Small Space / Large Furniture

  • March 16, 2015

Just because you live in a small space, doesn’t mean that you have to use small furniture! When decorating small spaces, using large pieces can actually make a room look larger. Instead of cluttering your space with many small pieces, choose large furniture and use less of it.

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1. Apartment Therapy demonstrates how using a large mirror can really brighten up a room. It also fools the eye into feeling there is a greater amount of space than there really is.

2. Instead of including multiple lamps in one room, utilize one over-sized lamp that will give off enough light and not take up precious floor space, via CapecodeCollegiate.

3. Instead of using multiple seating areas, utilize a large, cozy love seat instead via Apartment Therapy.

4. Rather than hanging up multiple pieces like a gallery, choose one big BOLD work of art, like this piece from TheVedaHouse, to really make a statement.

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We hope that we have given you inspiration on how to tackle YOUR small space and make it feel even larger! Now all we have to figure out is how to get all these huge pieces into our car and back to our home to start decorating!

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Installing a Tree Wall Decal using Center Hinge Method

  • January 19, 2015

Some of the most popular items that leave our shop are our line of Tree Decals. Perfect for nurseries, living rooms, or bedrooms they add a unique touch to any room’s decor and instantly catch the eye of all who enters.

Our latest video demonstration describes the steps for installing a multiple piece tree decal, or any multiple piece decal for that matter using our center hinge method again.

Although not hard to do, multiple piece decals and trees can require more time to get all of the pieces installed. Because all of the leaves are placed by hand, it allows for your design to be entirely unique to your creativity. So grab a friend for help and have fun with your new project!

Take a look!

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Our Favorite Nursery Design Trends of 2015

  • January 16, 2015

With 2015 in full swing, this year is especially exciting for those expecting a baby! That’s why we have been very busy here at Wallums designing all kinds of new baby inspired decals and wall decor to help inspire families who will be decorating a nursery soon.

Take a look at some of the growing trends for babies showing up all over design blogs and websites that will make you jealous you never had a room that looked so good growing up!

 

WOOD PANELS
Repurposed pallets and wood panels are all the trend these days. Not only do they add add an eclectic and rustic flare to nurseries, they are also economical and environmentally responsible by using reclaimed wood from old barns and homes in many cases. Your baby can rest easy knowing they’ve contributed to helping the rain forests!

Eclectic Wood-Paneled Nursery | Project NurseryJ & J Modern Kids

 

Reclaimed Wood Nursery Wall | StikwoodHouzz

 

Metallic Wood Wall Nursery | Project Nursery Project Nursery

 

DARK & CONTEMPORARY
Who says nursery walls should have to be bright and colorful? By making the walls a dark shade of Grey in these nurseries, it allows for fun pops of color through accent pieces like toys, area rugs and linens.

Dark Grey Nusery | Buy Modern BabyBuy Modern Baby

 

Nursery With Black Walls | Land of Nod Land of Nod

 

Contemporary Nursery | Orange Coast Interior DesignHouzz

 

CUSTOM NAME ART
Let no one question whose room they’ve entered when you have Custom Name Art on the walls! Whether made out of wood, tin or decal stickers it will be that one of a kind decor element that you can keep for years to come.

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Baby Name With Wood Letters | Niche Interiors

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Bright and Happy Nursery | Inspired By This Inspired By This

 

ANIMAL ELEMENTS
There’s no need to go crazy with animal themes and cover the whole room in lions, tigers and bears. Oh my! Simply use one major item that will stand out but still add that piece of furry, feathery, and fuzzy charm to their nursery.  One of our latest custom installs using our Mama and Baby Elephant Wall Decal is a perfect example of that simple addition that still adds the “Awww” factor when guests see it.
Mama and Baby Elephant Decal Nursery Decal | WallumsSherry Sansone

 

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Black and White Nursery | JWS Interiors

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14 Holiday & Home Decor Ideas Using Black, White, Green and Gold

  • November 25, 2014

 

14 Holiday and Home Decor Ideas Using Black, White, Green & Gold
Ahhh ’tis the season! The weather is officially too cold for comfort, and we have to spend more time indoors. But that’s just perfect because it gives us more time to decorate for the holidays!

