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...

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. 

Eve Smallman
Staff Writer

Hi there! I’m a staff writer at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses.