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Who Said You Can’t Color on the Walls?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Did you know that there is a coloring movement afoot?

Coloring in coloring books is a big stress reliever for adults. It’s also become a big business:

“The popularity of coloring books right now is part of that larger movement to break away from the hustle and bustle of life and sort of the internet you know this urge to constantly look at our phone or our computer or check our email,” said Lisa Congdon, who has created three different “Just Add Color” coloring book versions, and has three in the works.

There are among 5 different adult coloring books on Amazon’s Best Seller list at the time of this posting.

NBC News_Coloring books on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Art therapy has long been recommended by health groups as ways to manage stress.

However, this activity can be just for fun. It returns us to our youth when coloring was an everyday pastime.

 Secret Garden_Johanna Basford on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Casart coverings has a creative solution in keeping with this colorful concept.

Our black and white Flower Power is comprised of outlines, which make the flowers very easy to color.

Since Casart wallcoverings can be painted, colored with marker or crayon, you add your own artistic touch.

Instead of a paper version, it can be a stress reducing color wall that can be removed and reused whenever you want. Or keep it up to “work” on it everyday as a relaxation technique.

Casart_FlowerPower_outlines, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Casart Flower Power outlines

Casart Flower Power - Black & White Outlines detail on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Casart Flower Power – Black & White Outlines detail

You can even make a coloring party of it. Yours can be as colorful as this or monochromatic, however you wish.

Casart coverings Flower Power, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Best yet, Flower Power and other Botanical wallcoverings are on sale!

Guest Post: Creative and Affordable Living Room Designs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

We are happy to continue with our spring re-decorating theme with our guest post by Jane Blanchard, writer for the home remodeling, ideas and inspiration site, Modernize.

Creative and Affordable Living Room Designs

Since seasons change and styles evolve, wallcoverings are the perfect solution to update your space, especially if they are removable and reusable. Quick and easy, these chic decor pieces transform a living room into whatever style tickles your fancy. Here are just a few inspiring ways to accomplish your desired look.

Sofa Backdrop

Eureka! Design on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Contemporary Living Room by Lanoriae Eureka! Design

To spruce up your living room without overwhelming it, try stationing a Casart mural behind your main seating area.

Casart-coverings_Artichoke-framed_casartblog

Framed Casart Artichoke on Casart yellow faux padded Harlequin

In a color that complements the surrounding space, wallcovering provides an eye-catching feature with a high-end, designer appeal, like this Lively Lattice from the Libby Landon Collection.

Casart coverings_Libby Langdon_High Point_Lively Lattice

Libby Langdon Lively Lattice as a decorative accent

For added intrigue, arrange the wall art in vertical strips.

This can also be achieved with wallpaper stripes that act as temporary and interchangeable strips. You can create any pattern with these, use on the horizontal, or vertical and remove, reuse and change around.

Casart repositionable_removable_reusable_stripes, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Casart interchangeable Stripes

Karen Robertson Collection Lime Drk Sand Stripes_Casart, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Casart Stripes

 

Coat Closet

Eclectic closet photo by Jason Snyder on casartblog

Eclectic closet photo by Jason Snyder

If your budget doesn’t include full-size wallfinishes, no worries. When it comes to design, sometimes little is much. Supposing that your living room houses a coat or storage closet, consider decorating the door panels. Instead of fading into the background, your closet can lend a hand in accomplishing an impressive design.

Pillows

Casart Decor Decorative Pillow Slipcovers_casartblog

Casart Decor Decorative Pillow Slipcovers

Casart Artichaut Pillows with Peacock Damask wallcovering

Casart Artichaut Pillow Slipcovers with Peacock Damask wallcovering in background

Artichaut Pillow Slipcovers with Casart Artichaut Mural

Artichaut Pillow Slipcovers with Casart Artichaut Mural

For a cohesive look, tie everything together with coordinating throw pillows. Simple and budget-friendly, you can transform casual accents into statement pieces by using pillow slipcovers. Whether for your sofa, loveseat or chair, a decorative pillow instantly adds character to your living space.

Built-Ins or Bookshelves

Casart coverings_Libby Langdon Lively Lattice used as a Bookcase Backing

Libby Langdon Lively Lattice used as a Bookcase Backing

Libby Landon Groovy Gate for Casart coverings featured in House Beautiful magazine

Libby Langdon Daykeover- Groovy Gate bookcase backings from her collection for Casart coverings Photo-Francesco Lagnese

For an artistic flair, try using a Casart wallcovering to turn the back walls of your bookshelves or display cabinets into exquisite paintings. As pops of color peek through, this creative design method provides just the right amount of flavor to spice up your living room. If your shelves are too full, consider covering the outer side panels to achieve the same effect.

Mantel

Casart Della Robbia Garland

Casart Della Robbia Garland over Yellow Faux Linen

A fireplace mantel presents an excellent opportunity to express your creativity. Often the focal point of a living room, updating this item can have a substantial impact on your home’s overall atmosphere. Depending on your tastes, chevron stripes, floral prints and geometric designs are options that would look breathtaking on a mantel.

By thinking outside the box, you can use wallcoverings in a variety of unexpected ways to produce the living room of your dreams.

For more design inspiration, please go to Modernize.com and Casartcoverings.com.

Rebirth of the Butterfly

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Have you noticed how many butterflies you see now in design?

Well they are fluttering in fashion too.

Cabi Butterfly wrap on casartblog Butterfly shorts on casartblog

Van Clef Arpel Butterflies on casartblog

Beautiful Van Clef Arpel Butterflies

And in home décor.

Butterfly Bows_Veranda on casartblog

A clever ad for Butterfly Bows via Veranda

butterfly-pink_Nadine Kalachnikoff

Nadine Kalachnikoff Gorgeous Butterfly Art

Casart Blue Butterfly Pillow_press-web_wm

Casart Décor Butterfly Slipcover

Casart Decor Butterfly Pillow slipcover

Casart Décor Reversible Butterfly pillow slipcover

Butterfly Table - Elle Decor_on casartblog

Casart coverings Butterfly wallcovering on Slipcovers for your walls_casartblog

Casart Butterfly wallcovering

Casart butterflies can be found here:

Wallcovering

Décor

Back to fashion.

butterfly print dress via Stylist, as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Since the butterfly is the symbol for rebirth, we especially love it during this time of year.

Happy Easter!

Casart coverings shows a Hermes-Butterflyon Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

You can see previous posts on butterflies here.

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