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BRIANA: Wall decals can be fun and are definitely convenient (especially for my fellow renters, holla!), but when I saw them in my fiancé’s grandparents’ home over the holiday break, I knew they’d reached peak saturation. So, are you tired of this trend? Or are you still stuck on decals?

flock of birds wall decals

KELLEY: I loved them at first – so cute! So clever! I especially liked the chandeliers. Now when I see them, I shudder. They feel so two years ago. Oversaturation is right!

LILI: I will admit that I may have a tree branch over my bed, not unlike this one:

branch wall decal

(Note: not my actual bed here.) And I like my branches, especially since I don’t have a headboard. It anchors the space and looks pretty without being overly feminine. However! I am really annoyed by every other decal I see in “grown-up” rooms. Does that make me a hypocrite? Definitely. For me, the exception is childrens’ rooms where they make perfect sense and are as easily changeable as a growing kid’s tastes:

flower decals

SARAH: The fabulous pinners on HGTV’s Pinterest love this decal headboard alternative. This is a teen’s bedroom submitted by RMS user dodi.

wall decal headboard alternative

DAVID HAYNES: Is this a reboot on stencil painting? Stenciling — as once-upon-a-time advocated boldly in how-to segments on our very own networks — and now soundly admonished on the recent DIY special, That’s So ‘90s.

90s stencil pattern

Are we ready for ‘90s nostalgia?

MARIANNE
: I’m over most of them, but I’ll admit I was eyeing this for my little girl’s room:

fishwall decals

It’s so much cheaper (and less permanent!) than wallpaper and would make a charming accent wall.

CAMILLE
: LOVE that for a little girl’s room. It’s also a great idea for apartment dwellers who want a colorful but removable kitchen backsplash.

FARIMA: I’m not really a fan, but I do think it’s a great option if you can’t paint the walls.

KAYLA: Marianne, I *love* that! I’m tired of the chandeliers, birds on a wire and Eiffel Towers you see everywhere, but I like the idea of Christmas tree decals if you want to add a festive touch to a small home or kids room:

christmas tree decal

Or decals to dress up the fifth wall:

ceiling decal

But no, I don’t want Ctrl, Alt, Del decals over my bathtub or anywhere in my home, thanks.

bathtub decal

LIZ: I had this decal in my old apartment in bright green. Sure, my boyfriend and I almost killed each other putting it up, but it was totally worth it.

city building decal

Wall decals have come a long way (you can even get herringbone wall tiles!), but some designs have “over-stuck” their welcome.  If it’s not surprising, why hang ‘em?

GRANT: Flying birdies seem to be popular when it comes to wall decals — and I don’t care for that one bit. These pigeons need to be roosted on one of Lili’s tree limbs — mid-air flocks give me the creeps.

bird decals over bathtub

KELLEY: I think Grant just won the Internets with that response.

DAVID HAYNES:
hitchcock birds

MARIANNE: Roosted? Or roasted?

LILI: There totally are birds in my trees.

CAMILLE: Preferable to bats in your belfry!

GRANT: As long as they are keeping their seats, I’m good.

We’ve plastered this post with our opinions on wall decals, now tell us what YOU think:


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  1. Steph says:

    Wall decals can be overdone for sure, but keeping by keeping it classy I those formal rooms and fun in the kid's rooms, you can create a custom more home-like feel in your home. I get all my decals from http://www.SweetumsSignatures.com. Great prices and lots to choose from!

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  5. Patricia Weigand says:

    I don't really like them unless they are for short time use. I do use a Christmas tree decal in my dining room for several weeks and then take it down … but I would never use decals year round.

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  7. Priscilla says:

    These wall decal is great. You can visit http://www.magicwall.co.uk/ to purchase more.

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