noun: decal; plural noun: decals
1. a design prepared on special paper for transfer onto another surface such as glass, porcelain, plaster or metal.
Champagne style on a beer budget? Look no further. Removable wall decals, otherwise known as wall stickers are a way of making your room look totally unique. Invented by French engraver, Simon François Ravenet who perfected the process he called "decalquer" (which means to copy by tracing), wall murals became widespread during the decal craze of the late 19th century. Subtle or blatant, loud or muted, wall stickers are decorating's best kept secret and are re-surfacing again as an interior trend of late.
That dinosaur craze your son has recently developed or the wall you just can't get deserving furniture for, then wall stickers are an instant, inexpensive solution. Peel and stick on your wall in minutes. Costing no more than a lunch out, wall stickers are a true gem.
Icon Wall Stickers a UK based company have an impressive choice of decals. With a user friendly, pictorial website, clients can easily find what sticker would suit their personal choice and wall. Stickers ranging anywhere from wall quotes for the kitchen to seasonal themed motifs for Christmas, Icon Wall Stickers have an impressive array to choose from.
Possibly the best thing about the unrivaled concept of a wall sticker is that they are not confined to home-owners. Today more people are choosing to rent than buy their homes and hip wall decals, easily spruce up interiors without the permanence and time consuming application of paint. Icon Wall Stickers have a unique feature that allows for easy removal. By simply applying heat to the sticker via a hairdryer, one can very easily remove their sticker without any damage to the wall. Any acknowledgment of it been present in the first place is gone, perfect for satisfying landlords and letting agents.
Wall stickers are the perfect tool for a little person's bedroom. Rule of thumb is that a child's bedroom should be redecorated every 3-4 years as they grow different tastes and interests. The once was princess and fairy believer turned pony lover or the rocket ship enthusiast turned army soldier can be accommodated as their tastes grow. Themed stickers are an inexpensive way of ensuring the fun of their room is kept alive as they grow up.
Of course wall stickers are not confined to the minds and walls of little people. I recently visited a cafe that had put a giant sticker frame around their menu. After commenting on how good it looked, the Barista revealed that they had painted blackboard paint directly onto the wall and had used a decal picture frame to enclosed the blackboard menu. A clever wall effect for commercial spaces and easily convertible back to it's original state. An important aspect while leasing an office or work place.
Having loved and used wall stickers in past rental properties, I'm a big fan. So that sausage dog I've always wanted but my husband refuses to agreed to. Well, he'll fit in just fine on a wall in my new house. Isn't compromise is always the best policy?
Article written by Laura Thomas
Image source Icon Wall Stickers
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