Articles tagged with: room décor

30 July 2021

From toddlers to seniors, everyone loves our new colouring in placemats

Bring dinner-time to life with some whimsical fun!

Vinyl Designs Newsletter July 2021 - Colouring In Placemats

Followers on Instagram will no doubt have spied our new colouring in placemats in our feed and being shared by some of our lovely supporters using our tag – check out the fun unwrapping by @threes.a.tribe and the colouring skills of @ourpeachylife!

As you’ve probably guessed we LOVE these new colouring in placemats! They’ve been one of our most popular new items too which is wonderful.

OK, now we all know that kids love to colour and that adults are rapidly cottoning on to how relaxing it is … and how much fun too! But what many people don’t realise is just how good colouring is for people of all ages. Did you know that colouring has a therapeutic and calming effect as children focus on finishing their creations? The same goes for us grownups – colouring is an outlet that allows the processing of our emotions and takes our focus away from what’s stressing us or causing anxiety.

Seniors living with dementia also reap enormous benefits and positive outcomes from colouring; one of the most beneficial is a decrease in anxiety levels and general agitation. Providing a sense of accomplishment, and providing socialisation and self-expression are just a few of the wonderful ways that colouring helps people living with the disease that robs so much of their ‘self’.

Now that we’ve shared some of the amazing ways that colouring is great for people of every single age from toddlers right through to seniors, let’s look at how fantastic our colouring in placemats are!

We’ve added two designs to our online store (and of course you could buy them in person at our Artisans’ Nest store): Forest and Unicorn. Both have lots of whimsical images to colour scattered from corner to corner of the 40cm x 30cm mats. Colouring pens are included with your placemat so the fun can start right away.

Vinyl Designs Colouring In Placemats - Unicorn or Fores designs

Made from silicone, our colouring in placemats are tough to last for lots and lots of colouring in sessions – simply wipe them clean and start again!

Oh, and of course being a placemat they’re the ideal place setting for the dinner table or even an eat-out meal! Great for keeping everyone occupied before the meal is served. Cleaning up is easy too because the placemats wipe clean with water or gentle cleaning solutions, then the colouring fun can start all over again!

We’re sure you’ll agree a colouring in placemat will make a perfect gift for just about anyone. Being so lightweight postage will also be very inexpensive!

@OurPeachLife Vinyl Designs Colouring In Placemats

Colouring sparks the imagination and ignites creativity – colour and personality are added to otherwise boring, blank paper (or colouring mat!). Isn’t that something we can all do with more of?!

We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals or our Vinyl Living homewares, and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.

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26 May 2021

Think green: Indoor spaces using biophilic design principles

Weaving the beauty and benefits of air-purifying plants into our interiors

 Mowgli Sandy Stone Pots Vinyl Design blog

As humans we have an inherent need to remain connected to nature as an important aspect to our health (physical and mental) as well as our general wellbeing. We could rattle on until the cows come home about the health benefits of using indoor plants in our interior decorating and design, but using indoor plants and greenery isn’t just good for our lungs and mood it also makes our homes look good!

Using greenery and plants in our interiors is so important that there is a whole area of interior design dedicated to it! Have you heard of biophilic design? Biophilia means ‘love of nature’ and focuses on our innate attraction to nature. Biophilic design ties our inherent need to connect with nature in our modern built environments. 

This month we’re taking a look at how you can work some biophilic design principles into your home décor with some thoughtful homewares inclusions like amazing pots, indoor plants you can buy online, and of course how you can use some of our wall decals as the perfect backdrop!

Hand-painted pots

The pot you use for your indoor plants is just as important as the plant itself. Pots are the décor to the natural element of the plant!

Honey & Ivy have a gorgeous selection of pots they paint by hand from their home studio. The duo spend hours (sometimes days!) painting each pot!

If bright, colourful and inspired by 80s motifs is your thing, you’ll fall in love with Gabby Loves Art’s hand-painted pots! Artwork that balances the discordance between chaos and control.

Mowgli Studio have a great collection of handmade pots and planters, and they also sell We The Wild plant care products – we’ve got to keep our indoor plants healthy too! Pictured above are Mowgli's stunning Sandy Stone Pots.

We are loving Jones & Co.’s range of fun and eclectic pots and planters! There is something for just about everyone’s décor in their latest range!

