We are really excited about some of the new pieces in our sculpture collection. In fact, we’re putting together a contest to give a few of these away for FREE. Stay tuned for more on that next week. Until then, browse our sculpture board and see if anything catches your eye!
There are few items in the world of decor that give you more bang for the buck than Window Film. The product is so absolutely easy to install, so inexpensive and so dramatic in what it provides in terms of instant decor – it’s hard not to be a fan of Window Film. Of course it is a great decorating tool that adds color and style to any room with a window. But it’s also a pragmatic tool. Window Film provides privacy wherever it is needed, whether from a street-level neighbor or through the sidelights of your entryway. It also provides protection from UV rays. If you have ever let an expensive rug lying in the path of sunlight for more than a few weeks you know the power of these rays. They can damage carpets, rugs, furniture – anything that gets in their path. With the simple application of Window Film, however, everything is protected. So we can see how this wonder product provides privacy and protection, but the biggest reason it is chosen so often by professional designers is, of course, for its power of decor. The right Window Film in the right window can add dimension to a room that cannot be achieved by other products.
Sometimes it’s nice to do a small home décor project that costs almost nothing and takes very little time and effort. When this is the plan, there is no better tool than contact paper. Contact paper designs are limited only by your imagination and the surfaces in your home. The work requires very little skill. With nothing more than a bit of patience and some forethought, you can revitalize any room in your home. Here’s four suggestions to get you started.
Some of today’s modern contact paper designs are so beautiful they look like art. So why not treat them that way? Either apply a piece of your favorite design to a canvas, or cut out a section to fit inside an existing frame. Then all you have to do is find the right spot for it on the wall – instant art and a conversation piece to boot.
This one is great for the home office, or for keeping the family activities organized. You can create a wall calendar that will last for years and can be wiped clean every month. Simply cut out some chalkboard contact paper in the design of a calendar and apply to the wall within reach of everyone who may use it. You can get creative by cutting out individual squares for each day and keeping borders in between the squares for a clean, modern look.
This is an idea for anyone who doesn’t have one of those expensive granite backsplashes in the kitchen. Simply find a contact paper design that suits your tastes and the existing décor in the kitchen, keeping an eye on the color of the cabinetry and the counter tops. You may have to cut the contact paper to fit the size of your backsplash, but other than that installation is simple. Apply to the backsplash area, the wall space between the bottom of your cabinets and the counter. The materials is washable and long-lasting, so it’s a great fit here!
While we’re in the kitchen, let’s look at one more spot that could be enhanced. The cabinets. If the color isn’t exactly what you want, or if you want to mix things up and change the décor, this versatile product can help. Easier and cheaper than painting, simply select the style you like and apply it to the face of the cabinets. If you’re feeling even more creative, you can cut designs out of the contact paper and apply to the cabinets. This allows you to create one large image across the face of all the cabinets. The look is beautiful, and no one will know how inexpensive and easy it was to do!
One of the lesser-known tricks of the professional decorator – Wall Stickers.
Perfect For The Kid’s Room
These affordable and easy-to-apply stickers are versatile, washable and long-lasting. Pick one that shows off the passion of your child and you will be rewarded, with thank you’s and an upgraded decor. There are literally thousands to choose from. And they are so fun to look at the child will want to help determine the perfect spot in the room to show it off.
Or The Living Room
But what about the adults, you ask? Fret not. Here’s a few Wall Stickers of the adult variety that will enhance any room and any style. The only hard part is picking the one you want!
When it comes to interior design, it is the culmination of several details that make a space. It is rare that one particular aspect can have a substantial impact on a room. But in the case of Wall Murals, this is exactly the case. Growing in popularity because of advances in printing technology, Wall Murals are quickly becoming the professional decorator’s secret weapon. The reason? The right mural can dramatically improve the decor of any room. They are low cost, easy to apply and require little maintenance. Plus, they last for years. At Interior Place, we have been selling more Wall Murals than ever before. Professional designers and do-it-yourself hobbyists alike are enjoying the dramatic effect they can create with the right mural. Choose the right subject matter, something that aligns itself with the passions of the homeowner, and the right wall to present it, and the Wall Mural becomes the most powerful tool in the decorator’s toolbox. I hope you enjoy a couple of our Wall Mural boards from Pinterest.
