Calling All Renters: Transform Your Home with Renter Friendly Wallpaper

Making a home a home can be tricky – especially when you’re a renter.

Stark white walls, restrictions on permanent changes, and the looming fear of losing your bond if you do cause damage, are some of the common obstacles we face as renters.

But in recent years, there has been a revolution in the interior design space – one that allows everyone to get in on the fun of decorating their space and making their home truly feel like their own – and that’s temporary peel and stick wallpaper.

In this article, we’re going to talk about this renter friendly temporary wallpaper, including how it works and what you can do with it. So, if you’re thinking about updating your space, keep reading.

The Rental Decorating Dilemma

In Australia, we’re faced with some pretty strict rental rules. Permanent changes require permission and causing any form of damage can be the difference in you getting your bond back or not.

For some people, the fear of causing any damage to property stifles creativity and leaves renters feeling uninspired when it comes to decorating their homes.

While it’s completely understandable that big changes require permission, it doesn’t make the issue of trying to decorate any less frustrating.

And this is where renter friendly wallpaper that is temporary comes into play.



What is temporary wallpaper and why is it renter friendly?

Temporary wallpaper, also known as peel and stick wallpaper, is a revolution in the home interior design space.

Gaining popularity in recent years, this temporary wallpaper is a modernised version of wallpaper, offering the same creativity and individuality that you can get from traditional wallpaper, but without the mess and permanency of it.

You see, many people are well aware of the pitfalls of traditional wallpaper. It’s expensive, it’s difficult to install (often professionals are needed) and it requires adhesive that is long-lasting and very permanent in nature. Removing this type of wallpaper often results in a lot of mess and plenty of clean up required.

Unlike traditional wallpapers, temporary peel and stick wallpaper has a self-adhesive backing, so you don’t need glue, adhesives or even water to activate it. The self-adhesive backing is strong enough to ensure that your wallpaper stays put but gentle enough that when following proper removal techniques, you won’t damage the surface underneath.

Because you don’t need messy glue or paste, the chances of causing damage are very minimal, which is why it’s called renter friendly wallpaper.



What are the advantages of renter friendly wallpaper?

Temporary wallpaper for renters has a wide range of benefits and while we’re talking about advantages for renters, keep in mind that these are advantages for everyone.

Some of the many benefits of renter friendly wallpaper includes:

  • It’s easy to install – as we mentioned above, you don’t need glue, paste or even water to affix this type of wallpaper which removes a pretty big hassle. It just requires some steady hands and patience. Read our temporary wallpaper installation guide here.
  • Damage free removal – because you’re using any nasty adhesives like paste or glue, removal is simple. It just needs to be slowly peeled off. There shouldn’t be any left over residue from the wallpaper but make sure you give the surface a wipe down in case you’ve left handprints.
  • You can personalise without commitment – We all love the idea of personalising our homes but it can be hard to do when you’re a renter. With this renter friendly wallpaper, you can infuse your own style into your space even more.
  • It’s uses are pretty unlimited – while you’re probably thinking about giving your walls an update with temporary wallpaper, don’t limit yourself to that. You can affix it to furniture, splashbacks, and accessories too. For some inspiration, check out this article.
  • It’s a budget-friendly option – temporary wallpaper is more affordable than traditional wallpaper and in many cases paint. And given it’s temporary nature, you don’t need to spend money on removing or cleaning up after it.



How to select the right temporary wallpaper?

If you’re looking for temporary wallpaper for your rental, you’re already in the right place because we offer a high quality, easy to use temporary wallpaper here at Gioia, and it’s available in just about any style.

So, how do you choose the right wallpaper style? Here are some things to think about:

  • Colour palette: whether you’re looking to blend in with your current colour theme or you want something to stand out, choosing the shade of your wallpaper’s colour is important and can help to narrow down the options available to you.
  • Patterned, textured or plain: it’s also important to think about whether you want a pattern or texture for your wallpaper or simply just the colour. There’s no right or wrong answer, it’s totally dependent on your style and the vibe you want to create.
  • How are you going to use the space: it’s a good idea to think of how you use the space. Are you looking to create a relaxed vibe in your office or a fun and playful scene in your child’s room? The room’s purpose can play a big role in deciding on colours and styles.

These are only some things to think about when it comes to choosing wallpaper – the most important thing is go for something you love – even if your style changes, you can easily update it too.



How you can use temporary wallpaper

As we mentioned a little bit earlier, you can use temporary wallpaper in so many different ways. Some of our favourite ways to use it on walls include:

  • Accent walls – instead of committing to the permanency of paint, you can create a feature wall or accent wall in a space to create a focal point.
  • Bed heads – rather than buying a bulky bedframe or bedhead, you can create your own by affixing wallpaper instead.
  • Room transitions – if you live in an open plan style home, you can create different areas and define spaces to create nooks and areas.

These are only some of the ways you can use temporary wallpaper.

Choose Gioia for Renter Friendly Wallpaper in Australia

If you’re ready to give renter friendly wallpaper a go, check out our range of styles here. We offer a huge range of wallpaper designed by our incredible design team. We’re always looking for new ideas and styles and working to create endless options for our customers.

If you’ve got any questions about our temporary wallpaper products or any of our artwork, get in touch with us today.