Super fun and for a planter that’s different you really must check out Living Work of Heart’s range! Seriously fun planters! You’ll also find Living Work of Heart’s range in our Artisans’ Nest store.

Living Work of Heart Vinyl Design blog

Living Work of Heart book planter

Indoor plants online

Local nurseries and garden stores don’t always have a great range of potted indoor plants for us to choose from, but looking online we have SO many more choices!

Interior Jungle have a huge range of indoor plants, including pet friendly plants which are important if you have pets that might be tempted to nibble or sniff anything that looks interesting!

Offshoot offer a carefully curated and considered collection of indoor plants and botanical accessories to enhance your wellbeing and bring joy to your homes and interior spaces. Well worth a looksie!

Kokedama and crystal air plants make beautiful additions to your indoor plant collections. The Indoor Oasis has a stunning collection and we’re sure you’ll find it difficult to choose which you love most!

Indoor Oasis rose quartz crystal air plant Vinyl Design blog

The Indoor Oasis rose quartz crystal air plant

Adding a ‘greenery’ backdrop

Ok, we know we’re biased here, but our wall decals make a GREAT backdrop to your indoor plants! What you need to keep in mind when considering using Vinyl Designs wall decals in your home: they are removable (great for renters or those who find it difficult to commit), most of our wall decals are available in any of our 28 decorator colours, and if you can’t find something you love (we’ll be surprised!) in our readymade range we love to discuss custom made options too!

Our Tropical Leaves wall decal is one of our most popular wall decals for using as a backdrop to an indoor plant collection. The huge, lush leaves in green add greenery height and depth to your display, or you could choose a rich magenta or gold to add interest beyond the plants!

If you’re looking at something less tropical our Maple Branch wall decal looks very elegant with it’s leaving softly scattered across your wall. Very pretty!

New to our range is our Calla Lily Flower wall decal which looks absolutely amazing … imagine what a spectacular display this wall decal would make in magenta or lime green!

Maybe you’d rather add a quote as a backdrop to your indoor oasis?! Something ‘planty’ or a quote that is motivating or inspiring? We’ve got readymade quotes in our online store (or shop with us in person at Artisan’s’ Nest).

Vinyl Design wall decal monstera tropical leaves

Vinyl Design Monstera Tropical Leaf wall decal

By golly, we could go on forever about indoor plants and how biophilic design principles help us to weave the beauty and benefits of air-purifying plants into our interiors!

Whether you create an eye-catching vertical garden wall by hanging plants in planter boxes that create a green canopy effect overhead, low-maintenance moss panels, or a few simple potted plants placed strategically close to a source of natural light, they all excellent ways to add health benefits to our homes and living spaces!


We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals or our Vinyl Living homewares, and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.

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27 April 2021

Treat yourself and learn something new

Unleash your inner creativity and have un at the same time!

Artisans Nest Sydney May 2021 workshops

This month is all about YOU and letting your creative inner self learn something new, and have fun while you're at it! If there's one thing that we all learnt in 2020 it's that we're a little bit more crafty than we thought we were ... DIY crafts, handmade, and dreaming of makers studios! 

Our Artisans' Nest shop in Newtown now has a makers studio where each month we'll be welcoming some very talented craftisans and artisans to share their skills and craft.

Have you ever wondered about trrying your hand at watercolour painting, quilling, or brushlettering? Maybe crochet is something you watched your nanna do but you were never able to master? Jewellery making is always popular, and how awesome will it be to say "I made it!" when your friends compliment you on your fab new accessories?! 

Each weekend in May we've planned a different workshop in the studio at Artisan's Nest - make a commitment to give yourself a few hours each weekend in May (at least once!) to learn a new skill! All the materials you need for the May workshops are provided, so really all you need to do is book your seat and turn up. 

If you're looking for a really special gift for the mum in your life ... here it is! The PERFECT fun gift that you could do together and that's something that makes it an extra special gift! Which of our May workshops do you think your mum will enjoy most?!

We only have a limited number of places for each workshop so it is essential that you book in ASAP to secure your seat at the table.


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23 March 2021

It's all about the bunny, and not just for Easter!

So sweet that you’ll want to leave them out all year ‘round!

Bunny Easter Decor Ideas 2021 Vinyl Designs Vinyl Living

It's NO secret that we love bunnies, and Easter is a chance for us to bring our love for bunnies legitimately to the décor space! Easter is a time for family gatherings around the table in a setting that's generally more relaxed than Christmas, the Easter table speaks to those of us who long for pretty, delicate settings (and bunnies!).

