most popular ways to get organized this year.

Boho-Chic Mix & Match

One of the most popular looks this season draws on poetic bohemian style, where patterns are layered and mixed. With a free spirited whimsy, the boho-chic trend incorporates vintage florals with global designs and embellished stripes with a myriad of comfortable and luxurious textures. Items may appear time honored, gathered and collected from a cultured lifestyle of travel and worldly interests. They are not perfectly matched, but rather coordinated – a quilt-like patchwork of pretty prints. A flowing scarf, effortlessly draped around the neck, a myriad of colorful pillows, vintage and eccentric pieces mixed with beautiful fabrics, touches of lace and ethnic prints all define this fabulous fall trend.

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Vintage Bazaar Floral Print Wall Art Giant Dry-erase Message Board

 

 

Bohemian Style Free People Tunic and Italian Glamour Magazine August 2014 via Pinterest

Bohemian Style Free People Tunic and Italian Glamour Magazine August 2014 via Pinterest

 

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anthropologie bohemian style bedroom decor

 

90′s Skater Cool Grunge

The ’80s had a comeback last year and now we are reliving the ’90s! Flannel shirts and plaid have reemerged as a fashionable look, as well as skater style sneakers, tattered jeans, and anything with a punk rock edge. A stacked wrist of leather, colorful knit bracelets and biker chic glam looks are completing this trend – for both boys and girls! Go grunge with an edgy style, mixing some of these 90s staples into your wardrobe, accessories and decor, playing with plaids, punk rock leather and studs, beanie hats, and 90s prints.

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Feathers, Fluff, Big Jewels, Glitter and Bows

On the other side of the style spectrum, flashy and frou-frou are also trending! Think fur vests, plush fluffy pillows, feather accents, oversized jewels and glittery accessories. Jewels and jewel prints are making statement pieces out of ordinary items, adding a touch of bling to your life. Feathers are dangling from dream catchers, necklaces, purses and appearing in fun prints. Glitter is cool again – especially copper colored shimmer. Furry fabrics and plush sweaters, especially those with shearling fur are making fashion and decor huggable and warm. Bows, including classic Minnie Mouse style cuties and more sophisticated versions are also popping up all over unexpected items!

Feather Print Dry-Erase Calendar & message Board Decal

Feather Print Dry-Erase Calendar & message Board Decal

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image via harpers bazaar shearling & feather trend by prada

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shearling coat image via Urban Outfitters

 

 

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bows fashion decor trend fall 2014 image via fashionista.com

 

Punchy Brights & Color Blocking 

Orange is the New Black is not only the Netflix series sensation, it is also a true statement about fashion! Give your room a pop of this rejuvenating hue, and incorporate some orange into your wardrobe. Other dynamic colors like fuchsia pink, lots of vivid purples and a dazzling take on cobalt blue are also dominating designs. Color blocking has been trending for a few seasons and is rolling full steam ahead this year – with bold blocks of brights being layered and mixed into the mix together.

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Color Blocking Trend as Worn by Sarah Jessica Parker

Pop Art Wall Art Decals Color Blocking Trend

Pop Art Wall Art Decals Color Blocking Trend

Stars Galaxy Space

Out of this World star gazing designs are bringing a mystical, celestial-chic look to life this season. Perhaps inspired by the upcoming Star Wars movie set to be released in 2015, Space themed things are all the rage. Everything from bedding to quirky tee shirts, wall art and socks has been adorned in planets, stars and galaxies far, far away. Get your cosmic on this Fall – some inspiration below!

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National Geographic Solar System Poster Decal

National Geographic Solar System Poster Decal

 

Win WallPops for Back to School!

Pin it to Win it in our Back to School Chic Pinterest Contest happening now! With the chance to score $100 in FREE WallPops, fashioning your dream dorm room, office or study space is just a click away. Hurry on over to our Pinterest page for the complete details on how to enter. Good luck and happy pinning!

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Boys vs Girls Back to School Makeovers!

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Check out the video below to see this room transform from boring to colorful!

With the end of July just around the corner and back to school in the not so distant future, it’s the perfect time to get your kids excited about the new year with a little bedroom makeover! Whether you like to shop by theme or rather peruse through our corner of design ideas, with a host of new and fresh wall decals being currently added, have fun involving your child in the whole redecoration process. Get creative by mixing and matching prints, pairing two styles together or go crazy with color. With countless ways to spruce up your child’s bedroom décor, bring imagination to life in their room while also encouraging a fabulous and successful year ahead!

From drab to stylish, these boys and girls bedroom makeovers helped to transition plain white walls into a new and wonderful focal point for the room.

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Pretty closet details

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Let your kid arrange their own high-sea adventure with these fun pirate wall stickers!

Check Out Our NEW Headboard Decals!

 

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A head board adds a finished touch to a bedroom, anchoring the bed as a beautiful focal point. For kids, especially, bedtime is a precious time for reading, reflecting on the day, and drifting off into sweet dreams. Your child’s bed is an inviting and adorable oasis, full of comfy blankets and favorite stuffed animals. A headboard is the perfect way to give a completed look to the bed, and an opportunity to make the space extra special. If you have been wishing for a headboard on a plain bed frame, or want to add a headboard that won’t take up too much space, a peel and stick headboard decal is the perfect solution! We are delighted to launch our darling new line of twin size headboard decals! Each of the charming designs coordinates with existing WallPops wall art so that you can create a beautiful theme in your childs room. The designs include sweetheart looks perfect for girls decor, stylish looks for boys rooms and designs that both can agree on! Check out our brand new line below!Junior Varsity Sports theme kids decor idea peel & stick headboard decal

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Brand New Dry-Erase for Back to School!

Get Fabulous and Organized with Dry-Erase Decals

Desk_BTS2014_StaplesAssortment Summer is still young but it’s not too early to start gathering the coolest accessories for back to school. Organization is key for success during the busy school year and we love to mix function with fashion! Our dry-erase decals include calendars, message boards, organization kits, maps, dots and weekly planners to keep your plans on schedule at a glance! Change of plans? No problem – simply erase and re-write. New month? Write in your new dates and go! Want to remind yourself about something? Write it on the wall where you cannot possibly miss it! The dry-erase line is perfect for work, school, and busy families. This year we have added some of our cutest styles yet! Check out a sample of our brand new additions to the dry-erase line below. Click here to see the complete line!

Dry-Erase Calendars

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Pop Art Dry-Erase Calendar with Notes Vintage Bazaar Dry-Erase Calendar With Notes Kolkata Dry-Erase Calendar with Notes Bon Voyage 4-Piece Dry-Erase Calendar

Dry-Erase Message Boards

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Dry-Erase Organization Kits

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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.