Tired of the age-old Noddy-goes-flying-with-Martha Monkey and Winnie the Pooh posters that adorn kids rooms? Looking for something that breathes freshness, color, and adds life to the four walls? But, you are not willing to spend a fortune and it must be easy to do?

Let’s get started then and transform the walls before Diwali.

Wall Decal:

With stores such as Staples, Reliance Stationery Mart, and Hobby Ideas opening up in every major city, decals have become easily available. At Staples, for instance, you get a forest-themed or animal decal for Rs.199. You don’t have to stick to the pattern depicted on the cover, just get creative, or better yet, let your child stick them.

Wall decal
Wall decal

Cost of the project: Under Rs.500

Stenciling :

This stencil that featured in a recent issue of Elle Decoration – South Africa is one of my favorites. Of course, there’s no limitation to how far you can go with stenciling; it could be a repetitive small floral pattern or one big design. The bigger the stencil, the tougher it gets to complete it with finesse.

Animal Stencil on Wall
Animal Stencil on Wall

And finally, this mosaic wall using scrapbook stickers.

Mosaic Wall
Mosaic Wall

Check the craftzine blog for instructions on how to stencil a wall pattern.

Image Courtesy:

1. Animal Stencil – http://elledecoration.co.za/2009/07/issue-63-free-stencil-downloads/

2. Wall decal – http://www.flickr.com/photos/denial_land/2875639728/

3. Mosaic pattern – http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/look/look-colorful-mosaic-wall-082670


  1. Hi Lakshmi,
    Started reading your blog a few days back and am getting fully inspired! I too am from B’lore and started searching for decals here after seeing your post. But unfortunately I couldn’t find it even in Staples..was told that it is available only in US and not in their stores. Please let me know if you were able to purchase decals in any shops here.

  2. laksh

    Hi Roopa,

    Nice to have you here. Yes, Staples in Marathahalli has decals – though a very limited choice now. Look for it in the stationery section on the first floor. The staff is not very educated at times, so you might have to do some searching yourself.

  3. Thanks Lakshmi. Will go and check it out. Hope they haven’t run out of all decals by now.
    Yeah I realized that when I called them. Every location I called had difficulty understanding what I wanted.

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