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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Getting Creative with Disney Wall Decals and Stickers

Like most moms I love seeing my daughter's eyes light up when I give her the perfect gift. To get that reaction every morning I decided to make sure she saw her favorite things when she opens her eyes in the morning. How did I accomplish this without breaking the bank? It was easy - I applied her favorite Disney characters to her bedroom walls with peel & stick wall decals. I was thinking about having an artist paint murals on her walls until I got my first quote and after a little research I found that I could get larger than life Disney Wall decals for a fraction of the cost.

The biggest problem I had was deciding which stickers to get. I wanted to surprise her so I choose not to have her pick them out with me. Instead, I had her friends and cousins take a look at the selection and let me know what they thought. Disney Princesses each have their own character and the color scheme in the wall stickers was something we had to think about also. I love Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. My niece reminded me that Tiana and Rapunzel are new favorites that I should also consider. After Looking at them all we finally decided. Now when she wakes up in the morning she sees a beautiful castle, a princess carriage, Cinderella, Belle and Sleeping Beauty. The smile she gives me says it all. She is especially happy as a play princess with all her favorite Disney characters surrounding her on every wall.

Funnily enough, my daughter loved her new Disney wall decals so much she wanted to add some to the play area also. This time she got to help choose the wall décor. We added Tinker Bell and her fairy friends to one wall and then combined Toy Story Woody & Buzz Stickers to the other walls so her brothers would feel at home too. It was so easy to do and so adorable I added a whole Winnie the Pooh theme to the nursery and my son loves his new Cars themed room. Lightening McQueen is his favorite. It goes to show that with a little creativity and some easy to apply wall stickerss you can create a Disney themed room that really does make your dreams come true. Well at the very least it will make your child's decorating dreams come true and you will love the light that shines from their eyes each day. The best gift of all.  

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Decorating with Wall Decals – A Fun Family Project

It has never been easier to spruce up a room without a lot of fuss or expense. I have always loved the look of wall murals. When I go to certain restaurants and I see the walls painted with designs or I see a kid’s room in magazines with painted murals I always think I wish I could afford to do that in my children’s rooms. I would love a tree with flowers and animals or a whole wall with Thomas the Train and his friends. I even called a few artists that advertise in our local kid’s magazine but the price was just way more than I could afford. 

Today you no longer have to sacrifice the room of your dreams because it is too much money. You can get the look you want for less with wall decals and murals for a fraction of the cost of painting. There are so many designs to choose from for both kids and adults. I started experimenting in my room to make sure it was easy and that it would look right. The tree and cherry blossoms we added to our décor look amazing. They add a new dimension to the space and the great part is if I decide to change my room they peel right off without ruining the paint underneath. 

Now that I know how easy they are the next step is sprucing up the kids’ rooms. The easiest choice is for my youngest. He loves Thomas the Tank Engine and dinosaurs so I need to decide between those two themes. I found a giant wall mural by Roomates that has a picture of the Island of Sodor. It is so beautiful and has so many elements that it’s hard to pass up. It has Thomas, James, Harold the Helicopter, and Bertie the Bus and more. It is wall paper so it will be a little trickier to apply than the peel and stick but I think it will be worth it. It was hard to choose between that and all the great dinosaur wall décor . There is a dinosaur wall border and matching wall decals or my favorite the Baby Dinosaur Wall Graphics by Fathead. They are so adorable. 

So far decorating with wall stickers has been a lot of fun. It was also a great way to get my kids into doing something creative and spending time together as a family. My older kids loved looking through the great selection and designing their own rooms. My son has had a hard time deciding on a theme. He has so many favorites and they are all available in peel n stick wall decals. He has finally narrowed it down between Harry Potter, Star Wars the Clone wars, Yu Ghi Oh, Super Heroes, or a Space theme. He still has not decided but once he finally makes a decision at 12 year old he can help put them up and feel like he created and designed his own room.

Doing this with my daughter was so much fun. She decided on a combination of stickers to create an eclectic design. She got Peace Sign Wall Stickers by Roomates to match her peace sign pillow cases and the Giant Daisy Peel & Stick for an extra pop of color. She also wanted the Peace Dry Erase Wall Decal so she could make notes and keep herself organized. At 10 years old she definitely has her own ideas about how her room should look. It was fun to watch her plan and create. Of course, the best part was spending time with her while she chose her designs and then as we put them up together we saw her creation come to life. Considering each set she chose was less than $20.00 we completely changed the look of her room, spent time together on a fun project, and didn’t break the bank in the process.