Articles tagged with: room décor

05 February 2013

Chalkboard Obsession: Wall Stickers, Labels, and Paint

Home Decor

Chalkboard Wall Stickers

Even in the digital age, simple things have survived. Earthlings might send tens of billions of text messages each and every day, but when it comes to organization, the old ways are often best. Whether you call it a chalk or blackboard, most classrooms around the world rely on these ancient communication devices. Although they have gotten a bit more sophisticated in recent years, the chalk board has remained more or less unchanged for centuries now.

One significant, cultural development has been the movement of blackboards from the classroom into the home. This includes both traditional devices and chalkboard paint, which is a type of paint that has a finish that closely resembles a chalk board when it dries. The surface can be used in much the same way, but may have to be retouched from time to time.

24 January 2013

DIY Paper Ornaments and Jewellery by Field Guide Design

DIY Home Decor

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Every day I come across beautiful things on Etsy, it’s such an inspirational place and I’m always amazed at the things crafter and artists come up with.

If you’re the crafty type you’re going to love this Etsy shop:

Field Guide Design is a collection of jewellery and paper goods made by artist Darbie Nowatka.

Derbie was born in New Jersey and majored in graphic design, she now lives in New York with her husband, two cats, a bird, a hamster and a fish.

She’s inspired by geometry and nature.

I love her DIY geometric paper ornaments, they come in sets of 8 at t he price of $25

22 January 2013

Smart Australian Design: Bower & Beyond

Rocking Eggs and Animals!

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If asked, most parents would tell you that the happiest day of their lives was when their kids were born. Suddenly a couple becomes a family and both are left to raise a precious bundle of joy whose future is virtually limitless. Almost without exception, parents want the best for their children. And that begins with the nursery.

Soon after they find out they’re pregnant, most couples select a room and start decorating it. They assemble and arrange baby furniture and baby toys and make certain that everything is functional and safe. Some items meet these requirements better than others.

The baby bouncer or rocker has long been seen as an essential nursery item. It helps soothe restless babies with a calming motion that can send them off to dreamland in short order. The only problem is that most rockers are either functional and expensive or inadequate and cheap. There seems to be no in between.


Bower & Beyond was founded on the simple idea that products for babies could be stylish, functional, and sustainable. Many of the items they sell incorporate sustainable materials that are either natural or recyclable. They also employ sustainable processes to manufacture the products in their catalogue whenever possible.  
One of the products they are most proud of is rokii®, an egg-shaped baby bouncer that can safely accommodate babies and infants alike. A highly responsive bouncer, rokii® will continue to move as the baby does until he stops moving, i.e., falls asleep. If your child is not particularly active, it may be necessary to manually move the device with a slight push or tap.

08 January 2013

Products We Love: Vintage Style Milk Bottles

Vintage Home Decor

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Ceramic milk bottles from Australian brand Urban Cartel

There’s nothing wrong with being nostalgic. Folks naturally long for times when things seemed simpler and made more sense. Of course, this isn’t always the case. Life has always been hard and fraught with uncertainty or doubt. But when it comes to design, there is no question that vintage is most definitely in. Homeowners and apartment dwellers alike adore decorative pieces that remind them of the past. With that in mind, we will review a product that is as charming as it is useful.

Vintage milk bottles are a sweet reminder of the rustic life most earthlings once enjoyed. Less than a century ago, many of us were working on farms and living off the fat of the land. A major source of income, of course, was provided by milch cows. Dairy farms worked from sunup to sundown to fill the bottles that were often delivered to our front doors. While the milkmen of old have long since hung up their proverbial spurs, milk bottles are more popular than ever!

10 December 2012

Living in a Shoebox

Small apartment Decorating Ideas

Small-Apartment Decorating ideas

Apartments used to be temporary living spaces for most folks. But with the world economy in a funk, most apartment dwellers cannot afford to buy homes. The question then becomes how do you turn a small apartment into a cozy home? In this brief article we will discuss five simple and affordable decorating tips for the average apartment dweller.

1. Whenever possible, save space!

One thing most homeowners hated about apartment living was the tiny kitchens. Still, most feel the need to decorate these incommodious areas with unnecessary furniture. In our humble opinion, this is a mistake. The kitchen is a busy room, especially when it’s small, and adding tables and chairs that barely fit not only wastes space it also looks awkward. Instead, purchase a nice set of foldable chairs and set them up when you have company.

