November 7th~ Gratitude

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Happy November Everyone! 

 “Gratitude” and “Thankfulness” are terms we hear a lot during November.  We parlayed around themes for our blogs and newsletter, and we strongly felt the need to repeat this important message.  In many homes throughout the world the cupboards are bare, and the basic necessities scarce while the rest of us have warm homes and clothing, clean water, access to medical care and are fed extravagantly. Our blessings are many.

We have such a propensity to forget that we take our bounty for granted.  So go ahead…express your gratitude for all things big and small.  You’ll be glad you did.

With politics crowding out every other worthwhile subject, it can be difficult to disentangle ourselves long enough to just be grateful.  Our creative team was given an assignment to each list 25 things we are thankful for. And then, to think of ways to pay it forward.  That was insightful and fun!  It is nice to take time to be reflective, ponder and plan how to repay kindnesses and show appreciation.

 

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We have the best customers!  They are creative, loyal and inspiring!

As a token of our gratitude for all of you,
we are including with each order until the end of this month, a free gift.

The Terra Cotta, 5″ x 3.25″ decal reads “thanks” as shown above.  It’s simple yet elegant.
In the numerous requests for this decal, we’ve seen it on charger plates, greeting cards, table tents, and tiles. Click here for charger plate instructions.

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Entertaining?  Need a little extra something to set the tone for the holiday?

Everyone loves a deal and have we got one for you!

“Give Thanks”

Item #11001 is 50% off any size, now through 11/30/16

Keep checking back for the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday,
Cyber Sunday and Cyber Monday offers!

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This photo was sent in by R. Howard.  He wrote:

“This was my second purchase and everything went on without any problems. Your instructions and videos are first rate!  Thanks again for making this so easy. I’ve attached a photo of the finished product, a former linen closet converted into a small book alcove.”

This photo is now entered into our November Customer Photo Contest to win a Wall Written $50 gift certificate!

It’s so easy to enter, just email your digital pictures of how you used your Wall Written decal(s) to: support@wallwritten.com. They will be judged the last week of November and a winner will be announced the first week of December. Just in time for gift giving or to treat yourself!

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One final thought~ 

When something negatively touches your life, think of how much worse the circumstances might be… and cultivate an attitude of gratitude.  What a difference we could make if we were a nation of grateful people!

Decorating with Embellishments

When decorating your home, sometimes less is more! Try starting with smaller items or ideas that you can build on, rather than working with too many ideas.  Not knowing how to scale it back when things get too overwhelming can be frustrating to the point of not doing anything at all!   Our Unwritten Decal selection is the perfect solution for this–by finding something simple and unique first, you’ll be able to gain inspiration and not get your ideas scrambled.

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Adding tasteful and easy-to-install embellishments to your home can update an old display or a neglected area and give your space the “facelift” it’s been needing!

You can browse our “Shapes and Symbols” embellishments here.

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Decorating your home on a budget

Decorating your home can sometimes seem like a huge project. Where do you start? How can you save money? Will you have to bring in a handyman to help, and how much will that cost? We have a few tips to help get you started and hopefully get those creative juices flowing!

Accessorize What You Already Have

No need to go out and buy all new decor! You can spruce up and old item or something you’ve had but never used by adding a vinyl quote, re-painting an old frame, or adding newer accessories to the space. We love how our customer Pam added one of our designs to this space in her home that ties together the idea of a family tree perfectly.

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Add Decor That Means Something

Your home decor doesn’t have to be full of thoughtless trinkets–sometimes the most understated items can make the biggest difference, simply because they mean something to you. Our customer Lisa executed this perfectly in her 1926 home. Their stories are as important as our own. She said: “To honor those families who have been such good stewards of our home since 1926, we have added their names to the stair risers. Our stair project is now complete.”

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Headboards and Furniture Vinyl

If you’re not sure about a piece of furniture–why settle? If you want something now that you’ll be able to take down in a few years without feeling guilty, our vinyl headboard and furniture selection may be just the thing!

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Did you know there are apps you can download (and some you already have!) that can help you with decorating? The iPhone has a leveling tool already installed that allows you to level anything on your wall simply by placing your phone against the wall. There are dozens of other apps ready for download to your iPhone or Android devices.

iPhone Tool and Measuring Apps

Hole Spacer- This app helps you measure the space you need between frames and where exactly to put the nails in your wall to get evenly spaced decor.
Just enter the length of the object and the number of fixing points, then let Hole Spacer do the rest!

RoomScan- Need a visual floor plan of your home to really envision where to put things? RoomScan allows you to simply place your phone on each wall in your home, and it will create a floor plan of the rooms of your home!

