Decal Details

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We’re always looking for ways to bring unique interior design techniques into our homes. One of the most recent finds we’ve stumbled on via HGTV, is the use of decals. Here are a few application techniques we love.


Cabinet Door Decoration

Remove the cabinet doors. If the glass panes are removable, take them out and lay them flat. Arrange the decals—these come in strips—on the front of the glass in a pattern you like, taping them down with painter’s tape. Apply the decals following the instructions on the packaging, removing the tape as you go. Cut away any excess around the glass edges with a crafts knife.

Fun Lampshades
Not all decals stick to fabric, so use a paper shade. Cut out the stars—these come on a sheet—and arrange them in a pattern, taping them down with masking tape. Apply each star following the instructions on the packaging, removing the tape as you go. Fold any excess over the top and bottom edges.

Storage, Cleaning and Decoration
Grab those dustpans, storage bins and plain vases. Find decals that coordinate with the spaces those items reside and stick them on! You’ll be surprised how such an inexpensive detail can liven up your living space.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Trim the decals—these come in strips—to fit the mirror’s four sides, and position them along the edges. For the corners, cut each strip at a 45-degree angle and line them up so the patterns fit together. Apply the decals following the instructions on the packaging.

Find decals on websites such as wallpops.com, Etsy, or empirecitygraphics.com, and inexpensive furniture at Akia, wayfair.com, overstock.com, or refurbish old furniture you’re not using anymore. Good luck, and share your final products with us on our Facebook page!