Renters! These are the cutest peel-and-stick wallpapers — as rated by shoppers

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An animal-print peel and stick wallpaper next to a blue bed
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Want to change up your walls without opening a can of paint? I'm a renter myself, so I know how much of a pain restrictions can be. Luckily, there's a magic decor item that's perfect for apartment decorating — say hello to peel-and-stick wallpapers.

In the last five years, removable wallpaper ideas have gone from a fringe trend to being mainstream AF, and I can't say that I'm that surprised. They're just perfect for anyone in search of a fuss-free experience (which I always am, TBH).

Quick Menu:
1. Peel-and-stick wallpapers
2. FAQs
3. What to consider
4. How we chose

Whether you want to make a statement with a bold print or want to go for a more neutral statement, I've rounded up some of the best peel-and-stick paper options.  With these, you won't find any difficult or complicated directions, nor do they require soaking paper (or most importantly, the hassle of scraping wallpaper off the wall — major pain). 

Ready for mess-free, beautiful walls? Head on down for some seriously gorgeous prints. Also have a look at this Emily Henderson wallpaper hack if you're up for a fun, non-permanent DIY.

The best peel-and-stick wallpapers

The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article. 


How long will peel-and-stick wallpaper last?

There's no need to worry about it acting temporary, even if it is only temporary. "Peel-and-stick wallpaper will stay adhered to your surface for as long as you would like," says Jennifer Matthews, co-founder at Tempaper. "Leave it up for a day, month, or indefinitely." 

Is peel-and-stick wallpaper worth it?

Worried about spending your dollar on peel-and-stick wallpaper? There's no need to stress, bestie. "Removable wallpaper is quite possibly one of the most amazing inventions in the design world," says Wallshoppe e-commerce manager Patricia Madarang. "It allows you to instantly add color, texture, or movement to any wall in your home without the long-term commitment that comes with permanent wallpaper or paint." She also adds that it can look high-end and gorgeous, allowing you to enjoy its aesthetic brilliance without any loss of quality. Gorgeous.

What to consider when buying peel-and-stick wallpaper

With dozens of wallpaper options on the market, it's important to consider everything, which means reading the fine print. Some wallpapers claim to be "self-adhesive," however, upon arrival they require additional steps. If you are a renter (like me), this could jeopardize the return of your security deposit when you move out, or flat-out ruin the look of your very own walls if you're a homeowner. Identifying whether or not the wallpaper is peel-and-stick ahead of time is the most crucial aspect above all. 

How we chose these peel-and-stick wallpapers

I've spent hours looking through retailer websites, looking for peel-and-stick wallpapers that are highly-rated by shoppers. These have been hung up in real homes, and have had reviews praising their style and longevity. 

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.