Making A Big Statement Easy With Removable Wallpaper

Dated: 04/04/2016

Views: 2670

by TJ Anderson


Image title



Not just the president/also a client at TJ Anderson Homes: Right after moving into my new place, we just embarked on some big, serious renovations — tearing walls down and the like. 


Sometimes big, difficult renovations are necessary (and/or very much wanted) in a new home. And when you have great contractors on figurative speed dial (I do, #lucky), the process can be at least relatively painless. But at the moment, mid-reno, I’m thinking about how great the other kinds of home updates are — you know, the reeeeally easy stuff. Replacing some light fixtures. Painting the front door. A bold new rug, that kind of thing — afternoon projects that bring a big visual pop.


A growing favorite with a lot of my home design-centric friends (and growing on me, too): removable wallpaper.


I know, that can sound like I’m suggesting you slap a janky sticker on your walls. But removable wallpaper has really come into its own in recent years, with a mix of companies creating beautiful patterns that let you have a wow-worthy statement wall in no time flat, and switch it up just as quickly if you get bored a year later.  (This is also a particularly great option if you’re a renter.)


Not convinced yet? Check out a few of my favorite providers below, and let me know if you’re feeling swayed.


Image title

Spoonflower 

If you’re into sewing at all, you probably know Spoonflower as a fabric stop/marketplace that allows for/encourages independent designers to contribute fresh patterns and looks on the regular. Desperate to have some cool curtains that aren’t in everyone else’s house? It’s your place. They also offer peel and stick woven fabric wallpaper that’s easy to hang, repositionable during installation and easy to remove, too. You can choose from their many designs, or even design your own if you’re crafty like that. Options run from $6.75 per foot up for peel and stick, with designs that range from modern patterns to classic toiles.


Image title

Walls Need Love

Maybe the coolest thing about Walls Need Love: They’re based right here in Nashville. Second coolest thing: They offer a curated mix of 50-plus removable wallpaper patterns, printed on “Fab-Tac,” a woven vinyl that stands up to moisture and fights off wrinkles, and can be peeled off and reapplied, if you decide your statement wall would be more statement-y on the north wall rather than the south. I’m drawn to their more muted, classic patters (like Treebark, above), but if you’re looking for bold or retro or totally weird, they can deliver. Prices start at $38 for 20-inch-by-5-foot roll. 


Image title

Chasing Paper

Chasing Paper gives you the option of going big with removable wallpaper, but they also offer “Instant Art” — the same organic fabric backed with a low-tack/re-stickable adhesive, just in a painting/print-sized option, so you can forego frames and art up your walls with ease. Their wallpaper design options are plentiful, so you’ll doubtlessly find something to love, whatever your style/color preference. Since I’m on a bit of a black-and-white kick, this Poppy print gets me — it’d look killer in a kitchen. Their paper comes in 2-by-4-feet panels, for $35 a pop.


Image title

Hygge and West

During the winter, “hygge” — Danish for cozy — is pretty much my favorite word. All year, Minneapolis’ Hygge and West aim to bring that sensibility into your home, via fabric and wallpaper, including removable wallpaper tiles. Theirs is a small but well-curated collection of patterns. I really like this Raindrops one above for a statement wall — it’s full of movement, but with enough subtlety to not feel unnecessarily busy. Their options run $58 for two 24-by-36.75 inch tiles.


Image title

Temppaper

New York’s Temppaper makes a product that has a water-based self-adhesive backing, so for maximum removability, you’ll want to use their wallpaper on walls that have satin/semi-gloss paint on them. Like Spoonflower, there’s a design-your-own option, but they have a bunch of fantastic patterns to choose from, particularly if you want texture — their Burlap, above, could really warm up a bedroom. Price for that one is $125 for a double roll of 20.5 inches by 11 yards, but costs vary widely depending on material and print.


If you end up taking on a removable wallpaper project (or already have), I’d love to see! Please tag TJ Anderson Homes on Instagram: @tjandersonhomes.

Blog author image

TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

Latest Blog Posts

How Tile Trends Look To Be Shaking Out For Home Design In 2019

by TJ AndersonThis prediction from Dwell magazine, from late last year, just made its way into my Facebook feed: “Step Aside, Subway Tile — Penny Tile Is the New Classic.” Penny tile,

Read More

Fall Cocktail Recipes From Nashville Mixologists And Restaurants

by TJ AndersonJet back to late summer of 2013, and Imbibe magazine — “the ultimate guide to drinks culture” — was nodding to Nashville’s cocktail scene as “burgeoning.”As we dive into

Read More

Where To Find Replacement Door Knobs For Historic Homes

by TJ AndersonIn newer homes, sure, it’s important to make sure all your details are on point, including door knobs. But with historic homes, those details tend to hold extra weight — period

Read More

5 Reasons Relocating To Williamson County Might Be Right For You

by TJ Anderson16 years ago, when I was first starting out as a Nashville Realtor,  I worked with a lot of post-grads and young couples, buying their first home in neighborhoods close to

Read More