There are few things that aren’t better with a little color added to them. That being said, it’s probably obvious that your apt needs some pizzazz to really make it you. While adding colourful accents like rugs, plants, and painted furniture will help spice up your living space, if you want something that’s totally customizable then you’ll love removable wallpaper. Removable wall coverings are an easy way to change the design of your entire place without having to repaint or redecorate. You can stick them right on your wall and take them right off. And these days, they’re coming in styles that look just like the paint on your walls so they seamlessly blend right in once applied.
Can you add your own style to your apartment with the removable wallpaper?
Adding your personal touch to your apartment is one of the best ways to create a space that’s truly yours. It allows you to show off your personality and inject some fun into a space that can sometimes feel a little drab.
Unfortunately, most renters don’t have the freedom to paint their walls or install new flooring at will. If you’re renting your apartment, you probably won’t be able to do much to change the look and feel of one of the biggest elements in a room: the walls.
Luckily, there’s a way to get around this conundrum: removable wallpaper! With removable wallpaper, renters can add their own style and flair to their apartments without breaking any rules or risking their security deposits.
What is Removable Wallpaper?
Removable wallpaper is an easy-to-install alternative for renters that want to change up the look of their apartment without breaking any rules or risking their security deposit. It’s an adhesive-free vinyl material that sticks to flat surfaces with ease, allowing you to cover up boring white walls and add a unique pattern or design without having to worry about damaging your rental property.
How to install removable wallpaper on the wall
Since most removable wallpaper is sold in rolls, it’s pretty similar to applying cute boho wallpaper. The only difference is that with removable wallpaper, you won’t have to worry about water or paste (which can leave stains on walls). We’ll walk you through each step of the process so you can install your own beautiful removable wallpaper in no time.
What you’ll need:
- Removable wallpaper
- Masking tape
- Scissors or box cutter
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Step ladder (optional)
How to Install Peel and Stick Wallpaper.
If you’ve ever seen peel and stick wallpaper you know it’s a great way to decorate with no mess, no paste, and no experience necessary! It’s easy in concept but it can be tricky in practice. Here’s a few tips for installing peel and stick wallpaper that will help make your project go much smoother.
Plan your project first:
Most removable wallpaper is not reusable or repositionable so it’s important to plan out your project before you start. Make sure you’ve measured the space correctly and decide if you’ll need to cut around any corners or trim pieces before starting. Most patterns are “drop match” which means that each strip of wallpaper will drop down from the previous strip. If this is the case you’ll want to make sure that the pattern is perfectly straight so that it matches up when hanging multiple strips of paper.
Prep your walls:
If you’re applying over a wallpapered surface make sure that any loose pieces are removed and the surface is smooth again before applying the new paper. If you’re applying over slightly textured surfaces like “orange peel” or knockdown texture make sure there are no loose pieces on the wall and use an ultra-smooth foam.
Apply the wallpaper
Mix enough wallpaper paste in accordance with pack instructions. Using a broad brush or roller, apply the paste directly to the back of the paper. Align your first length of paper so it is square and level to one corner of your feature wall. Start pasting each length about half a metre from the top of the wall so you can easily smooth out any air bubbles as you work downwards. Use a broad decorator’s knife to trim away excess paper at the bottom and along skirting boards.
In sum, there are certainly a lot of things to take into consideration before applying wallpaper. Aside from that, you want to make sure the wall is level and stable, smooth the surface out, and always cut the paper with the knife’s bevel facing up so it applies easier.