Cool Idea :: Removable Wallpaper

swag paper :: paris

swag paper :: paris

Do you love wallpaper but have commitment issues or live in a rental?  There is a solution and it’s removable wallpaper.  Do you remember that episode of Real Housewives of New York when Ramona tried to peel off a panel of the wallpaper in a show house in the Hamptons once she was told it was removable?  Hilarious and vintage Ramona, but I digress.

Removable wallpaper comes in panels or rolls and has a low-tack self-adhesive backing that is repositionable, which helps when you are matching up a pattern repeat and when it comes time to take it down. Some papers are wider than the repeat so there is an overlap to create a nice seam.  It can also be reusable if you keep the backing paper -- you just have to make sure that the sticky side doesn’t get any dirt or hair on it {which would be a huge problem for me -- my hair is everywhere -- I mean, how do I still have hair on my head!?}

Before you install the wallpaper, make sure any holes are filled in and the walls are primed and painted with an eggshell or semi-gloss finish.  It isn’t recommended to install removable wallpaper on walls painted with a flat finish.

chasing paper :: little leaf

chasing paper :: little leaf

Other uses for removable wallpaper include table tops, door fronts, bookcase backing, stair risers or anything your imagination can come up with!

Here are some resources for removable wallpaper ::

Tempaper

Tempaper is printed on vinyl and uses a water-based adhesive so it can be applied in bathrooms or areas where there is steam. Rolls are 25” wide x 11 yards long.  8.5” x 11” samples are available for $5.95.

tempaper :: diamonds

tempaper :: diamonds

tempaper :: honeycomb

tempaper :: honeycomb

tempaper :: bela

tempaper :: bela

tempaper :: marrakesh

tempaper :: marrakesh

tempaper :: edie

tempaper :: edie

Chasing Paper

Chasing Paper is sold in 2’-0” x 4’-0” panels and they use latex paint so there’s no off-gassing.  9”x12” samples are available for $10.

chasing paper :: fancy four side

chasing paper :: fancy four side

chasing paper :: moroccan diamond

chasing paper :: moroccan diamond

chasing paper :: speckle

chasing paper :: speckle

chasing paper :: wild

chasing paper :: wild

Swag Paper

Swag Paper is printed on a woven material that resembles the texture of traditional wallpaper.  Panels are 25” wide and include a 1” overlap for a perfect seam.  They also do custom orders.  Sample swatches are available for $5.

swag paper :: paris 

swag paper :: paris 

swag paper :: chain link

swag paper :: chain link

swag paper :: distressed damask

swag paper :: distressed damask

swag paper :: moroccan detailed

swag paper :: moroccan detailed

swag paper :: trees

swag paper :: trees

Walls Need Love

Papers from Walls Need Love are printed on both vinyl and fabric like material.  Panels are 20” wide and are available in a range of lengths starting at 4’-6” and have an ½” overlap.  A sample pack includes 4 different patterns {of your choice} in 5” squares for $9.95.

walls need love :: birds + beetles

walls need love :: birds + beetles

walls need love :: impossible labyrinth

walls need love :: impossible labyrinth

walls need love :: koi pond

walls need love :: koi pond

walls need love :: paisley elephants

walls need love :: paisley elephants

walls need love :: vintage nautical

walls need love :: vintage nautical

walls need love :: waves of chic

walls need love :: waves of chic

Simple Shapes

Simple Shapes removable wallpaper is printed on a fabric-like material and comes in 24” x 48” sheets.  Five 4”x8” samples are available for $5.

simple shapes :: birch trees

simple shapes :: birch trees

simple shapes :: peony

simple shapes :: peony

simple shapes :: waves

simple shapes :: waves

simple shapes :: classic architecture

simple shapes :: classic architecture

simple shapes :: geo flowers

simple shapes :: geo flowers

simple shapes :: moroccan star

simple shapes :: moroccan star


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