July 21, 2015

Decorating with Wall Decals

IKEA wall decals.  $10 each.
I am not a DIY'er.  Let me repeat, I am NOT a DIY'er.  I wish I was one of those bloggers who could take a can of spray paint, a hammer and a piece of plywood and transform it into a fabulous, vintage looking bookshelf for my daughter's room, but I'm not.  To be perfectly honest, I can barely hang a picture without having to re-adjust it 5 times.   

As you may or may not know, my husband and I recently bought our first house.  One detail you don't know, is that it's a true Spanish style house.  I'm talking white stucco exterior, tiled roof, dark wood floors and beams, arched entry ways and a patterned tiled porch (more on all of that later!).  All of these details are what made us instantly fall in love with it.  We got very lucky in the sense that we were a.) fortunate enough to buy a house because the housing market in Los Angeles is no joke, b). had an amazing real estate agent who found our house as a pocket listing (it was never on the MLS), and c.) we really didn't have to do much work to the house.
We repainted the entire interior, bought a new dishwasher, washer/dryer and had to fix a few minor things.  Other than that, it really didn't need much.  Of course there are other things I'd like to change, but that will come in time (sorry honey!).

This is what our daughter's room looked like when we first saw the house (this photo was taken while the previous owners were still living here).  I literally hated everything about it.  The wall color, the freaky looking tree and the yellowish trim.  Everything about it clashed and I knew it had to go. 

 I went back and forth on what color to paint our daughter's room.  I contemplated various shades of pink, buttery yellow, light sage...I even seriously thought about doing white walls with a bright pink accent ceiling.  At the end of the day, I decided to go with all white.  Mostly because of the dark wood floors and doors.  After looking at what felt like hundreds of swatches of white (seriously, I nearly drove myself insane), we went with Benjamin Moore's "Atrium White" for the walls, and "Chantilly Lace" for the ceiling and trim.  It's clean and bright and we can easily accentuate the room with colorful bedding, new window treatments (coming soon) and of course these floral decals I scored for ten bucks at Ikea. 

So, if you're looking for a fun and easy way to add some color to a room without damaging the walls with holes or paint, I highly suggest looking into wall decals.  There are so many styles, prints and colors to choose from, they're easy to put up and even easier to remove once you decide that you're sick of them.  Knowing me, that will probably be very soon.

I'm still in the initial stages of decorating our house and our daughter's room is a work in progress.  In fact, shortly after taking these photos she decided it was time to jump out of her crib.  I guess my little girl is growing up!  We've since removed the front crib rail and have replaced it with a low bed rail which enables her to safely come out.  We're currently shopping around for a "big girl bed" for her, so stay tuned as I'll be posting a full room reveal in the coming months :)

1 comment:

  1. thanks for showing us those cool decals,
    love the room,
    and the saltwater sandals.