Temporary Wallpaper for Renters Interior Decorating Ideas
Removable Wallpaper for Apartments
Don't leave behind a big mess. Use this selection of removable wallpaper for apartments instead.
The most frustrating thing about living in a place you don't own is the inability to decorate the way you want.
Most landlords don't like tenants to paint their apartments because the owner loses money painting over what the tenant leaves behind. And that's understandable, most people don't know how to paint a wall, much less trim and decorative elements. The result is a problem requiring extra time and money to cleanup.
I recently came across a great new product that causes no more harm to a landlord's walls than tape and tacks do. It's called temporary wallpaper but I have also found it described as self-adhesive wallpaper and repositionable wallpaper.
The photo is Sherwin Williams temporary wallpaper called Dahlia.
All photos on this page courtesty of Amazon, Design Public and other sellers.
Modern, Contemporary Color Combinations!
How To Hang Tempaper
NEW temporary wallpaper styles just added-including temp wallpapers for kids New items added all the time.
Here's a great home furnishings site focused on modern design that is unique and not found on other sites.
They sell a line of temporary wallpaper called Tempaper in addition to all the other terrific items they carry.
Tempaper is a self-adhesive wallpaper that is vinyl coated. They use an artisan method to created the patterns that melds traditional techniques like copper plate engraving and state of the art printing processes. The result is a classic pattern that has the look and feel of 19th century wallpaper.
We show it in black and white, but it also comes in silver and black, white and fuchsia, aqua and grey, and in periwinkle and white.
The Tempaper product called "Marakesh" in the color Ruby (very striking!) is sold by Design Republic.
Temporary Decal Brings the Outdoors Inside - Add some nature to your walls
Wall stickers are another easy way to decorate without causing problems with the landlord. Patterns to satisfy the adult or child in you are easy to find at home remodeling stores and paint retailers.
A simple, black tree design can adds a touch of the outdoors to any room. Perfect with a leaf pattern motif curtain or room with floral fabrics.
Sherwin Williams has taken the plight of the renter seriously. They have more temporary wallpaper patterns on the market than anyone else--hundreds of patterns!
And it's not just formal living and dining wallpaper. They include patterns for kids and teens too. Everything from country to shabby chic to modern black and white, color, borders--ya just gotta see it to believe it!
Check out the the Sherwin Williams EasyChange Collection here. Scroll down the page and find "EasyChange Wallpapers".
The down side? Rolls start in the $20 and can go as high as the $70, and that's each roll (sometimes the rolls are packaged as doubles and so is the price!). Not bad if you plan on staying a while but pricey for some renters if you want to do a whole room.
Sherwin Williams temporary wallpaper pattern from its "EasyChange" products in a collection called "Dahlia".
Adhesive Wall Tiles
Wall tiles with adhesive backinig are easy to install. Look at these tile designs I found--metal subway tiles look terrific as a kitchen backsplash.
Old tile patterns add a vintage look to a hallway or dining area. Matching or at least blending with original tile in an older flat is possible with an inexpensive adhesive tile product.
Other Ways To Use Temporary Wallpaper
It doesn't just have to be a wall in the living space--living, dining, bedroom, entry, bathroom.
Try lining cabinets, especially the back wall of open cabinets.
What about as a
- draw liner
- closet liner
- bathroom cabinet liner
- inside a trunk liner
- apply to creative boxes and gifts
- kitchen backsplash
Have you ever used Temporary Wallpaper?
Try Wall Fabric - Instead of painting your own wall canvas
Hang a pre-printed fabric instead of painting your own pattern on canvas.
These light-weight cotton fabrics have the perfect temporary, modern patterns for sophisticated decorating.
Alternatives to Adhesive Wallpapers
Long before adhesive wallpapers were around I started using my own method of decorating my apartment walls.
I used canvas, big rolls of canvas. I would buy it at the fabric store, paint it the way I wanted it and then put grommets across the top...every six inches or so.
I would then place cup hooks, push pins (the plastic or metal ones that have some depth to them) and in one instance I used door stops (see photo) across the length of the wall, a few inches below the ceiling line. Then I would hook the canvas through the grommets and on to the "hooks" I had put into place. The canvas wasn't completely flat against the wall but had a softer look like a curtain.
Just a small warning. Those door stops are screwed into the wall at a less than lengthy depth. Hanging something heavier than light-weight canvas or fabric on them is not a good idea.
You can do something similar with butcher paper or even photographic backdrop paper and staple the paper directly to the wall. Decorate the paper with paint or use it in a layered fashion to create stripes, squares and other patterns.