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Amazing Temporary Wall Covering Options


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Amazing Temporary Wall Covering Options

If you are living in an apartment, it can often be impossible to improve the look of your walls, but there are other ways to make them look great, that is by applying amazing temporary wall coverings. If you can’t paint your walls to beautify them, there are ultra-cool products out there that can make your rental space feel like home sweet home without doing any permanent damage. Here are some fantastic ideas to make your walls look great.

Temporary wallpaper

It’s a good idea to use temporary wallpaper that can easily be stripped out or peelable as it can be taken off the wall without leaving residue behind. Use an adhesive that is strong as a Post-It. Temporary wallpaper can easily be purchased at big-box home improvement stores or some paint stores like Sherwin-Williams, and it’s also easy to find online. Wallpaper can be expensive, but you can reduce the cost by papering accent walls instead of an entire wall.

Peel-and-Stick Backsplash Tiles

If you want to add some temporary color to your kitchen, choose the peel-and-stick tiles. Want to change your apartment’s kitchen backsplash? Just cover it up with peel-and-stick tiles or panels. They are available in a wide array of styles at home improvement stores. The tiles can be cut with scissors or a utility knife to fit your space. You can clean them with a soft cloth. When you move out, you can peel them off the wall easily, leaving no residue.

Wall Decals

With similarity to the backsplash tiles. Wall decals are large stickers that go up on the wall. You can find any design you can think of, look around, and see what you can find. 


You can have two options on placing a fabric to your wall: you can stretch your fabric lightly over the wall, then secure it with thumbtacks. You can also buy inexpensive foam boards that are as tall as your walls. Cover the boards with the fabric, and attach the boards to the wall. Either way, this can add a splash of color and texture without changing anything permanently on your wall.


Not all curtains cover a window; some of it also includes the wall. To use curtains for this purpose, attach a curtain rod to your wall, near the ceiling, and hang some cool fabric that reaches down to the floor. How much you’ll spend on the curtains, depends on how big the wall is and what kind of material you want to use.

Decorative/masking tape

Wallpaper-like designs can also be created just by using your hand and a lot of tapes. Look for colored masking tape and create whatever pattern of lines you want. These masking tapes can be peeled out easily when you need to move out.

Scrapbook or wrapping paper

Putting scrapbook or wrapping paper on your wall is one of the cheapest options, but it’s a fragile one. To do this, get some large rolls of wrapping paper and put double-sided tape on the back and stick it to your wall. This will come out great if you put them on the back of your closet or to a wall behind the refrigerator – be careful as it will easily tear and get worn down, so it’s best to keep it to the less trafficked areas.


The most common way to put a temporary wall covering is to hang artwork. You need to be creative at times. Buy some paintings or shop at thrift stores to buy inexpensive pictures and make a collage on your wall. It’s a great way to make your apartment decor one-of-a-kind. Just be sure to use a stud to hang heavy objects; that way, you can spackle the holes when you move out.

Washi tape wall décor

Washi tape is a decorative masking tape made from Japanese rice paper that comes in hundreds of colors, patterns, and sizes. This type of tape is surprisingly durable and is also easy to remove. For best results, work on a clean surface, so you need to wipe out dirt and dust from your wall using a gentle cleanser. When it’s dry, you can start the job.


Posted by: ystikeleather1 on May 17, 2019
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