1. Nursery Wall Decor

    When you’re planning to decorate a nursery, you have more to be concerned about than just the color scheme. Safety, accessibility, convenience, appearance and the application of the test of time all come into play in nursery decorating. You want the room to be comfortable for you and your little one while they’re young. But if you make alterations that are difficult to change, you’ll run into trouble when you have to redecorate because she’s gotten older.

    Before you confirm your final design plans, consider ways to add those touches you want in the nursery without installing permanent fixtures, such as vinyl wall art. Vinyl wall art consists of pieces and decals you can apply to the wall without damaging the paint underneath.

    Elephant Nursery Decor

    Theme Selection

    Pick a theme that reflects the mood you want to set in the room. Cartoon themes are not off the table if you have a particular favorite and want the room to reflect happy memories of your childhood. But don’t feel as if you must select a very specific theme and make the entire room revolve around it, as that may get exhausting and expensive. More general themes include those based around color, such as green and blue, or themes in general areas, such as marine life or the stars.

    Once you’ve chosen your theme, look for vinyl art that fits it. For example, if your theme is nature, you could get vinyl wall decals of trees, animals and other relevant silhouettes. If you have something specific in mind, you may be able to get the decal made at a custom vinyl art retailer.

    Materials

    Make sure the materials you choose to do the nursery are safe for the baby and easy to clean while achieving the look you were aiming for. Read all labels before you buy so you know what you’re getting. If you’re not certain about the safety of a particular material, do some research before you buy.

    Vinyl art is safe wall decor and easy to clean. The surface is cleanable with just water and very mild soap if necessary. Follow all cleaning instructions you receive with your wall art to avoid damaging the piece. If you use harsh or inappropriate cleaner, you may expose your infant to chemicals and ruin the wall art.

    Use Your Imagination

    You don’t have to stick to animals or other plain shapes for your wall art. You can do your child’s name or create a scene, such as a flower losing petals in the wind. If you get wall art with a multi-piece design, mark the placement with pencil before you apply so you know exactly where to place the parts to get the look you’re aiming for.

    You can also work vinyl art in between immovable structures in the room. For example, if you have pillars running up and down a wall, you can use the pillars as part of your scene.

    Once you’ve chosen all the pieces for your nursery, visualize what the room will look like once it’s complete, with mattresses and crib in place. If you’re not satisfied, return to your original plans to determine what’s missing.

     
  2. Popular Kitchen Decor

    Lately, homes are becoming more and more kitchen-centric, where families gather again to catch up with each other after a long, hectic day. As a response to the unhealthy fast food life of the past decades, organic cooking has become a focus of many modern men and women, who practice it as an art form. Modern kitchens are open-planned and joined to the living room. The kitchen has become a venue for the family for leisure and entertainment. Many people are working from home, requiring the kitchen to be a welcoming, relaxing space for a quick break. It is therefore not surprising that the latest kitchen decor trends are focused on creating a relaxing ambiance.

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     High Contrast

    The black-and-white kitchen is still very popular and kitchen decor items are chosen carefully to complement this look. Posters, paintings and decorative items have to add to the contrast. These would often also be black/white to fit in with the black-and-white theme or could be deliberately bright splashes of color. Kitchens often have a high contrast wall to create a focal point with either black decal lettering in different font sizes on a white wall or a black or dark grey wall with white lettering.

    Light

    In modern-day kitchens, proper lighting is of the utmost importance. Rather than having a single fixture, lighting in today`s kitchens is layered for extra visibility in the different work spaces. Lights are also used to make a bold statement and light fixtures chosen for the kitchen are big and interesting. It is not uncommon to see chandeliers in the modern kitchen or big, bulky shapes created to attract attention.

    Nostalgia

    Vintage is currently very popular. The 50`s and 60`s designs are making a comeback in the modern kitchen, with very interesting decor ideas. Vintage objects are often re-purposed to serve as decorative items and old posters or storage boxes are very popular. Steam punk accents are often seen, creating a sense of nostalgia. Vinyl lettering in this type of kitchen will often be a phrase that has sentimental value to the family occupying the home.

    Glass

    Glass splashes have become increasingly popular in the modern kitchen over the past decade. Glass is often worked into the kitchen counter tops and backlit for dramatic effect. Some glass back splashes allow for your own creativity; you could have it back painted in a color of choice or use fabric, wallpaper or artwork behind the glass. Kitchen tables with glass tops are still in high demand and are often considered more functional than wood, which is sensitive to spills and stains.

    Natural and Organic

    Modern-day kitchens reflect a focus on an organic, healthy lifestyle. Natural sandstone brown tints are a popular color choice, with fresh green accents. Decor items portray healthy living, with herbs being a popular recurring theme. Examples include posters with herbs and their descriptions and framed sketches of different types of herbs. Some kitchens even boast an “herb garden” with potted herbs as a unique decorative element in the kitchen. Furniture in the organic kitchen will have flowing, organic shapes and be minimalistic and usually more functional than decorative.

    Whatever your choice of style, vinyl letter decor works well in most modern kitchens. Cursive, flowing fonts work well in an organic kitchen, while big, bold letters do better in modernist kitchens. Decor items are used to complement the kitchen interior and add to the ambiance. Furniture is mostly simplistic and functional, often of timeless design such as the Occasional furniture at Forrest Furnishing.