There are two big reasons why I love wall decals as a means of decorating:
1. They are AMAZING tools for those of us who have absolutely zero artistic talent. I’m not just talking about whether or not we could draw a wall mural on our own, which I know few of us could do. I’m talking about those of us who don’t know how to pick out a good wall color paint or make a room just feel peaceful and inviting. Yeah, that would be me.
I’ve had a few successes in my decorating adventures, but I’ve had many more misses. Like the time I thought I was painting my living room an elegant brown, and as it turned out, I painted in purple. Had to hire people to come re-do it. UGH…
But wall decals add instant personality to walls that are begging to be brought to life. In our house in Memphis, we used them to decorate Darah’s nursery. I LOVED that nursery; it was so charming, thanks in large part to the birds and cherry blossoms on her walls.
But now we live in a different home, and we don’t own this one. This brings me to my next reason for loving decals:
2. They are perfect options for people who rent and who are extremely limited in what they are allowed to do to “personalize” their home. In our current home, for example, we would need to submit color selections for approval before being allowed to paint, and even then, it sounds like the odds would be quite slim that it would be approved. As a homeowner, I totally understand this policy. But it does leave the house feeling a bit less like “us.” Wall decals are very easy to apply, and also easy to remove when you are ready to paint, move or just change the vibe of the room.
Personalized Wall Decals
Today I’m highlighting the company A Lucky Horseshoe and their wonderful designs. They have a very extensive collection of wall decals for the horse lover, but their collections spans far beyond that, as well! As I perused the site I saw many great products that would look so great in our home. But what REALLY struck me was the prices…they are some of the very best I’ve seen!
We decided to get a personalized decal set for Darah. It has her name, two monkeys and a bird on it (the bird is very reminiscent of the birds from her old nursery!). You can see it here in her bathroom. She absolutely adores those monkeys and likes to chat with them during her potty sessions (TMI? It’s true, though!). After we applied the monkeys we decided that we loved it as is and left the bird off, putting it elsewhere in her room. Would you believe that A Lucky Horseshoe offers this decal set for $14.00? I know!!!! That is a total steal!
I also want to point out that their customer service rocks. The shipping was outstanding. I’m pretty sure my order was in the mail the same day I placed it. Well done! The decals also came with detailed instructions to walk you through how to apply your purchase to the walls. If I can do it, anyone can do it! 🙂
Finally, I wanted to highlight one other thing that makes A Lucky Horseshoe a particularly fabulous find. It is owned by a 14 year old who started this business to save for college. Way to go, young entrepreneur! This teen also loves to give back, and has made 4 donations to a nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates horses from the profits of the business so far. I love a company that gives back!
Buy it!: A Lucky Horseshoe has a very impressive selection of decals and the prices are just unbeatable!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need Reader will get a $25.00 gift certificate to spend at A Lucky Horseshoe. Lucky, indeed! The contest will run until February 18th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me What you would spend your gift certificate on at A Lucky Horseshoe!
My answer: If I had $25 to spend there, I’d go for the alphabet tree with the birds…or maybe with the monkeys!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.