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9 Best removable (and affordable) wallpaper for your apartment

One of the biggest challenges with renting an apartment is that your space is not quite your own. You rent the floors, ceilings and walls from someone else, so you don’t have full control over your decorating choices. But, if you do feel the urge to change the look of your place a bit, wallpaper is a great and affordable option. Whether you’re looking for a bold floral, textured, contemporary geometric, subtle stripes or a crazy animal print. there’s a removable wallpaper style out there for everyone. 

Best of all, it’s a wall covering with little-to-no commitment. You can just tear off when you leave to get your full security deposit  back! 

1. Herringbone Black and White (HaokHome)

$12.87 from amazon

A great simple geometric print. Subtle, pretty, and slightly more on the traditional side to add unexpected character to any room of your apartment.

  • Comes in rolls of 1.48ft x 9.8ft, with a pattern repeat of H24.4″ x W17.7″
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick! 
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Washable: Solid vinyl design is easy to clean
  • Returns: Free returns in unused condition
  • Additional info: Wallpaper is also mold-proof and moisture-proof 

2. Tropical Palm and Banana Leaves (NuWallpaper)

$45.87 from amazon

A great choice to bring a splash of texture and modern dimension to your apartment. Modern Stripe Peel and Stick Wallpaper Tropical palm and banana leaf print.

  • Comes in a 20.5-in x 18-ft roll
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick!
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Washable: Wipe with a damp cloth; no need for cleaners
  • Returns: Free returns in unused condition
  • Additional info: Pull up to remove and reuse

3. Peachy Keen Pink (NuWallpaper)

$29.25 From amazon

For a softer look with sophistication, bring flowers into your home. Studies show this may even make you feel more relaxed and creative.  

  • Comes in a 20.5-in x 18-ft roll
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick!
  • Material: Vinyl-coated paper 
  • Washable: Wipe with a damp cloth; no need for cleaners
  • Returns: Free returns in unused condition
  • Additional info: Pull up to remove and reuse

4. Wood Wallpaper (Abyssaly)

$6.99 from amazon

Add warmth and texture to a background wall. Also great for dressers and bookshelves — the wood grain adds warm color to a room.

  • Comes in a 17.71” x 118” roll
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick! 
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Washable: Easy to clean
  • Returns: Free returns in unused condition
  • Additional info: Contact manufacturer for hassle-free replacement

5. White Watercolor (Walls By Me)

$39.99 from amazon

With an almost hypnotic pattern, this wavy design brings a little creativity and splash to your room. The varying shades of blue and aquatic motif will fit well in your bathroom.

  • Comes in 3 size rolls: 2’x4’, 2’x8.5’ and 2’x10.5’
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick!
  • Material: Fabric
  • Washable: Clean with a damp cloth
  • Returns: Returns up to 30 days of unopened packaging
  • Additional info: Matte finish looks like standard wallpaper

6. Moroccan Spice Soleil (Tempaper)

$37.93 from amazon

A lovely pattern that combines a floral motif with a regular geometric progression. This design is a nice compromise for both left- and right-brained people. Not only can you use it on your walls, but it makes a nice covering for end tables, chests of drawers and more.

  • Comes in rolls  of 20. 5 inches wide x 16. 5 feet long (28 sq. ft.)
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick!
  • Material: Paper
  • Washable: Clean with a damp cloth
  • Returns: Return in new and unused condition
  • Additional info: Steam and moisture resistant, great for kitchens and bathrooms

7. Grasscloth Blue (RoomMates)

$28.53 from amazon

With grasscloth, you get both warmth and texture since it’s made from natural fibers. The color and texture create a welcoming pattern that opens up any space.

  • Comes in rolls of 20.5 inch wide x 16.5 feet (28.18 square feet)
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick!
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Washable: Mild detergent and a damp cloth
  • Returns: Return in new and unused condition
  • Additional info: Repositionable and reusable, no sticky residue left behind upon removal 

 8. Magnetic Chalkboard Contact Paper (Zhidan)

$12.99 from amazon

This wallpaper is great to add for creative spaces, kids, and/or to just add a bit of fun to your kitchen. It’s a thick, super durable for writing and magnetic. 

  • Comes six different size rolls
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick!
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Washable: Wipes clean with a damp cloth
  • Returns: 30-day no reason return
  • Additional info: Smooth writing surface

9. White Geometric Animal Fabric (Walls By Me)

$59.99 from amazon

Here’s a fun and whimsical pattern that brings a nice, positive touch to any space. Great for a kids room, your home office, or any space that could use a few smiles.

  • Comes in 3 size rolls: 2’x4’, 2’x8.5’ and 2’x10.5’
  • Install: Quick and easy to install — just peel and stick!
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Washable: Clean with a damp cloth
  • Returns: Returns up to 30 days of unopened packaging
  • Additional info: Matte finish looks like standard wallpaper

Temporary Wallpaper Tips

  • Make sure to have the right tools — such as a flexible smoothing tool for smoothing out the wallpaper, corners, and edges as well as a craft knife to cut the removable wallpaper with precision.   
  • By enough rolls at a time to make sure they come from the same batch to avoid a color difference. 
  • Don’t have a level to ensure straight lines? Use a level app on your phone to achieve the same purpose.
  • Paper features grid on the back, so you can measure and cut before you apply.
  • If you choose a patterned paper, be sure to match up the pattern as you apply it to your wall.
  • To remove the wallpaper, simply start in a corner and peel the paper at a 45° angle. Be sure to pull it off nice and slowly. If you preserve it, you may have the option of reusing it later!

Spruce up your apartment without annoying your landlord with reusable wallpaper

It’s never a good idea to tick off your landlord, and repainting a wall without permission can really anger them. So can damaging your walls. So, what can you do if you want to add a little style to your rented space? Simple: use removable wallpaper. It’s easy to apply and easy to take down and it won’t damage your walls or cause strife with your landlord. It’s the best option if you want to change your look every so often without getting into hot water!

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Last Updated: August 21st, 2020