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Hanging wallpaper is a sticky situation. Slathering paste on the wall is simply not an option for renters, and homeowners often have trouble selecting a pattern that they won’t tire of in five years. Fortunately, there are now thousands of removable wallcoverings that can be taken down with a sponge and a bucket of soapy water. Check out 10 of our favorite statement-making prints below.
1. Subway tile wallpaper by Kate Zaremba Company, from $36
Grout be gone! This removable wallpaper mimics the effect of subway tile but requires minimal effort in its application. The black and white flower pattern adds instant character to a powder room or feature wall.
2. Diamond print removable wallpaper by The Lovely Wall Company, from $26.50
Don’t be afraid of loud designs. This large-scale removable wallpaper is sold in individual 24” by 48” tiles, which makes it easier to line up a repeated pattern. Plus, it’s available in 63 shades, so you’re bound to find a color that suits your space.
3. Watercolor cactus removable wallpaper by ThinkNoir, from $11.81
Etsy is a treasure trove of removable wallpaper. This pretty watercolor cactus paper is self-adhesive and doesn’t require any additional glue, paste or water. Your walls will be looking sharp in no time!
4. Jewel removable wallpaper by Chasing Paper, from $40
Harness the power of gemstones with this removable wallpaper by designer Tammie Bennett. Choose from a charcoal background with white outlines or a softer, white background with sea green outlines.
5. Raindrops wallpaper tiles from Hygge & West, from $58
Anyone who loves the rain will fall for this watercolor-inspired wallpaper with blue and navy dots that follow a dancing pattern. The tiles are sold in sets of two, measuring 24” by 36.75.”
6. Waves of chic removable wallpaper by WallsNeedLove, from $38
Don’t want to commit to a Hokusai wave tattoo? Ink your walls instead with self-adhesive removable wallpaper. While the scale of the pattern is quite large, the muted blue and white tones keep it in check.
7. Monstera leaves removable wallpaper by WallfloraShop, from $49.88
Etsy’s back at it again with the botanical patterned paper. Tropical furnishings and accessories are huge this season, so why not take it a step further with an accent wall? The two shades of green in this pattern give it added dimension and warmth.
8. A La Mode removable wallpaper half kit by Wallcandy Arts, $148
This removable wallpaper half kit looks good enough to eat. It includes two rolls of wallpaper totaling 5.22 yards (5 meters) and a squeegee hand tool for easy application. The peel-and-stick vinyl wallpaper is removable *and* reusable so you can take it with you when you move.
9. Hula girls pattern wall tile by Bilk, $50
If walls could talk, they would say they’d like to be covered in this retro hula girl pattern, replete with leis, ukuleles and side-scuttling crabs. The tiles are sold in sets of two printed sheets, which measure 24” by 48.”
10. Entomology removable wallpaper by WallsNeedLove, from $38
Entomology is the study of insects. We’re not sure if there’s a word for the study of walls, but that’s exactly what your guests will be doing when they see your new setup. Bugs in the home are totally okay — so long as they’re inanimate.