While browsing Pinterst this week I stumbled upon a color scheme that I fell in love with: Black, White, Green, and Gold. Not only do I love this color combination for everyday home decor, but it’s also my new holiday decorating inspiration! Take a look at some of our Top Pins this week using these colors…

Chalkboard Christmas Tree | Our Fifth House

Our Fifth House

Black stove against White Subway Tile | Domino

Domino

DIY Gold Painted Wine Glasses | Miss Kris

Miss Kris

Glam and Modern Home office | JWS Interiors

 JWS Interiors 

Gold, Black and White Dining Room| Style Me Pretty Living

Style Me Pretty Living

Studio Apartment Living Room | The Every Girl

The Every Girl

Holiday Living Room | Hunted Interior

Hunted Interior

DIY  Painted Pillows | Burlap and Lace Blog

Burlap and Lace

Striped Cork Board | Infarrantly Creative

Infarrantly Creative 

Holiday Entertaining Tips - Thanksgiving Table | GIggles Galore

Giggles Galore

Painted Gold Moon | A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

Holiday Bar Cart | Hank and Hunt

Hank and Hunt

Holiday Table Decor | Stylizmo

Stylizmo

White Gold Black Christmas | Centsational Girl

Centsational Girl

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Homes With A Dark Design Secret

  • October 07, 2014

When it comes to painting a room a new color, Black is one of the last colors that comes to mind. A common misconception is that it will make the room feel small, dreary, and dungeon like. But in these homes, Black is done right! Whether used indoors or outdoors, on walls or on ceilings, it transforms these rooms into dramatic and classic spaces. Pair your black walls with white decorative elements and you’ve got a match made in heaven!

Dark Walls and White Decor | SF Girl By BaySf Girl By Bay

Black Bedroom Wall | Rikki Snyder PhotographyRikki Snyder Photography

Black Wall In Contemporary Apartment | InteriorMAInteriorMA

Black Walls In Home Office | Lisbet e. Lisbet e.

Modern Home In Brasil With Dark Walls | Nuevo EstiloNuevo Estilo

Black Ceiling Living Room| The Hunted InteriorThe Hunted Interior

Black Tile KItchen | The CountryphilesThe Countryphiles 

Home Bathroom With Dark Tones | RemodelistaRemodelista 

Dark Colored Dining Area | Genbyg DesignGenbyg Design

Cinder Block Wall Patio Makeover | Smitten StudioSmitten Studio

Herbs Wall Decal | Wallums Wallums

Tell us! Would you use Black as a wall color in your home?

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Coffee Shop Interior Design

  • September 29, 2014

Since it’s International Coffee Day, it feels only appropriate to glorify coffee shop interior designs on the blog today!

What is it about coffee shops that feels like home (cue the music from Cheers)? Maybe it’s because if you’re a regular at your local coffee shop, the baristas begin to know your name and your “usual” drink. Or maybe it is the modern industrial architecture elements, relaxing armchairs, attractive artwork, wall colors, and soothing lighting. Whatever the case may be, it’s hard not to feel all warm and fuzzy inside as soon as you take the first sip of your latte or mocha.

But let’s not limit the coffee design elements to coffee shops only! Wallums has a bunch of clever wall quotes for all you coffee lovers to bring home and create the coffeehouse vibes in your space! Take a look at them all here.

Sightglass Coffee, SF | photo by Simone Anne

Cafe Pave, Milan | photo by  Lorant Pandea

The Black Eye Coffee Shop, Denver , CO | Apartment Therapy

Coffee Bar & Roastery | Sight Glass Coffee SF

Heart Roasters Westside Cafe NY #coffee

Locanda Verde | photo by Jessica Schwartzberg

Coffee shop inspiration | Four Barrel

Black Eye Coffee Shop | Apartment Therapy

15th Avenue Coffee & Tea | Cool Town Studios

Can’t you just smell the fresh brewed or roasted coffee, and hear the murmurs of cafe folk huddled together around small tables and counters when looking at these photos ? Love.

