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Tips and Tricks for Applying Vinyl Wall Decals

We have a funny master bedroom in our home. It is really large, which is nice, but a good section of the space in this funny sitting room/office area. We have been in our home for 3 years now and it has been many things, but mostly a laundry sorting- junk collecting room.

I received a Landee Vinyl Decals in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

I really wanted to get it cleaned out and make it a space for my sewing machine and craft stuff. Our room is all white and I wanted to change it up a little, but I didn’t want to paint. We will be moving in a year and painting was too much! I decided on these really cute vinyl plus sign decals from Landee on Etsy. You may have seen the post about my little girls room here. Me and my husband painted that striped wall together when I was about 35 weeks pregnant. Let’s just say we don’t really have great memories of that project!

Decorating Vinyl Wall Design

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When I approached my husband about helping me apply the Plus Sign Vinyl I wanted, we both exchanged hesitant looks. He was obviously remembering that cursed striped wall too! Lucky for me he agreed. When our vinyl got here we quickly googled tips for applying everything nice and straight and found NOTHING. We were on our own.

I don’t want this to happen to you! These decals went up so fast and so easy. We started the project at 11pm thinking we would be pulling an all nighter (hence the darker pictures) but the whole project was done, start to finish, in less than 2 hours! Here is how we did it.

Tips & Tricks for Decorating with Vinyl

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Supplies needed:
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • chalk line
  • vinyl decals
  • Cleaning Supplies


  1. Mark the Wall: We started out by deciding how far apart we wanted our shapes. Actually, we did this before we ordered the vinyl. Double and triple check your measurements to make sure you have enough decals and don’t have to order more (not that I speak from experience ha ha). Use your measuring tape to mark your grid lines across the top, bottom, and sides of your walls.
  2. Use The Chalk Line: Using a chalk line, you can find these at any home improvement store, mark off a grid on the whole wall. This takes some patience, but makes the next part fly by! IMG_7727
  3. Clean Spots: I knew I wanted my plus signs staggered. To ensure I didn’t mess up placement I went ahead and wiped clean the line intersections where I needed to place the decals. This makes sure that the vinyl goes onto a clean surface as well.Wall-1
  4. Apply Decals: Now go ahead and apply your decals in the spaces you cleared. Because the grid lines were still on the wall I could also make sure my plus signs were straight. This went SO much faster than I thought it would!IMG_7731
  5. Tidy Up: Go ahead and clean all the remaining chalk off the wall!

Home Office Decorated with Vinyl - Tips on How to do this yourself!

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Home Office Decorated with Vinyl - Tips on How to do this yourself!

Tips and Tricks for Applying Vinyl Wall Decals pinit fg en rect red 28

This is such a fun and easy way to really give any room or space a facelift! Think plus signs, polka dots, stars, triangles, flowers, you name it! Put them wherever you want: kids rooms, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, they would all be fantastic! This is such a great solution for renters because these decals are easily removed without any damage. What are you waiting for? Don’t be scared! All you need are decals, head over to Landee on Etsy and pick some up!

What room would you makeover? What shape would you use?

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Monday 18th of August 2014

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Winnie Martin

Monday 16th of June 2014

Love this simple wall stickers. They make your room modern and look great on the wall. Brilliant idea!!

Liberty T.

Saturday 7th of June 2014

This is fantastic and just what I was looking for! I would like to add decals to my nursery but I have been too scared to try it. Thank you for all of the great tips!

Robin Wilson

Saturday 7th of June 2014

I cannot believe that you started that at 11pm and finished that fast applying each and every one of those decals one by one! But it turned out awesome and added a lot of pizzazz to that white wall. I love it! You can come and do mine anytime!

Deborah Gardner

Saturday 7th of June 2014

Wall decals seem like an excellent way to spruce up rooms!

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