I’ve got so many pictures flying around on my camera now, it’s getting a little bit silly and waiting for the “afters” to match the “befores” can sometimes be a little frustrating. Especially when there are so many projects on the go at once. I have so much to document on here, not just to show everyone out there who is interested, but for my own record in the years to come, to appreciate my home fully and see its journey. And for those periods that we are in the waiting stage, I’m sometimes asked my opinion on various home-related products. It’s really lovely and I don’t mind at all! I’m not an expert of course. Some people have an eye for design. I’m not sure I do, but I do know what I like.
The latest on my list is a vinyl wall sticker from Wallboss.
I really like the idea of wall stickers. I think they’re an absolutely fab way to make a real difference to a room without being permanent or too much hard work. I think I’d quite like one on my kitchen wall, when I get around to decorating it properly, but that’s a tale for another day.
I’ve read that they’re easy to work with and now with their popularity increasing, you can pretty much get any design you can think up in your head.
On this occasion, I picked one from the site. It’s a quirky design, and contains pixelated items in black block colour. I thought this would go perfectly in our office and if you’ve seen the bits and bobs we’ve already picked up, you’ll know we’re a fan of the pixel art. Joe is a bit geeky (I personally think this is a term of endearment, not of insult) and I love mixing dark black designs (like his many Star Wars memorabilia) with softer greys and whites, which is what I plan to do with the office….when it’s plastered (coming soon, we’re booking the guy this week!)
However, I wanted to test them first!
The design of this I like. Applying to the wall was difficult for us, I’ll admit. I sound stupid typing that because I’m sure it’s a doddle, but I think the instructions were lacking, and as it was a complicated design, made of individual squares, not one continuous sticker, this made it more time-consuming than I feel it should have been. However, there are Twitter accounts and help e-mails if you’re stuck, so not all is lost.
What I like about wall stickers is that they can be removed. We tested this one on my bedroom wall, as we’ve just restructured the upstairs and our bedroom is currently the only room with a wall that’s plastered! The sticker is seamless against the wall if applied right, and I like that it’s shine is similar to that of our paint so it blends in nicely. It’s even thin enough that you can see the original bumps in the wall, so it looks like the pattern is painted on.
Removing them was easy too, and didn’t affect the paintwork underneath, meaning I can still use them in the office when the time comes, which is a big bonus. Flexibility is a selling point for me. I’d be interested to know how they work on lined walls. We live in an old-ish house which receives hairline cracks. Nothing major, they’re purely cosmetic, but it means we may starting lining the future walls and I’ve read wall stickers aren’t great on this surface. I think one room for improvement from this set I tried would be more information with the product itself, as apart from one sheet of instructions, nothing else was included.
Saying that, if you’re looking for something affordable and simple to refresh a room, give wall stickers a go. Hey, if you go wrong, you can always take it off.
*This product was sent to me for purpose of review but all opinions are my own. You can read my full disclaimer here.