A quick warning: Paint your own mural- don’t use decals!

Just a quick post with a word of advice- DON’T USE DECALS.

A peeling decal, how disappointing! This one looks a lot smaller than the photos led you to believe too.

A peeling decal, how disappointing! This one looks a lot smaller than the photos led you to believe too.

Decals like this one here aren’t that great and lack real imagination. Decals are cheap (or sometimes not so cheap..) vinyl stickers.

A beautiful decal is no use if it won't stay up. A custom mural would've looked a lot more impressive!

A beautiful decal is no use if it won't stay up. A custom mural would've looked a lot more impressive!

Some decals can be good quality but there are many reasons painting your own mural will always end up with better results:

  • The stickers can be very small and often misrepresented in the photos.
  • They can be tricky to manoeuver and position.
  • Sometimes they’re over sticky and will damage your wall on the way down
  • Or not sticky enough and won’t stay up
  • Not suitable for textured walls
  • Generic
  • Not customised or styled exactly to your room
  • Mass produced

Plus, if they are being used in a nursery, little hands love picking and peeling stickers so they likely won’t be up for long!

They can be a great inspiration, but for the same price and a bit more effort you can create your own custom version to your exact specifications that will impress everyone!

One Response to “A quick warning: Paint your own mural- don’t use decals!”

  1. Esmirna May 20, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    consistent and wise words.

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