There are tons of adhesive wall decorations out on the market right now — call it contact paper, vinyl decals, shelf paper or removable wallpaper. Any of the above is a great go-to for enhancing your kitchen cabinets on the fly. Easy to remove, and very affordable, these are also a very do-able stopgap measure before your dream kitchen makeover.
- Emily Henderson used striped paper on the toe kick of Joy's office kitchen cabinets, as seen on Design Sponge.
- We've featured contact paper from Panyl before. Here Country Living uses it to give some IKEA cabinet fronts a welcome facelift.
- Or, go with a cheerful pattern instead of one solid color. This kitchen, from a short-term London rental home, gets its charm from a pretty violet toile. From Liga Studios.
- Don't forget that washi tape is really just a narrower cousin of contact paper. Japanese makers MT used this display kitchen to showcase their latest line of wide masking tapes.
- Line the insides only for a bright spot in an otherwise neutral kitchen. Julia Childs' childhood kitchen (as seen on Gilded Mint) got a makeover that included some soft-toned wallpaper behind glass front doors.
Would you try any of these some weekend?
(Images: as linked above)