As a parent, I want to do everything I can in order to make my babies' childhoods magical. After all, kids have huge imaginations, and often make believe they're in their own special fantasy world. Whether they're slaying a dragon, swinging from branch to branch with a group of silly monkeys, or even swimming in coral reefs among vibrantly colored fish, imaginative play is one of the most treasured parts of just being a kid.
One way to help nurture a child's bigger than life imagination is to help them create a space of their own that takes them out of their ordinary surroundings. There are several ways to do this, from themed bedding, furniture, and even dress-up clothing and other props. Another great way to transform a room is to use wall murals, decals, and stencil kits. I recently got the opportunity to work with a small, family owned company that is taking the home decor world by storm. My Wonderful Walls is owned by a husband and wife team in Chattanooga, TN, Michael and Stephanie Goins. Mr. Goins, who is a graphic artist, was painting a wall-mural in his son's room in 2007 and realized that a lot of other parents might want to do the same, but may not be as artistically inclined as he is. So he came up with the concept of wall stencils that anyone can use, whether they possess the skills of Van Gogh or not, and My Wonderful Walls was born.
My Wonderful Walls has so much more than wall stencils, though. For those who desire something a little less permanent in nature, such as renters, they also carry great wall stickers and even ready to hang canvas prints that will have your little one's bedroom or playroom looking amazing in no time flat. They have several fun themes to choose from that are sure to delight any child. From excursions into the deepest jungles to a fairy wonderland to a day on the farm or even a trip into the depths of space, My Wonderful Walls has it all. They even have simpler designs such as Polka Dots, Fabulous Flowers, and even Family Trees that would be wonderful for older kids and teens! The best part? Many of these products can be personalized and even customized to perfectly match your decor. How cool is that?!
Check out some of my favorite designs:
Because we're renting right now and plan to purchase a home this summer, I opted to review a ready-to-hang canvas print from My Wonderful Walls. I would have hated to paint a beautiful mural just to say goodbye to it in 8 months. My daughter, Sophie, is obsessed with monkeys. So naturally, I chose a monkey print for her room! While I had the option to change the colors or add personalization to the piece, I opted not to. I love it as is, and I didn't add my daughter's name just in case she outgrows her "Monkey Love" and Xander decides he'd like to hang it in his room later on.
My canvas print arrived quickly and was very well packaged. When I opened it, I was quite impressed with the quality of the product. The stretched canvas was securely attached to the frame, and it even included instructions on how to tighten the canvas back up should it loosen slightly. (This is a common occurrence with stretched canvas prints.) I absolutely love the fun design of the print, too! It features 3 whimsical monkeys frolicking deep in the jungle. They look like they're having a blast swinging on vines and tree limbs! The image is actually quite detailed, down to their little faces and a pair of birds flying in the background. Sophie absolutely loves her canvas print from My Wonderful Walls, too! Check out how adorable this is!
So if you're looking to transform your child's space into something truly magical, I would definitely recommend checking out My Wonderful Walls. Not only do they have some absolutely breathtaking products, they are a true pleasure to work with. Since they're a family-owned small business, you definitely receive personal attention and customer service that is reminiscent of an era gone by. As a matter of fact, should you need to call them with questions, chances are very high that the owners themselves will answer your call! Michael and Stephanie actually love hearing from their customers and are happy to work with you throughout the entire design process, making sure you achieve the perfect space for your wonderful walls. In addition to amazing customer service, all of the products at My Wonderful Walls are meticulously hand-made, just for you, and arrive at your door with the Goins family's personal seal of approval. You can't say that about Big-Box retailers!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can check out the awesomeness that is My Wonderful Walls on their website.
Now through January 31,2012, you can receive 15% off of your order at My Wonderful Walls! Simply insert the following code during checkout:
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For great design ideas, check out the My Wonderful Walls YouTube Channel and their blog!
Michael and Stephanie are so sure you'll LOVE My Wonderful Walls, they'd like to offer one very lucky reader a $100 Gift Certificate to their site! How cool is that?! Just think of all the amazing possibilities!
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents 18+ until 12:00AM on January 26,2012. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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