Off the beaten path…wall decals

Chandelier: from $38
by Raging Vinyl

What makes a home an Anthropologie home? My friends and I joke it’s an entryway with lots of rustic-looking mirrors of different sizes. One of my friends just bought a new house with the hubby and is committed to decorating in the Anthro style.

She’s been trying to create the mirrors-on-wall effect in her living room for several months. She’s been cruising flea markets, art supply stores and discounters with little luck in reproducing the Anthropologie mirror style on the cheap. But then the brilliant struck when she and I were working on an art project together for me. I would like to put word art decoration on one of my walls (a verse from a song to be specific) but rather than trying to hand paint it — which would probably be a disaster — I am looking for a company that makes custom vinyl wall decals in a font I like. My friend came over to help me vet and while surfing the web she noticed mirror wall decals at several stores and fell in love. She ended up ordering several to mix in with the real mirrors she got.

This inspired me to look for more Anthropologie-esque wall decals. It’s great if you live in a tiny apartment, or have a large wall space to cover, or if you have pets and are afraid of them knocking over stuff, or if you just like the look! The keys to reproducing the Anthro style are: minimal flourish, small florals, and/or birds. They should look like silhouettes rather than freehand designs. You could probably take many of these decals off the wall and smack them on a dress. (The great thing about these decals are most are vinyl and removable. Hooray non-permanent!) I picked out a few of my favorites to share below.

Rose Buds Thorns and Vines: $70
by Dali Decals
Giant Dandelion: $60
by Dali Decals

Ambition Killed the Cat: $45
by Blik Surface Graphics

by The Surface Store

Field of Poppies: $24
by singlstonestudios

7 Comments

  1. February 10, 2009 / 12:55 am

    FYI I just saw that green floral Sleeping on Snow sweater you have looking for in a size small on Ebay. Buy it now- 129.

  2. Anonymous
    February 10, 2009 / 5:32 pm

    Can you post a link to the sweater on ebay? I can't seem to find it!

  3. February 10, 2009 / 8:05 pm

    The sweater is item # 230324572525.I just checked and it is still there.

  4. February 10, 2009 / 8:26 pm

    Thanks btw Blondmoma though it might be gone if Anon @ 12:32 grabs it! 😉 I have the sweater on my Watch list, hoping one will pop up for a bit lower price.

  5. February 11, 2009 / 12:18 am

    If you're still looking for a place to do a custom song verse wall decal, I have nothing but good things to say for Wonderful Graffiti (www.wonderfulgraffiti.com). Their website is fairly easy to use and I've never had an order go wrong.

  6. February 11, 2009 / 11:58 am

    Thanks Stevie! I am still looking so I will check them out. I am very picky about my graphic arts.

  7. February 13, 2009 / 5:24 pm

    Ikea also has wall decals now. I believe they're about $20. I've been considering doing this in my bedroom, but am still rearranging furniture, so will wait until things are more permanent.

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