Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Wall Decor

As I mentioned before, this time of year always puts me in a kind of nesting mood. The idea of spending time redecorating becomes much more appealing when I spend more time at home during the winter months.

For the past year I've had every intention of saving up for a headboard. As a result, the wall behind my bed has stayed bare - giving a somewhat cell-like feel to my room. Yesterday I finally came to terms with the fact that saving up for a headboard was not a top priority for me and decided to take action.

I saw these wall decals on ikea.com Sunday night and was driving across town to IKEA early Monday morning.
At first I thought about getting the black decals, but figured the champagne color would compliment the beige walls better. I bought two packs. Each pack comes with four sheets of decals. Each sheet includes one long steam with leaves, three different-sized blossoms and two leafs.

It took some time and patience to figure out a pattern. Ultimately, I used the pattern in the ikea.com image above as a jumping off point and figured it out from there. All in all, it only took me about an hour to put up and I couldn't be happier with the end result.

C.L.

8 comments:

Lynn said...

That's simply beutiful! You guys are among the few creative people I ever come across with. Hmm... lemme go check ikea malaysia now... :-)

Soul Tanggg said...

aw!! it looks adorable!!!

did they sell green decals??

Jacquelyn said...

Very tone on tone, lovely. Well done you! Aren't you glad you didn't spend money on a headboard?

bitterbabe said...

Those are so nice! I've always wanted to try decals !

Alexandra said...

great idea!!! I love IKEA!!!

AsianCajuns said...

Thanks for the support guys!

ambika said...

Happy belated holidays! And I think the champagne color was a fantastic choice--elegant and subtle.

Clare & Samara said...

LOVE IT!