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Best Reusable Wallpaper + Where To Use It

Whether you’re a commitment-phobe, a college student, or a renter, reusable wallpaper adds personality to your space. It’s also convenient, as temporary wallpaper is easy to take down when it’s time to move.

Removable wallpaper can be easily applied on your own, and you won’t be at risk of losing your security deposit. Plus, it’s also economically efficient, as it’s more affordable than hiring a professional.

Because it’s an option that’s easy to take down, removable paper is a solution that’s both amazing and affordable for renters or even students in college. (Or if you would simply like a change that can be easily peeled off when you’re ready to try something new again.)

Otherwise known as temporary or peel-and-stick wallpaper, this wallpaper is quickly becoming a growing trend in home design.

There are so many options that it can become quite a mission to decide which one is best for you. Here are some tips on how to select the right wallpaper for you:

  • If you’re a first-time temporary wallpaper installer, opt for a design that’s stick-and-peel so that you don’t have to add in the adhesive yourself.
  • Choose a good quality paper that’s a bit weighted and not overly sticky.
  • Look for a temporary wallpaper that’s reusable in order to benefit from your investment and be environmentally friendly.
  • Select a pattern that is forgiving enough to hide any imperfections.
  • Patterns with straight lines may be more challenging to apply than ones with a whimsical print.

The 8 Best Ways To Use Reusable Wallpaper

Customize Your Stairs…

Women walking down temporary usable papered stairs holding yellow and white coffee cup and wearing red shoes.
via A Beautiful Mess

Add patterns in a unique and unexpected way to your staircase. Cover the bottom part of your stairs with wallpaper to add a modern feel to your staircase and to showcase it!

Give Your Laundry Room A Makeover…

All white laundry room showing half of the wall with temporary paper.
via Run To Radiance

This may be the most obvious way of the bunch, but it’s a great way to make use of wallpaper if you don’t have the budget or time to cover the whole room. Just add to one wall to give your room a makeover. I’m crazy about this reusable wallpaper that was used from Wallternatives.

Dress Up Your Drawers…

White bedside table with two drawers with temporary paper with green leaves
via A Beautiful Mess

Give your nightstands some love with a little makeover. Like using palm paper to cover the front of your nightstand’s drawers for a creative punch. The great thing is, this project only takes a few minutes to do.

Give Your Bookcase A Bold Look With…

White bookshelf with blue and white reusable paper in the back.
via Spoonflower

Bookcases that are built-in are perfect for storage and display purposes and make a great addition for any room. Adding reusable paper to the back wall of your built-in bookcase has the ability to change it from being functional and simple, to being bold and fun.

Turn Your Temporary Wallpaper Into Works Of Art…

Bedroom with 4 pictures on the wall with framed reusable paper as art
via House Beautiful

Wallpaper art works well and is underappreciated. You can complement your home’s aesthetic and add beauty by presenting wallpaper prints in a picture frame. If the commitment of wallpapering a whole space is too much, repurposing it by displaying it inside of frames is a great choice!

Turn Your Ceiling Into Marc Chagall’s Paris Opéra…

Bedroom with blue reusable paper on the ceiling.
via Bob Vila

Your guests will be mesmerized by a design feature that’s often overlooked. Leave them in awe with a pattern overhead by giving your room a more defined and unified look, creating feelings of expansiveness and intimacy. Incorporate reusable wallpaper on the ceiling of your entryway.

Turn Your Entry And Closet Doors Into Show-Stoppers…

closet doors one of them is covered with multicolored reusable paper
via House Logic

This can be a very cool way to refresh your living space with something that’s a little different. Make your plain and boring door shine by making use of your favorite reusable paper. Cover the whole door, or make a long vertical strip going down.

The 10 Cutest Temporary Wallpapers:

Now that you know some of the fun things you can do with it, let’s look at some of the cutest temporary wallpapers on the market!

Drop It Modern Femme Temporary Wallpaper

This forward-thinking, Picasso line drawing inspired removable wallpaper would make for the perfect backdrop for your pictures. With its unique design and abstract shapes, you will get a creative shot for Instagram.

Textured Brick Steel & Stick Temporary Wallpaper

Fake it till you make it with this exposed brick wall removable wallpaper. It’s affordable too, you can get yours from Target.

Chasing Paper Starburst Tile Temporary Wallpaper

If you’re into styles that are modern, minimal, and geometric, – then this is the perfect choice for you! This temporary wallpaper mimics a geometric-style tiled wall.

New York Temporary Wallpaper

Are you lacking views of New York’s skyline? Then get yourself this Gravure-printed temporary wallpaper- it will do just the trick!

Terrazzo Temporary Wallpaper

Incorporate Terrazzo with this pastel take in the form of temporary wallpaper, without having to commit to something permanent.

Constellations Temporary Wallpaper

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? Instead of counting sheep, fall asleep looking at your favorite constellations. This navy design brings an instant sense of calm and is by Tempaper.

Italian Tile Temporary Wallpaper

This wallpaper is an ornate option that’s inspired by tiles from around the world to make your walls appear like a traditional palazzo. Your wall will have a welcome pop of color by this bold shade of blue.

Tropical Jungle Temporary Wallpaper

Add a bit of greenery to your walls with this stunning take on jungle leaves. This is another design from Tempaper.

Jovana Temporary Wallpaper

A design that gives off both design-forward and playful vibes is Jovana by Anthropologie. This temporary wallpaper is a striking combination between statement and subtle, making it a happy medium. Its print feels earthy and is eye-catching.

After you have found the right temporary wallpaper for you and you have finished measuring, ordering, and installing it- you will realize that the finished product was worth all the effort. Wallpaper adds depth to your home, whether you have chosen a whimsical design or a traditional print.


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Tania Griffis is an accomplished writer, blogger, and interior designer with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She started her popular blog, Run to Radiance, in 2011, demonstrating her design expertise through the personal remodeling of six houses to millions of readers across the globe.

Tania also owns The Creative Wheelhouse, a respected ghostwriting agency for bloggers, further showcasing her talent for creating engaging and informative content.

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