Wall Decorating (without a lifetime of regret)

So sorry for the radio silence you guys- life has been so busy! I’m finally sitting down and catching up on blogging while Ava is napping.. let’s see how long I actually get to “work!”

I wanted to do a quick post about some ideas I had for people renting or people who are not wanting to put permanent “things” on their walls (bedrooms, nurseries even living areas). In our home we decided to use renters wall hanging hooks and removable stickers for pretty much everything so we wouldn’t have to commit to a lifetime of something (or holes everywhere) or have the need to re-paint a wall or room (because seriously who has the time). We rented for about 2.5-3 years so everything was “temporary” and that has very much translated into now- even though we own our home.

While I’m not game enough to do the wallpaper thing (I have many friends who do and they do it well!) I wanted to share some ideas for those who are okay with wallpaper or painting- there are so many amazing ideas out there- I couldn’t help myself.

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ONE- Anewall  Spring Floral Mural  |  TWO- Anewall Roke Ombre Mural  |  THREE- Oh Oh Blog Polka Dot Wall DIY  |  FOUR- Photowall Tropical Wallpaper (source of image)  |  FIVE- Little Hands Wallpaper  |  SIX- Chalkboard Wall (source of image)

Now that I’ve got that out of my system and I’ve reassured myself that:

  1. I would completely botch putting wallpaper up because I lack a lot of patience
  2. Greg would kill me for putting wallpaper up
  3. I can’t justify spending money on something that I will probably botch and told off for..

Here are some great ideas for temporary wall decor!

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ONE- Kilim Hanging Rug (source of image)   |  TWO- Clipboards of your kids’ drawings (source of image)  |  THREE- Hanging a Gathre Mat (source of image)  |  FOUR- Bunting! (source of image)  |  FIVE- Hanging Fun Items like a kite (source of image)  |  SIX- Haptic Lab Sailing Ship (source of image)

Toddler Girls Bedroom

636641579804348075_Afterlight_EditI knew I wanted to move Ava’s room around to make it a bit more of a toddler girls room not a nursery. I also didn’t want to purchase anything additional because the room is quite small.

One main change we could make was that the chest of draws had the change mat on top which was the focus of the room up until recently- we tend to change her standing on the floor now (she is way too heavy to lift anymore!)

With a little re-shuffling I think we’ve managed to change this room into a great toddler room! Sources for mostly everything below!

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Sources for most things:

Ikea- Faux Sheepskin (one on the top of the chest of draws and one in the tent), Chest of Drawers, Cot

Freedom Furniture- Jute Rug

Adairs- Pink Canopy and Colourful pom pom bunting (similar linked here)

House2Home- Flowers (on window) and wall. They don’t have their items listed online. You can visit their website here.

100percentheart- Wall Dots

Caravan Shoppe- I love you forever print

Two Brushes DesignsYou are fearfully and wonderfully made print

Pottery Barn Kids- Pink Ballerina Jewellery Box

Kmart- Peach Tent and White Frame (I love you forever print)

H&M- Hanging Dress (Similar one here). I bought this one for $15 on the sale rack a few weeks ago at my local H&M.

Big W– Wooden Garment House Rack- I don’t think this is available anymore. Kmart have a similar one (here)

Target (U.S.A)Swan Head