Your walls and floors will never be the same once they meet these funky & fun wall stencils

Wallpaper is making a comeback big time, wall decals are hot, but my favorite way to make a surface my own is with stencils. You can use any paint color combinations you want, layer stencils on top of other stencils, and have total control over the placement of the imagery. Win! Have you investigated the sheer amount of wall stencils you can nab online? Use 'em on the walls, on the floor (for a faux tile look or in place of a carpet!), or on a big piece of wood or canvas as artwork.

Here are a few of my fave funky and chic wall stencils to try out on your big blank walls and floors…

Always looking SHARP: cactus accessories for your home and your bod

Some things are just HOT right now: alpacas, festival gear, desert stuff… but one thing that makes me happy is the endurance of the cactus and succulent trend. Please stay forever, my prickly and green lovelies. Aloe you very much. You're always looking sharp. I'm ready to stop being a cact-I and start being a cact-US. Many apologies for all those puns.

Let's take a look at some of the most adorable cactus accessories for wearing and decoration no matter what season it is…

Where can you find offbeat interior designers for geeky decor advice?

This is a fellow geek in despair. My fiance and I just bought a house here in MN and we wanted to create the ultimate cool video game/geek basement. The problem is, there are just no offbeat interior designers AT ALL. We wanted someone who understood the geek vision and make everything harmonious. Someone who would understand what golden snitches or a sonic screwdrivers are.

Know anyone in the Twin Cities area who could help?

Channel '80s classrooms with these snazzy letterboards

Ultra-trendy letterboards are totally inspired by the front desk at your elementary school in the '80s and '90s. Yet somehow they've transcended the decades, gotten a makeover, and are now au courant in all the design Instagrams you follow. You can easily and stylishly display your subversive philosophies and Simpsons quotes to match your mood.

Let's go shopping for some funky letterboards to add panache to your home, your kids' first day of school, your business signs, your photos booths, your blog photos, and your Instagram photos…

Cover your kitchen in gardens of flora with this nature-themed dishware

I spied an Amazon-exclusive dishware line by Seattle-based Carolina Silva, called Dorotea, and fell into a fantasy of rose tea and scone-filled mornings in my sunlit kitchen. But it can actually be that adorable in your house! All of the floral and nature-themed dishware patterns are hand-drawn, and the colors are a muted and gorgeous throwback to pastels from the '70s and '80s — but with way more subtlety.