Through many of my acquaintances I have yet to encounter a living human being that does not have a favorite Disney movie or character in their hearts. Just seeing an advertisement or stuffed animal can bring a flood of memories to ones soul. Childhood can't be recreated but bits and pieces are forever embedded in our minds. As parents we can somewhat relive these precious moments from our past through our off springs. We can accomplish this simply by creating a comforting and colorful safe haven for our little ones. At the same time their little minds will start to absorb and store memories of their own.
Growing up I can remember listening to an album of 101 Dalmatians over and over again. I kept recreating the movie with songs and the vivid pictures that were included in the album. So as no surprise, I longed to bring this vision to my baby's room. This was my memory not hers so I needed some kind of decor that was not permanent. Wallpaper or painting the walls was not an option. What was necessary would be a material that could be removed easily or could change and grow with my child. It still had to look professional and be an outlet for my baby's imagination.
The wall decor that would hit all the prerequisites was Disney wall stickers. They are usually made of a heavy duty vinyl with a peel and stick adhesive back. These stickers are just the perfect feature for easy on and easy off application. They are durable and for those sticky fingers are washable. The best part is the never ending Disney characters that are available. They stick to any flat surface and you do not need to be artistic to have a professional look. This just might be the easiest but most dramatic decorating technique there is.
The Disney wall stickers are fun and interactive and seem to transform the entire room. For a custom look there are Disney decorating kits and repositionable wall boarders. The kits include murals, appliques, borders and other wall accessories that match the design. You can find numerous colors, sizes and textures to suit your decorating tastes and desires. There are some stickers that glow in the dark when the lights are turned off. On the internet there are websites that feature a virtual tour of finished walls using Disney wall sticker kits. This allows you to duplicate the design or make changes to fit your personality.
Using Disney wall stickers is cost efficient and extremely useful for renters. They leave no residue behind when removed so landlords need not worry. If you are a home owner but are planning to move they are great since you can peel them off the wall and take them wherever you go.
What I finally decided on for my daughters room was four different themes that all blended nicely. On the wall that was over her crib I choose a princess theme. The Disney characters were comprised of Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid. There were also stickers of tiny creatures and butterflies and birds. On the wall opposite her crib was Bugs bunny, Mickey Mouse and Tweety Pie. They seemed to pop out from the wall. There was also a button on Bugs Bunny nose when pushed it played a tune.
On the two remaining walls was my favorite the dog theme. One wall was composed of 101 Dalmatians and the other was from the movie the Lady and the Tramp. After all we are proud owners of a Cocker Spaniel.
The hardest part of the entire project was deciding on the cast of characters to place on the walls. The actual time it took to hang was one hour for the entire job. When anyone comes to see my new bundle of joy, they seem to first comment on the Disney wall stickers. I guess no matter how old we get, we all love Disney.
Chalkboards normally conjure up images of elementary school classrooms and obedient pupils. But they have certainly come a long way since then! Now, wall decals can be made in nearly any shape or size and even coated with chalkboard surfaces that can written on, erased, and written on again. More importantly, wall decals can be cut into nearly any shape and that means they can suit any room decor or style.
A chalkboard wall decal can make a sophisticated statement in a bedroom, office, or living space if you use it to write an inspiring message that speaks to you or your family. Artistic quotes are very popular in home decor right now, but it can be disappointing to have difficulty finding one that speaks to you. And what happens when you grow tired of that quote or find a new quote that speaks to you even more?
This is where wall decals are especially appropriate. Use a chalkboard wall decal to write the quote that inspires you right now and then change it when you get inspired again! You will have true freedom in choosing a quote that is unique to your family. And a chalkboard allows you to design it in a way that best complements your current decor.
Add visual interest to a room, spark a conversation, or cheer up a family member by utilizing the chalkboard for personal messages. Decals can be elegant, entertaining, sophisticated, or modern. With a wall decals, you can be the artist. But chalkboard decals have a practical side too.
If you need a place to write reminders or important messages, consider the benefits of a chalkboard decal. They are decidedly more stylish than a dry erase board and they are versatile in function. In the kitchen, write your grocery list today and a birthday wish for your husband tomorrow. Keep track of the kid's schedules today and inspire them to do well on their exams tomorrow. You can even write the evening's menu for dinner guests or welcome visitors to your humble abode. The possibilities are truly endless!
Vinyl wall art is the latest in popular home decor trends. They are high quality and made to last, but they are also affordable so you can redesign your kitchen, living room, and bedroom with the same product. Even teenagers and children will appreciate their variety!
Best of all, vinyl wall art is easy to install and will not damage your walls. There are no holes that need to be drilled so that means they can go places traditional wall art cannot! Additionally, vinyl wall art can be repositioned if needed so decorating is fun, not stressful. What are you waiting for? Start designing your chalkboard wall decal today!
Sweet fragrance and delicate features seem to overflow from the nursery. My small precious infant lay asleep in her crib. From this moment on I knew that I needed to protect and nurture her. The first place to start was her surroundings... Looking around at the nursery, the walls seemed bare and not aesthetically pleasing. They needed to be stimulating and give the child a feeling of security.
From statistics I read my husband and I were part of the majority which means not wealthy. We were actually living paycheck to paycheck. I thought about painting the walls but would that do my daughters room justice. What were needed are pieces of art that would make her room a haven. Some form of decor that would create visual effects and provide depth and creativity.
Low and behold there was an entire genre of wall foam art. Searching on the internet, it was easy to locate many designs, colors and themes. There were almost too many different patterns, sizes and styles. I was having a difficult time in deciding which would be the perfect theme for my daughter's bedroom. They all had some favorable characteristics in common. They were affordable, soft and safe, durable and designed to stretch the child's imagination.
As my daughter grew, the foam wall art would grow with her. Some of these pieces were stickers that you could keep rearranging on the wall. This helps your child with interaction and learning. We are all aware that the first few years of a child's life is crucial. With outlets to promote growth your baby is bound to succeed.
Since my daughter could not chime in to help me with the direction of what theme to select, that meant I was on my own. My favorite characters growing up was Winnie the pooh and company. So for one wall in the middle I placed a large foam Pooh Bear that was sleeping on a cloud.
It came with three hooks that you could hang accessories on. When you pressed his belly it played a tune. Included in the design was a bell ringing Tigger, a horn tooting Piglet and a whistling Eeyore. They came on a roll that was pre-cut and could be removed and reused. They seemed to give the appearance of popping right out of the wall.
On the wall close to the crib was the entire alphabet and numbers from one to fifty. These were bold bright colors and three dimensional. My mind was racing as I placed the foam wall art all around the wall with curiosity on what was going through my babies mind. As I worked I called out each letter and number watching for some spark in her eyes.
On the wall furthest from the crib there were glow in the dark foam cutouts of butterflies, stars, lady bugs, bumble bees, daisies and other flowers all in vibrant colors. The stars when touched activated and played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. They seemed to brighten up the room and simultaneously promote fun and playful interaction.
For the finale there were pictures of the entire family including the dog on foam wall art that I had custom made and proudly hung for all to see. This did cost a bit more but it seemed to bring the room together. As she would get older we could keep adding more.
To an outsider looking in this room, it gives the impression of having been decorated on a much higher budget. So if you are on a tight budget, with a little imagination and the help of foam wall art, your baby's room will be all that you desire.