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38 Easy And Amazing Wall Decals

38 Easy And Amazing Wall Decals

Ready to make your walls the centre piece of any room? Here are 38 easy and amazing wall decals you can create to make your home a colourful and wonderful place!

1. 3D Geometric Wall Art.

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      You will only need some cardboard or wooden circles, paint and some glue! Get the full tutorial here.

      2. Postcard Wall Art.

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        You can invest in some postcards or simply collect leaflets from local establishments and events! Just add some double sided sticky tape and you can make a pretty, simple piece of wall art.

        3. Wire Wall Art.

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          If you have long wires, why not turn them into art? With a little help from cleverly placed nails, you can do just that!

          4. Slightly Easier Wire Wall Art.

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            Buy this set here for $8.00 or create one of your own with pins and paper.

            5. Fabric Panels.

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              Using small pieces of fabric, sticky tape and cardboard, you can create an array of colourful panels that will look great anywhere.

              7. Heart Art.

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                The easiest way to create this would probably be to collect colour swatches from your local DIY or paint shop. Then cut out some little hearts and put them in a frame or on a canvas.

                8. Washi Tape Frames.

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                  The frame can be as important as the picture when we’re decorating our homes, but that doesn’t mean they have to extravagant! These require the one and only ingredient of washi tape.

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                  9. Starburst Mirror.

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                    Got a boring mirror hanging in your home? Add a little interest by adding some branches or even chopsticks!

                    10. DIY Paper Wreath.

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                      In this example, each of the leaves is signed, which makes this wreath even more special. Cut out the shapes, have people write on them or add your own inspirational messages and glue them to some paper.

                      11. Paper Pom Poms.

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                        Get the look using tissue paper and this easy tutorial!

                        12. Duct Tape Art.

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                          All you need is a canvas and some colourful duct tape and you can create anything you’d like!

                          13. Toilet Roll Art?

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                              I know what you’re thinking: “who would have toilet roll on their walls?” But look at how pretty these pieces are! Cut tubes into equal parts and stick them together before hanging them up! You can even paint them to add some colour.

                              14. Page Wall.

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                                The quickest possible way to cover a wall, especially if you need to declutter your bookshelf!

                                15. Thread Heart.

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                                    If you’re feeling brave, hammer some nails into your wall and thread yourself a heart. If not, practice on a canvas – it’ll look just as good!

                                    16. 3D Feather Art.

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                                      Make a feather mobile using feathers this tutorial!

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                                      17. Arty Updates.

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                                        Have you ever seen paintings in the backs of thrift shops or charity shops? Take them home and add a modern twist with a block of your favourite colour!

                                        18. Honeycomb Wall Art.

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                                          This may be a bit of a time consuming DIY Project, but if you follow the Vintage Revivals tutorial, you’ll have a beautiful wall in no time.

                                          19. Lipstick Art.

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                                            Take some lipstick shade, framed paper, and turn your lipstick into a paint palette!

                                            20. Photo Wall.

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                                              Although polaroids would be the perfect fit for this piece, it’s easy to crop photos so they look like the real deal. Pin up some pieces of ribbon or string, and peg your photos to it. Voila!

                                              Or, try abstract photos:

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                                                22. Yarn Art.

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                                                  You have to be brave to pull this piece off but if you want to take a go at it, here’s the tutorial!

                                                  23. Sequin Wall.

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                                                    Fantastic for parties! Get some sequins and a roll of brown paper as a base for the wall and get gluing!

                                                    24. Foil Tape Art.

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                                                      Create a simple, classy wall using just foil tape.

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                                                      25. Wipe-Away Art.

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                                                        All you need is a frame, a printer and a white board pen.

                                                        26. Coffee Stirrer Art.

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                                                          All you need are coffee stirrers and paint. Looks like proper art to me!

                                                          27. Paper Garland Art.

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                                                              Here are 5 types of garlands you can make, using scraps of fabric, to brighten up your home!

                                                              28. Shoe Box Art.

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                                                                  All you’ll need is a shoebox or wooden crate, your favourite colour paints and some nails! Make sure you don’t overburden these shelves once they’re up though or they may fall down.

