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Peel and Stick Wallpaper: Beautiful and No Commitment!

Love the look of wallpaper, but don’t want to commit to a pattern long term? Try a temporary option of peel and stick wallpaper that is easy to remove, when it’s time to redecorate!

Yes, I’m a definite serial redecorator so committing to wallpaper has been a major fear of mine. What about you? Or are you in a rental home or apartment and just need a temporary update?

Peel and stick wallpaper is like the sticky note of the office world. You can put it up temporarily and take it down without damaging the surface it’s stuck to. Cool right?

So no more fear committing to a patterned wallpaper and instead try a beautiful and temporary peel and stick option instead! 

Wallpaper Isn’t Just for Walls

What? Yes, since peel and stick wallpaper is easily removed it’s a great option for a lot of different locations and projects big or small!

If you are looking for a way to punch up furniture, stairs, create art, or a pretty backsplash this option is for you.

Peel and Stick Wallpaper Blue Peony Wallpaper

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Where to Use Peel and Stick Wallpaper: 

  • Accent wall
  • Desk nook
  • Bookcase backer
  • Chest of drawers
  • Drawer liner
  • Backsplash
  • Stair treads
  • Door panels
  • Desk surface
  • Tray liner

Just a few ideas to get you started! Not ready for a big commitment or project?

I LOVE this idea to use peel and stick floral decals. Isn’t this the cutest entry way?

Vintage Peach Flower Peel and Stick Temporary Decal

It would also be a nice idea to brighten up a boring laundry room because who LIKES to do laundry?

At least you would have something pretty to look at while folding 🙂 Or even on a nursery wall above a changing table or crib?

Did you know that I used peel and stick wallpaper during my office makeover?

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I love the simplicity of the Moroccan Star in navy on a crisp white background.

To add personality to closet doors, I also used it on the door panels in the same room.

Simple Shapes Moroccan Star Wallpaper

If I ever want to make a change, I can just remove it and try something new!

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Let’s see if I can find some options you may want to consider 😉

Beautiful and Temporary Peel and Stick Wallpaper Options

The quality of temporary or we will call them easy to apply wallpapers has come a long way! There are SO many beautiful options that push the boundaries traditional wallpaper can’t.

Since they are removable, you can try bold new options without having to live with it long term.

Natural Elements

Bring the look of stone or brick onto an accent wall easily and affordably.

To add a real stone facade to this desk nook area would cost a fortune, but by using a stone look wallpaper – in an hour you can create a very unique space. 

Weathered stone peel and stick temporary wallpaper

Or love the look of brick and white washed brick? Here is an option that not only looks good on the wall, but would also be a great for a backsplash.

Peel and Stick Faux Brick wallpaper

Live in a rental? Here is your answer to a really cool backsplash idea that could be applied right over ugly walls or tiles!

Not up for the idea of real grasscloth that is really expensive? Try the faux version instead.

Peel and Stick Wallpaper blue grass cloth

I love how this deep navy grasscloth adds a sophisticated look to a basic “Ikea like” closet system. 

It’s nice to break up all of the white laminate shelving with a pop of color on the door. 

Or maybe try out a faux grasscloth in the back of a bookshelf?

temporary gray grasscloth wallpaper

It provides depth and dimension for displaying home accessories that a white back drop wouldn’t. 

Plus you don’t have to worry about damaging this wallpaper like you would a real grasscloth!

Peel and Stick Wallpaper Birds on Branches

Or what about some beautiful branches and birds to bring the outdoors into your home?

I’ve always LOVED this wallpaper that is simple yet elegant.

Shop Natural Elements Wallpaper 

Fabulous Florals

Installing a floral wallpaper would be a pretty big commitment. However, if it’s peel and stick if you tire of it down it goes.

Maybe start conservatively trying out a simple floral that is black and white. 

peel and stick wallpaper black and white peony

This beautiful pattern would easy to live with and redecorate around due to it’s simplicity.

A big floral like this would be beautiful in a bedroom – tween girl or adult 🙂

Florals aren’t tied to traditional decor. Use a bright and bold single color floral in a more modern environment. 

temporary wallpaper Coral Peonies in Modern Setting

This wallpaper breaks up the hard elements and brings color to what would otherwise be a stark look. 

Like LOTS of bold color? Well this floral wallpaper is for you!

watercolor floral peel and stick wallpaper

This is perfect for an accent wall paired with more subtle neutrals for a special space. 