2. Go dark

There is a common misconception that darker colors make small rooms feel even smaller. But many decorators believe that darker colors actually make a space feel warmer and more intimate. The truth is that no color will make a tiny room appear enormous, since it’s a question of scale, not color. So, if you want your apartment to feel like a home, use colors that make you feel comfortable.

3. Go Vertical

When you don’t have enough square meters use your walls! Without too much of a damage to your bank account you can get simple but practical vertical storage from Ikea or built in shelves that you can fill with your books or boxes. Mix books and boxes with vases, candles and figurines for a funky look.

01 May 2012

Coat Hangers Wall Stickers!

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Introducing you our new range of “Coat Hangers” wall stickers! They come in 4 different shapes, from the more traditional Classic Coat Hanger to the funny and playful Monsters Coat Hanger.

These wall stickers are perfect for those with limited space, they’re not only decorative but functional as well!

Each coat hanger comes with black wall hooks that you can fasten to your wall or door. They will make any room more interesting and make your guests smile when they go to hang their jackets or handbags!

You can pick the colour you want from our colour chart, get the monsters in a bright colour for your kids’ room or get the classic designs for making your entryway more glamorous!

20 January 2012

Floor Lamps Wall Decal...in a Nutshell!

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We’re very excited to show you this picture featuring our Floor Lamps Wall Decal; this is Janet Lee’s apartment, Janet is the smart person behind Living in a Nutshell, a website about decorating ideas for small spaces now also made into a book!

Her motto is “Designing out of the box…when you live in one” and we couldn’t agree more, it’s not so difficult to create an amazing and original space even when on a budget and in a rented apartment, a small office or dorm room!

We love how she combined our vinyl lamps with real light bulbs creating a very effective décor on a budget!

The book contains more the one hundred projects on small spaces and a DIY guide to style up your nutshell!

Photo by AIMEE HERRING c/o livinginanutshell.com

22 December 2011

Vinyl Wall Decal Brands Tap Retro Market With Video Game Room Décor

Retro game characters spice up room decor for kids young and old

In the technologically connected world we live in today, it is hard to imagine that home video game systems as we know them today are only 30 years old. Atari whet appetites for digital competition with Space Invaders and Centipede, while Nintendo's character-driven worlds of fantastic enemies trying to kill you cemented the world's love of computerized combat for all time. Now, as the first generation of super soldiers reaches adulthood, with homes and kids of their own, room décor designers are tapping into video game nostalgia with retro video game wall decals and home goods.

From cushion covers to custom wall stickers, popular video games have not only landed on adult home décor items but also on children's décor items, helping parents introduce a new generation of kids to early video games. Is your favorite game available today?

Tetris: As digitally simple as pong, as maddeningly frustrating as Donkey Kong but more popular than either one, Tetris became a game not only for hardcore gamers but for your mom and little sister as well. Like many of the world's best strategy games, it took a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. Tetris has lived on on smartphones and portable gaming devices, making those falling blocks perfect for children's rooms in the form of wall decals and other items.

Space Invaders: As one of the earliest console-style games, Space Invaders pitted joystick jockeys against each other in a battle for high-score dominance. Now, those creepy creatures inching ever faster toward your starship come home. The 2-bit alien enemies make a great addition to canvas bags, cushion covers and even wall coverings.

Pac Man: When gamers think of the first character-driven, level game, Super Mario is the first to come to mind. But Pac Man's pebble-eating, ghost grabbing semi-circle started the trend, with a series of ever-challenging mazes full of ghouls and fun prizes. For his trouble, he has never left the public lexicon, still gracing smartphones, portable gaming devices and every piece of merchandise imaginable. But Pac Man's child-friendly smile and colorful ghosts not only make for great gifts and adult items but also can brighten a child's room with wall decals and artwork, reminding them that no ghosts under the bed will get them with Pac Man standing guard.

28 October 2011

New Christmas Designs!

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With Christmas only a few weeks away it’s time to get organized and think about decorating! We just added new designs to our very popular Christmas Collection, we have a new Christmas Tree and some new cute Christmas Baubles in different shapes.

Our Christmas wall stickers are the easiest way to instantly decorate your home, office or shop in a modern and economical way; our Christmas Baubles and Balls come with vinyl strings to “hang” them on your door, wall or window while our Christmas trees are the perfect solution for those of you without much space in their apartment or time to clean up the mess of a pine tree...!

Decorating will be much easier and faster this year with Vinyl Design wall stickers!!

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