Wall stickers: 10 gorgeous design ideas

An easy and affordable option for updating any room – but particularly kids' rooms – you'll find plenty of inspiration with our pick of the best wall stickers

kids bedroom with white walls and wall stickers
(Image credit: Zazous)

An easy and affordable option for updating any room – but particularly kids' rooms – wall stickers are an option worth considering when decorating, instantly adding colour and interest to a space.

Mess free and easy to remove, they are ideal if you are renting or want to incorporate trends into your space without investing too much time or money. We've selected a range of the best wall stickers, with designs ranging from customisable stickers to on-trend styles for your inspiration.

Looking for more decorating ideas and inspiration? Take a look at our design hub page. 

1. Create contrast in a dark scheme

While wall stickers are most commonly used to enhance a neutral space, they can be equally effective in a room with a darker scheme – the contrast of light wall stickers against grey and navy blue is particularly effective.

Recreate this look with Urban Forest wall stickers from Zazous. Choose from white or grey trees and a choice of 14 different coloured birds, for an easy addition to any scheme.

2. Enhance a kids' bedroom with stylish wall stickers

Wall stickers are a fun alternative to wallpaper and paint that allow a child to inject personality into their space. Plus, with wall stickers being so easy to remove, they can be changed regularly to suit a child's interests.

We love the contemporary feel of these PÖM Le Bon Homme gold and pink cloud wall stickers from Mini Maison, especially when paired with a stylish, Scandi inspired bed – find similar in our guide to kid's beds for modern homes.

Looking for more tips on how to design a kid's room? You'll find everything you need to know in our specialist guide.

kids bedroom with white walls and wall stickers from Mini Maison

(Image credit: Mini Maison)

3. Opt for a design that complements your space

In spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom, room-specific wall stickers can make for a sweet design feature and are an option worth considering if you're in a rental property.

A stylish addition to a kitchen, we love this Giant Cutlery wall sticker set in black, available from Brume. 

Renter? Find more decorating ideas for a rented home in our design feature.

large cutlery wall stickers in kitchen from Brume

(Image credit: Brume)

4. Incorporate on trend prints and patterns

Similarly to botanicals, flamingoes are an on-trend motif that add a sense of fun and a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral space. To this extent, it's worth considering wall stickers as an easy way to incorporate interiors trends into your home.

Available in two sizes, we love this Pink Flamingo fabric wall sticker from Chameleon Wall Art.

Interested in incorporating more interiors trends into your home? Our guide to the top interiors trends 2019 is a great starting point.

white scheme room with large pink flamingo wall sticker and small side table ith houseplant from chameleon wall art

(Image credit: Chameleon Wall Art)

5. Design a space that your child will love

Fire up your child's imagination with a sticker set that reflects their interests and (if you can relinquish some control) let them go to town decorating their space. Whether space, dinosaurs, animals or mystical creatures are their (current) passion, you're sure to find a sticker set that reflects this.

An alternative to our great wallpaper ideas for children's rooms, you can find these Space Rocket wall stickers, along with many other designs, at Koko Kids.

blue scheme kids bedroom with space themed wall from koko kids

(Image credit: Koko Kids)

6. Create a calming space with delicate floral wall stickers 

For a bedroom or living room with a calm ambience, consider pairing a white or neutral scheme with delicate floral wall stickers. Opting for a set that comes in different pieces will allow you to customise a design, ensuring it suits your style and space. 

If this water-colour finish Blossom Branch wall sticker from Oakdene Designs has inspired your love for florals, why not take a look at our beautiful botanical wallpapers?

bedroom with white scheme and blossom wallstickers from Oakdene

(Image credit: Oakdene)

7. Use wall stickers on furniture for a cohesive look

Teamed with our paint colour schemes for kids' bedrooms, wall stickers can be effective in tying together an existing scheme. Remember that they're removable and reposition-able so can also be used on furniture and mirrors to create a more cohesive feel. 

We love the idea of pairing this Woodland Tree and Friends sticker set from Studio with modern furniture.

white scheme childrens bedroom with brightly coloured wall stickers from Studio

(Image credit: Studio)

8.  Enhance a home office with stylish wall stickers

Perfect for adding interest to a home office, wall stickers are effective in making a home office feel inspiring, which will boost productivity (and who doesn't want that).

Other tips include keeping clutter to a minimum and surrounding yourself with mood boosting and desk-friendly house plants.

Find these Colourful Confetti Stickers at Tenvinilo.

Find more tips, use our expert guide to how to design a home office. You'll find plenty of inspiration with our inspiring home office design ideas, too.

colourful home office decorated with confetti inspired wall stickers from tenivinilo

(Image credit: Tenvinilo)

9. Pair wall stickers with on-trend paint effects

Colour blocking is an on-trend paint effect that involves combining two or three different colours to make a bold design statement, and we can't get enough of it.

Introducing stylish wall stickers into a colour-blocked scheme is an easy way to add character and personality without detracting from the stylish feel of a space – particularly when your wall stickers are as gorgeous as these Sundance Wall Stickers from Villa Nova.

Looking for more colour blocking paint ideas? Take a look at our feature. 

kids bedroom with white and yellow colour blocked walls and animal themes wall stickers by villa nova

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

10. Make your space your own with customisable stickers

Make your home your own, or offer a lovely housewarming gift to a friend with personalised wall stickers. 

Available at John Lewis, these Welcome To Our Home, personalised wall stickers make the perfect addition to a modern family home.

brightly coloured outdoor furniture with customisable wall stickers from John Lewis

(Image credit: John Lewis)

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Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.