                                                                  29. Moroccan Art.

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                                                                    You’ll need patience and time, but this Moroccan wall art will be worth it! Learn how here.

                                                                    30. Abstract Art.

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                                                                      Although you can create any piece of art you’d like, here’s how you can recreate this particular piece.

                                                                      31. Photo-Clock.

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                                                                        This project may be a bit tricky, but here is how you can create a photo-clock in no time!

                                                                        32. Letters Over Old Art.

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                                                                          I am definitely going to try this! If you have an old painting or you spot a nice one at a thrift store, print off or cut out your favourite saying and paint over the letters with whatever colour you think will look good!

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                                                                          33. Pixel Art.

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                                                                            For the artistically challenged, try pixel art! Take your favourite image and add a pixelate filter – I currently use Picasa for this sort of stuff – and there you have it! A landscape you can paint.

                                                                            34. Tiny Mirrors.

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                                                                              Look around in thrift shops and pick up as many tiny mirrors as you can, then hang them up.

                                                                              35. Hanger Art.

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                                                                                Trouser hangers, clipboards, curtain hangers – why not test out which type you prefer and get to hanging?

                                                                                36. Art Supply Art.

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                                                                                  Why not? This will require some glass or plastic show cases, but once you’ve put them up on your wall you can arrange your art supplies in anyway you wish.

                                                                                  37. Doily Art.

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                                                                                    All you need are some doilies and orange thumbtacks.

                                                                                    38. Crayon Glue Gun Art.

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                                                                                      Create a textured piece of art using crayons and a hot glue gun, but be safe! Ensure that you are wearing safety gear, including eye protection, and place crayons in the gun and shoot away. For the full how-to, find it here.

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                                                                                      Last Updated on September 28, 2020

                                                                                      The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                                                                      The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

                                                                                      At the start of the year, if you had asked anyone if they could do their work from home, many would have said no. They would have cited the need for team meetings, a place to be able to sit down and get on with their work, the camaraderie of the office, and being able to meet customers and clients face to face.

                                                                                      Almost ten months later, most of us have learned that we can do our work from home and in many ways, we have discovered working from home is a lot better than doing our work in a busy, bustling office environment where we are inundated with distractions and noise.

                                                                                      One of the things the 2020 pandemic has reminded us is we humans are incredibly adaptable. It is one of the strengths of our kind. Yet we have been unknowingly practicing this for years. When we move house we go through enormous upheaval.

                                                                                      When we change jobs, we not only change our work environment but we also change the surrounding people. Humans are adaptable and this adaptability gives us strength.

                                                                                      So, what are the pros and cons of working from home? Below I will share some things I have discovered since I made the change to being predominantly a person who works from home.

                                                                                      Pro #1: A More Relaxed Start to the Day

                                                                                      This one I love. When I had to be at a place of work in the past, I would always set my alarm to give me just enough time to make coffee, take a shower, and change. Mornings always felt like a rush.

                                                                                      Now, I can wake up a little later, make coffee and instead of rushing to get out of the door at a specific time, I can spend ten minutes writing in my journal, reviewing my plan for the day, and start the day in a more relaxed frame of mind.

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                                                                                      When you start the day in a relaxed state, you begin more positively. You find you have more clarity and more focus and you are not wasting energy worrying about whether you will be late.

                                                                                      Pro #2: More Quiet, Focused Time = Increased Productivity

                                                                                      One of the biggest difficulties of working in an office is the noise and distractions. If a colleague or boss can see you sat at your desk, you are more approachable. It is easier for them to ask you questions or engage you in meaningless conversations.

                                                                                      Working from home allows you to shut the door and get on with an hour or two of quiet focused work. If you close down your Slack and Email, you avoid the risk of being disturbed and it is amazing how much work you can get done.

                                                                                      An experiment conducted in 2012 found that working from home increased a person’s productivity by 13%, and more recent studies also find significant increases in productivity.[1]

                                                                                      When our productivity increases, the amount of time we need to perform our work decreases, and this means we can spend more time on activities that can bring us closer to our family and friends as well as improve our mental health.

                                                                                      Pro #3: More Control Over Your Day

                                                                                      Without bosses and colleagues watching over us all day, we have a lot more control over what we do. While some work will inevitably be more urgent than others, we still get a lot more choice about what we work on.

