When my cousin graduated from culinary school recently and moved into a tiny apartment in Providence, Rhode Island, she asked me to help turn it into a warm and inviting space to come home to after working super long hours. As is the case with most rental apartments, wallpaper is not allowed and paint has to be approved and then repainted before moving out, so we had to literally think outside of the box on this one. I got to looking for wallpaper alternatives and kept coming back to removable wallpaper...
I know, I know.....you're probably cringing at the thought and, to be honest, I was, too, until I stumbled onto Walls Need Love, a Nashville-based company specializing in durable, wrinkle and moisture-proof removable wallpaper. Not only do they have some pretty good styles to choose from, but they come in a bunch of different lengths and sizes, are super affordable and can be used again and again with no damage to your walls. Perfect for an accent wall for a renter (or someone who changes up their decor often), a bathroom where traditional paper would not be practical because of moisture, a backdrop for an event or even a ceiling for a touch of drama:
I'm pretty partial to the Waves of Chic, which bears a striking resemblance to Cole & Son Great Waves, don't you think? There's a ton of designs to choose from; here are a few I picked for my cousin's apartment:
They also have stripes in a bunch of different widths and a bevy of colors to choose from, another great way to change up your decor:
If covering an entire wall in vinyl or stripes isn't your thing, they've got some pretty adorable packs of decals, too-you can mix and match them or even design your own...perfect for the walls or ceiling of a nursery or kid's playroom, especially. I LOVE Coronata Stars on a painted ceiling:
Love their color options:
To see more options, check out Walls Need Love here. What do you think? Would you ever use removable wallpaper?