I believe I was first captivated by the power of a wall decal when I viewed the classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and I saw how Mr.
Wonka's magical factory featured lick-able wallpaper, much to the delight of the characters in the movie.
My imagination fired, I knew that my own humble abode could become much more resplendent with an array of wall decals.
Though lick-able decals were not feasible in my home (though I certainly tried), other styles and themes quickly become prominent on the walls of my home.
Who needs framed paintings? Even prints can really dent one's pocketbook.
A carefully selected wall decal, however, can set up a room even better without the frame -- they seems more a part of the room.
My friend Steve noticed the tree decal I had installed and he instantly remarked that he felt like climbing.
My girlfriend Sheila, more observant than Steve, noticed the quote below the tree -- a favorite of mine from Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree, and she was duly impressed by my artistic sensibilities.
This is when I truly felt the magic of a wall decal.
When even a clumsy dullard like me can impress a smart woman like Sheila, I knew that every room needed a dose of what she called, "unobtrusive creativity.
" When I told my friend Steve what Sheila had said, he laughed, not because he disagreed with her, but because he reminded me that he and the other guys had always called me "The Grub," for my complete lack of creative ideas.
My decals changed all of that; Sheila's reaction to them was proof.
So if you are a guy like me whose idea of artistic sensibility consists of the colorful mold you grow in your refrigerator, wall decals are your salvation.
If you have ever been termed unimaginative, dull, uninspired, or even "out of it," a few well-placed wall decals just may be the turning point for you becoming stylish, progressive, creative, and "with it!" It happened to me.
Oh, I almost forgot.
You are saying, "Sure, I want to be like you and finally be recognized for the creative genius I am, but what about the cost? I'm no millionaire, you know.
" I completely understand, and that is exactly where more great news comes in.
Wall decals are NOT expensive! They are way less expensive than painting or than filling your rooms with those framed prints discussed earlier.
It was painless to apply the ones I have, and I even moved one a couple of times (so Sheila could see it better).
Beautiful, inexpensive, and life-changing.
There's just no downside.
Invest in a couple of wall decals today, and the Sheila in your life will see you in a whole new light!