Contact Paper is one of the most versatile home décor products available. It is used for thousands of things, from crafts projects for children to putting a new face on an old appliance. In this article, we will look at five uses for contact paper you may not already know about.
1.) The Table Top
Contact paper has long been used to cover countertops. It offers a protective layer and it comes in a variety of colors and styles so for sprucing up the kitchen it has always been popular. But did you know it can be used to cover a coffee table, end table or night stand? Just select a color, style or pattern that matches the room’s décor and you can put a new face on any table top in the room.
2.) The Filing Cabinet
Many of us have an unsightly metal filing cabinet in at least one room of the house. It often sticks out as the only item in the room that doesn’t match the décor of the carpet, the desk or the color of the walls. Contact paper is the perfect solution. Simply wrap the paper around the cabinet and you have a brand new piece of furniture. For some extra style, use a different color for the drawer fronts.
3.) The Washer and Dryer
We sometimes write off the laundry room when it comes to décor. After all, so many of the appliances made today are made without any sense of style. But a plain laundry room can be shining in minutes with the application of contact paper to the washer and dryer. It might even inspire you to splash a fresh coat of paint on those bare walls. For an extra stylish touch, use a different style of contact paper for the lids and doors of the machines.
4.) The fridge
This is a real no-brainer for anyone whose fridge is in perfect working order but lacks in style. Application is simple and takes only a few minutes. You’re left with the largest piece of your kitchen décor now adding to the style of the room. You won’t regret it. For an additional convenience, use chalkboard contact paper. This way you can write a shopping list right on the front of the fridge.
5.) Framed as Art
There are a million ways to use contact paper around the home. The only limit to the paper is our imagination!With the advent of so many new styles and patterns of wallpaper, the once plain paper is now bridging the gap with art. Designer papers are readily available and cheap. Have a blank wall that needs something but you can’t afford the painting you want? Apply some stylish contact paper to a cheap blank canvas (or even an old painting you don’t like) and hang it. Presto! You’ve just created instant art.
Choosing wallpaper is a big step. The initial cost is higher than simply painting, and the number of styles, patterns and types to choose from can be intimidating. This article will discuss the benefits of using self-adhesive wallpaper, and why it might be right for your next home decoration project.
There are several factors to consider when choosing wallpaper. For most of us, first and foremost is cost. Some wallpaper types can be very costly. They can be made of expensive materials, be printed on thick, embossed fabrics, and contain patented, signature designs by famous artists. So if budget is a concern, the more luxurious wallpaper types can be ruled out. Self-adhesive, on the other hand, is one of the more reasonably-priced styles available today. When it comes to budget concerns, it remains a viable option.
The second factor to consider is application. Traditional wallpaper comes in an unpasted form. This means a paste has to be mixed, applied to the paper and allowed to fix or “book,” before being applied. This type of paper is the most difficult to hang and the most difficult to remove, as the glue can be stubborn after several years. Another type of paper comes pre-pasted. This wallpaper requires adding water to activate the glue. There is less technical ability required, but there is still a method that must be learned and that takes some trial and error on the part of beginners. The final type is the self-adhesive paper. This type comes with an adhesive backing that needs to be peeled off. Once this is done, the paper can be applied to the wall and repositioned for several minutes before the glue becomes affixed to the wall. This brings us to the final factor to consider – removal.
As mentioned above, the unpasted wallpapers can be difficult to remove and have been known to damage some types of surfaces. Their benefit is they can last for decades and save quite a bit of money over the cost of repainting walls every few years. The patterns of these wallpapers are also very beautiful and much more attractive than simple coats of paint. When it comes to self-adhesive wallpaper, the same number of beautiful styles are available and removal is a much simpler operation. In fact, the self-adhesive is the easiest type of paper to remove. It simply peels off the wall, leaving the exposed surface undamaged and untarnished with stubborn glues. So for beginners, and for those who may want to change the paper frequently, or return the wall to its original condition, self-adhesive is the best option.