Are you tired of staring at the same bland walls day after day? Do you long for a pop of colour or a unique design to brighten up your living space?
Look no further than wall decals! These adhesive decorations are the perfect solution for transforming ordinary walls into stunning statements. With a wide range of designs and colours to choose from, you can easily customise your space to reflect your personal style and taste. Not only are wall decals a great way to add visual interest to your home, but they are also incredibly easy to install and remove, making them a convenient and affordable option for renters and homeowners alike. In this article, we will explore the power of wall decals and how they can elevate any room in your home. So why settle for boring walls when you can create a space that is both beautiful and unique? Let's get started!
Sticky Ticky 'Fantail's Lace' and 'Kiwi's Lace wall decals dot by artist Anna Mollekin
Benefits of using wall decals
Wall decals offer several benefits that make them an attractive option for homeowners and renters alike. One of the main advantages of using wall decals is that they are incredibly easy to install and remove. Unlike traditional wallpaper or paint, wall decals require no special tools or skills to apply. All you need is a clean, flat surface, and you can easily transform your space in a matter of minutes.
Another benefit of using wall decals is their versatility. Wall decals come in a wide range of designs, colours, and sizes, making them suitable for any room in your home. Whether you want to add a playful touch to your child's bedroom or a sophisticated accent to your living room, there is a wall decal for every space and style.
In addition, wall decals are a cost-effective alternative to traditional wallpaper or paint. They are significantly less expensive than hiring a professional painter or wallpaper installer, and they can be easily removed without causing damage to your walls. This makes them an ideal option for renters who want to personalise their space without making permanent changes.
Types of wall decals and their features
Wall decals come in a variety of types, each with its own unique set of features and benefits. Here are some of the most popular types of wall decals:
Vinyl Wall Decals
Vinyl wall decals are the most common type of wall decal. They are made from a thin, flexible vinyl material that adheres to your walls without leaving any residue. Vinyl decals are available in a wide range of designs, colours, and sizes, making them a versatile option for any room in your home.
Fabric Wall Decals
Fabric wall decals are made from a soft, textured material that gives them a more organic, natural look. They can be easily applied and removed without damaging your walls, and they are reusable, making them an eco-friendly option. Quality Fabric Wall Decals can be found at Sticky Ticky,
Chalkboard Wall Decals
Chalkboard wall decals are a fun and functional option for any room in your home. They can be used to create an instant chalkboard surface, perfect for writing messages, creating to-do lists, or drawing pictures.
Sticky Ticky 'Fantail's Lace' and 'Homegrown Lace' wall decals dot by artist Anna Mollekin
Choosing the right design for your space
When choosing a wall decal, it's important to consider the style and decor of your space. You want to choose a design that complements your existing furnishings and colour scheme, rather than one that clashes with them.
If you have a neutral colour palette, consider adding a pop of colour with a bright, bold wall decal. Alternatively, if your space is already quite colourful, choose a more subtle design that complements your existing decor without overwhelming it.
You should also consider the size and placement of your wall decal. Large, bold decals work well as a statement piece on a feature wall, while smaller decals can be used to create a more subtle accent.
Sticky Ticky 'Fantail's Lace'' wall decals dot by artist Anna Mollekin
How to apply material wall decals
Applying wall decals is a simple and straightforward process. Here are the basic steps:
Clean your wall thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust or dirt.
Position your decal on the wall and if it’s a larger size, use painter's tape to hold it in place.
Peel off about 10cm of backing paper from the top, and fold it behind.
Smoothing from the centre of the decal, press the top exposed section onto the wall.
Slowly pull the backing paper down, smoothing the decal as you go.
Smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles with a credit card or squeegee.
If any large wrinkles remain, lift the edge of the decal up to the wrinkle, then reapply.
Remove the painter's tape and admire your new wall decal!
Maintenance and removal of wall decals
Wall decals require very little maintenance, but it's important to be gentle when cleaning them. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe away any dust or debris, and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the decal.
If you need to remove your wall decal, simply peel it off gently from one corner. If the decal is stubborn, use a hairdryer on a low heat setting to warm it up and make it easier to remove. Be careful not to damage your walls when removing the decal, and use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away any residue.
Cost-effective alternatives to painting or wallpapering
Wall decals are a cost-effective alternative to traditional wallpaper or paint. They are significantly less expensive than hiring a professional painter or wallpaper installer, and they can be easily removed without causing damage to your walls. This makes them an ideal option for renters who want to personalise their space without making permanent changes.
In addition, wall decals are easy to install yourself, which can save you money on installation fees. All you need is a clean, flat surface, and you can transform your space in a matter of minutes.
Sticky Ticky 'Kiwi's lace' and 'Fantail's Lace' wall decals dot by artist Anna Mollekin
Wall decal inspiration and ideas
If you're looking for inspiration for your next wall decal project, here are some ideas to get you started:
Create a gallery wall with a mix of wall decals and framed artwork for a personalised touch.
Use a large, bold decal to create a statement piece on a feature wall.
Create a whimsical accent in your child's bedroom with playful decals of animals, stars, or other fun designs.
Add a touch of nature to your living room with decals of leaves, flowers, or tree branches.
Create an instant chalkboard surface in your kitchen with a chalkboard decal, perfect for writing grocery lists or menu plans.
Sticky Ticky 'Kiwi's Lace' wall decals dot by artist Anna Mollekin
Where to find quality wall decals
Embark on a delightful journey through Sticky Ticky's online store, where a captivating collection of reusable wall decals awaits you. These exquisite creations, printed in Christchurch, New Zealand, are the result of a collaborative effort between Anna Mollekin Art, other talented New Zealand artists, and Sticky Ticky. Discover the enchanting 'Fantail's Lace,' 'Kiwi's Lace,' and 'Homegrown Lace' wall decals by Anna Mollekin, inspired by the mesmerising flora and fauna of New Zealand. With their removable, self-adhesive fabric, Sticky Ticky wall decals offer an effortless and transformative way to update your home, allowing you to weave the essence of New Zealand into your living space. Create an inspiring haven that resonates with your soul with these exceptional wall decals. You can learn more about my collaboration with Sticky Ticky here,
Wall decals are a versatile and affordable way to transform any room in your home. They offer a range of benefits, from easy installation and removal to a wide range of designs and colours. Whether you're looking to add a pop of colour or a statement piece to your space, wall decals are an excellent option to consider. So why settle for boring walls when you can create a space that is both beautiful and unique with the power of wall decals?