Whatever your religious beliefs Easter is a time for relaxation and reflection. A few days off (for most of us) and the opportunity to catch up on time with family, friends, and spending time at home (or camping if that's your 'thing'). For many Australian families Easter 2021 will be extra special as last year much of the country were unable to visit loved ones because of Covid-19 restrictions. This year shall be different!

We've found some lovely bunny themed 'Easter' décor pieces that would look great as year 'round décor, not just for one weekend of the year!

Pottery Barn have released their own watercolour design range of Floral Bunny salad plates (set of 4) which we absolutely love! They will look just as lovely as wall art as they will on your Easter table! (psst they're also on sale right now!)

If your taste is for something less colourful, Bed Bath n' Table have the stunning Morgan & Finch Etched Bunny Dining range available in blue, pink or yellow. (also on sale right now!)

Dalisay by Daizy's pair of Bunny Rabbit Pot Plant Sitters are SUPER cute and would look as much at home on your planters in the garden as they would on your Easter dining table perched over a dish of chocolate eggs!

Provincial Home Living's Bunny Bookends are not just cute, they're practical too! Made from resin they're lightweight and a very stylish addition to your office, living room, or bedroom.

How pretty is this delicate Glass Bunny Dish from Gorgeous Gift Lines?! In the bathroom to hold trinkets or in the living keeping the chocolates safe, this bunny is begging to be yours!

Of course in our Vinyl Living and Vinyl Design ranges we've got bunnies, bunnies, and more bunnies - and if we may say so just quietly, they make fantastic chocolate-free Easter gifts!

Our Sleepy Bunny wall decal or Paper Storage Bag are absolutely perfect for a nursery, while our Fluffy Bunnies wall decal pair (available in any of our 28 decorator colours) is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face!

In our homewares range if you're looking for a bunny in a top hat or a bunny with a flower crown ... we've got both in canvas tote bags or cushions!

We hope our bunny-love has inspired you to think beyond Easter décor this year and add a bunny rabbit or two to your home's style all year 'round!

We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals or our Vinyl Living homewares, and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.

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26 February 2021

Creating a fun kid’s room with wall decals

Easy to apply and simple to remove – and customisable!

Vinyl Designs wall decals for kids rooms

Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, decorating your children’s bedrooms is always fun, but of course if you’re renting do generally have far fewer options. Kid’s tastes are so changeable – dinosaurs are the must have one day, then hot air balloons the next! – so permanent interior decorating is always a difficult decision for both homeowner and renter!

Less permanent solutions are the smartest way to go! We know we’re super biased here but we also know that our removable wall decals are the number one choice for many parents (and professional interior decorators and designers) as a practical decorating choice that will bring colour to a space, be educational or inspiring, and also tie all of the other décor elements together to create a room that your kids will love!

There are quite a few different ways you can use our wall decals and they will stick to just about any flat, smooth surface so think beyond walls to mirrors, windows, and doors. (if you want to test the adhesiveness of our vinyl on any ‘unusual’ surface let us know and we’ll send you a test piece)

Instead of going down the route of wallpaper which is a permanent finish, you can use our wall decals to create an amazing feature wall that your kids will love … and you could even get them to ‘help’ you create it which will give them a real sense of creative ownership over their new room too!

Our top tip for selecting the wall decals for your children’s room is to choose a design that will last a while so that your kids get a few year’s enjoyment from them. Mixing a fad design such as ballerinas or dinosaurs in with a classic always in fashion design such as stars or dots is a great way to get even more year’s life out of your wall decals – simply remove the fashion decal and replace with the next fad or add another classic design into the mix to achieve a whole new look.

Study and play areas especially for inquisitive and creative young minds can very easily be created using wall decals like our world map, chalkboards, or animal themed designs.

Inspirational quotes are always a popular wall décor idea for all ages! We have some great quotes in our readymade quotes range that can be ordered in any one of our 28 decorator colours.  If you can’t find a quote that is just right for your home, let us know - we LOVE working with our clients to create custom wall decals that are special and unique just for you!

You might be wondering just how ‘non-permanent’ our wall decals are? Well, they are non-permanent … we use vinyl of the highest quality for our wall decals (and the backing for our fabric wall decals) so there will be no sticky residue left behind when you remove them. How simple is that?!

