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Style to Fool the Eye

By Christa Terry

Commitment-phobic decorators can still get their fun on, sans nails or paint or anything else that will leave a lasting impression. Decals are the order of the day for those who can’t fathom keeping the same decor for more than six months and apartment-dwellers whose landlords have given them a clear thumbs down when it comes to changing anything more than the window treatments. Stick ’em, unstick ’em, stash ’em when maman comes to visit, whatever.

Trompe L'oeil Chair Decals

Old chairs become new again!

Trompe L'oeil Chandelier

Low ceilings no longer mean having to forgo pendant lighting!

Trompe L'oeil Headboard

Why spend a lot on a headboard that doesn’t actually do anything?

Trompe L'oeil Mantle

No fireplace? No problem.

Trompe L'oeil Lights

The chair backs, socket lights, and headboard decals come from Blik, while the mantle decal comes from Urban Lola and the chandelier decal comes from Single Stone Studios.

9 Responses to “Style to Fool the Eye”

  1. klee Says:

    Very cool, never would have thought of these as an option…

  2. Never teh Bride Says:

    klee: I hadn’t either, but reconsidered decals when thinking about the baby’s room. Wallpaper can be such a pain in the rear and hard to remove when you get bored with it, but decals can be removed easily and don’t cost a lot.

  3. Keggy D. Says:

    I have to offer up a warning, I have friends that used decals (not sure which brand) and they stuck like wallpaper. Took the paint right off from underneath when they tried to remove them, so shop around to look for ones that will really peel right off or maybe spend a little extra for good decals.

  4. Jennie Says:

    The decals rock but where can I find the chairs in the last photo??!?!

  5. Never teh Bride Says:

    Aren’t those just gorgeous, Jennie? I don’t have an answer for you, but why not email Blik and see if they’ll tell you?

  6. Grace Jorden Says:

    Decals are so much fun to play with – cheaper than ‘stuff’ and easier than paint!

  7. Phyllis Says:

    Etsy has a ba-zillion! Way less expensive than Blik.

  8. Never teh Bride Says:

    Thanks for the recommend, Phyllis!

  9. Never teh Bride Says:

    Thanks for the tip, Phyllis!

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