My Measures and Dimensions- Writing dimensions down gets confusing and can be frustrating! This app allows you to take photos of your room, actually places the measurements in the photo on the space you have measured. It keeps all the measurements you’ve taken in one organized place!

Adornably- Unsure if a piece of furniture or an accessory will look good with your current decor? This app allows you to browse home decor items, and place a 3D image of it into a photo of your space. Never be nervous about a purchase you’ve blindly made again!

Android Tool and Measuring Apps

Bubble Level- You can download a bubble level app–just place your phone on the wall, adjust it to the correct level, and make a pencil mark to hang your decor perfectly!

Handyman Calculator-This app is really a one-stop shop. You can create your to-do list, calculate your square footage,  lay out your wall plans , and still have time to spare!

Of course the possibilities are endless in your phone’s app store–take your time browsing all the apps offered and find one that will really make sense to you.

If you’re feeling motivated after seeking out designing tips, check out our pre-designed statements (available in 3 sizes and over 50 colors) or give one of our custom design tools a try! Here you can select your own text, fonts, and colors, ensuring that you will have a design that is uniquely you.  We also offer an option for a free design session with a graphic designer. Which ever way  appeals to you, we’ve got you covered.

We hope you’re feeling inspired and ready to get started. Happy decorating!

 

 

 

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Finding Your Design Style

Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a series on decorating (or re-decorating!) your home on a budget, and we thought there was no better way to kick off this series than by helping you decide what your design style is.

Knowing what designs, color palettes, and accessories inspire you can help you decorate your home–and help keep things from looking jumbled and unfinished! There are an indefinite amount of design styles out there, so we are going to discuss just a few:

Country, Eclectic, Shabby-Chic, and Traditional.

These of course can be tweaked to  convey your personality and the mood you hope to set in your home, but here are a few of the thoughts and ideas we have come up with in each category.

Country

This design style is all about feeling cozy and at home. If you feel drawn to painting your walls with soft colors and filling the room with knick-knacks and antiques, this is the perfect design style for your home.

Think: Antiques, small prints and uses of plaid, white furniture, distressed wood.

Country Style


Eclectic

Eclectic is a little more open-ended and leaves room for your imagination to really shine through. This style is for lovers of bright colors and mixing and matching prints and accessories.
Think: Vintage pieces of furniture mixed with modern accessories (and lots of them!), off-beat items, colorful walls.

Ecclectic Style


Shabby-Chic

Shabby-Chic has really grown in popularity, as it is a great fit for the DIY-er in you and gives your home a comfortable, yet elegant feel.

This style mixes the colorful and polished with the rustic and austere.
Think: Vintage pieces of furniture, distressed wood, DIY painted furniture, white walls.

Shabby Chic style


Traditional

Lastly is Traditional, which is exactly as it sounds! This is the refined and gorgeous home that I think everyone dreams of having at some point in their lives.
Think: Rich colors, plush furniture, dark stained wood, decorative trims.

Traditional Style


We hope this has been helpful in finding a style that  appeals to your tastes or at least jump starts your creativity!  Finding your design style can be a journey in self-discovery.  Jump in and get started, and if we can help you with quotes or embellishments we’ve already designed, great!  If not, we can get something customized for your unique style. We want you to be happy and excited about the new environment you created.

Decorating your Wedding with Vinyl

It’s officially wedding season–and that means all the stress of planning is almost over! Vinyl is a beautiful and unique way to decorate your wedding ceremony or reception.
From centerpieces to directional signs, you’re sure to find something that will fit your taste wonderfully.

We have hundreds of romantic quotes to choose from that will give guests a feel of the love that your relationship stems from. Or, if there is a special quote or saying that means something to you and your future spouse–our Custom Design Tool is always an excellent option and will allow you to create virtually any sentiment you can come up with, and will be a beautiful, personalized addition to your decor that you (and your guests!) will remember long after your wedding day.

The rustic wedding theme has grown to be more and more popular in these last years, and we have many vinyl decals to choose from if you’re looking to add a simple feel to your nuptials. Here are a few examples of some inspiration for your country-themed wedding.

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 Or, if your wedding has a more elegant theme to it, we have lots of statements to choose from that are sure to give your reception a gorgeous, classic vibe.

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Looking for gift ideas for an upcoming wedding? Vinyl is the perfect way of giving a sentimental gift that the newlyweds in your life will cherish as they move forward in their journey together.

This is a beautiful and personal way of expressing your excitement and congratulations for the new couple.

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When you personalize your wedding, your guests can feel a sense of closeness to you as they share in your big day. Using uncommon decor such as our vinyl decals can set your wedding apart–and create memories for you and your spouse that will last a lifetime.