Real Room Inspiration: Decals, Removable Wallpaper, Washi Tape & Contact Paper

published Mar 28, 2014
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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.

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In most cases, using these forms of temporary wall decor is a way to add some playful or colorful interest to a space. They are especially great for nurseries and children’s rooms because of the bold colors, but most importantly, they can easily change as the little one grows up. For teenagers, it’s a great way to really infuse their personality into their space. And for the rest of us grown-ups, it’s just a great way to have some fun, no strings attached.

1. A fun gold polka-dot hallway, as spotted on the German blog Ohhh Mhhh.
2. This removable wallpaper looks great in Theresa’s modern kitchen, as featured on

The Kitchn

3. Try using contact paper as art in your room, as seen on
Chasing Paper.
4. Bring a little nature into your bedroom with faux birch tree wallpaper, as in this room featured on

5. Use colorful washi tape to make your door into art, as seen on

6. Never get bored working at this desk covered in washi tape, a DIY project by Elise Blaha.
7. Get creative with washi tape and use it to frame your inspiration, as in this project from Design Sponge.
8. Get stylish without commitment by using a print like this removable wallpaper by Betapet.
9. These triangle decals look perfect in this nursery, featured on Green Wedding Shoes.