Today I’m super excited to share with you an easy way to spruce up a wall. Vinyl wall decals are a fun way to add some interest to a wall without the commitment of paint or wallpaper. They are removable and repositionable, so there is no pressure to get it perfect the first try and this is a great option for renters.
I think I first saw MUR wall decals somewhere on Pinterest and was intrigued by the simplicity of their designs and the wide range of colors they offered. When I saw these mini triangles, I was in love. I had to have these for my boys’ room. I reached out to them, to see if they would send me some to review and I am thrilled to share with you my experience with their product.
I ordered two colors, saffron and oxford and they arrived in a thick cardboard tube. The vinyl was high quality and the pieces were easy to remove. In my days as a retail visual merchandiser, I worked with a lot of window decals and this was as nice (if not nicer) than any decal I worked with in stores.
MUR did advise me to wait at least a month after painting to adhere the triangles to the wall, since putting them up too soon could result in the paint peeling off with the stickers when removed. I waited a little over a month and had no problems with removal. The decals also came with information that said they did not work well with low or no VOC paint, but I had already used Benjamin Moore Natura paint on the walls and didn’t have a problem getting them to stick.
I originally planned to put these on the ceiling, but once I had them up there, I wasn’t happy with the way they looked. Thankfully, these decals are super easy to remove and even restick, so I was able to just move them over to a different wall. I planned the spacing of the triangles in Adobe Illustrator, by simply creating a page that was the same dimensions as my wall and then adding in the number of triangles I had received and spacing them evenly amongst the virtual wall. If you don’t have a program like Illustrator, you can calculate the spacing with a pen and paper, but it takes a little more number crunching.
Once I had the triangles spaced the way I wanted, I measured the space between them to see how far I needed to space them apart. I spaced each vertical row 9 1/8″ apart and each horizontal row 7 1/4″ apart from the center of the triangle.
To install the triangles quickly, I created vertical guides to follow using some string and painter’s tape. I hung the string 9 1/8″ inches apart and then lined up the triangles to match the line of the string. This not only ensured the proper spacing, but also that the triangles would not be crooked. I created a slight crease in the triangles to find the center of the base. By aligning the point of the top of the triangle and the crease in the base with the string, I could easily attach the triangle to the wall straight.
Overall, I was extremely happy with this product and the ease of use. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to complete this project and I did do this one after coming home from delivering the new baby! Now the only problem is finding where I can incorporate these adorable polka dots in my house…
***I received this product for free in exchange for my review but the opinions are of my own and were not provided by MUR in any way. I did come across their product on my own and reached out to them to use this product for the nursery.