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Whimsigothic: How to Achieve This Bewitching New Interiors Trend

Those who reach touch the stars quote on starry night sky background

 

Channel your inner witch with this spooky-kooky interiors trend! Brimming with luxe textures and celestial motifs, it’s the most magical way to style your home.

Whimsigothic is the spellbinding new interiors trend creating a buzz on TikTok. The look is inspired by a cauldron of aesthetics: A dash of 90s goth, a touch of quirky, and a sprinkling of spooky! If Stevie Nicks is your idol and you adore Tim Burton movies, you’ll fall under the spell of Whimsigothic. Here’s how to achieve the look.

 

Layer Up Textures

Texture is a key part of the Whimsigothic trend - particularly velvet. Pile velvet pillows on your couch, choosing designs that feature golden embroidery or tassels. Add an embroidered throw, embellish cabinets with crystal doorknobs, and place shimmering ceramics on bookcases for an interesting mix of textures.

 

Add Rich Colors

The Whimsigothic color palette is all about jewel tones such as teal, sapphire, and amethyst. Gold accents on textiles and accessories lift the moody hues and add a luxurious finish. Pop a teal velvet cushion on your favorite armchair and group gold-colored lanterns on your fireplace for a bewitchingly cozy reading nook.

 

Pick Magical Motifs

Stars, moons, and suns are characteristic of the Whimsigothic trend. Decorate with hanging stars, stash jewelry on a moon-shaped trinket dish, and snuggle under a blanket featuring a vintage sun motif. Finish with a few celestial wall signs, such as this starry sky design or this dreamy moon quote sign.

 

Accessorize – A Lot!

With Whimsigothic, more is definitely more! Fill your space with plush velvet and sheer fabrics; crystals and gilded statues; hanging plants and trailing foliage; lanterns and candles (lots of candles!). Don’t forget the power of fragrance – incense will instantly conjure the Whimsigothic vibe and magically transform the mood of your home.

Spring Cleaning Time! 3 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

Spring cleaning needn’t be a chore!
Achieve a fresh, clean home with our clever hacks.
 

As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to think about your annual spring clean. Cleaning your house from top to bottom may seem like a challenge, but it’s actually pretty easy – and satisfying! Just follow our top tips for sprucing up your home in a flash.

 

  1. Preparation is the Key to Success!

Gather all your spring cleaning supplies in advance, to save yourself time and frustration on the day. For a basic cleaning kit, you’ll need microfiber cloths, paper towels, an all-purpose cleaning spray, dusters, a vacuum, a mop, rubber gloves, and trash bags. Store your products in a caddy that you can easily carry from room to room.

 

Before you even lift a cloth, you should tidy up and declutter. This will give you a clean slate, helping you see where the dirt is lurking. Put away all the flotsam that’s lying around and box up for donation anything you no longer want/need.

 

  1. Clean Top to Bottom

When cleaning, you should start with the top floor of your house and work down. Likewise, you should clean light fixtures and ceiling fans before tables, floors, and baseboards. You don’t want dirt from above spoiling your freshly-cleaned surfaces!

 

When it comes to your kitchen and bathroom, there’s an easy way to save valuable scrubbing time. Leave cleaning products to soak into your sink, toilet, and tub; they’ll do the hard work while you tackle other rooms.

 

Dust furniture, shelves, lamps, electronics, and decor (including your lovely Fun Sign Factory wall signs!). Then, wipe down doors, mirrors, cabinets, and counters, and wash your windows. Finally, vacuum and mop your floors to make them sparkle!

 

  1. Spruce Up Your Space with Some New Decor

When your house is spick and span, it’s the perfect time to add new decor. We have a great collection of funny household quote signs, that will (hopefully!) encourage the family to keep things clean!

7 Unique Wall Signs That Make Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 8 this year. It’s a wonderful day to celebrate the mother figure in your life, whether that’s your biological mother, stepmom, mother-in-law, or grandmother. It’s also the perfect gifting occasion, so why not show you care with one of our novelty or personalized signs? Here are our top picks, with a design for every mom!

 

  1. For Inspirational Moms

This inspirational quote sign makes a beautiful keepsake. The words express your admiration for your mom’s strength as a woman and matriarch. The sign is so elegant, it can be displayed all year round.

