Vinyl Wall Applique Decorating Ideas
One of the hottest interior decorating items is vinyl wall appliques or vinyl wall decals. You can create incredible designer looks for a fraction of the cost of painting.
I was a little skeptical when I first saw these thinking they probably wouldn't work too well. I pictured them having the tackiness of a window cling or a Post-it note and assumed they probably wouldn't stay up on the wall. I was wrong.
Vinyl wall decals are an excellent alternative to painting and they allow you to create stunning looks in your home in minutes and for a fraction of the cost of other home decorating alternatives. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. You can get tiny ones on up to full mural size. There is something for every budget that I know you'll enjoy.
My daughter has plans to be an interior decorator. With this in mind, you can imagine how she loves redecorating her room.
Recently, while redecorating her room for the second time in the last couple of years she opted to purchase a white chandelier applique for her wall. The wall behind her bed is painted glossy black. The walls to the left and are a hot pink. The wall opposite the bed is white with black stenciled scrolled designs. Just for the record, the stenciling process was very time-consuming.
She has had numerous comments on the wall applique you see pictured here.
Types and Styles of Wall Decals to Choose From
There are many types and styles of vinyl wall decals to choose from. Just a few of the styles you can find are:
- Abstract art-all types of swirls, dots, triangles, boxes, stripes, lines, etc.
- Plants and trees-potted ferns, palm trees, large oak trees, bonsai trees, apple blossoms on branches, etc.
- Quotes & Sayings-Live, Laugh, Love, Faith, Hope, Kiss the Cook, famous quotes, verses, rhymes, inspirational sayings, etc.
- Victoriana-chandeliers, candelabras, Tiffany lamps, frames, doorknockers, Fleur de lis, etc.
- Cartoon characters-Mickey Mouse, Disney, Spongebob, Spiderman, Scooby-do, Fairies, Dora the Explorer, etc.
- Sports & Hobbies-Auto racing, monster trucks, model airplanes, trains, skateboarding, surfing, basketball, baseball, football, etc.
- Floral patterns-sunflowers, daisies, roses, floral wreaths, vines, buds, blossoms, etc.
- Skyline silhouettes-New York, Paris, London, Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower, etc.
- Movie Stars-Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Blues Brothers, Charlie Chaplin, etc.
- Animals & Critters-butterflies, lions, tigers, birds, fish, elephant, zebra, horse, cats, etc.
- Other-lips, guitars, English phonebooth, lamp post, electric power lines, maps, payphone, gas pump, etc.
Try a Couple Today
Why not try a few small ones and see how you like them? Remember, if you don't like them simply peel them off. The hardest part will deciding on only two.
Watch the short video below that shows you just how easy the vinyl wall decals are to install.
Advantages of Decorating with Vinyl Wall Decals
These are several nice advantages to decorating with vinyl wall decals:
- Easy to apply. Anyone can peel and stick a vinyl wall decal. The decal sticks to any dry clean surface.
- Easily moved. The decals can easily be peeled off and moved to another location. This is particularly handy if you move around a lot or simply like to redecorate occasionally.
- Relatively inexpensive. You can find wall decals in all price ranges making them affordable for everyone.
- In the case of plants, trees, cats, etc, the vinyl decals allow you to decorate your home with these features without the upkeep of the real live versions. This also helps people with allergies.
- Impress your friends. The trendy styles and unique designs will generate compliments from all your friends and family.
Great Links and Resources
- Flowers wall decals : Dezign With a Z, Decorative Wall Stickers Nature
Flowers wall decals / Decorative Wall Stickers Nature : Dezign With a Z develops appealing Vinyl Wall Decals - Wall Stickers based on designs by young creative and talented Designers from Europe and the US. Reusable wall decals
- Wall Slicks Removable Decals, Stickers by Modern Wall Graphics. For Kids, Home Décor, Baby
Wall Slicks by Modern Wall Graphics, the newest innovation in home décor! These removable vinyl wall decals stickers can be used on virtually any surface!