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Splash Up Your Walls with Pops of Color By Columnist Kathy Peterson - KathyPeterson.com
Decorating a rental space can always be challenging especially for an apartment tenant or college student looking to dress up their living space temporarily. But here’s a unique way to add your own personal touch to any interior design. Let’s say you want to add a splash of color to your walls but your landlord or college dorm rules won’t let you paint the walls. So how do you put a creative spin on your own decorative style with little mess or effort? Well when I discovered a fool proof product that sparked my creative juices I knew I had to share it with you.
It’s a unique innovation that makes wall-decorating a breeze. These flexible vinyl peel-and-stick wall art can be easily removed and re-arranged at your leisure without a trace of residue or messy clean-up.
WallPops are offered in a variety of solid colors to work with, such as Lello Yellow, Electric Blue or Purple Perk. Different prints, from Island Fusion to Go Retro, add animation and design to any WallPops creation. The décor is available in 13”- round Dots, 13”- square Blox, or continuous Stripes that measure 6 ½” wide and 16’ long. Take it one step further and cut the vinyl into any size or shape to devise a truly customized design.
I love the fool-proof versatility of the product, particularly for those with an ever-evolving style. Jazz up a dull dorm room, alter your décor to suit the season, or let a child’s room morph as they age with this conformable wall décor. If you want to change your design, just peel off and start over; WallPops are washable, re-usable and leave no residue behind.
Let your imagination be your guide as you explore endless combinations and arrangements to contrive a unique look. Try layering Dots in a few different shades around one another to create a flower effect; you could also outline a door or window with the continuous Stripes variation to serve as a funky frame.
To decorate an entire wall space, create a checkerboard pattern of alternating Blox. Stick with one funky print, such as the Island Fusion floral pattern or the Lots of Dots polka-dot print, and intersperse it with splashes of complementary solid colors. Or mix, match and layer the different shapes and colors if you are looking for a retro style that is all your own.
Look no further than the new WallPops Web site, www.wall-pops.com, to begin brainstorming your very own masterpiece. The fun, interactive site offers a create-a-design feature, as well as innovative examples and helpful tips. Enjoy!
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About Kathy Kathy Peterson is a celebrity design/lifestyle expert, national TV host and product developer/licensor. Peterson has made 100+ TV guest appearances on HGTV, DIY Network, PBS, TNN, The Discovery Channel and E-TV.
Kathy’s designs have also been featured in numerous women's publications and celebrity Oscar Gift Bags. She is frequently quoted in a variety of newspapers and magazine such as USA Weekend, Woman's Day, Chicago Tribune, RedBook and Cosmopolitan Magazine. She is author of 5 books with her most recent book titled
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