Wall decals haven't quite yet jumped the shark, but they've definitely reached critical mass. You've read about them here
) on RentedSpaces, and if you don't have them in your own home, then chances are good that you've at least seen them at a friend's apartment.
So with store-bought and online-ordered decals clinging to seemingly every surface around, how can you stand out from the crowd? Simple: make your own! It's easier than you think, and you can get a unique, custom look for a fraction of the cost. Read on to see how.
walks you through an elegant solution utilizing wallpaper remnants, glue, and a few other supplies you probably already have on-hand. Don't have a stash of cool wallpaper scraps? Go ask a local store - they probably have outdated samples they'd be happy to unload.
shows you how to whip up stylish decals from a kitchen
staple: contact paper (a.k.a. shelf liner). Why didn't we think of that?! It's sticky, it's vinyl - it's only a craft knife away from being a custom wall decal. Imagine how cool this idea would be with a roll of that otherwise horribly tacky wood-print paper. Faux bois
Sewing for Scarlett
) chimes in with a sweet and simple tutorial for large-scale fabric decals. We're loving the versatility of this one (just think of all the fun fabrics!), and the fact that the decals are re-positionable and re-usable. What's the secret? Iron-on fusible webbing - like you'd use to no-sew hem pants or curtains, but purchased in sheets instead of a roll.
With so many great and easy ideas, there's no excuse for bare walls. Now get out there and do the decal!