The Wonderful World of Temporary Wallpaper

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It seems as though removable wallpaper is everywhere at the moment but the question I keep asking myself is, "Where was it 10 years ago?!" Seriously. How many failed accent walls can one girl endure? It’s about time we had a better solution. Now the only thing left to invent is a time machine so I can go back and wipe out all those foolhardy statement walls...

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My favorite thing about removable wallpaper is that it allows you to go bold while remaining temporary. Two characteristics that rarely seem to coincide. I love this look behind a mirror in a powder room (remember, less square footage equals less $$$) or in a small foyer.

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Here’s my two cents that can literally buy nothing. There’s no point in being shy about giving a small space an injection of color and pattern. No amount of white paint will ever make that cubby hole look bigger than it is. It’s physics. Or some other scientific field related to space and light. Better to keep the eye interested and moving around to give the illusion that the space is bigger than it seems. Wallpaper serves this purpose perfectly!

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That being said, some of us are just naturally adverse to patterns. If pattern-phobia isn’t a thing, it totally should be. Removable wallpaper allows you to dabble with this style before making a commitment. In this home, the homeowners covered the back of their built ins with a print to give an injection of style. Low risk, high reward. Even the most beat up paperbacks would look cute on those shelves.

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If that still feels like too much, what about using a print in a space that rarely sees any love? The stair riser! Who knew stairs could ever be so glam?

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Kids rooms are another great space to go the temporary route. You know how they’re always growing out of things? Well, now you don’t have to stress out when they get "too old of dinosaurs."As if there’s even such a thing.

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Lastly, I love the idea of using a print to ground a bedroom and create a visual headboard of sorts. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a floral print headboard rather than just some boring old wooden rectangle?

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Removable wallpaper can give your space that something extra to help take it to the next level. A lots of shops sell removable wallpaper these days and I’m sure you’ll be able to find something that suits your style. Whether it be graphic, romantic, nautical or dinosaurs, there’s something for everyone - at least until you change your mind.

01: crystal wallpaper// 02: lemon wallpaper// 03: marlow wallpaper // 04: aja (khaki) wallpaper// 05: marbled grey and white wallpaper// 06: muse in mint wallpaper// 07: pink paisley wallpaper// 08: rose garden wallpaper


For more wallpaper wisdom: 9 Ways to Bring the Tropics Indoors with Wallpaper | How to Accent Your Bathroom with Wallpaper

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Tiina Treasure is a home decor enthusiast and a self proclaimed cheapskate. She's renovating her Brooklyn apartment and chronicling the journey on Instagram and her blog, Layers and Layers of Paint. Her apartment has been featured on Design*Sponge and is a hodgepodge of IKEA, vintage, and curbed finds. When she's not obsessing over the latest design trend she a doting cat-mom and an indifferent wife. Her husband approved this bio.