Decorating kids’ rooms can be so much fun, but making sure the décor lasts the distance, and is as changeable as kid’s tastes are renowned for being, is pretty important to remember too. We’ve got you (and your walls!) covered!


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27 January 2021

Celebrating Australian interior design

Six Australian interior design accounts you’ll want to follow on Instagram

Australian Interior Designers to follow on Instagram 2021

As an Australian-owned brand creating our own range of homewares and decorator vinyl wall art it’s no surprise that we are huge fans and followers of Australian interior design in general.  There is so much great Aussie interior design talent in this great wide country of ours!

While there are SO many talented designers who we love to follow, this month we’ve picked just six from the talented bunch to share with you (because we know how much you love Australian interior design too!). We know you’ll want to follow them on Instagram (if you aren’t already!).

Greg Natale

Greg Natale is one of our most famous interior designers worldwide, which is quite an achievement considering the depth of talent we have here - he is a multi-award-winning designer and one of the most-sought after for projects both in Australia and abroad. Greg produces interiors that are highly sophisticated with incredible attention to detail combining of colour, texture, and pattern to create something that is absolutely memorable.

Follow Greg on Instagram @gregnatale

Greg Natale



A double-up win in the 2020 Australian Inerior Design Awards for YSG with top homours in both residential decoration and residential design categories. For interior design with a rebelliousness that challenges the senses yet is full of an energy that “celebrates whimsy and functionality” YSG interiors by Yasmine Saleh Ghoniem is a design studio that immediately comes to mind. The use of daring palettes, organic shapes, and the unexpected surprise of textural pairings creates spaces that leave an experience.

Follow YSG on Instagram

YSG Design


David Hicks Design

Melbourne interior designer David Hicks established his design studio in 2001 and has become one of Australia’s leading interior and building designers in the luxury sector. David favours strong, simple lines in his work to finish with a clean and contemporary aesthetic. His interiors always feel well-rounded and harmonious which instantly make us feel at home.

Follow David on Instagram @davidhicksdesign

David Hicks Design


Mim Design

Miriam Fanning, is the talented designer behind Melbourne’s Mim Design. The studio is well-known for their creative luxury finishes and attention to detail. Mim Design are passionate about the use of authentic materials such as natural stone, textural finishes, polished plaster, and timber in many of their projects.

Follow Mim Design on Instagram @mimdesignstudio

Mim Design


Jane Ledger Interiors

The design aesthetic of Jane Ledger of Jane Ledger Interiors is expressed in clean lines, high quality materials and craftsmanship and pared back styling. Jane loves working on modern, architecturally-designed homes, as well as homes that combine traditional character features with contemporary extensions - one of her favourite projects is designing interiors for beach houses, which we think is pretty awesome!

Follow Jane on Instagram @janeledgerinteriors

Jane Ledger Interiors


Interiors Addict

Our final pick of Australian interior design accounts to follow on Instagram isn’t a single interior designer, but rather it’s Australia’s largest interiors blog and is definitely one you should be following for the very latest on interior design news, and interviews with the personalities of the Australian design industry.

Follow Interiors Addict on Instagram @interiorsaddict

Jen Bishop Interiors Addict


We know, we’ve only shared SIX amazing Instagram accounts, and by golly, there are SO many other amazing Australian interior designer accounts that we follow on Instagram, and many that we haven’t discovered yet! Have you a favourite? Please let us know who you think we’d enjoy following too!


We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.

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11 December 2020

Getting your home ready for the Australia summer entertaining season

Summer in Australia is the entertainment season

Outdoor Decorating Ideas for Summer

Once the hustle bustle and frivolity of the Christmas season is over here in Australia we move into ‘holiday mode’.  Think long summer days, barbeques, family visits, relaxing afternoons in the garden…

Take the time to prepare your outdoor areas for the entertaining and relaxation season (aka summer!).  Having a restful and enjoyable outdoor space doesn’t just make entertaining easier, it also gives us a much-needed energy boost and restoration to our senses.

So, right now you’re thinking “I need to know how to create a summer haven, I need one in my life!”!  Here are our six tips for creating a summer home entertaining area that you will not want to leave!

Lots of places to sit

You’ll need to make sure you’ve got adequate seating for your guests and keeping a store of folding chairs in the shed is a great idea for this. 

