Best peel-and-stick wallpapers: 8 perfect picks for the non-committal decorator

Here are the best peel-and-stick wallpapers to ease every renter's commitment phobias.

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Want to make a change? The best peel-and-stick wallpapers are an excellent option — especially considering these low-commitment style-makers were crowned one of the top trends of 2020.

In the last five years, removable wallpaper has gone from a fringe trend to big business, and we can't say that we are that surprised. It's perfect for anyone in search of a fuss-free experience. 

You won't find any difficult or complicated directions, nor does it require soaking paper (or most importantly, the hassle of scraping wallpaper off the wall when your tastes change or your lease expires). 

All-in-all it's a win-win — which is why we've gone ahead and rounded up the best-of-the-best peel-and-stick wallpapers. 

Whether you're looking for a bold electric print or desiring a muted subtle statement, here are eight of the best peel-and-stick wallpaper options money can buy.  

The best peel-and-stick wallpapers to try

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1. Drew Barrymore Home Cactus Peel & Stick Wallpaper

The best peel-and-stick wallpapers: best for eclectic lovers

Specifications
Color: Blue and Orange
Type: Self-application
Size: 18"x18"
Longevity : Temporary
Reasons to buy
+Best for those looking to make a bold, impactful statement +Perfect for short-term use+Easy application
Reasons to avoid
-N/A

Walls become a backyard garden with the Blue Cactus Peel and Stick Wallpaper by Drew Barrymore. This pattern, inspired by the natural world, gives any surface a dimensional look with little effort.

Application

Designed with simplicity in mind, users can easily cut the peel-and-stick wallpaper to size, remove the backing, and stick to any smooth, clean surface. 

Size

When ordering this design, calculate the square foot area to cover (each roll covers 28.29 square feet), and with looking for a straight match, this wallpaper is 18"x18". 

Pros

Safe for any painted wall, this high-quality substrate wallpaper is ideal for any non-committal decorators out there. Users will have peace of mind when reaching for this wallpaper, as it will not leave any sticky residue or damage left behind, making it perfect for any renters (like myself!). 

Removal process

When ready to move on, pull off the wall in full sheets when it's time to redecorate. 

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2. Serendipity Shibori Wallpaper

The best peel-and-stick wallpapers: a top try for a muted statement

Specifications
Type: Adhesive
Colors: Beige, Teal and Blue
Size: 33'L, 20.5"W
Reasons to buy
+Perfect for those looking to make a subtle statement +Easy application process+A larger size requires fewer rolls 
Reasons to avoid
-N/A

The beautiful shibori-inspired design offers a wallcovering that will effortlessly transform any space.

Application

While professional consultation and installation are a recommendation here, they're not required. This imported non-woven wallpaper will seamlessly install with some practice and patience. 

Pros

Available in three sensation shades, every choice is as sleek and stated as the last. It is essential for those who want to make a statement without any commitment. Perfect for any classic, minimalist lover, this peel-and-stick wallpaper will elevate rooms in seconds.  

Size

Each roll is 33"x20.5" and will cover 5.6 square feet. It is best that when applied to apply It be in squares of 21" at a time. 

Removal process

Slowly unravel this wallpaper from top-to-bottom, and go slow. If properly removed, this wallpaper can be re-purposed. 

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3. Abyssaly Store Wood Peel and Stick Wallpaper

The best peel-and-stick wallpaper: the best wallpaper for city lovers

Specifications
Type: Adhesive
Material: PVC
Size: 17.71" X 118"
Color: Brick-inspired
Reasons to buy
+City-inspired print that adds "bricks" to any room+Easy application+Affordable price 
Reasons to avoid
-N/A

Love a wood grain finish? This wallpaper gives an illusion of a wooden brick-inspired background with its 3D visual effect in a warmer classic shade. 

Application

This wallpaper application process is easier-than-ever, due to its self-adhesive backing. One major perk? This choice comes in pre-cut sizes to meet every wallpaper needs, with unique sizes and shapes that can seamlessly adjust (if need be). 

Pros

After application, this high-quality wallpaper made of PVC material ends up "drying" darker, which for any wood-lovers out there? 

Which, in turn, only enhances its appearance. 

Size

This 17.71" x 118" wallpaper is on the larger side, and at a very affordable price, it is one of the best deals we've seen thus far. 

Removal process

Say goodbye to traditional paint jobs, as this wallpaper application process is just as easy as the removal process. 

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4. Advantage Ray Light Bird Trail Wallpaper

The best peel-and-stick wallpaper: the best for newborns or young children

Specifications
Type: Adhesive
Material: Vinyl
Color: Cream and gold
Size: 20.5" x 369"
Reasons to buy
+Pleasant print that's perfect for any newborn or young child+Easy application+Affordable price-point
Reasons to avoid
-N/A

Recently welcome a newborn or looking for something that's not only suitable for a younger child but also gender-neutral? If so, implement this bright and cheery, sunny wallpaper into any nursery or bedroom. 

Application

This unpasted, non-woven wallpaper is easy to apply and highly favored amongst reviewers. 

Pros

This wallpaper features delightful songbirds fluttering about blossoming trails; this light yellow hand-drawn design emphasizes its charming style and will add a lively vibe to any room. 

Size

All things considered, this 20.5"x 396" long roll will cover about 8121.6" wall space. The brand recommends marking out 10.4" of the wallpaper and continuing to repeat this step. 