                                                                                      We also get more control over where we work. I remember when working in an office, we were given a fixed workstation. Some of these workstations were pleasant with a lot of natural sunlight, but other areas were less pleasant. It was often the luck of the draw whether we find ourselves in a good place to work or not.

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                                                                                      By working from home we can choose what work to work on and whether we want to face a window or not. We can get up and move to another place, and we can move from room to room. And if you have a garden, on nice days you could spend a few hours working outside.

                                                                                      Pro #4: You Get to Choose Your Office Environment

                                                                                      While many companies will provide you with a laptop or other equipment to do your work, others will give you an allowance to purchase your equipment. But with furniture such as your chair and desk, you have a lot of freedom.

                                                                                      I have seen a lot of amazing home working spaces with wonderful sets up—better chairs, laptop stands that make working from a laptop much more ergonomic and therefore, better for your neck.

                                                                                      You can also choose your wall art and the little nick-nacks on your desk or table. With all this freedom, you can create a very personal and excellent working environment that is a pleasure to work in. When you are happy doing your work, you will inevitably do better work.

                                                                                      Con #1: We Move a Lot Less

                                                                                      When we commute to a place of work, there is movement involved. Many people commute using public transport, which means walking to the bus stop or train station. Then, there is the movement at lunchtime when we go out to buy our lunch. Working in a place of work requires us to move more.

                                                                                      Unfortunately, working from home naturally causes us to move less and this means we are not burning as many calories as we need to.

                                                                                      Moving is essential to our health and if you are working from home you need to become much more aware of your movement. To ensure you are moving enough, make sure you take your lunch breaks. Get up from your desk and move. Go outside, if you can, and take a walk. And, of course, refrain from regular trips to the refrigerator.

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                                                                                      Con #2: Less Human Interaction

                                                                                      One of the nicest things about bringing a group of people together to work is the camaraderie and relationships that are built over time. Working from home takes us away from that human interaction and for many, this can cause a feeling of loss.

                                                                                      Humans are a social species—we need to be with other people. Without that connection, we start to feel lonely and that can lead to mental health issues.

                                                                                      Zoom and Microsoft Teams meeting cannot replace that interaction. Often, the interactions we get at our workplaces are spontaneous. But with video calls, there is nothing spontaneous—most of these calls are prearranged and that’s not spontaneous.

                                                                                      This lack of spontaneous interaction can also reduce a team’s ability to develop creative solutions—there’s just something about a group of incredibly creative people coming together in a room to thrash out ideas together that lends itself to creativity.

                                                                                      While video calls can be useful, they don’t match the connection between a group of people working on a solution together.

                                                                                      Con #3: The Cost of Buying Home Office Equipment

                                                                                      Not all companies are going to provide you with a nice allowance to buy expensive home office equipment. 100% remote companies such as Doist (the creators of Todoist and Twist) provide a $2,000 allowance to all their staff every two years to buy office equipment. Others are not so generous.

                                                                                      This can prove to be expensive for many people to create their ideal work-from-home workspace. Many people must make do with what they already have, and that could mean unsuitable chairs that damage backs and necks.

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                                                                                      For a future that will likely involve more flexible working arrangements, companies will need to support their staff in ways that will add additional costs to an already reduced bottom line.

                                                                                      Con #4: Unique Distractions

                                                                                      Not all people have the benefit of being able to afford childcare for young children, and this means they need to balance working and taking care of their kids.

                                                                                      For many parents, being able to go to a workplace gives them time away from the noise and demands of a young family, so they could get on with their work. Working from home removes this and can make doing video calls almost impossible.

                                                                                      To overcome this, where possible, you need to set some boundaries. I know this is not always possible, but it is something you need to try. You should do whatever you can to make sure you have some boundaries between your work life and home life.

                                                                                      Final Thoughts

                                                                                      Working from home can be hugely beneficial for many people, but it can also bring serious challenges to others.

                                                                                      We are moving towards a new way of working. Therefore, companies need to look at both the pros and cons of working from home and be prepared to support their staff in making this transition. It will not be impossible, but a lot of thought will need to go into it.

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