What You Need To Know About Removing Temporary Wallpaper, Before You Hang It
Removable wallpaper seems like one of those “too good to be true” design elements. You get the charm and elegance of wallpaper, without having to painstakingly remove it with steamers, hot soapy water, and 22 different types of wall scrapers. Once you tire of it, all you do is just grab a corner and pull it down. A while back, we installed some for a makeover project and then returned after a couple of months to take it down.
Jun 28, 2016
Mad for Large Scenic Murals? How to DIY the Look in a Rental
Wallpapers are wall coverings, but they can also decorative works of art. Scenic wallpapers can span multiple walls and make a massive statement. Reproductions of the hand-painted originals are available from companies like Zuber, but they are both permanent and expensive. What about renters who want the look without the price tag and commitment? Furniture: Above, Megan Pflug transformed this entryway credenza using a custom image printed large-scale that she then adhered onto the front.
Jun 22, 2016
Design Guide: Coloring Book Wallpapers for Your Inner Child
What’s better than a coloring book? How about an entire wall that you can color in? These coloring book wallpapers will make your home into a beautiful, ever-evolving project that you’re sure to enjoy just as much while you’re creating it as you will when it’s done. You may never leave the house again.
Jun 20, 2016
10 Eye-Catching Entryways With One Simple, Stylish Thing in Common
By now, you should know that there are no miracle cures in decorating. But this idea might be as close as they come. If you want a shortcut to giving your entryway serious style, there’s just one answer… No matter your taste, you can find a wallpaper that suits your style. And the entryway, being such a small room that it is, is the perfect place to go hog-wild with it.
Jun 17, 2016
These GIFs Show How Wallpaper Totally Transforms a Room
Tired of staring at your beige or blank walls? Paint would be an improvement, but wallpaper could be just the thing your room needs to take it to the next level. Still on the fence about wallpaper though? I “erased” the wallpaper from these three rooms so you could see the dramatic difference that happens in a space when you add patterned wallpaper (even on just one accent wall!).
Jun 9, 2016
No Watering Required: Beautiful Bold Leafy Plant Prints
Boisterous plant prints debuted decades ago, but these lively leaves have endured. They’ve become a classic way to add eye-catching glamour. Easier to care for than an actual plant, these bold prints add a vibrant, verdant feel to a space. Check out these eight rooms that got playful with plant prints in their design. (Pictured above:) A kitchen accent wall and ceiling use a palm print wall paper from Carleton Varney in Kristen’s Palm Beach-Inspired Home In Burbank.
May 22, 2016
11 Beautiful Wall Murals That Will Make You Want to Break Up with Paint
Why settle for an oversized piece of art when you could have a piece of art that covers the whole wall? These 11 murals will have a big, big impact—hang one on the wall and your decorating job is pretty much done. A quick note to start: a wall mural differentiates from wallpaper in that it does not repeat. It’s an entire scene stretch across a determined width, while wallpaper matches up and repeats indefinitely.
Feb 17, 2016
Reversible Decor: 15 Temporary Wallpapers for the Bathroom
Want to glam up your rental bathroom and get your security deposit back when you move out? Need to primp your powder room without it devolving into a Lucy and Ethel, Paperhangers debacle? Temporary wallpaper is the product for you. The closest removable wallpaper to the gorgeous orange number above that I could find is Scallop Hills in Mandarin by The Lovely Wall.
Jun 29, 2015
Before & After: Cabinet Gets “Cabin Fever”
A simple shoe cabinet was becoming a dumping ground for recycling— and not much style. Jeremy decided to use temporary wallpaper to transform this little corner into something more rustic mid-century: From Jeremy: I bought the shoe cabinet from Wayfair to, obviously, reign in our (fab) shoe collection. While it’s been great and done its job admirably, it’s not very attractive (and it ends being a place to dump our recycling!).
Jan 26, 2015
Before & After: Blank Space Goes Graphic
What to do when your place is a total blank space? Kristin overcame the unlimited possibilities of her white-and-concrete living room, and went big and bold with graphic wallpaper. See how it looks now: From Kristin: There are good things and there are bad things about moving into a house with white walls (not even a backsplash in the kitchen!) and concrete floors. The good: It’s a totally blank canvas.
