Don’t Need It, But Want It — Wall Decals

July 19, 2014

Don’t Need It, But Want It — Wall Decals

Lately my walls have been giving me the blues. Since I rent, a permanent solution like painting or wallpaper isn’t an option. So naturally, I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of decals. Do I need to invest in removable wall-wear? No, of course not. But that’s never stopped me before (insert evil laugh).

Bookshelves Wall Decal


In my apartment in Manhattan, I had a set of bookshelves hanging above my bed. Now that I live in the land of earthquakes (hello, Los Angeles), that isn’t the smartest of options. This quirky decal lets me establish a similar aesthetic, without the risk of getting a book in the face should the ground begin to shake (eek!).

 Sweet Jojo Designs Diamond Wall Decals


I adore the way a stenciled border looks, especially in the dining room or the kitchen. That said, even if I could paint my walls, I don’t have the skills or the patience for a project like that. This diamond wall decal is the perfect substitute — the simple pattern in a subtle shade of gray adds dimension up above without distracting from my already established wall decor. Win win.

Glenna Jean Echo Buck Decal



Technically, this decal is meant for a nursery.  Since I don’t have a little one on the way, I’ve been thinking of repurposing it as living room fare. The faux taxidermy print gives off a major “rustic hipster” vibe without having to sacrifice a real animal. I fantasize about pairing it  with an Aztec rug or a coffee table crafted from reclaimed wood. And once it’s no longer on-trend, it’s easier to remove than real wallpaper.

Roommates Butterfly Glow-in-the-Dark Decal



Is it wrong for a grown woman to secretly want to deck out at least one wall in the house with glow-in-the-dark butterflies? I vote no. When used in the right room (hello, bathroom) this sweet insect set reads as “fresh and whimsical,” rather than “made for kids.”

Belle Max Monkey Wall Decals



If I did have a kid, I would definitely do one wall with this adorable set of decals. I love that it’s not gender specific. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with pink or princesses (see above butterflies), but I just get excited when there are options that could be used in either a boy’s or a girl’s room. Plus, what kid wouldn’t be happy going to sleep with this trio of monkeys watching over them?


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