You also want to make sure you’ve got choices of outdoor seating for your family.  Table seating for dining (or working!), a couple of timber or iron benches through the garden for moments you just want to sit and contemplate, and comfortable outdoor chairs for reading or simply resting.

Quiet places for reading

It’s not all about entertaining during the summer, we also need time-out to relax, enjoy a ‘nanna-nap’, read that novel we got for Christmas, or to simply daydream.

Create a quiet corner in the garden with screening plants (planted or in pots), timber or metal privacy screens, or even a gazebo to give shelter as well as privacy.

Bring in some colour and décor

Bright outdoor cushions give an instant “voomph” to your plain outdoor furniture.  Make sure you choose outdoor fabrics as they’re treated to resist fading and moisture.

Rugs are a simple way to define a space, and outdoor rugs are no exception.  A rug under your outdoor table and chairs marks that area for eating, a different rug for your casual chairs and couches marks that area for relaxing and chatting. 

Crockery, jugs, and drinking glasses in bright, fun colours are a must to have on hand for summer entertaining.  If you’ve got a suitable undercover area why not pickup a dresser that can take pride of place on your deck to hold your new entertaining pieces!

Fun and funky plant pots add a touch of whimsy and personality!  Look for different sizes and shapes – mix your new pots with plainer pots for extra impact.

Painting your fence, verandah posts, or furniture is an instant freshen up for your outdoor and garden.  It also adds value to your property!

Bring your garden to life

Longer sunny days mean more time to spend in the garden.  Weeding, pruning, and adding mulch makes any garden look fresh and alive.  After you’ve done a tidy up do a quick assessment of spaces that need to be filled and take a trip to the local garden centre to pickup a few new plantings.


One of the fun things about summer entertaining being able to comfortably spend long evenings outside enjoying great company and creating memories.  But good lighting is important!  A floodlight might be essential for security and safety in some areas, but softer lighting creates ambience and a party atmosphere.

Fairy lights and string lights are perfect for lighting up the garden.  Fairy lights drapes through an ornamental tree or shrub can look stunning and dramatic.  String lights are available in all sorts of light style and shape – string them along a verandah or wall to define a space.

Fire pit

A summer night without a fire pit?  We think not!  A fire pit can be used for cooking on, toasting marshmallows, keeping warm on a cooler evening, or year ‘round to extend your outdoor entertaining area’s season!

Some of our faves for your outdoor entertaining

Hand-thrown Boulder Pot Large Teal Green Spots from Angus and Celeste

Lebello Club 6 chair from Design Nation

Outdoor cushions by Great Outdoor Cushions

Laguna Teak Outdoor Table from Outdoor Elegance

Delta Outdoor III Circle Sofa from King Living

Art Deco 110 Cast Iron Fire Pit by Fire Pits Direct


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25 November 2020

The trick to selecting the perfect gift

No-one is really ‘difficult to buy for’ if you take a little time to work it through!

The trick to selecting the perfect gift

No-one is really ‘difficult to buy for’ if you take a little time to work it through!

Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or any other occasion that ‘requires’ a gift, there are always people on your list who are ‘difficult to buy for’. But are they really? We say not!

So, what’s the trick you may well be wondering! We’ve put together a list of ideas for unique gifts and tips for finding out what that difficult person would love to receive.

Make the gift itself an experience!

If you’re gifting a voucher or gift card wrap it in many boxes hiding a sweet treat, jokes, or funny tasks (like hop on one leg while drinking a glass of water) between random layers. Guaranteed by the time they get to the end everyone will be in fits of laughter! Or hide a smaller gift inside a stuffed toy … where ‘surgery’ is the only way to extract it!

When selecting a voucher or gift card … think small. Small businesses that is! Supporting a small business over a larger chain is a great way to share the Christmas love even further that the gift!

Literally give an experience!

You could choose a Red Balloon or CherryGift voucher where small businesses benefit, or you could be more select and gift a voucher to a special destination or activity. Fancy an afternoon with the alpacas at Quentin Park Alpaca Farm or maybe hang out with superheroes and sporting legends at Madame Tussauds?! A voucher or membership to a small local cinema also ticks just about every box.

If the venue you’re gifting an experience to doesn’t offer vouchers, ask if you can purchase undated tickets or create your own voucher with a note that you’ll purchase tickets online for the date they choose.

