Awesome Metal Art For The Walls

Metal wall art can be so many things – purely ornamental wall decor, illuminating, informative, reflective, warming, functional, etc. Today’s post has a little bit of everything and incorporates vintage, functional and solely decorative pieces, and without further ado, here they are: Raindrops First out are these great vintage mid-century modern pieces by Curtis Jere.

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Retro Wallpaper – 1920s To 1980s

Today’s post is all about retro wallpaper. But what is retro? What era can be considered retro? What’s the difference between retro and vintage? The Oxford English dictionary defines retro as “characterized by imitation or revival of a style from the (relatively recent) past; (more generally) backward-looking, nostalgic, esp. affectedly so“. As for an era,

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Warming Metal Wall Decor

Winter is in full swing and it’s starting to get pretty chilly around here. No more shorts and flip flops for a while. The heat is on day and night, and that got me thinking: must radiators be so bland-looking? We have the old classic water radiators, and they’re not hideously ugly, but not very

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Interesting Wall Lamp Designs

Wall lamps definitely fall under the category “functional wall decor”, but that doesn’t mean they have to be plain and boring (as we saw in my wall sconces post). Thanks to creative designers all over the world, there are tons of fun, unique, innovative and gorgeous lamps to choose from. Here are some of my

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Christmas Wallpaper

The holidays are upon us once again (why does this always take you by surprise? Every year, it seems like the time between August and December just disappears) and I’ve been out hunting for unusual Christmas wall decor. While most of us enjoy decorating our homes for the festivities, putting up wallpaper just for one

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5 Unusual Wallpaper Designs

Wallpaper is making a huge comeback and no wonder – it’s an easy way to dress up a room, a focal wall, or even just a wall panel. And the leftovers can be used as framed art, wall decor collages, wrapping paper, greeting cards – any creative paper craft you can think of. In any

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Unusual Wall Tiles

Wall tiles is a pretty broad category – they come in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors, and can take a room from blah to wow in an afternoon (especially if you’re using the small tiles that come in big sheets). I have written about them before on this blog in my Kitchen Tiles and

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Green Wallpaper

These days, when you see the word “green” in combination with anything, you immediately think environmentally friendly and eco-conscious. I’m sure I’ll write a post about those kinds of wallpapers too eventually, but this one is all about the color green. Green is a color with both positive and negative connotations (green thumb, greenback, green

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Citrusy Kitchen Clocks

Citrus fruits are some of my favorite treats. So juicy and colorful and refreshing. The scent of an orange, lime or lemon makes me happy, and research shows that they actually do have a positive effect on your mood, helping to reduce anxiety and depression. So for today’s post, I went looking for a collection

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Fabulous And Functional Vinyl Wall Art

When vinyl wall art decals first appeared on the market, they were an instant hit, and the popularity just continues to grow. New designs are popping up on a regular basis, and you can find everything from cute to very clever to rather disturbing – how about a huge sticker from the Shining, or a

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Using Curtain Fabric On The Walls

As I mentioned in my upholstery fabric post, putting fabric on the walls helps to soften up the feel of a room, and also helps with echo and chilly walls. Just because it’s sold as “curtain” or “drapery fabric” does not mean it has to go on a window. There are tons of fun ways

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Wall Candle Holders

Fall is around the corner and the air is getting crisper and the days shorter. Candles are nice any time of year, but I especially like them in the fall and winter, a little bit of cozy comfort in all that darkness and coldness. And they’re perfect when you have company over too. Not only

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6 Fun Wall Art Stickers

Our motto here at WDS is “nobody likes staring at a blank wall” and that rings true for most people. However, there are times when you want to jazz up the wall decor, or create a new look but don’t want to bother with wallpaper, spend a weekend painting, or damage your walls with nails

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Blue Wallpaper

Blue is one of those timeless colors that never really go out of style. Sure, certain shades lose a bit of their popularity every now and then, but you never see an entire fashion or decorating season completely void of blue. Blue has long been considered a color that “feels quiet” and helps to cool

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Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic – images or patterns created with small shards of stone, glass and other materials – has been popular “forever”. Remnants have been found that date back to the Third Millennium BC (you can see a brilliant example of this at the British Museum in London – the Standard of Ur, a mosaic of shell,

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Baby Nursery Decor Inspiration

This post is not only about wall decor but decorating in general, and decorating nurseries in particular. It’s one of the most fun types of rooms to design, and you have free reins to use items, materials and colors you normally wouldn’t. Having said that, I have to confess that I prefer nurseries with a

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Kitchen Tiles

Tiles come in so many materials, colors, shapes and designs that choosing just one is not easy! Unlike other items I have written about on this blog (wallpaper borders, metal wall art), gorgeous design is abundant here, and once you start browsing around, you wish you had many more spaces for tiles in your home.

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Wallpaper Borders

I have always thought wallpaper borders were among the ugliest forms of wall decor that you could add to a room (unless it’s in a kid’s room. There, they are cute and fun, and I also think they’re adorable as baby nursery decor). Just like with metal wall art, wallpaper borders seems to be a

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Decorating With Black Wallpaper

Black walls sounds like something that could look clubby at best and dire and depressing at worst, but choosing the right shade of black, and putting it in a room that can handle it, can result in a very modern, sophisticated look. Is black a color? Yes and no. Since it absorbs all light and

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