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…

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…

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My favorite items from the new Amazon home lines

Amazon's doing some pioneering with their new ways to buy clothing (Prime wardrobe!) and housewares. I'll save the clothing for next time and focus on their two new exclusive housewares lines that channel minimalism and industrial-chic in pretty cool ways. Have you seen them yet?!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces in both collections so far…