Who doesn’t love a home décor DIY? When it comes to decorating our homes, the ways in which you can do it is almost endless.
Just scrolling through Instagram, TikTok or Pinterest for two minutes will leave you with a list DIY ideas a mile long.
If you’re looking for some exciting ways to refresh your home’s décor, you should definitely keep reading, because we’re going to tell you about some of the incredible and less-traditional ways that you can use removable wallpaper to decorate your home.
What is removable wallpaper?
Also known as temporary wallpaper, self-adhesive wallpaper and peel and stick wallpaper, removable wallpaper is a type of wallpaper that been designed as an affordable and easier option that traditional wallpaper.
Though it looks pretty similar to traditional wallpaper, removable wallpaper differs in that you don’t require any additional materials or tools to install it, and nor do you need a professional, you can do it yourself.
Possibly the best thing about removable wallpaper though, is in the name – it’s removable. That means that you don’t have to make a huge commitment to a permanent colour or pattern – you can leave it up for as long as you like. And when it’s installed correctly, it removes cleanly and easily – which is music to the ears of renters everywhere!
Unusual ways you can use removable wallpaper in your home
While wallpaper has traditionally been used to cover the walls of homes, the introduction of removable wallpaper has completely changed the game.
Lots of people are of course, using removable wallpaper on their walls - to add a splash of colour or a bit of a refresh to their home’s style. However, as people have discovered how easy it is to use removable wallpaper, they have started experimenting a lot more.
We’ve put together a list of our favourite ways people have been using removable wallpaper in their home. So, if you’re looking for some unique DIYs, you know what to do – keep reading!
1. Create a feature wall
Let’s face it, when it comes to home decoration, a lot of us like to play it safe. While this idea doesn’t stray too far from the traditional use of wallpaper, what makes it different is the low commitment levels.
Feature walls have gone in and out of style, and when it comes to feature walls, the point is to make them bold and stand out. However, adding a bold splash of paint is risky, and very permanent – and while you can always paint over it, it will be costly and take time to get it exactly right. If you’re a renter, you can just forget about the idea of creating a feature wall with paint in the first place.
Using removable wallpaper for a feature wall is a total game changer. You can go as bold as like and not stress about it, because it’s temporary. If you get over the style, or want to update it, you simply peel and remove!
2. Add some excitement to your backsplash
A bold splashback has become a trendy feature of homes in modern times. However, having a new backsplash installed is no walk in the park. It’s costly, and if you’re chasing a particular trend, it might only be in style for a short while.
One way you combat this is by using removable wallpaper to update your backsplash. You can get all sorts of styles of removable wallpaper, including ones that look like actual wall tiles!
3. Update up above
A slightly less traditional place for wallpaper, though more traditional than some of the other options we have coming up, is adding removable wallpaper to your ceiling. Having your ceiling a different colour can overhaul the entire feel of a room.
Think of your ceiling as essentially another way version of a feature wall. It can make your room feel larger or cosier – whatever you like.
You could make your own version of the Sistine Chapel in your very own living room with the right wallpaper!
4. Accent those difficult spaces
Every home has one of those awkward spaces, whether it’s a slim wall on the other side of a closet, or it’s the small triangle shaped wall on the side of your staircase, this patch of wall doesn’t have to be boring.
With removable wallpaper you can add some colour and life to this unused and frankly, boring, patch of wall. It can be a terrific way to extend the aesthetic of other areas of your home and tie in your colour palette.
5. Add a pop of colour behind closed doors
An exciting and unexpected place to find some life is at the back of your closet or cupboards in your home. You can complement your home’s colour palette by adding removable wallpaper to these spaces.
While it might sit behind closed doors most of the time, an exciting pop of colour when you get your mug out of the kitchen cabinet is a fun way to spice up your day. You could even do the inside of drawers – it’s also a fantastic way to use leftover removable wallpaper.
6. Refresh the furniture
Instead of opting to buy new furniture each time you find a trend that you love, why not update your existing furniture with temporary wallpaper.
For example, your boring white desk can be transformed into a creative space with removable wallpaper. You could update bookshelves, chairs, cabinets, bedside tables – basically any piece of furniture. It’s a wonderful way to create the exact piece you’re after without having to spend a long time trying to find it, and it can be very cost effective!
It also definitely makes a great DIY project.
7. Update your sleeping style
You can give your bedroom, and more specifically your bed, an upgrade with removable wallpaper. There are few ways you can do this.
For example, if you have a wooden bedhead on your bedframe, you could use removable wallpaper to enhance your style or the colour palette of your bedroom.
You could also create the appearance of a bedhead if your bed doesn’t have one, by cutting your chosen removable wallpaper into the desired shape.
Here at Gioia, we also offer Peel and Stick Wall Decals that are designed into a bedhead arch shape. That way you don’t have to worry about cutting something to size, you can just choose from our range. Our bedhead wall decals are available to suit single beds, king single beds, double beds, queen beds and king beds!
8. Create an inviting entrance
It’s fair to say that when it comes to interior design, the door is one of the most overlooked parts of the home. Yet, simply adding some colour to a door can totally transform the look and feel of your home.
Upgrade any of your home’s internal doors with some exciting and fresh removable wallpaper. If it’s for your bedroom or say, your child’s bedroom, it could be way to extend their personal style to the rest of the home.
It’s a fun and inviting way to show off the style and aesthetic of the different areas of your home.
9. Step up the style of your stairs
Make a statement with your staircase. Similar to those awkward, difficult spaces, the front face of the steps in your staircase is prime real estate for adding some personality to your home.
Choose a colour that features throughout your home’s colour palette for a subtle way to enhance your stairs, or if you want to go bold, choose a bright pattern or rich colour to upgrade those stairs.
It’s a pretty fun way to draw the eye to an unexpected area of your home.
10. Frame it
If you happen to have left over removable wallpaper, you could stick it to a canvas, or even simply frame it. This could be a great way to extend your wallpaper style throughout your home and tie your theme together. It’s also a sustainable way to ensure there is no wastage when it comes to redecorating your home!
Of course, if it is wall art that you’re after, you’re in the right place for that, because here at Gioia, we offer a wide range of wall art, from single abstract wall art prints to landscape inspired wall art sets, and almost everything in between.
Get your removable wallpaper and wall art prints online at Gioia
Here at Gioia, we make it so simple for you to update your home’s interior. We offer our huge range of temporary wallpaper and wall art prints that can be shipped all over Australia.
Our aim is to make it affordable for you to make your house into a home, so we offer competitive prices and free shipping Australia-wide or our entire range.
Shop with us here at Gioia for high quality products, great low prices, and friendly customer service today! And if you have any questions about our range, don’t hesitate to get in touch with here – we’re happy to help!