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?
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!
(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:
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.
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:
Or decals to dress up the fifth wall:
But no, I don’t want Ctrl, Alt, Del decals over my bathtub or anywhere in my home, thanks.
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.
KELLEY: I think Grant just won the Internets with that response.
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.