Whether you’re a seasoned home renovation pro or you shudder at the thought of making a bad paint color decision, there’s something to be said for home improvement ideas that are easy to use and just as easy to change up if you don’t like the results.
Peel and stick wallpaper is one of those kinds of ideas.
It can be used to add pattern and color to plain walls without damaging them. Unlike traditional wallpaper (which requires messy pasting), peel and stick wallpaper is much easier to install and remove.
Peel and stick wallpaper options have definitely improved over the years, and today you can find colors and designs that suit just about any design style.
It’s not just for walls; peel and stick wallpaper has many uses around the house. You just need a little out-of-the-box thinking.
For example, what about updating an old thrift store find without dragging out the paint brushes? What about adding a non-permanent splash of color to your staircase? You can do that easily with peel and stick wallpaper. The possibilities are endless.
Here are five different home decor uses for this beautiful home decor solution:
1. Temporary Flooring
While this one is a little controversial and not as widely used, it can work!
It’s possible to use peel and stick wallpaper on flooring such as laminate tiles, concrete, and linoleum, and then sealed with several coats of polyurethane.
Done correctly, it can last quite a few years, providing a temporary solution for flooring that you don’t like, at least until you’re ready to replace your floors.
2. On the Ceiling
When it comes to decorating, we often forget the fifth wall (the ceiling).
Papering the ceiling can add character to an awkward room, appear to improve its proportions, or add a pattern to a scheme that could use some extra spice. And while wallpapering a ceiling is trickier (neck cramp alert), the results are well worth the effort.
3. Accent (feature) wall
The perfect way to add a fun element to a bare room. Accent walls are a much cheaper alternative to wallpapering an entire room. When you choose the right kind of style, a wallpapered accent wall can add a lot of character!
4. Decorating Furniture
Feeling unsure about painting that special piece of furniture? Maybe you just want a quick and easy DIY project that’s mess-free? Using peel and stick wallpaper is an excellent way to update furniture. Change your mind later?
You can simply remove the paper without damaging the furniture underneath. For example, apply peel and stick wallpaper to the front, sides, top, or even the inside of a drawer.
5. Lining Kitchen Cabinets
Finally, use peel and stick wallpaper, to take your kitchen cabinets from bland and ordinary to beautiful…fast!
If you’re not ready for a complete kitchen teardown, peel and stick wallpaper offers a great way to spice up the look of your cabinets with a minimum of effort.
You can add a little personality to your kitchen in many superficial ways. For a start, remove your kitchen cabinet doors (making sure they are safely stored somewhere) to achieve an open shelving effect.
Then line the back of them with a beautiful peel and stick wallpaper that really shows off your style.
Tip: Use a coordinating design for your kitchen backsplash to really jazz things up!