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There was a time not so long ago when hanging wallpaper was a messy, tedious operation. If after a while you decided you didn’t care for the pattern or color, removing the paper was even more of a hassle, due to the heavy-duty adhesive used. These days you can achieve great graphic impact without a lot of effort by using temporary wallpaper.
Removable wallpaper is a super easy install: Simply clean the wall using a damp cloth, then allow it to dry. Starting in one corner or on a straight, plumb line, peel and stick the paper to the wall (the low-tack glue is already on the paper). Do an entire room or just a cool accent wall, or use it for small DIY projects, such as sprucing up the insides of closets, cabinets, and drawers. Temporary wallpaper is so popular that there are loads of places to buy it now. Most companies offer samples, too, so you don’t have to commit to multiple rolls without seeing a design up close. Here’s where to look to add a little wow to your walls.
Lulu and Georgia
Want to bring the outdoors in? This boutique, where prices range from $45 to $130 (sold as one 60-square-foot roll), has a niche in earthy tones and vibrant, nature-inspired themes. Case in point: Pacifico Palm Removable Wallpaper in Indigo, which looks perfect behind a bathtub and won’t be affected by humidity.
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This North Carolina-based Etsy shop boasts thousands of styles and even more enthusiastic reviews. Swatches start at $7, and you can buy a 24-inch by 144-inch roll for under $100. Check out the Hummingbird Wallpaper by Dawn Leblanc to see why Spoonflower’s nature-based designs are their most popular.
Muse Wall Studio
Muse Wall Studio, which sells on Etsy and musewallstudio.com, favors nature-inspired patterns starting at around $28 for a yard to upwards of $500. Among their popular papers is Enchanting Blue Dots, a posh, peaceful print that makes the perfect backdrop for serenity with style.
The big-box store has jumped on the removable wallpaper bandwagon, offering the gamut from lively prints to subtle colors, priced between $10 and $300. Try Threshold's Textured Brick Peel & Stick Wallpaper to bring the look and feel of the real deal to your backsplash or statement wall.
Graham & Brown
The United Kingdom's best known wallpaper manufacturer offers a range of popular prints from $45 to $175. For subtle, classic style, consider Woodland Spring Wallpaper, a delicate design that creates a gorgeous glow ideal for a dressing room or vanity wall. Tip: Graham & Brown provides an online calculator to help your determine the correct roll size for your project.
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Kate Zaremba Company
This unique Etsy shop sells a diverse selection of temporary wallpaper, with prices ranging from $25 to $108, depending on size. Their Pinstripe Floral combines drama and whimsy in a pattern that adds impact to any room.
Like their trendy fast fashion, Urban Outfitters temporary wallpapers have a laid-back, bohemian vibe, selling for between $30 to $60. The yellow, brown, and orange Ayat Removable Wallpaper takes its inspiration from vintage rugs. Note: Temporary wallpaper has only one size option that measures 48-inches by 24 inches, so depending on your project, you may need to purchase two.
For fun, quirky prints that really liven up a space, you can’t beat Chasing Paper. Their wallpaper sells for a standard $40 full sheet roll (2’ X 4’), unless it’s a limited edition decal. Check out their Rhyme + Reason print, which provides a colorful, geometric design that looks like paintbrush strokes.
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West Elm features an extensive removable wallpaper collection in classic, high-end patterns, with prices ranging from about $15 to about $100. Their Wallshoppe Geo Bloc Print is a great pick for a quick kitchen or bathroom refresh. Bonus: All West Elm wallpapers follow Forest Stewardship Council standards, so they're eco-friendly and sourced sustainably.
There’s something for everyone at this temporary wallpaper superstore. Browse by product, color, or décor style to find wallpaper in every conceivable shade and pattern. Designer Wright Kitchen’s Dahlia Gradient print is vibrant and stunning, and it makes a fabulous accent wall. Tempaper prices range from $40 to $155, and the wallpaper is sold as one 56.37-square-foot roll.
Walls Need Love
Walls Need Love prints murals and wallpaper in eye-popping designs, from outer-space vistas to Art Deco patterns. Stick the black-and-white Handwriting, a print that’s covered in scrawling script, on a wall in the home office—if this doesn’t get creative juices flowing, we don’t know what will. This wallpaper is priced from $4.44 per square foot, and is made in the USA using Greenguard Certified latex inks.
If subtle decor isn’t your thing, check out Wallternatives’ bold and bright removable wallpaper patterns. We particularly like their intricate tile pattern selections, like the lipstick-pink Duomo and floral Baraka tile prints. These run $46 per 2-foot by 4-foot panel.
Rifle Paper Co.
Gardeners, rejoice: Rifle Paper Co. has tons of floral-print wallpaper options, including some with forest motifs. Green thumbs who didn’t have much luck acifiying their hydrangeas this season can instead gaze at the blue blooms indoors, to their hearts’ content. Priced at $110 per 27-inch roll.
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