 

  1. For Devoted Moms

Mothers are the backbone of the family. They support, guide, nurture, and love unconditionally. This family quote sign captures that notion in a simple yet stirring phrase. It also features a butterfly design for a pretty touch.  

 

  1. For Majestic Moms!

Let it be known that your mom rules the household – and looks fabulous while doing so! This queen quote sign will bring glamour to your mom’s decor, with its gold-colored background and crown-topped lettering. It’s a sassy design fit for royalty!

 

  1. For Homemaking Moms

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and mom feeds her family with love. This charming, personalized kitchen sign has a spoonful of farmhouse style and a sprinkling of tenderness. Gift it to the mother hen in your life!

 

  1. For Mer-mazing Moms!

With enchanting beauty and unfathomable wisdom, every mom is secretly a mermaid! So why not personalize this gorgeous beach bar sign for your mer-mazing mother? The whimsical design will make a splash among her decor. Don’t be shellfish – treat your mom!

 

  1. For Green-Thumbed Moms

If your mother loves tending to her flowers, this personalized garden sign is ideal. It’s a beautiful design featuring a watering can and basket of blooms. Add your mom’s name to make it special then hang it on her shed to surprise her.

 

  1. Don’t Forget Grandma!

This grandma quote sign is so pretty, with a cherry blossom design in feminine colors. Featuring a sweet quote about love and hugs, it’s great for little ones to gift to their grandmas. If your child has a special name for grandma, we can add it to the design.

Barkitecture: How to Create a Cozy, Custom Room for Your Pet

Pet parents are jumping on the trend for specially designed dog and cat rooms.

 

Barkitecture is the latest interiors trend, focused on giving pets their own dedicated and stylish spaces within your home. It’s a major step up from having a dog bed in the boot room or kitty’s litter tray in a corner of the kitchen. Want to upgrade your furry friend’s living space? Read on for inspiration!

 

Turn Your Spare Room into a Pet Palace

That unused, unloved spare room? With a little imagination, it can become a cozy retreat in which your fur baby can snooze and play. Pampered pups will appreciate a custom-built bed, a pile of snuggly blankets, and lots of toys for healthy stimulation. Cats will benefit from a comfy armchair to curl up in, and a multi-level cat tree for climbing and exploring.

 

Build a Doggy Shower in Your Utility Room

Forget muddy paw prints on your pristine floors - design a custom dog-wash station. Your utility room or garage is the perfect spot for a built-in shower. Make it luxurious, with warm running water and a tiled splashback that matches your decor. But also make it practical, with a flexible hose for easy washing, and space to store towels and doggy shampoo.  

 

Create a Cat Playground in Your Living Room

Think outside the box and design a challenging cat playground in an area of your living room. Make a shelf “staircase” on one wall, where kitty can climb and jump. Build a bespoke cat tree with scratching posts and a cozy hammock for nap time. You could even splash out on some multifunctional pet-parent furniture, like a side table with a built-in cat hideout.

 

Don’t Forget the Accessories!

Complete your pet room with some cute, themed wall art. This cat quote sign will make you purr with laughter – it’s so fitting for a pampered pussycat! Or how about this design for the cat who commands worship? For your faithful friend, we have this charming paw print design. And as for this dog quote sign, we’re sure any owner can relate!

 

 

 

 

5 Irish Signs to Help You Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Get your Paddy’s Day party started with our charming Irish signs!

 

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse for a party, whether or not you have Irish roots! If you’re planning a celebration, set the theme with our Irish signs and wall art. We have a varied selection, including personalized Irish pub signs and funny Irish welcome signs. Just add green beer and traditional Irish food for the most festive time!

 

  1. A Classic Greeting

Get guests in the mood for fun with your St. Patrick’s Day party decorations. Start by displaying this Failte sign on your front door or porch. It will extend a warm, Irish welcome to your party guests and fly the flag for your heritage.

 

  1. The Luck of the Irish

With its green and gold color palette, this Irish blessing sign is perfect for your entryway. Guests will be sprinkled with luck when they arrive - and as they leave, feeling worse for wear after all those green cocktails!

 

  1. For the Craic

With its hilarious drinking quote and frothy beer image, this is an ideal Irish bar sign. Hang it in your kitchen, basement bar, man cave, or wherever you’re hosting your party. It will give guests a giggle as you pass around pints of Guinness!

