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Decorating with wall stickers

From subtle motifs to larger-than-life designs, wall stickers are an instant way to liven up your room, without the hassle of hanging wallpaper. Make sure the surface you are applying your sticker to is clean, then peel away the backing paper, smoothing out any bubbles as you go. It's as simple as that!

Decorating with wall stickers

Tips for using wall stickers

  • Be careful to smooth out any bumps. With larger adhesive murals, it may be better to have them put up by a professional.
  • Try using smaller stickers to create a border around a room.
  • Get yourself a low-maintenance pet with one of the many animal sticker designs available.
  • Blackboard stickers come in many shapes and sizes, giving you a handy place to scrawl memos and for kids to draw on!

Create a graphic feature wall
Be an individual and dress up your walls with stickers ranging from delicate foliage to urban telegraph poles, fingerprints and barcodes. You can even get a silhouette of a coat stand and attach a hook to the wall to make it useable.

Use a giant wall sticker to make a feature wall. Black stickers create a sharp graphic look against a white wall, but lots of fun colourful options are available too, and they're particularly good for kids bedrooms. See Rockett St George's collection or visit 95% Danish.

Choose murals for exotic scenes
Invest in an adhesive mural and create a magical, imaginary scene – from windswept sand dunes to dreamy blue skies. Surfaceview has plenty of options to help you create the right atmosphere. You could even adorn your walls with a priceless masterpiece from the National Gallery collection at a fraction of the price - the store has a range of arty murals to suit all tastes.

Decorate with smaller stickers
You can use multiple stickers to create something out of the ordinary, like a swarm of butterflies. Other motifs which work well when used collectively include leaves, flowers and birds. Don't leave them just on the walls - a medium-sized sticker such as a flower looks great as a decoration on a bedside or dressing table. Stickers can also transform a boring headboard. You can use letter stickers to make a statement, reproduce a line of poetry or spell out your name. Mix up fonts for a less formal look, or go for metallic stickers in silver or gold for a more glamorous style.

Using window film
You don't have to stop at the walls - windows can look fantastic decorated with stickers too. Brume has a large selection of window film, coloured and plain, to create a frosted glass look. Window film has the added advantage of giving you greater privacy from nosy neighbours. You could even use coloured film to complement your scheme and create a stained-glass effect for a mood-altering glow. Choose yellow film for a sunny boost, or purple for a relaxing atmosphere.