Add character to your home with wall decals
Many of us have pictures of our family or posters from our favourite movies decorating our homes, however, the growing trend of wall decals means you can customise the look and feel of any room, bringing a personal touch throughout.
Often made of vinyl adhesive, they offer an affordable way to decorate a room. Vinyl decals were originally only used for sign making but have recently been added to interior decorators portfolios and have become well known as a DIY home decorating option. The low printing costs and easy application and removal account for their popularity.
The ever decreasing costs of vinyl cutting machines and low cost plotting software has seen the variety of designs expand and many stores now offer individual customization of designs to customer requirements.
The material used is usually a high quality matte vinyl that is so thin it looks like paint once applied to the wall. The application is guaranteed to last for several years and designs can include simple small wall borders, and cut outs to more complex mural types, that may cover an entire wall.
For best results, a smooth surface is required however, most painted surfaces will suffice and the vinyl’s will not damage the paint. They can be applied practically anywhere and the designs are limited only by your imagination. As well as accentuating shelving or pictures, they can be written on to help you stay organised, such as a calendar vinyl.
Check out etsy.com for some unique wall decal ideas.