 

  1. Shamrock On

Give your tavern a traditional feel with this personalized Irish pub sign. It features a sophisticated shamrock design for a touch of Celtic charm. Why not create an authentic pub’s “snug” where guests can sip whiskey and reminisce?

 

  1. Raise Your Glass

This custom Irish pub sign depicts the bold colors of the Irish flag and a dripping pint of the black stuff. It celebrates everything you love about the Emerald Isle and can be customized with your personal motto. Guests will be tempted to get tipsy, guaranteed!

5 Basement Room Ideas You’ll be Excited to Try

Basements are often unloved and underused areas, but they have endless potential. A basement conversion gives your family more space and lets you create a unique room for relaxation. If you’ve decided to remodel your basement but need inspiration, check out these exciting basement room ideas.

 

  1. Family Game Room

Basements typically have a large footprint and an open-plan layout. That makes them ideal spaces for pool tables, dartboards, ping-pong tables, and pinball machines! Make your decor a real winner with a personalized game room sign on the door.  

 

  1. Home Theater

Fill one wall of your basement with a huge TV screen for a cinematic experience without leaving the house. Add rows of plush chairs for your A-list guests, and don’t forget to stock up on popcorn! Complete your decor with a personalized movie theater sign.

 

  1. Sports Bar

Wouldn’t you love to watch the big game with your buddies and an ice-cold beer or three? Install a bar along one wall of your basement and get the biggest TV you can find. Stock up on beers and liquor then hang a personalized sports bar sign somewhere prominent.

 

  1. Craft Room

If you’re a keen crafter, why not turn your basement into a creative hub? Whether you love to sew, knit, paint, or make candles, a roomy basement offers ample storage and work space. Decorate with a few inspirational quote signs for an on-trend look and positive vibes.

 

  1. Playroom

Turning your basement into a playroom will give the kids more space and freedom. Create different zones such as a sensory play area, dress-up station, chalkboard wall, and reading corner. Then hang a cute playroom sign on the door to keep grown-ups out!

 

Do you have a basement room to be proud of? Share it with us on social media!

This New Decor Trend Will Bring Happiness to Your Space!

Of all the new decor trends for 2022, Resort Decor is the most fresh and uplifting. It invites island style into your home via a choice of cool coastal colors or tropical themes. You won’t need your passport for this look, just a few key pieces. Let’s dive into Resort Decor!

Coastal Vibes

If carefree days at the beach are your thing, you’ll probably lean toward the coastal look. This look is characterized by nautical colors such as red, white, blue, and warm sandy tones. Motifs include boats, seabirds, shells, and anchors, while pattern comes from classic ticking stripes. Key materials for furniture and soft furnishings include wood, rattan, cotton, and raffia. The goal is to create a light and inviting space that promotes relaxation!

With coastal-inspired resort decor, you can be as playful or sophisticated as you like. For a family-friendly look, mix patterns and throw in a few cutesy motifs. For a grown-up take, choose white wood furniture and pale blue fabrics, layering textures with rattan and linen accents. Finish your scheme with this – frankly adorable – welcome to the lake sign. It will bring a splash of coastal color to your space, and that cheery seagull is delightful!  

Tropical Getaway

If you want your space to look and feel vibrant and fun, tropical decor is the way to go. Lush greens, hot pinks, and hints of gold will keep the look contemporary. Add bold leaf prints to everything from walls to throw pillows, and accessorize with animal figurines depicting elephants, monkeys, and flamingos. Finally, a group of live house plants such as palms and monstera will transform your room into a joyful jungle.  

There are two ways to style this trend. You can go luxe with velvet pillows and metallic accents, or kitsch with acid-bright paint colors and quirky animal-head vases. Whichever direction you take your tropical decor, the final flourish should be this personalized flamingo wall art. Vivid and on-trend, it will welcome guests to the jungle!

We want to see your take on Resort Decor! Show off your space on social media!

 

Try These 3 Cute Ideas for a Special Valentine’s

Love in the time of COVID-19 means opting for cozy home dinners over fancy restaurants. Get creative with your Valentine’s plans to make the day romantic and meaningful.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! With the current pandemic, it’s perhaps more important than ever to show your partner how much you care. If a romantic getaway or a meal in a fancy restaurant is out of the question, you can still spoil your sweetheart. Try one or more of these low-key but lovely Valentine’s Day ideas!

