While they’re often marketed as ideal for nurseries and children’s bedrooms, they can also brighten up a home office, living room, or adult bedroom. The only real challenge is deciding exactly where to place them! Facing a blank wall with nothing but a packet of stickers in your hand can be a little intimidating, so here are some ideas to give you a little design inspiration. There’s guaranteed to be at least one style to suit the room you’re decorating.
Choosing your stickers
The first thing to do when you buy star wall stickers is to think about the exact style that you want. These cute decorations come in all sorts of different colours, so make sure the ones you choose match the colour of your wall and the theme of the room. They also come in a range of sizes. You can either go for ones that are all the same size or mix it up with a selection of different ones. The design of the stars varies too, from bold solid colours to just outlines, and again, you can keep them all the same or have some variety.
There are so many possibilities when it comes to star wall stickers, and these are just a few ideas to get you started:
• Evenly spaced all across the wall
This is ideal if you want a uniform look across the whole wall, but can be tricky to get right as the slightest flaw will stand out. You might find it helpful to use a spirit level and a template or ruler to make sure you get the spacing perfect. If you manage it, the end result is a stylish and professional look.
• Randomly spaced all across the wall
This is a variation on the above, where the stars cover the entire wall in relatively, but not strictly, even spaces. The key thing to remember is that big stickers need more space around them, and smaller stickers less. Take care not to make the spaces between your stickers too uneven to ensure it looks as good as possible.
• Clustered around a focal point
This design is a great choice if you already have a single, striking decoration on the wall, such as a large mirror or piece of art. You can either space the stickers evenly around your chosen focal point, or have them denser in the middle and sparser further out.
• Clustered from a corner
Similar to the above, this uses a corner of the wall – usually one of the top two – as your focal point for the stickers. In this design, it’s best to have the stars clustered more closely together near the corner and gradually spread them further apart as you near the centre of the wall.
• Waterfall pattern
This gorgeous design can be done using the ceiling as a starting point, or the base of one or more shelves. Place the stars very close together at the top, then have them gradually spaced further apart as you go lower.
• Waves or swirls
These patterns are a wonderful way to add some movement to a room and are extremely flexible. You can make them as narrow or wide as you like, and as long as you need to best fit the space you have. Experiment with having them thin at one end and thick at the other, or curving around other decorations you have on the wall.
• A border across the wall
Again there’s lots of flexibility with this design, as you can tailor the thickness of the border and density of the star stickers to suit your space. Depending on what furniture you have in front of the wall, you can either have the border perfectly across the middle or higher up if that’s more suitable.