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Decorating is at the forefront of my mind at the moment – we’ve just bought the house we’ve been renting and a LOT of work needs doing to it!
We didn’t actually do any decorating whilst we were renting it because a) we didn’t want to spend too much money on a house that wasn’t our own and b) we weren’t quite sure how the landlord would react to us changing the decor.
The result was that we ended up looking at magnolia walls for a few years! If only we’d discovered temporary (removable) wallpaper! Our home could have looked so much nicer during that time!
Temporary Removable Wallpapers
Temporary wallpaper is what today’s post is all about. I’ve discovered some really beautiful self adhesive temporary wallpapers that I just had to share with you.
These wallpapers are very different from traditional wallpapers. They offer so many benefits to renters and anyone else who is bored with bland interiors – take a look at these advantages below:
- Temporary wallpapers are incredibly easy to fit as you simply peel away the backing and stick them on your wall.
- You can change the personality of a room in just a few hours!
- Renters won’t offend their landlord as when temporary wallpaper is removed, it shouldn’t leave any marks or damage underneath.
- Temporary wallpaper can be easily repositioned to another room in your home.
- You can take removable wallpaper with you if you move home, providing you keep the paper backing that it came with (so you can transport it).
Awesome, right? And what makes these temporary wallpapers extra special in this article is that they are all handmade by talented designers on Etsy. Check them out below…
Also check out ColoRay, another fabulous temporary wallcoverings shop on Etsy. I wasn’t able to get permission in time to use their shop’s image for this post, but ColoRay do a great range well worth checking out!
Top tips for hanging temporary wallpaper
If you do decide to go down the temporary wallpaper route, here are my top tips for making sure it looks great on your wall!
- Make sure you’ve measured your wall space correctly and then order enough to cover the area! Temporary wallpaper comes in different sizes so be aware of this before ordering.
- If you have any holes or imperfections in your wall, fill them first so that your wallpaper will be nice and smooth when hung.
- Ensure your walls are clean and dry before you start – wipe them down first and leave for 24 hours to make sure they’re fully dry.
- Use a spirit level and pencil to mark out where to hang your wallpaper, that way it’ll be nice and straight.
- If you’re covering a wall right from top to bottom, measure the drop but then leave extra room when cutting to size just in case you need it.
- Lay out a few wallpaper lengths side by side on the floor first to make sure any patterns line up.
- Peel the backing off the top edge of the temporary wallpaper and start from the top of the wall when hanging it. Take time to reposition the wallpaper if need be. Unpeel the backing further as the roll drops down, smoothing it out as you go along.
- Use a squeegee to push out any air bubbles from under the wallpaper, working from the centre of the piece to the outsides.
- Trim the top and bottom of the paper with a sharp craft knife where the wall meets the ceiling and skirting board to get a nice clean edge.
Temporary wallpapers are a great way to decorate your home. They’re so easy to use and much less messy than traditional wallpapers and wallpaper paste!
I hope you enjoy checking out these beautiful papers – thank you to all of the above Etsy designers for giving me permission to use their images for this post. Please do check out their shops as they have so many stunning and unique wallpapers on offer in addition to what you can see here!
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