â€¨My sister-in-law is very creative. So I wasn't surprised the last time we were over her house for dinner, that my niece's playroom was decked out in adorable decaling. (I'm new to the world of decals and if you are too, I'll let you in on a little secret: Decals are just huge decorative stickers for walls.)â€¨â€¨
One wall was covered in a gorgeous, floor-to-ceiling sized, intricate, chocolate-brown tree, complete with green leaves, and a few orange and turquoise birds. It was modern and adorably kid-centric at the same time. On another wall she had an owl on a branch, and there was a colorful iguana near the closet wall. It transformed the room, more so than any paint color could do, and it's more personal than wallpaper and easier to install--though it's not as simple as it sounds. My sister-in-law warns "it takes three times longer than you think, and you need to practice a lot of patience". The tree had a lot of thin branches, less than an inch wide, so they ripped easily, but also repaired easily, and looking at the tree, you would never know there was anything amiss. â€¨â€¨
Once you start searching for these wall decals, you'll be amazed to find such a large number of retailers selling them online and in stores, and the designs range from kiddie to rather sophisticated. I rent, so I'm intrigued by the idea of decals. I can give a room some character, without permanently painting.â€¨â€¨
Have you used decals as decoration? Would you be willing to try it?