Array
Decorating

Personalize Your Space With DIY Vinyl Stickers and Wall Decals

A few affordable materials can help you brighten up dull nooks

Shares
Photography: courtesy of the Author

One of the biggest complaints renters have is that their spaces don't feel like their own. It can always have an undertone of impermanence. However, when you settle into your home and make it your own, your roots can grow and so can your happiness. 

Getting creative with vinyl wall stickers and decals is a cheap and simple way of dressing up and personalizing a space. I took it one step further with this project and used my well-loved silhouette cutting machine to make my own stickers and a wallpaper for my desk space.

Let these easy DIY ideas inspire you to spruce up your home and make it your own:

1. Stair decals


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

The staircase has become an important part of a home's design as many homeowners liven it up with pops of color and patterned designs. Since I wanted to learn the Filipino language while adding a little fun to our staircase, I added numerals in Filipino on each step. 

RL Tip: As an alternative, you can add words that bring positive vibes, too. Consider adding words like smile, hugs, and family to decorate the steps.

2. Wallpaper

Design inspiration can really come from anywhere. For me, I fell in love with a tropical pattern on a note card and couldn’t shake the obsession. 


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

I used the design as inspiration for a wall pattern and created a layered wallpaper out of the decals. Visit bookstores to get pattern and print ideas. Browsing Pinterest can leave you with a ton of ideas as well.

3. Static pattern


Design isn’t just for adults! Use a basic static pattern to modernize and liven up a space for children. I used brush strokes brighten up my kids' art corner and to inspire my budding artists.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Author's tip: Personal cutting machines can be purchased locally from Cricut Explore Philippines, Lasting Impressions and Hey Kessy. You can also buy affordable sticky vinyl at Red Materials.

Click here to read the complete post with tutorials.

Amber Smith Folkman is one of RL's Style Spotters. She's the lady behind A Momma Abroad, a blog that chronicles her life in the Philippines. Visit her website for DIY ideas, shopping tips, and other fun, interesting topics. Click here to see photos of her home.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Plantitos and Plantitas Share Their Best Advice for Beginners

Just starting out? Here's how you can live your best plant parent life.

Having a Plant On Your Desk May Reduce Work Stress, Says a Study

Just the sight of a plant is enough in some cases.

5 Online Stores Where You Can Shop Vintage Furniture

Give these old finds a new home.

3 Things You Shouldn't Store in Your Lower Kitchen Cabinets

Make sure your storage strategies are practical.

This Pinay Redecorated Her Tiny Bedroom for Less Than P1,000

She made use of stuff she already had at home!

A Look Inside Derek Ramsay and Andrea Torres' Sleek, Art-Filled Home

Get a sneak peek of the intelligently-designed house that passes as a museum for local art.

Divine Lee Gives Her Tiny Balcony a Cozy Makeover

"Nagkaroon kami ng parang additional room."

5 Ways To Make Your Room Less Maalikabok

Consider having less abubot!

There's a Chance You May Have Paid Too Much for Your New Plant

Plus, other concerns over the demand for plants among Filipinos.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!