September 27, 2010
I have an aversion to colour on my walls. My house is a bunch of beiges and greys and whites... I know that it's boring, but I can't help it. When I was choosing the paint colour for my nursery I went with a wonderful beige called ZEN. It's soothing and gender neutral and I loved the way it looked with the dark furniture--very clean. I had nice pictures up to add a touch of colour and to go with the theme. I loved that nursery. Then my son got busy... and liked to reach up on his change table and grab at the picture I had hanging on the wall... so those came down. The mobile was also becoming dangerous, so down it came. A few pics remained on the wall but overall, the room was a beige nursery with not much going on. My mom who loved my initial nursery recently commented that it "wasn't very stimulating".
I wasn't going to paint so I started to look for adhesive wall decals that would go with the decor to spice things up. It was hard to find something that I really liked and a lot of the nice ones were quite costly on the internet.
Went to Winners. They had a great selection of wall decals that you can stick then un-stick. They weren't nearly as expensive as the ones on-line and I found some that I really liked. In 10 minutes, the room had a more fun look. My son kept reaching for the decals but that's fine because they stay on the wall. I even had the opportunity to rearrange the ones that I didn't place just so. Great invention.
These would be particularly wonderful for playrooms and bathrooms (add a little fun) and of course nurseries converting into kids rooms (no paint but a whole new decor).
So much better than the days of borders since these are easy to apply and easy to take down! Now I can add some colour without permanently changing the neutral palate I so love.
Labels: simple projects and neat ideas