What are their interests?

Ok, so you may think you don’t know this person well enough to find something they’ll love, but take two minutes and make a list of everything that you do know about them … what colours do they wear, do they wear funky jewellery, where do they go on holiday, do they play or watch sport, have you seen them reading? If you’re still stuck … stalk them on the socials and see what you can find out about them!

After making a list you’ll likely find the gift ideas were right in front of you all the time.

Let them live in the past!

Have they recently lost a loved one (person or pet)? A portrait or special framed photo is a thoughtful gift. Let them relive their childhood … quirky 90s snacks and a Pokémon might be just what your 30s aged person will love! Or, for a person in their 70s or 80s rock n’ roll hits of the 50s could hit the mark!

Make them something!

Whether it’s a random piece of art, a knitted scarf, a potted plant, or a box of baked treats, if you’ve taken the time to make something special that speaks volumes! Put some thought into it though don’t just whack a pile of dried pasta on a paper plate and call it art!

Something for their home.

Whether it’s something small like a fun decal for their laptop or light switch, or a Theia table lamp by Mathias Hahn for Marset everyone appreciates something special that shows you put some thought into their gift. Do they cook? One of our kitchen themed wall decals could be top of their wish list but they didn’t even realise it! Do they love to read? Crashmat make fun beanbags that are designed for comfort! Have they just renovated or moved home? House name tiles by Little House in the Valley make a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Be charitable in their name!

Think of something your person is passionate about, and then make a donation in their name. Are they a dog lover? Donate to an animal rescue. Are they passionate about children’s welfare, indigenous cultural survival, defeating poverty, social justice issues, heritage preservation … and the list goes on. If you don’t already have a charity in mind, The Good Cause Co. are an independent ‘for-purpose’ company that evaluate and list high quality Australian charities

We hope that you’ve found inspiration and ideas for the perfect gift for that person you thought was ‘difficult to buy for’. We’re sure that you’ve at least found one or two ideas for gifts for yourself as well!

We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.

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28 October 2020

It’s in the post!

Gifts that are post-friendly!


This year Australia Post have advised that posting your Christmas gifts (or posting anything) should be done earlier than usual and delivery times will take longer.  This means that if you’re posting gifts for Christmas birthdays, or a “just because…” gift you’ll need to get your skates on to not just purchase the gift, but to get it mailed.

So, what is a good gift to post and what is possibly best to leave off the gift list?

Cost-wise sending letter sized parcels will be more friendly on your wallet than a parcel and the Australia Post size regulations for letters is a ‘package’ that weighs less than 500g, has a rectangular shape, is not larger than a B4 envelope, and is no thicker than 20mm.  This gives you lots of options for posting small items including books, wall decals (we’ve got you covered with those!), jewellery, stationery gifts, or even chocolates or sweets.  Of course, you can send larger items as a parcel, which will cost you a bit more but with the new standardised parcel rates (up to 22kg within Australia, or up to 20kg for international post) you can easily choose lighter gives and send more of them for less than you would have been paying previously to post!

Wall decals (of course!) – our wall decals and wall stickers are a perfect gift idea for anyone!  You could choose from one of our ready-made wall decals, or we can work with you to create something personalised and unique.  We’ve got a great range of colours from metallics to pastels to brights so we’re certain you’ll find just the right colour to suit your design and décor!  Our wall decals are made from a super high-quality vinyl that will leave no sticky marks or residue and will stay put on just about any flat and smooth surface (like magic!).

We’ve also got our Vinyl Living range of homewares that are light to post – cushion covers, tea-towels, and canvas bags and pouches of all sizes.  We’re sure that you could find something for every person on our list in our Vinyl Design and Vinyl Living online shops!

Handmade leather goods are a popular choice for people of all ages.  Dear Dagger intertwine craftsmanship, colour and premium leather to produce timeless, versatile and gender-neutral products such as wallets, pouches, coin holders, keychains, laptop sleeves and more.

Francisca Rendic’s handcrafted jewellery is made from the heart and so it makes sense that gifting such beautiful pieces is a gift from the heart too.  Francisca creates meaningful jewellery; each piece embedded with strength and energy.

Koskela always have a beautiful array of gift ideas for everyone (so good it’s hard to give them away!).  One product in their range that struck us as a great ‘feel-good’ gift idea is the Life Cykel Bee Pollination Grow Kit.  Saving the world, bee by bee!

