Incorporating Removable Wallpaper into Your Home

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When I moved into my last apartment a few years ago, I knew I wasn’t going to be living there for a year or two (ended up staying for two!) so I wanted to keep things simple design-wise. The space was small but the ceilings were high, the room was front-facing, and the walls and trim were painted white – It was the perfect little room.

Even though I swooned over the all-white space (seriously, it was what dreams were made of and the natural light was 👌🏻), I decided I wanted to add some color to the room but since I didn’t want to paint and I was in a rental apartment, I was limited to adding color through bedding, furniture, or decor and finally made the decision to go the removable wallpaper route. And I couldn’t be happier with the decision.

Removable wallpaper is my jam.

Now that I’m out of my previous apartment, and have been through all of the stages of installing temporary wallpaper, living with it, and taking it down, I can confidently say that removable wallpaper is the best thing since sliced bread.

Installation & Removal

The great thing about removable wallpaper is that it comes in strips so it’s easy to fit to your walls, even if they’re uneven, have low ceilings in some spot, or have windows along the walls. Make sure to measure the space you want to install the wallpaper and even leave a little wiggle room so you know how much to order. The first panel did take me some time to install, but after I got the hang of it, it was a quick and easy process to install the remaining panels.

In total, I ended up having the wallpaper up for two years and guys – it did not budge. There were no tears or wrinkles and it didn’t fade. It looked exactly the same on the day that I took it down before I moved out as it did on the day I installed it. The best part? When I did remove it, it didn’t pull any of the paint off of the wall and came off SO easily.

Monstera Leave Removable Wallpaper
Monstera Leave Removable Wallpaper

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Where to Install Removable Wallpaper

Thanks to the endless pattern and color options you can now get removable wallpaper in, it is so easy to incorporate it into any space in your home. On walls, as a faux backsplash, on the ceilings – if you can dream it, you can make it work!

Our new space needs a lot of TLC and along with painting, we’re hoping to install some removable wallpaper in the the bedroom or living room. Since I had such an amazing experience with Wallflora in the past, I’m hoping Chris and I can agree on one of the patterns they carry! I mean c’mon, these lemons would look so cute in the kitchen, riiiiightt????!

Have you tried removable wallpaper yet?

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28 Comments

  1. 9.13.19
    Laura S said:

    This wallpaper is beautiful! I am thinking wallpaper like this would be perfect for Leighton’s room!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Laura!! Removeable wallpaper would look SO good in her room!

  2. 9.13.19
    Jessica Camerata said:

    I’m thinking about doing some sort of wallpaper in my office for an accent. Great tips!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Oh my gosh, that would look AMAZING!

  3. 9.13.19

    I LOVE that print! It looks gorgeous in your home. I might need to try this!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Stephanie!!

  4. 9.13.19
    Anna English said:

    I’ve always loved this idea, but am worried it’s too big of a task for me to do all by myself! You make it look easy.

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s SO easy! Give it a try!

  5. 9.13.19
    rebecca said:

    I have been dying to wall paper a wall in my bedroom but haven’t ever pulled the trigger! This is making me want to finallly do it!

    xx rebecca // the crystal press

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      You need to do it!

  6. 9.13.19
    Lizzie said:

    I totally want to do this for our apartment! I’ve been crazing something different and this is just what I need!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s such a fun way to spruce up any room!

  7. 9.13.19

    Love this, I’ve been super into using removable wallpaper in my dorm room because it doesn’t damage the walls!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s such a fun way to add character to any space. I’m thinking about doing it on my ceiling, next!

  8. 9.13.19

    Great post girl! I think I might try removable wallpaper once I get an apartment!
    xo Aurora

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It is SO good! YOu need to try it!

  9. 9.15.19

    I just moved into a studio and have been thinking about removable wall paper! I love this print 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Do it!!!

  10. 9.15.19
    Greta said:

    I love this idea! I definitely want to do this to a bathroom or do an accent wall.

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      Yes! I had it on an accent wall in my last apartment and was obsessed!

  11. 9.16.19
    Caitlin said:

    I want to put removable wallpaper in our downstairs bathroom so badly but I’m nervous I’ll mess up the installation. I never can put things up straight or line them up correctly!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      OMG You have to do it! It’s super easy and looks amazing!

  12. 9.16.19
    Darleen said:

    Love removable wallpaper. I put it in my daughter’s room and she loves it! It’s so gorgeous and easy to apply. Love the pattern you choose!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s so fun! I can’t wait to incorporate it into other rooms in my home!

  13. 9.16.19

    I haven’t tried wallpaper yet. I do love how it looks and is way easier than painting, specially with all the fancy patterns that you can find out there. I believe that wallpapers are here to stay!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It is such a fun way to change up the feel of any room!

  14. 9.17.19
    Em said:

    I have never tried removable wallpaper, but now I want to try it in a room in our house!

    • 11.6.19
      Rachel said:

      It is AWESOME!