Watercolor patterns are so in right now and this wallpaper is right on trend.

watercolor poppy flowers temporary wall paper

Here is a tamer watercolor floral option with more white space and a limited color palette featuring beautiful poppies.

I like how they paired it with black and squared edges for a unique take on traditional. 

However, if you ARE traditional and I definitely skew that direction, here is a lovely soft cherry blossom stem wallpaper.

temporary peel and stick cherry blossom in blue wallpaper

I could total see this in my bedroom and it would be beautiful!

Shop Fabulous Floral Wallpaper

Graphic Elements

Like a simpler approach? Try something more graphic instead!

What about a simple stripe? Instead of having to paint stripes you can wallpaper them on much easier.

Peel and Stick Striped Wallpaper

Just find a matching paint and ta da you can transform a flea market find into something special!

peel and stick gray metallic check wallpaper

Or dress up a simple set of shelves by wallpapering the back wall with this metallic check.

This one could also be used in a rental as a very modern backsplash. Like traditional?

Peel and Stick Wallpaper buffalo check

Try a peel and stick buffalo check instead. This wallpaper works beautifully with the current farmhouse trend.

Loving this aqua blue tone on tone origami pattern on an accent wall.

Blue Origami Peel and Stick Wallpaper

If you stare at it, it will change to look like it’s 3D and coming out of the wall 😉

It’s a fun and unique pattern for a teen bedroom or dorm room. 

A cool way to create inexpensive artwork is to use peel and stick wallpaper inside of a simple metallic frame.

Hexagon Peel and Stick Wallpaper

A line hexagon pattern becomes a trilogy in black metal frames that looks sleek and modern over a foyer table.

Or do you have old artwork sitting in an attic? Drag it out and cover over with peel and stick wallpaper to fill an empty wall!

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Love blue and white? You know I do! This is an easy to use pattern that would work in any type of decor.

This one I’d use in a powder room with a beautiful round mirror and paint the vanity a similar blue for pizazz!

Shop Graphic Elements

Lots of fun options to match any style or budget!

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Peel and Stick Temporary Wallpaper Options for Every Room and Style Temporary Wallpaper

Tips on Hanging Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Wallpaper is wallpaper even the temporary kind. So measuring your space and mapping out how much you will need is very important!

  • If you have a complex pattern, order 25% more than you THINK you need. That will give you extra to line up the pattern as needed.
  • Never used wallpaper? Pick a simple pattern like a stripe or check, so pattern matching is simple edge to edge.
  • Don’t be afraid to pull up the paper and place again to get the edges and patterns to align. It’s forgiving. 
  • For the most accuracy, use a snap-off blade utility knife instead of an Exacto knife to trim excess wallpaper. I like snap-off blades, so you can quickly get to a sharp blade. 
  • Invest in a metal ruler to use as a cutting guide and help you keep straight edges.
  • Apply wallpaper top to bottom and smooth with a smoothing tool down and across.
  • Have air bubbles? Smooth them with a smoothing tool and pop them with a pin if they won’t smooth. Push out the air through that tiny hole.

Always start with a small project and work your way up. I didn’t do that. The bookcase area above my desk was quite difficult to wallpaper with lots of cutting and piecing. 

It would have been easier to wallpaper an accent wall that was a simple rectangle!

Good luck on your temporary wallpaper projects and I hope you create something beautiful.

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Until next time…

Porch Daydreamer

Tracey

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  1. LOVED this post. I’ve always been a fan of wallpaper even after scraping my share off of walls over the years. I moved to a new “forever” home about 2 yrs ago and am still decorating. (do we ever stop?) My walls are various and assorted sizes, from vaulted in the great room to cathedral in the Morning room to stardard height w/ chair rail and picture framing below in the Dining Room. I’m certain the Dining Room will look fabulous w/ wallpaper above the chair rail and will set off the hardscape window treatment of plantation shutters. Peel and stick is the only way to go this time. No more scraping! And if I tire of my first choice, I don’t have to live with it forever. Peel away. Thanks for the inspiriration and great advice.

    1. Pat, I’m so glad this was a helpful post. I am always decorating something too – even if it’s just moving knick knacks 🙂 Hope you find the perfect pattern that you can live with for a little bit LOL.

  2. hi – love your blog, i would like to try peel n stick but it feels like amazons money and power is taking over the world, do you have other places to buy peal n stick ty!

    1. June, I typically search for the best price and Amazon with Prime is the cheapest. If you like something, you can buy most of these through the brand’s website. Hope that helps!

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