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Decorating With Decals

I might need to look into redecorating. My husband and I have just gotten divorced. Finally. I hated having him around all the time. The way he would leave the toilet seat up, not wipe dirt smudges off door handles or put his dishes in the dishwasher. Heck, even the way he packed the dishwasher when he finally did annoyed me.

I’m very glad to finally have him out of my life and even though I already feel ten times better than I did last week, I’d like to cleanse myself even more of him before I completely move on with my life. Even though I did all the interior decorating for our home (of course), I want to change it all. I picked wall decals designed in Melbourne that I knew we would both like. Or, not like exactly, but both tolerate. Now I can remove all the old artwork and select pieces that purely only I would like. In fact, I’m going to select pieces that I know for a fact he doesn’t like, just to show the world how free I am of him. I’ve kicked the deadweight to the curb and I couldn’t be happier about it. 

After fifteen years of marriage, I’m finally free. I’ve taken all his money and I’m going to spend all of it on things that he hates. It’s an incredibly satisfying feeling, if I do say so myself. This weekend I’m going to have the ladies over. We’re going to have a massive night – half of us are divorced and the other half are more than happy to leave their husbands at home. It’s going to be a party for the girls, by the girls. We might even have too much bubbly and go rogue on my interior design. Maybe we’ll buy a dinosaur wall decal or two and make a shine for my ex-husband. The old dinosaur he is. I’ve never been happier to be a single, free woman.

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Choosing a Wallpaper

This morning I went to the shops to buy some new wallpaper for my house. I had always thought wallpaper was an old person’s thing, since most of my friends simply paint their walls, and most of the wallpaper I’ve seen throughout my life had been installed in the previous century. However, I feel like wallpaper is entering a bit of a renaissance. I constantly see blogs and videos online about all the new wallpaper that is being released, and how to style it to make it work for your home. I really like the idea of putting flower wallpaper up in my living room, as there is a little nook there that I can use to create an element of interest without overpowering the rest of the design.

The only issue was that I didn’t know which wallpaper to choose, since when I arrived at the store there were so many floral options! All the botanicals you could probably think of, and so many more. I was truly overwhelmed by the choice. Luckily, a friendly shop assistant was nearby to help me out. She took me through the different options, including not just the factors related to design, but also those related to installation. She actually suggested that for my intended use, I should instead consider a wall decal. Melbourne designers love using wall decals, especially the temporary, prepasted ones. They’re the kind of things that you can stick up in one particular place on your wall rather than covering the entire wall. This definitely seems to suit my needs a lot better.

There are many different sizes of wall decals, but in the end I settled on a pink flower one, as I’m thinking it’s going to look wonderful when placed near my rose gold couch. I left the wallpaper store with my pockets a lot lighter, but a bigger smile as I imagine what my house is going to look like when I have finished my interior design.