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5. Gracie Oaks Helsinki Papyrus Weave 20' L x 27" W Peel and Stick Wallpaper Roll

The best peel-and-stick wallpaper: the best for solid wall use

Specifications
Type : Self-adhesive
Size: 20" x 27"
Color: white, blue, green and neutral
Material: Non-woven
Reasons to buy
+Roll, smooth and matte that is similar to traditional paint+Affordable price-point+Simple application
Reasons to avoid
-N/A

In the market for something that's farmhouse-chic? This wallpaper not only dupes for a fresh paint job; but also effortlessly imbues loft-worthy style, solely emphasizing rustic simplicity. 

Application

This non-woven wallpaper is easy to apply and will dupe any freshly painted wall.

Pros

This rolled wallpaper is matte, smooth, and non-woven; while also appearing to be water-resistant, moisture-resistant, and an all-around winner. 

Size

This wallpaper measures 20' L x 27" W and can be trimmed, cut, or styled to your liking. 

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6. NuWallpaper NU2906 Maui Peel & Stick Wallpaper

The best peel-and-stick wallpapers: The best hotel-inspired print

Specifications
Type: Self-adhesive
Color: Green and blue
Size: 216 x 20.5 x 0.13 inches
Material: Vinyl
Reasons to buy
+Easily to reposition while installing+Versatile and can be used in any room+Sticks to any smooth surface  
Reasons to avoid
-Need multiple rolls

Are you dreaming of a vacation at the Beverly Hills Hotel? This green palm-printed wallpaper will be a suitable solution and requires absolutely no travel. 

Application

This vinyl wallpaper can be used in any room in your home and will be both simplistic and effortless when applied. It will adapt to any room and leaves no sticky residue behind. And more favorably? If you mess up or need to reposition this wallpaper at any point, it can do so on the fly. 

Pros

We love how this wallpaper will stick to any smooth flat surface and is perfect for any DIY. More importantly, the palm print is prettier than ever; the vibrant green leaves feel fun and fresh, whereas the beige linen print background ensures balance. 

Size

This wallpaper comes on one roll, which measures out to 20.5" x 18" ft long. 

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7. Everly Quinn Guice Transform Diamond 18' L x 20.5" W Peel and Stick Wallpaper Roll

The best peel-and-stick wallpaper: the best for stair-use

Specifications
Type: Self-adhesive
Color: blue, gold
Size: 18' L x 20.5"
Material : Vinyl
Reasons to buy
+Best for out-of-the-box use+An easy application process+Removable
Reasons to avoid
-N/A

This balanced diamond geo wallpaper is sure to catch your eye. This wallpaper features a geometric design and is perfect for any out-of-the-box DIY projects, including a staircase. 

Application

This wallpaper roll can easily be trimmed, cut, or applied to anything in your home, from bedrooms to staircases. It's straight, peelable, and most favorably: versatile. We're confident users will not be able to get enough of this smooth, matte finish wallpaper. 

Pros

This wallpaper roll adds a hint of glamour while maintaining enough balance where it is not overwhelming. The posh options of glided anchor pieces and the lavish textile background will turn any home into an alluring abode. 

Size

This wallpaper weighs no more than 1.75lbs and measures 18' L x 20.5'' W, and every square foot on this roll is 30.75. 

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8. Tempaper x The Novogratz Zebras in Love

The best peel-and-stick wallpaper for traditionalists

Specifications
Type: Self-adhesive
Color: Taupe, white
Size: 16.5' L x 20.5" W
Material : Vinyl
Reasons to buy
+Budget-friendly+High-end design
Reasons to avoid
-N/A

Tempaper's Zebras in Love wallpaper: is the collaboration of two brilliant design minds: Husband-wife design duo The Novogratz and artist @drawbertson. This traditional-with-a-twist print: was inspired by a vintage wallpaper the Novogratz uncovered while renovating a Manhattan apartment.

Application

Like other peel-and-stick wallpapers, this version needs to be measured and cut before applying to the wall. Once it's ready to go, peel off a three-foot section at the top of the wallpaper, and press into the proper location. 

Next, find the pattern, repeat, measure, cut a new length, and hand the next piece. Note that if the paper starts to bubble, it's best to peel the section off and re-apply (since working bubbles out with a squeegee doesn't work as well with peel-and-stick papers as it does traditional ones). 

Pros

We love the high-end yet fun pattern and how neutral this paper is. It would be equally perfect as an accent wall behind a bookcase, in a formal living room, or as the backdrop to a whimsical nursery. 

Size

Each roll is 20.5" W x 16.5' L and covers 28 sq. ft. We recommend getting an extra roll to account for pattern repeat or install mistakes. 

Why wallpaper your home? 

Peel-and-stick wallpaper is an excellent option for anyone looking for freedom when decorating their home. You can pull it down, replace it, and best of all: when you're tired of the look? You can change it at a moment's notice. 

Unlike traditional paint jobs, you don't have to spend excessive amounts of time readjusting a room to your liking and use it in one room or every room. The options are endless. 

What to keep in mind when selecting 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 require some excessive steps, including glue or other harmful residues. If you are a renter (like me), this could later jeopardize getting your security deposit back when you move out, or worst of all for any of you, homeowners out there? 

You're flushing money down the toilet when you are stuck with a lengthy list of repairs. Identifying whether or not the wallpaper is peel-and-stick ahead of time is the most crucial aspect above all. 

Do you need extra tools? 

In most cases, you do not need any additional tools (unless instructed) when applying any peel-and-stick wallpaper to your wall. 

However, do keep in mind that some wallpapers might start to "bubble" when initially applied, which means you might want to use your hands to smoothen things out or wait until the bubbling subsides. 

More importantly, if and when this occurs? Do not panic and rip the wallpaper off your walls; this is a common side-effect (if you even want to call it that), and you can also use a wallpaper smoother to minimize this from occurring. 

Again, no need to panic or overreact; this is all part of the process. 

Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.

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