How to Store your Wall Decals

Taking down decorations after the holidays can be a big hassle. There’s the tree to put away, ornaments to repackage, and it may take a while to neatly organize and pack away every decoration that was neatly placed all throughout the house. Like your decorations, stored away and ready to be used next year, holiday wall decals follow the same process, if you purchase ones that are reusable that is!

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Our wall decals from RoomMates are reusable, which is one of the coolest features about them. They have long-lasting adhesive, which means they can be removed and re-applied over and over again, if stored properly. If not stored properly, the decals could curl, resulting in lack of adhesion to the surface.

Want to know how to safely and easily store these wall decals? Just follow our simple how to guide to properly store your wall decals year after year!

Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

    • Your wall decals
    • A second set of hands
    • The original decal liner sheets or wax paper
    • Rubber bands (optional)
    • Cardboard tubes (optional)

Remove the decals and apply to liners.

Slowly remove the decals from the wall. More intricate designs will require additional care to avoid tearing. Apply the decals onto the liner, removing any air bubbles. Special Note: If you’re reusing the original liners, make sure they are dry and free of dust or dirt before re-application.

  • Roll the liners into the tubes.

To protect the decals when not in use, we suggest rolling the liners and securing them with a rubber band. For additional protection, place the roll into a cardboard tube.

  • Re-apply!

We know how fast the year flies by, and it will soon be time for you to unpack your wall decals for the holiday season. To re-apply, unroll the liners and allow the decals to lay flat for 24-48 hours. Make sure your walls are clean and dry before re-applying your RoomMates wall decals. Then carefully remove the decals from the liner and re-apply to your wall. You should find that they stick to the wall just as they did the first time you used them.

Storing your wall decals is a simple, as long as you have the right tools and a helpful set of hands.

Nicole Noll is a wall decal expert and works at RoomMates Decor and is a contributing writer to Bellacor. She is passionate about all things pertaining to DIY projects and frequently writes about home decor, re-purposing and home organization.To read more of Nicole’s blog posts, follow the RoomMates Decor blog and add Nicole on Google +

Décor in seconds: Peel and stick decals change the mood of a room in no time

Patience is a virtue, but who hasn’t had a moment when they’ve looked at a room and thought “I want this to change … now!” That impulse can lead to some projects that are better in theory than in practice, and leave you mired in a ton of work. But, next time you feel hurried and harried to makeover a space, consider how decals can change the character of a room – and let you do it over and over again with minimal effort.

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Parents in particular know that kids’ tastes change and evolve, sometimes in the blink of an eye. Decals are ideal for kids’ rooms because they allow you to adapt their décor on a whim. You can choose options that coordinate with your nursery theme, and as your child grows from baby to toddler to a kid with opinions of his own, all you need to do is peel off the old and stick on the new. There are even options to add your kids’ favorite characters to the room, from Dora to The Avengers.

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For parents whose kids have left home for college, there’s always the question of what to do with that now-unoccupied bedroom. If you want to convert it to a tranquil guest space, taking down old décor and adding peel-and-stick decals can change the mood of the space without ever having to open a can of paint.

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If your home has lots of blank wall space and you’re not sure how to enhance it, there are a number of decal options that can be used to add character. There’s plenty of sophisticated imagery, from botanicals to geometrics; you could also use letters for a custom treatment that speaks to your personality. Spell out your family name, your favorite places you’ve traveled or words that you find inspirational and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind décor element.

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