To be honest, the very idea of "wall decals" suggests to me, "Hey, I'm in college and I can't afford real artwork!" I mean, really, why don't you just hang up a crooked poster of Sex & the City or something?
But then I see something like the photo to the left, and I think that in the right hands, wall decals could end up looking sophisticated.
These decals are from an Israel-based designer called Styley Walls and I kind of dig them.
At this point, I was a total wall decal convert, until I clicked around and saw several of these goddamned monstrosities:
What is this shit? A way to remind any assorted relatives with Alzheimer's where they are? "Oh my stars, I've wandered off again!" Ruth will say. And then she'll look up at this wall decal and say, "Oh, thank God! I'm at Gregory and Jennifer's place. All is right in the world!" STOOPID.
Oh, isn't this just fucking precious? This is why half of marriages end in divorce—because you idealize your relationship SO much that you're going to put some retarded love quote OVER YOUR BED. Guess what? There are days when I'm not gonna love you, like when you yell at me for staying out and drinking 70 beers on a Wednesday night or when you don't let me watch yet another true crime documentary on Aileen Wuornous. True fact: when you stencil your unrealistic romantic expectations on the wall, you're setting yourself up for some especially ironic situations down the road—like when you break up.
And finally, I just had to. There is nothing that makes me want to kick a puppy more than seeing "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" in any form, around ANY place: your apartment, at a store, at a funeral home—I just CAN'T. Live every moment? Yeah, I do that already. Laugh every day? Yeah, I do that already too—mostly at people who decorate with this bullshit. Love beyond words? Okay, maybe not, but give me a goddamned break. Dance like no one's watching! Love like you'll never get hurt! This is all advice for delusionals and manic depressives.
I think it's pretty obvious that I'm choking on my own rage over here—what do you guys think of wall decals? Cool or not cool?