Coming under a variety of names, but all referring to the same form of wall decoration, wall stickers are now a convenient and very effective way to improve the look of walls throughout the home.
Wall stickers may be referred to as room stickers, vinyl stickers, wall decals, wall tattoos, and many other names. They are all the same product which first started to appear in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Vinyl stickers had been used in other applications including sign making, before interior designers took the idea and developed them into a means of decorating.
Just before wall stickers became common place, obtaining the same effect was done either with stencils or free hand painting, both of which were time consuming and required a reasonable amount of skill. Wall stickers changed this providing a similiar effect in a fraction of the time and with a lot more ease. This has become increasingly important as we all appear to have less time to devote to decorating our homes , but we want instant decorative impact and to change our room decor on a more regular basis.
Wall stickers now come in as many designs as you can imagine and can be used in every room in the house, similiarly window stickers are now transforming the look of windows and interior glass. Besides residential use, commercial applications of wall stickers are also widely used.
Most wall stickers come in a pack with instructions, the wall stickers images are printed on a vinyl sheet which has an adhesive backing, the design shapes are kiss-cut to enable the stickers to be removed easily from the backing sheet. Some, but not all wall stickers are removable and repositionable, but this depends on the supplier and the type of adhesive used in their manufacture.
In the United Kingdom, wall stickers have become a very popular way of decorating childrens bedrooms. This is probably due to the fact that the designs can be removed and replaced with ease as a child grows and goes from new born, to pre school, to school age, through to their teenage years. In other rooms, whilst popular, wall stickers have still to reach the heights of popularity found in Europe & the USA for decorating projects.
So, it seems wall stickers will contain to feature highly as a means of decorating for the foreseeable future.