Many of us love classic design designed to last a lifetime – but what if you change your mind? Décor and color schemes that worked for you ten years ago may not look fresh to you today. Enter Wallternatives by Royal Design Studio. Wallternatives encompasses lines of fabric decals, vinyl decals, chalkboard decals and removable wallpaper designed to fill your space with pattern and color that’s easy to update at a moment’s notice without marring any surfaces. Brilliant, right? Here’s a look at some of our favorite projects from our friends.
If you’re renting a space, you want to have a well-designed home without the fear of something permanent. A design like the Large Triangles Vinyl Pattern Pack is available in multiple colors, including metallics, that can help you create a geometric allover design that’s also so very modern. If you’d like something different, there are a great variety of designs available in the Designer Decals collection.
A guest bath is always a great room to design at will. Tara from Suburble used our Bee Sweet Bonnie Removable Wallpaper from the Wall Appeal Collection to create a fun and colorful bath accent wall. Kathy from Petticoat Junktion decided on vinyl decals instead and used the Dots Vinyl Pattern Pack Minis in several colors to add polka dots to her bath wall (and curtains, too!). Aren’t they both amazing?
Of course, when you just need a splash of color, smaller projects might be perfect for you! Our Temporary Home used the Dots Vinyl Pattern Pack Minis to create a beautiful sunburst mirror effect and Ursula from Home Made by Carmona applied the Art is Everywhere Vinyl Wall Decal as budget-friendly wall art in a rental unit. These ideas are perfect for dorm room décor as well.
Kristy from Robb Restyle wanted to create a functional gallery wall and decided on the Classic Frames Vinyl Wall Decal Set over a chalkboard accent wall. Out of the 21 color choices, she went with a fresh mint tone that complemented the rest of her home. Fun! Wallternatives also has an extensive Chalk Talk collection, which are reusable chalkboard vinyl wall decals.
Kids rooms change as fast as they grow up and you’d like to help them express themselves without breaking the bank. Wallternatives are perfect for decorating a nursery all the way through designing a teen’s room. A fabric wallprint such as the Hot Air Balloons Removable Wall Decals can work for both boys and girls and is part of the Nursery & Kid’s Rooms Wall Decals collection. Removable wallpaper as an accent wall, such as the Wingspan Bonnie Christine Removable Wallpaper used by Seven Alive, is perfect for kids of all ages.
The back of bookcases and nooks are also perfect areas to design, too. DIY on the Cheap did a gorgeous bookshelf makeover with the Persian Garden Damask Removable Wallpaper in Cream on Orange, one of six color choices. The Honey Haven Blog added a lot of oomph to a teen desk and wall with the Dots Vinyl Pattern Pack Minis with a cascading spots effect. Both projects are stunning!
One of our favorite kudos is from Ursula of Home Made by Carmona. She says, “The astonishing thing is that it looks like it was painted on. The vinyl material is very thin, but strong and opaque. It’s not sticky at all, which my landlords will appreciate! I love how it gives my living room instant style with a modern edge, and was pretty much effortless!” Durable, versatile, stylish and budget-friendly – isn’t that what we want from all our design choices? We hope you’ve enjoyed these fab Wallternatives ideas!