  1. Fine Dining at Home

Turn your dining room into an exclusive restaurant with candlelight, flowers, soft music, and a beautifully dressed table. A personalized kitchen sign makes a stylish finishing touch to your romantic decor. Cook your partner’s favorite dishes (or order a take-out), focusing on the presentation of the food to make things extra special. Dress the part in your best eveningwear and you’ll feel like you’re on a real date!

  1. A Magical Movie Night

If you and your partner are movie buffs, why not recreate the movie theater experience in your living room? Curl up together on the couch and enjoy a movie marathon – don’t forget the snacks and drinks! Pile up the pillows and blankets and dot tealights around the room for a cozy, romantic vibe. Hang up a custom movie marquee sign, personalized with your names and perhaps a quote from your favorite rom-com.

  1. Give a Personal Gift

Our personalized love quote signs make the perfect Valentine’s gifts. Choose one that expresses your feelings or decorate the bedroom with a whole bunch! You’ll sweep your partner off their feet with your declaration of everlasting love. Just don’t forget the roses and luxury chocolates!

 

How will you spend Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know on social media!

3 Ways Nature Can Help to Improve Your Wellbeing

Spending time outdoors is proven to boost physical and mental wellbeing. As 2022 unfolds, let’s all reconnect with nature and reap the benefits.

Nature is a great healer. Simply walking through the forest or splashing about on the lake can lift your mood, make you feel calmer, and improve your physical health. Your wellbeing matters, so get outdoors and embrace nature as therapy! Here are three ways nature can help to improve your wellbeing.  

  1. Nature Lowers Stress and Lifts Your Mood

Studies have shown that spending time in nature helps to reduce stress, anger, sadness, anxiety, and fear, while increasing positive thoughts and emotions. You can stroll through a park or hike a trail - whatever outdoorsy activity makes you feel relaxed and happy. Try focusing on the sound of birdsong or a babbling creek to banish anxious thoughts.

  1. Nature Keeps You Fit and Healthy

Being outdoors is scientifically proven to lower your heart rate and blood pressure. It also relaxes tense muscles and reduces the production of stress hormones, so you feel less edgy. Activities such as walking, hiking, cycling, and wild swimming also help you to maintain a healthy weight. That’s crucial if you normally spend long periods sitting at your desk or in front of the TV.

  1. Nature Brings Balance to Your Busy Lifestyle

Making time to get outdoors and away from your desk gives you a better work/life balance. And when you connect with nature, you connect with people too, whether that’s folks out walking their dogs, local community groups, or fellow campers. That in turn boosts your confidence and reduces feelings of loneliness. So make plans for that camping trip or vacation by the lake! Your mind, body, and soul will thank you for it.

 

Ready for the great outdoors? Be inspired by our camping signs and lake signs!

 

How to Care for Your Emotional Health in the New Year

We’ve all felt the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, let’s take time out to nurture ourselves - body, mind, and soul.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all, physically, mentally, and emotionally. So as we enter a new year, it’s important to find new ways of taking care of ourselves – and to prioritize our wellbeing. For 2022, self-care is more than just a buzzword; it’s an uplifting strategy that we should adopt as high priority. 

What is Self-Care?

Self-care is literally, taking care of yourself. The aim is to take time out to nurture your physical, mental, and emotional health. You can practice self-care by eating a nutritious meal, taking a warm bath, watching your favorite movie, or hiking a nature trail. There are no rules, you simply do whatever makes you feel happy or relaxed.

What is Emotional Wellness?

Emotional wellness refers to your ability to handle stress, change, and difficult times in life. Anything that helps you manage your emotions – whether stress, anxiety, or depression – promotes emotional wellness. You might introduce mood-boosting herbal supplements to your regimen or start taking regular walks among nature.

How to Care for Your Emotional Health in 2022

When you’re emotionally healthy, you’re better able to cope with the stresses of everyday life. You feel empowered, positive, and productive. You also notice improved physical health, such as a healthier weight, lower blood pressure, and reduced risk of heart disease.

Try these tips for emotional wellness:

  • Be aware of your emotions and how you react to them
  • Express your feelings by talking to someone you trust
  • Find a healthy work/life balance and make time for things you enjoy
  • Surround yourself with positive people who uplift you
  • Get outdoors! Nature is proven to increase positive emotions

How will you practice self-care in 2022? Be inspired by our collection of nature signs and motivational quote signs.