Paris-Inspired Bedroom – Decorate With Decals

March 16th, 2011

This is not the typical little girl pink and black Paris-Inspired bedroom but rather, a grown up, lavish, french decor style.  I don’t know why I use birds when decorating the walls of a Paris-Inspired bedroom but it works for me.  I mean really . . . . what do birds have to do with Paris?  Do birds invoke a feeling of romance?  Is it because the birdcage is wire? 

I have no idea, no logical reason but, I love, love, love birds in a french boudoir.

I’ve tried this hanging birdcage vinyl wall decal design using multiple colors, brown for the branch, blue for the birds; but the simplicity of black is truly my favorite.  Is black regal or is it the elegance of black and white/cream?  This look is truly luxe.

Decorator STYLE tip:  Take an element of the design and place it randomly.  Put a bird in the closet or the adjoining bath or in the hallway by the door entering the room.  Here we’ve placed a bird on top of the door frame.  It creates a little unexpected surprise.

Pink and Brown Polka Dot Bedroom

March 13th, 2011

Think stencils as an easy & affordable way to finish any room.  One of the great things about stencils is that you can do them in whatever color or shade you choose.  Craft acrylic paints are the perfect choice for stenciling and with hundreds of colors from which to choose, you will usually find the perfect match to fabrics or accessories in the room.  

A great color combo for a 2011 teen bedroom – bubble gum pink and chocolate brown!  This is a teen bedroom idea with syle!  Polka Dot Style with big dots or circles scattered all over the walls!  The polka dot circles were created using a traditional wall stencil because we want to repeat them over and over.  Traditional stencils are cut on a plastic mylar which can be used multiple times and washed if necessary.  Our polka dot cirlce stencil is a sticky stencil.  It’s cut on a sticky back mylar so the stencil sticks to the wall like a post-it note eliminating the need for stencil spray adhesive.  Use the roller stenciling technique to make this job speedy.  “It’s a girl thing!” was stenciled on the wall using a one-time use vinyl stencil but you could just as easily apply a vinyl wall decal.

The bedding shown is Mod Dots Pink Polka Dot by JoJo Designs.