Jan 14, 2015
Before & After: A Bland Spare Room Gets a Bold, Contrasting Makeover!
What to do when you’ve got a spare bedroom on the boring side and are looking for a creative place to work? You tackled it stylishly like Marie and her husband did with their extra room, creating one seriously dramatic, contrasting space to get creative in! From Marie: Our renovation started off quickly because, four days after moving in, a pipe burst in the bedroom’s ceiling and flooded the entire floor and closet.
Oct 26, 2014
Before & After: A Cheap, Quick DIY Wall Treatment Idea for Renters
Are you a renter looking for something to add uniqueness, personality and texture to a wall without damaging your home (so you can get your security deposit back)? We love the idea Alicia and her husband tried out in their bedroom — and it’s something any renter could do in a few hours on the weekend! From Alicia: We bought pre-painted white wood, made a few cuts with the miter saw and actually used hot glue to make the diamonds!
Sep 20, 2014
13 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About
Because renters like nice things too!
Jul 21, 2014
Best Bargain Buys: 10 Stylish Wallpapers Under $100/Roll
Wallpaper, the oft-maligned, terribly misunderstood wall covering, is enjoying a much deserved comeback. The days of impossible to hang, doubly impossible to remove old-fashioned ditzy floral nightmares are thankfully in the past. Modern wallpapers are easy to hang, easier to remove, and feature motifs created by popular artists, bloggers, and designers. Of course, these new wonder wallpapers can sometimes come with a hefty price tag.
Jun 3, 2014
Before & After: An Entryway That Goes From Beige to Wow With a 3D Pattern
You know how we’re always saying that entryways are a perfect spot for walls that wow? This before and after certainly highlights what a difference design in one’s entryway can make! It was a lot of work (and a lot of math) but you might find inspiration for your own entryway with this neat 3D wall pattern idea.
Apr 19, 2014
Before & After: Dana’s Darling DIY Cottage Bathroom Update
Dana and her husband had a pretty standard bathroom with some pretty dated wallpaper. Together, they tackled a series of DIY projects that transformed an old and tired bathroom into a new bright space with a seriously darling DIY cottage feel. From Dana: We chose a cool white and aqua palette for our cottage style bathroom. My husband updated the floor with white ceramic hex tile. To complement, he installed beadboard around the room.
Mar 30, 2014
Real Room Inspiration: Decals, Removable Wallpaper, Washi Tape & Contact Paper
Whether you’re a renter, a non-committal type of person, or have growing kids that like to change their minds often, there are plenty of reasons to explore the option of temporary wall decor. It can also be very affordable, depending on which route you go and how creative you get. Here are ten examples of how you can use decals, removable wallpaper, washi tape, or contact paper in your space.
Mar 28, 2014
Before & After: From Boring Bathroom to Bold!
Looking for the inspiration + resources to transform a boring bathroom into something that wows? Darlene Chimaliro and Caty Tillman of Studio MOD(ish) were tasked with adding some personality to a boring condo for a young fun couple. The two bathrooms were transformed, each to match the style of either spouse. The guest bathroom — dramatic and over-the-top — was designed to reflect the wife’s bold tastes, and Darlene and Caty shared the resources they used to create this look.
Mar 9, 2014
Design Dilemma Solved: 7 Ways to Add Visual Height to a Room
Something feeling “off” about one of your rooms? It could be the space is a little too heavy on the low-end. You might need a visual weight adjustment. Relocating certain design details high-up in a space can create a more sophisticated, balanced room. There are ideas you can try that will take only a little time to tackle, and there are some that might take the afternoon. You decide what your room might need and how much time you have this weekend!
Mar 8, 2014
Good Questions: How to Remove Aluminum Off the Wall?
AT reader Jessica inherited the decor decisions of a previous tenant and is having problems trying to remove it:“My bathroom downstairs has aluminum foil applied to the walls and I can’t get it off. I think the people who lived here before me applied it with glue and it’s proving to be impossible to remove. Can you tell me the best way to remove it? Thank you.”We think you’ve got several options. The first being the easiest to try, but possibly time consuming.
Aug 5, 2008