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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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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.

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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.

Valentine’s Gifts: Easier Than You Think!

White SpaceIt’s here! My second favorite holiday of the year. This celebration of love goes by many names “PDA day”, “Heart Day”, “Single’s Awareness day”. It’s  VALENTINES DAY! This wonderful day of endearment is not just for your romantic interest…(s), but for your children, parents, or friend(s).White Spacelove is in the airWhite SpaceBut then it sinks in, the dreaded Valentine’s Day dilemma: What to give? Roses and chocolates are classic and who doesn’t love a nice card with an expression of love? Somehow though, it doesn’t feel very personal, and doesn’t appear to have a lot of thought put into it.

Personally I don’t expect a grand gesture of love every single Valentine’s day. Once in a while though, it’s nice to receive a personalized token of thoughtfulness and affection. I’m sure that your loved ones will appreciate some extra effort this Valentine’s Day.

So I have a solution for you my friends…

White Spacedecorative divider line 10103White SpaceA vinyl decal! I’m sure you knew where I was headed… it’s just so easy to get a custom design that fits your relationship perfectly, or maybe try one of our many pre-designed decals about love. For extra measure you could consider putting together a wall of framed pictures of the two of you and place a statement in the middle or beneath as a focal point for your project.  (Don’t worry, we have design experts that can assist you with arranging it all artistically.)

White SpaceValentines BlogWhite SpaceThese are just a few ideas for a meaningful gift for your loved one this year! The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.  Check out our February newsletter for more great ideas to get your creativity going.  Not signed up? Just go to our websites’ homepage and sign up quick and easy.  If you’d like the already published February issue, send us an email to support@wallwritten.com.

White Spacedecorative divider line 10103White SpaceWould you like to share how you have used Wall Written decals to declare your love? Enter for a chance to win our insanely popular Love Infinity Symbol! Share a photo (on either Facebook or Instagram) of how you have used our statements to show your loved ones how you feel. Upload your entry before February 29th, be sure to tag us, and use the hashtag #WallWrittenLove

 If you are sharing on Instagram, make sure you are following us so we can follow you back (if you don’t, then depending on your privacy settings, we might not be able to see your picture.)

Winners will be announced on March 1st.

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 The decal “Love (Infinity Symbol)” statement will be sent to the winner in Black vinyl, 22″ x 15.7″

If you would like to purchase the decal shown above, you can do that here.

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End of Year Clearance Sale

 

Customer’s Choice
And the winner is…   Cheryl Foley!

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Cheryl, thank you for your feedback. You have just won this decal!
To claim your prize and select your colors, call us  at  888.665.0240 so we can get it sent to you.
Cheryl gave us a well written, thoughtful comment.

We like the “A” option as well, and will be adding it to our site.

 Thanks for everyone’s feedback. We will be doing this again soon, so check back often.

Your opinions count!

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This is HUGE!

We are cleaning out our stock of clearance items and making incredible savings available to our loyal customers. Head on over to our website for 70% off ALL clearance items. You don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals!

The discount is applied after you add it to your cart.

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Holiday Guests

The Holiday Hostess: My journey in how to get ready for planned and unplanned Holiday guests

Take a minute and just consider the best memories you have of visiting friends and family members in their home. I’ve been the recipient of many gracious hosts and hostesses. While scrolling through my mental memory book, several ideas came to mind of fun ideas that I can easily implement to make my guests feel the same welcoming warmth that I have received. While dwelling on the memories of Holidays spent with family and friends was pleasant, I soon realized I had work to do! Of course everything seems well put together when you’re the one visiting, but sometimes when you’re the hostess (or host), things can seem hectic and often not quite the way you planned.

So I began by making a basic lists of elements that should be addressed when preparing for guests in my home.  (I’m a list person)

List One: Basic Needs

In this list are sleeping arrangements (Is there a spare bedroom or an area?)

Do I need to purchase or borrow air mattresses, sleeping bags or cots?

Gather sheets, blankets and pillows (2 per person per bed) as needed.

Divide the space into a sleeping area as much as possible.  You can use furniture, plants, or a screen, just get creative. Always start in the corners and near walls as to utilize as much space as possible and try to keep the middle section area of the space open and clutter free for walking space and socializing.

So, which bathroom will they use, and is it stocked with extra towels, toilet tissue, new toothbrushes and paste, hand and body soap, a razor, neutrally scented shampoos and lotions? (Most of us forget one or two small necessities when traveling, and nobody wants uncle Bob to be stuck without a toothbrush for a week! So it’s best to have some spares on hand.)

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List Two:  Thoughtful Touches

These are the extras that say “You’re Our Guest, Make Yourself At Home”!  In fact, we have a beautiful wall quote that says just that.

In this list you’ll also want to add: A decorative yet comfy blanket for the bed, books and magazines, a clock, a box of tissues, fresh flowers, lamp or perhaps some holiday decor.  A pad of paper and a pen can also be a nice touch.

Don’t forget to leave space in a dresser or closet for their belongings. I don’t particularly like living out of a suit case, so if I have somewhere to hang, or fold my clothes it helps me feel more organized and at home, even if I’m not at home.

Keep in mind:  the kitchen will be affected, so I add the guests favorite snacks and drinks. Consider food allergies or preferences (like vegetarian, gluten free or vegan). Although, I must note here that if a guests’ eating habits are drastically different from yours, ask for their help in preparing their meals.  I’m sure the request would be welcome and appreciated.

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List Three: Have, Borrow, Buy

As I took inventory of what I had on hand, what I could borrow and what may be purchased, I realized this could get out of control if I allowed it to.  Not everything on my lists were “essentials”.  I didn’t want to overspend time and money on things that wouldn’t be used.  With a high demand on both resources this time of year. Focusing on the reasons my family is celebrating put me in the right frame of mind to get to work.

So with that focus in mind, I narrowed the lists down to what was time and cost effective and now I know it will turn out beautifully. Without the stress of large, unplanned expenses.

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To sum up, here are some tips:

-Do something everyday to get ready even if it’s small, it will be one less thing you have to do when your guests arrive.

-Use what I already have, or borrow it from neighbors and friends that are close by.

-Don’t be stressed out. As the host or hostess, if you are calm and easy going, everybody will be much more comfortable in your home.

– Perhaps, most importantly, keep it simple. This will help alleviate your stress. Remember to enjoy your guests!

There you have it. As I was writing this, the excitement of having guests has been growing. Knowing they will be comfortable is a a pleasant and rewarding addition to my holiday joy!

Be Ready to Entertain Guests in your Space

Be ready for Thanksgiving and having guests in your Kitchen and Dining areas by using a few simple tricks to open your space and make it seem more roomy.

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You can also give it a personal and inviting touch to your space by adding a decal to your wall in your main room.

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Gather your family around in a space you are proud of.
Show off your personality and enhance the beauty of your home.