Have you ever wanted to wall quotes to a room in your house, but just didn’t have the skill to hold a paintbrush steady? Or maybe you’ve lived under the rule of a landlord who would consider words painted on the walls to be damage and charge you for it? Or perhaps you just don’t have the time to paint with all the things going on in your schedule? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, then you may want to consider looking into vinyl decals as a form of interior design.
There are several benefits to using vinyl graphics to decorate your home. One such benefit is that graphics can be printed in any size you want in order to properly fit the space chosen for embellishment. As mentioned previously, there are some living spaces that would not normally allow painted-on wall decorations, such as an apartment or maybe a rented area of a house. Vinyl lettering and another kinds of wall letters makes adding a little flair to your home easy, as they can simply be stuck to the wall and then removed without any damage.
One of the many upsides to these versatile ornaments is they can be put on virtually any surface. Whether you’re placing a reminder to put the toilet seat down, or adding a fun phrase about cooking to the wall above the stove, these vinyl wall decals will stick to just about anything; metal, tile, porcelain, wood and glass are just a few of the surfaces found in every home that this kind of art can be added to.
Here’s the part that’s you’re probably going to find hard to believe. Aside from being removable, long-lasting, and endlessly versatile, did you know that vinyl wall art can actually be washed? Like anything else in one’s home, these decals will probably accumulate a little dust not and then. Or perhaps if you’re moving from one place to another, your decals might get dirty in the moving process; you never know when you’ll drop your box of decals square in the mud.
Vinyl wall graphics are also a great alternative decorating tool to posters. Don’t get me wrong – posters are great, but the tape and tacks used to hold them up can often leave ugly marks behind on the wall. I’ve seen way too many residents in college dorms trying to cover up holes in their walls left by tacks so they don’t have to pay for damages…and let’s not forget that the toothpaste trick to fill in holes in drywall doesn’t work, and it leaves even larger marks.
Don’t think these wall decals have any sort of age limit – anyone can use them. Children in particular are known for changing their interests quite often…one day, it might be trucks and construction, and the next, it’s giant robots that turn into cars. Vinyl graphics are inexpensive and can be used to decorate your child’s room to their little hearts’ content without needing to jab holes in the wall. The themes in which decals are available are endless. Just about anything you want, you can find. And if not, you can have always have custom decals custom- made just for you. I know that these sound too good to be true, but if you think you’re dreaming, I’ll save you the trouble of pinching yourself and just tell you outright these lovely decorative tools do exist and they are amazing.
Sometimes, art can be the written word itself; from time to time, saying the right thing can have a more profound effect on a person than a picture, and it doesn’t even need to be a thousand words. But let’s face it…most people who like to use words in this way often have a lot to say that cannot be communicated in just one statement. And some folks like to speak their feelings not through their voice, but through script, and said writing can be in the appearance of vinyl wall stickers.
Don’t be fooled by a name like “wall art stickers” – this doesn’t guarantee the stickers are going to contain artwork per se. These removable wall quotes can be plain text or decorative text, and can go on pretty much any household surface. You might like to place a “Welcome” decal near your front door, or a “Welcome to Dreamland” above your bed’s headboard. But just like you can make a collage out of images, you can make a mélange of words and text on your walls; cover all the walls in your home with words if it’s what you would like to do, as the placement of words (based on font, size, and color) itself can be an art form. And since letter stickers can be moved and reused, you can experiment with placement on the walls before choosing a permanent spot.
An example of text design might be to write out a large excerpt from a book that you love; have the quote extend from one end of the wall to another. If you’re religious, you could have a prayer of protection written across a wall in your living room. If you have a child whose room is an absolute wreck, you could put a decal on their door that is a disaster area warning. Creativity knows no bounds. If you’re going for a creepy theme in one of the rooms in your home for Halloween, why not put up grotesque messages that look like they were written in blood? It doesn’t even need to be an actual message you want to get across; you could easily just cover a wall in words that you like.
You don’t even need to limit yourself to your native speech; do a little research and check out words in other languages. A very popular form of expression through art is the use of Asian symbols. Kanji symbols are especially well-liked for tattoo designs, but you will definitely want to double-check your research and make sure the symbol says what you think it says before sticking it on your wall. Lots of people are content to have just a Japanese symbol on their wall because they feel it looks nice, but they may be totally ignorant to the symbol’s actual meaning. You might think your statement of choice reads “Home is where memories grow” in Japanese, when it actually says, “There’s bodies in the wall; call the police”. And believe me, there is no shortage of online sources at which to find Asian-themed removable wall decals.
Of course, if you are unable to find removable wall stickers that match your preferences, there are quite a few internet stores that will create the design of your choice. There are plenty of great websites that do custom wall decals and vinyl lettering.