I am one of those people who used to think that wall decals were super lame. This probably stems from my childhood when my parents would buy those Disney character decals and it made me feel silly (although I secretly loved it). I also just don’t like those decals that look super cheesy like the silhouette birds or tree branches. I definitely think they’re pretty, but I wanted something that matched our style. We found this company and ordered a really modern looking decal and took photos of our process! The decal we chose was the Retro Stripes Wall Decal, which you can check out here! *Note: this post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.
Look at this sad, sad wall just waiting to be covered by a funky decal. We wanted something bright and blue to match the colorful living room!
The decal came wrapped up in a tube so we had to unravel it across the floor. The first step is to use the little plastic card they give you and press the decal unto the transfer paper. Honestly, it’s very time consuming. The directions say you’d be done in minutes but it took us at least an hour. In their defense, we chose a VERY large decal!
Next you place the paper on the wall and begin to press it firmly with that card against the wall so it transfers. Easier said than done. We had a hard time figuring it out and keeping the creases from happening. I think this was mostly because we are novices and this was such a large decal.
James started to peel and you can see some air bubbles, which are super easy to just press out so it wasn’t an issue! It’s also really exciting to see the beautiful vibrant blue! Again, this process did take us quite a bit of time.
I took over for a bit because James was getting frustrated with all of the creases that kept forming. Again, I don’t believe this was the company’s fault at all, but simply our lack of experience with it.
Right around the end, James got the hang of it and actually figured out how to do it without getting the creases! Of course at this point it’s a little too late, but this section came out beautifully! I’m really happy with the decal and absolutely love the design! It looks so amazing in our living room! Here’s the after photo!
Doesn’t this look absolutely amazing?! Even though we had a little bit of an issue figuring out how to get it to look smooth, I’m really satisfied with it! I love the color so much and it just looks fantastic in the space!
If you’re interested in getting a really nice decal for your walls, I highly recommend checking Style & Apply out!
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