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Change the Look of a Room with Easy to Apply Vinyl Wall Quotes

Updated on February 7, 2013
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Marye Audet-White is an internationally known food writer, food editor for Texas Living, cookbook author, and food blogger.

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If you are looking for quick wall décor consider removable vinyl lettering. It is simple to install, and it gives your room a custom look.

There are numerous companies that manufacture the vinyl letters and there are quotes and ideas for every room of your house. You can use the décor to inspire you or make you laugh every time you walk into a room. If you get tired of the quote you have up it is a simple matter to remove it and put up another one. The letters and words come in various sizes to fit any room. You can even cut the words or letters apart to create a more customized look. Using the stick on décor is much easier that stenciling letters. It is also quicker.

Finding the wall décor is not difficult. You can often find it locally at a craft store like Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, or Michaels. If you are looking for the largest variety, however, you will want to look online.

How To Apply VInyl Wall Decor

Applying the quote to the walls is not difficult at all and only requires about ten minutes of your time. You don’t need any tools or skills. The vinyl letters will stick on to almost any surface including textured walls.
It is important to always read the manufacturer’s directions but here is a simple overview of how easy it is to change the look of your room with vinyl wall décor:

  1. Decide where you want the quote to go
  2. Wipe the wall with a dry cloth. Make sure it is not dusty or greasy because that might keep the letters from sticking.
  3. Remove the backing and place the quote on the wall
  4. Press firmly onto the wall
  5. Rub the letters with the applicator provided or your fingers
  6. When the words are firmly stuck to the wall with no air bubbles carefully peel the remaining paper off the wall. Go slowly so you can press any loose areas down as necessary.

It is just as simple to remove the lettering when you are ready for a change:

  1. Using a blow dryer heat up the vinyl to loosen the adhesive
  2. Carefully pull up a corner.
  3. Slowly pull away from the wall.
  4. The low adhesive will not mar the walls in anyway.

This is the wall decor in a room with a ten foot ceiling. The bed is queen sized.
This is the wall decor in a room with a ten foot ceiling. The bed is queen sized.

Quote the Walls

Quote the Walls has hundreds of quotes for every room in your house. The company allows you to create your own quotes as well. You can customize the words, the height, the vinyl color, and the font. Quote the Walls also has themed sets, with words and designs. For example, the dance set contains:

  • Four quotes. You get four so you can put one on each wall.
  • Twenty 4 inch ballet shoes in your choice of color combinations.

You can also buy polka dots in various colors to add interest to the rest of the room. The company makes a star to put on your child’s door with the words “[Child’s name]’s Dressing Room.

Other designs that are available are:

  • Castle
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Poodle
  • Flower
  • Star
  • Butterfly
  • Ladybug

Close up of the wall decor. Image:marye audet
Close up of the wall decor. Image:marye audet

SIgn Here Vinyl

Sign Here Vinyl has an online catalog with pictures of actual rooms decorated with the quotes. The quotes here generally have more graphics than many other companies and are more intricately designed. They will also custom design any quote, sentence, or other wall decor that you like.

Sign Here has a consulting program where you can actually work for the company helping other people decorate their homes.

Other Companies

Other companies that have a selection of vinyl lettering and quotes are:

Tips for Using Wall Decals

Here are a few tips to ensure that you create a beautiful wall:

  • Wait for a month or two before adding vinyl wall lettering to a newly painted wall.
  • Do not use alcohol based or abrasive cleaners on the walls that have wall décor on them.
  • Lettering can only be used once.
  • Because they are so easily removed vinyl letters are a great way to decorate in an apartment or rental home.
  • Any sticky residue left after removal can be wiped off with a little rubbing alcohol.

Creating a custom look in your home with vinyl wall décor is easy and fun. Be warned though; once you start you may want to put quotes in all your rooms.


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      Vinyl Wall Sayings 7 years ago

      Good tips. There are also several videos available on installing wall vinyl. Do a couple searches on google or youtube and you will find some.

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      WallStickerDecals 8 years ago from US

      As you can tell, I am also a big fan of wall decals! I don't currently stock any wall quotes though, so I must look into stocking them for my store. I think they are very dainty and elegant!

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      Marcy 8 years ago

      This is an interesting design idea. I think it would really work well in a girl's bedroom. Or perhaps a few motivational quotes placed in a home office.

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      Custom Yard Signs 8 years ago

      What a great idea.

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      JessicaR1211 8 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      Not a big fan of the quotes, but they look pretty decent.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice tips, great idea to decorating wall.

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      R Burow 8 years ago from Florida, United States

      I'm digging this idea. Thanks.

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      Dink96 8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I've often wondered about the how and why of this stuff. Thanks!

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      Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Thanks for introducing me to this interesting concept