Happy Home: Wonderwalls

Want to spruce up your kid's space with minimal fuss and spending? Peel and stick! Repositionable decals are an easy alternative to wallpaper and paint. And the fun ideas here instantly turn blank space into playspace. So go ahead, stick 'em up.

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Leaf Letters

Peter LeMastro

Leaf Letters

Made of finely woven polyester and ecofriendly inks, this 72-piece set will add a smart touch to any kid's room, and it comes in a variety of fonts and colors. Alphabet Tree Decals, $74.95; onehipstickerchic.com

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D.I.Y. Dots

Peter LeMastro

D.I.Y. Dots

When only a custom design will do, your budding artist can create decals from repositionable Con-Tact paper. Cut the paper into squares and flatten them overnight under a heavy book. Let your child apply a thin layer of acrylic paint with a foam brush, mixing colors as she likes. When the paint is dry, she can trace or draw circles and other shapes onto the back of the paper, then cut out and unpeel the decals and place them on the wall.

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Monster Mash-Up

Peter LeMastro

Monster Mash-Up

These colorful creatures are more friendly than frightening, and since they're stuck to the wall, you know for sure they're not lurking under the bed! Funny speech bubbles add a conversational touch to the bargain-priced, 35-piece vinyl set. Monster Wall Decals, $14.49; roommatesdecor.com

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Dressing Room

Peter LeMastro

Dressing Room

Sure, she looks like a paper doll, but this charming fashionista and her accompanying outfits are actually made of a soft fabric that's backed with plenty of cling. That makes wardrobe changes easy for little fingers to manage. We added a ribbon clothesline and clothespins to doll up this 52-piece set even more. Dress Up Doll decals, $75; shop.lovemae.com

Originally published in the October 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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