Two decades ago, the wallpaper that is now haunting your master bath was all the rage. Today, though, it has to go. Lucky for you, removing wallpaper is relatively simple with some elbow grease and just a few household items.
Designers wanted the bedroom to feel like a calm oasis, so they kept the colors cool and airy, with some unexpected pops of bold color. Layering patterns and textures creates an inviting space, and removable wallpaper was the perfect way to create commitment-free interest to the walls.
The back of this built-in bookcase is lined with Novogratz Constellation removable wallpaper. The off-white peel-and-stick paper with gold foil design creates striking contrast against the deep green walls and dark wood shelves and can easily be removed or replaced. Accessories like a "hello" sign made from wire, astronaut artwork, a moon LED night light and a brontosaurus tillandsia planter add to the whimsy of the display.
Gold and white removable wallpaper gives this standard dorm room desk an instant feminine flair. A mint green desk mat and matching basket outline the work space and help keep it organized. Colorful supplies like notebooks and pencils can be left out for extra decoration.
Dorm room furniture can be pretty plain, but there's a quick solution — removable wallpaper! Mix and match patterns to create a layered look. Here, we paired a large, organic floral pattern with a smaller, structured geometric X pattern.
Gold and white floral removable wallpaper breathes instant life into this standard dorm room desk. The chair is dressed up with a plush throw blanket and multicolored accent pillow. Cute notebooks and school supplies add color and pattern making them useful and decorative.
Peel-and-stick adhesive backing has come a long way, baby — there’s a pattern available for every kitchen style these days, and you can even design your own at Spoonflower. This cabinet was lined with Spoonflower’s removable wallpaper by DIY blogger Jessi Wohlwend at PracticallyFunctional.com (the design shown is “quatrefoil lg yellow” by designer misstiina).
Because this space is a rental, LABLstudio used removable wallpaper as a wallcovering. Hand-painted, watercolor pinstripes adorn remaining walls, continuing the gray and cream color palette. To save money, the designer painted the client’s existing bed a high-gloss gray and hung a shelf above to serve in place of a bedside table.
A dorm room desk tucked under a lofted bed maximizes your available floor space. Wall space can be livened with posters or trinkets to represent your home state. Colorful school supplies are useful for working and also serve as cute decor on the desktop. An easily removable wallpaper over the desk top gives it an extra personal touch.
A fresh coat of paint can completely transform your rental, but a newly wallpapered wall makes a can't-miss statement. Don't worry, it's temporary. "Removable wallpaper is one of the most transformative things you can do to your space," said Brittany Hayes of Addison's Wonderland. "Since it isn't permanent, it provides the opportunity to try a bold look with patterns, prints and colors."
Hand-painted pinstripes and removable wallpaper on one accent wall add instant style to this small rented studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side. A West Elm Henry sofa comes alive with pillows that feature bold brushstrokes of magenta, and a feather Juju hangs above as a whimsical touch. A Blu Dot for Target console table does triple duty as a vanity, workspace and dining table.
This Upper West Side studio began its life as a bland white box. Now, soft cream on the walls continues to the ceiling beams, adding depth and dimension to the space. The hand-painted pinstriped paint treatment is both easy to produce and easy to cover up, an ideal combo for a rental. Removable wallpaper by LABLstudio forms a focal point on one wall, and layered bedding exudes youthful, casual charm.
All you need for your own personal home library or reading nook is a good bookshelf and a spot for a comfortable armchair. This reading spot makes use of a spot beneath a staircase that would otherwise be wasted. The back of the built-in bookcase is lined with removable wallpaper to give a pop of contrast to the moody green walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Country Squire. The nook includes an arc lamp to provide task lighting for reading and a small side table to hold a beverage, a soothing candle or the current book club book.
By removing the doors that separated the living room from the rest of the home's spaces, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's hit series Fixer Upper, were able to create a more open, continuous space for these happy homeowners. To connect the spaces, Joanna removed outdated wallpaper and replaced it with warm, beige paint throughout the home, creating continuity in this bright, open home.