Home decorating has a new unlikely hero. Before you conjure up memories of your last frustrating experience with wallpaper, you’ll be delighted to know today’s wallpaper bears little resemblance to your grandma’s stuff, especially when it comes to applying and removing it.
Modern wallpapers come in a dizzying array of designs and patterns, and it’s the perfect choice for renters who want to add some pizazz to drab walls that may not be painted. Some of the hottest designs include chalkboard-style removable paper, geometric designs and bold digital prints. Some wallpaper companies even allow you to measure your space and order the exact dimensions you need for your room – no cutting involved!
Another hot trend is embossed removable wallpaper. The raised designs look good on their own, or they can be enhanced by painting it. And when it’s time to move or redecorate, removable wallpaper simply just peels off, leaving nothing behind, without damaging your walls.
To install your removable wallpaper, all you’ll need is a measuring tape, a large sponge, a utility knife and a smoothing tool. It is possible to rent wallpaper equipment from many local rental equipment companies.
If your paper comes in rolls, you might want to flatten it with books for a few days to make putting it up even easier. Make sure your walls are free of dust, smudges and grease. All it takes is a wipe-down with a sponge, warm water and a little mild soap. Removable wallpaper has a protective backing on it. Once your walls are dry, simply peel off about 10 inches of the backing, starting from the top, and begin applying it to the wall. If the design you choose requires that the panels need matching up, there are plenty of tutorials online that show you how to do it quickly and easily.
Whether you want impact on just one statement wall, or are ready to give a whole room a fresh look, you have a great new alternative to paint – stress-free, sweat-free removable wallpaper!