And now for something sweet… Loco Love Chocolates Holy Cacao Hot Chocolate looks amazing in it’s packaging and tastes DIVINE!  What a perfect gift and oh so sweet!

If you’re needing to shop in person and have a penchant for Aussie handmade, we’d love to see you at our Artisans’ Nest popup shop in Newtown!  Our store is open from 10am daily and we’ll be at our 216 King Street Newtown (NSW) store until the end of the year … you don’t need to gift shop!

So, there you have it, just a few gift ideas for posting to your loved ones this gift-giving season.  We know there are literally thousands of other ideas for lightweight gifts to post but we hope we’ve given you a few ideas to get your shopping started!

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29 September 2020

No, we’re not crazy but Christmas IS looming!

It’s absolutely not too soon to get your gifts and décor sorted for Christmas

Righty-o it is ‘only’ September and we’re talking Christmas … we can hear you; you think we’re crazy! But really, this year has been all sorts of crazy so we’re kinda just goin’ with the flow…!

One of our first September sales through our online shop was a Christmas Tree wall decal, so we do think we’ve got good reason to start thinking Christmas décor and gifts.

Christmas 2020 is going to come at us with a rush … after months of social distancing this Christmas is going to be like none we’ve experienced before so there is absolutely no time like right now to start getting ready! Let’s talk wall decals for decorating and gift giving with Christmas in mind … after all, wall decals, decorating and Christmas are a few of our most favourite things!

Planning wall-y (heehee) good Christmas décor

When most people think of Christmas decorating their mind immediately goes to untangling the Christmas lights or dragging out the boxes of kindy-made decorations that you’re obligated to hang for the next 50 or so years. Yes, those sweet Christmas traditions will linger and can wait until at least mid-November, but we’re touting the Christmas wall decal as the next best thing in ways to bring Christmas cheer to your home right now!

From fat Santas, to Christmas trees, to gold snowflakes we’ve got your walls (windows, mirrors, any smooth surface!) covered!

Our wall decals range includes so many different options for traditional Christmas décor, Aussie-inspired Christmas décor, or choose your own unique Christmas theme that’ll bring you and your family some much-needed 2020 holiday cheer!

Here are some of our favourite wall decals to create a Christmas-inspired home.

Christmas Tree wall decals: we’ve got six trees in our range, and of course your tree doesn’t need to be in a ‘traditional Christmas’ colour … we’ve got 28 great colours for you to choose from!

Our jolly Santa wall decal is as well rounded as you’d expect him to be! Picture Santa over your kitchen bench as you bake up a storm of Christmas treats!

Christmas Baubles wall decal or the Christmas Balls wall decal look great over your mantle or a shelf.

Snowflakes wall decal and Mini Snowflakes wall decals look great either on their own or mixed up together to create a snowflake dream.

The Christmas Wreath wall decal looks so festive on a window or front door.

Sometimes all you need is a little sparkle! Our Stars wall decal set comes with 40 stars in varying sizes and with so many colours to choose from they don’t need to be just part of your Christmas décor.

It might look like you’ve gone dotty but our Dots wall decals and Mini Dots wall decals do make a fun combo and a little different to the ‘traditional’ Christmas shapes!

We LOVE doing custom wall decals too! Does your family have a favourite Christmas quote, or maybe you’ve got a Christmas design of your own that you’d like to have made up as a wall decal? Get in touch with us and let’s see if we can make this happen for you!

Why decorate with Vinyl Design’s wall decals?

All of our wall decals are removable and don’t leave any sticky residue or mess which make them perfect for anyone who loves to switch up their décor, and also for renters who love to decorate.

Wall decals for gifting

All of our wall decals are perfect for sending overseas for gifts … they’re light-weight and pack down flat which is a plus for being one of the most postage-friendly options. We all know it’s a given that postage services around the world are moving much slower at the moment than usual and with that in mind getting organised with your overseas gifts early this year is a very good idea! We offer free shipping Australia-wide so getting your list together for décor AND gifts from across the Vinyl Design and Vinyl Living ranges means you can get everything sorted at once!

We’d love you to share how and where you’ve used your Vinyl Designs decals and any of our blog picks with us – share on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #vinyldesignaustralia or tag us @vinyldesign.

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