Window DecalsStatic cling window decals make an excellent touch in the car or home.

Are you trying to think of a way to spice up the look of your home for the holidays, or to show off part of your personality?

Static cling window decals are a great way to decorate both the interior and exterior of your home at the same time.

Chances are that you already use static cling window decals on a regular basis; If you have a reminder from your dealership or oil change place, it is most likely a static cling window decal in the top left corner of your car windshield. The decals that are used in the home are generally small and holiday or event themed. They are sold individually or in sets.

Static cling window stickers come off of the windows easily and provide you with a lot of different options for decorating your home. They are small, so they can be stored in a small amount of space; one way to keep track of them is to put them in envelopes according to the month that they would most likely be used in, and attach those envelopes to your calendar.

If you are interested in more general themes for your static cling window decals, you can create a notebook or filing system for them. By putting clear sheet protectors in a three-ring binder, you can keep your decals filed and all in one place so that you can find them easier. Another benefit of this system is that it will keep the static window cling decals flat.

There are many different styles of static cling decals. You can generally find them in holiday themes, but there are also many available for your favorite college, sports team, or high school. Another benefit of these decorations is that you can have custom decals made.

Whatever you imagine, certain companies would be able to make them for you. Custom static cling window decals are rather expensive, though. Victorystore.com sells one-colored decals for twenty dollars for a one-sided custom decal that is five square inches or less. Additional colors increase the price by ten dollars each, and a full-color decal with these specifications is over forty dollars.

There are some things to be aware of before you commit to static cling window decals. Some of these decals are rather low quality, so don’t just buy the cheapest ones you see. Many static decals also have a tendency to fall off the window easily; because they rely on static cling, they may need to be reapplied often in order to remain in place.

They are also fun targets for kids and pets, so if you choose to use them, make sure that you keep them out of reach. Another issue to keep in mind is your Home Owner’s Association rules and guidelines. A lot of HOAs have restrictions on the kind of window shades and outdoor decorations that you can use. In order to avoid fines, make sure to read your HOA’s bylaws or talk to the HOA board before you purchase the decals.

That being said, if you are looking for an inexpensive, fun way to dress up your home both inside and out, static cling window decals might be just what you’re looking for.

Removable Wall Decals

Removable wall decals and stickers are convenient for children’s rooms and many other settings.

Are you looking for a way to inexpensively and creatively improve the look of your home? Removable wall decals may be the right choice for you. Think of these as giant stickers for your walls, but thankfully they come in enough variety of style and color that you don’t have to worry about looking too hard to find one that suits your current home décor.

Removable wall stickers are a great choice for almost any home decoration scheme. They come in themes for children’s bedrooms (such as princess theme for girls or race car themes for boys), living rooms (such as trees), or for providing small accents to your current decoration scheme.

Many well-known companies make these children wall decals. There is a large market for your children’s favorite cartoon character. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, and Hello Kitty are among some of the more popular characters that are available.

no major commitment

One of the most appealing features of adhesive wall decals is that they don’t require a major commitment. Whereas a new coat of paint or hanging photos or artwork will make semi-permanent changes to your home (you would have to re-paint the room or patch and texture holes if you decided to make a change), removable wall decals give you a chance to change the overall look of a room, while enabling an easy change if you decide that you don’t like the design, placement, or are just interested in a change.

One of the downfalls of these decals is that it remains to be seen what they will do to walls long term. If you decide a year down the line that you would rather have a different decoration, there is a possibility that the decals will cause damage to the underlying paint when they are removed.

There is also a risk of uneven fading and wear on your walls; if you choose to remove the removable wall decals when they have been on a wall that gets a fair amount of sunlight, you may be able to see a slight shadow of the decal once it has been removed.

Application on wall stickers and decals is relatively simple. Most decals use the following process. The first step is to mark your wall with the location where you want the final decoration. Usually, a few marks with a pencil will work, but it’s often a good idea to use a level or have someone else give their opinion about how to hang the decal.

Next, you will prepare the removable wall decal by pressing on one side of it. This removes the decal from the shipping paper. Next, you will unpeel the top portion of the shipping paper from the decal and transfer tape. Line up the transfer tape with the marks you made on the wall.

Slowly roll the paper downward, pressing on the transfer tape so that it adheres to the wall with few bubbles or wrinkling. Next, you will press on the decal so that it adheres to the wall instead of the transfer tape. Once you peel off the transfer tape, your removable wall decal will be ready!