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.
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?