Sources: 1. Simone Anne 2. Lorant Pandea 3. Apartment Therapy 4. Sightglass Coffee 5. Heart Roasters Coffee 6. Jessica Schwartzberg 7. Four Barrel Coffee 8.  Apartment Therapy 9. Cool Town Studios

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A Global Backpacker Bedroom Reveal With Wallums Decals

  • September 04, 2014

It’s always exciting when a Wallums Decal leaves our shop and goes home to creative design minds like Jeran’s of Oleander and Palm. What starts out as just pieces of vinyl on a sheet of wax paper, soon gets transformed into amazing displays of art work like in her latest Global Backpacker Bedroom Makeover.

Like every good design project, there are many steps to take and planning involved. Shown below, every item for this bedroom was carefully selected and thought out. We could hardily wait to see what Jeran had planned when we saw that image of our World Traveler Decal among the other items included in the bedroom project!

Global Backpacker Bedroom | Oleander and Palm
Wallums Wall Decor: World Traveler Map Decal | Oleander and Palm

Once Jeran received our decal she followed the instructions perfectly by taping off the corners of the decal to install it in sections. We know it’s easy to get excited and want to rush through things, but trust us when we say (and Jeran might agree) to take your time reading through the instructions and video before installing it!

Bedroom Makeover With Map Decal |Oleander and Palm

Since we rarely ever get to know what our customers have in store for their new Wallums decal, the final results always blows us away when a photo is shared. The end results of this project definitely made us very proud! The map was a great addition to this backpacking, outdoorsy themed big boy room.

Global Backpacker Bedroom Reveal | Oleander and Palm #walldecal #map

World Traveler Map by Wallums Wall Decals | photo by Oleander and Palm

Be sure to check out the rest of the photos from this adorable makeover, and all of Jeran’s amazing design projects at Oleander and Palm and Instagram!

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Throw Back Thursday with The Small Things Blog

  • August 21, 2014

Nothing like a good old Throw Back Thursday post! Looking back at one of our favorite blogger reviews, Kate from The Small Things Blog did an amazing review and giveaway for Wallums that will make anyone excited and inspired to want to try wall decals!

Kate from The Small Things Blog's front door | Wallums Wall Decor Blog

Kate’s Front Door

First, enter her home through her very welcoming front door with none other than our Hello Door Decal on it! White against black is always a design favorite of ours.

Modern office art using wall decals | The Small Things Blog:  Wallums Giveaway

Kate’s Office Art

Next, take a look around her then new office, and gaze upon her white Starburst Wall Decal. Sticking with the white and black color scheme, even the simplest of designs on a wall can make a big impact to a room.

The Small Things Blog:  office makeover with Starburst wall decal

Starbust Wall Decal

Compliment the wall decor with a splash of color to stand out against it like her vase of flowers and black shelving.

Starburst Wall Decal by Wallums | The Small Things Blog

Wall Art That Stands Out

Encouraging Verbs Decal in this office makeover by The Small Things Blog

Encouraging Verbs Decal

My favorite part of this room makeover, her Encouraging Verbs Wall! Who wouldn’t want to spend all day working in this space? Kate has such an eye for interior design that it looks like a page right out of Pottery Barn Magazine!

Office Makeover With Wall Decals | The Small Things Blog

Kate’s New Office

This cool and collective room even gravitates animals to it! (Kate’s a big time cat lover)

A very encouraging wall! Wallums wall decals on The Small Things Blog!

A Very Encouraging Wall!

We can’t thank Kate enough for her beautiful work with our wall decals. If you aren’t following her blog yet,  get on it! There’s always good style and design content on there.

Happy TBT everyone, and we hope this will give you all a little design inspiration for your next Wallums project!

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