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Renter Friendly Accent Wall with Temporary Wallpaper

Renter Friendly Accent Wall with Temporary Wallpaper

Looking for renter-friendly accent wall ideas? Temporary, peel and stick wallpaper may just be the perfect solution…

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of consulting my boss-babe friend with the interior design matters of her brand-spanking-new business, Flawless Aesthetics. You see..

She was opening her very first med-spa, and was in need of not only budget-friendly, but also renter-friendly, ways to add a bold punch of character to a very small lobby area .

Given I had already worked with a variety of peel and stick products in the past (you can see my review on peel and stick wallpaper and tiles here) I immediately suggested that in lieu of expensive millwork (which the property owner would have charged her an insane premium for) or even traditional wallpaper, that she give removable wallpaper a try.

temporary wallpaper accent wall ideas

So that the neon sign of her business name “Flawless” popped against the wall, I advised that she choose a dark, moody pattern of wallpaper.

Much to my designer’s delight, I think she nailed it with this beautiful, black and white floral variety.

Should I Install Removable Wallpaper Myself?

While my friend did consider DIYing the application of this peel and stick paper to save in labor costs , I warned her what a freaking pain in the a$$ it was when my husband (who is typically very handy) installed it in the powder room of our old house.

Although it turned out pretty well, I saw my husband lose his patience a few times (which is uncharacteristic of him).

Not to mention, if you do make mistakes, product waste could end up being just as costly as hiring someone out.

With all of this considered, my friend decided to hire a professional to install the temporary wallpaper, and I think that was a very wise strategy.

peel and stick removable wallpaper

However, if you would like to be a brave, baddie and install the wallpaper yourself, I recommend checking out this helpful DIY tutorial from the fabulous blog I Spy DIY.

Now to show you the rest of this boss babe’s new med-spa..

renter friendly interior design hack

The once beige walls were painted in Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.

renter friendly diy removable wallpaper

And I love how the long hallway walls are adorned with a gallery wall of pictures from a professional branding shoot of the service providers.

interior designers hack for traditional wallpaper

The large sputnik chandeliers (both in the lobby and in the treatment rooms) were bargain scores from Amazon.

removable floral wallpaper black and white

Considering there were a lot of renter-related constraints to contend with (this rental space is not intended to be long-term), I think the accent wall of peel and stick floral wallpaper really added some ooohlala to the space.

The modern glam vibe here perfectly represents my friend’s sassy, fiery and very girly-girl personality.

peel and stick wallpaper accent wall

Moral of today’s story? While a wallpaper accent wall is a great way to add some “wow” factor to a room, the actual installation is best left to the pros.

If you would like to get some more DIY accent wall ideas, be sure to check out the following DIY tutorials..

More DIY Accent Wall Ideas:

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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

That is a gorgeous wall- and the neon pops! Your friend has a beautiful rental space to get a start. Best wishes to her and you gave her great advice.

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Thank you so much, Donna! Wishing you a fabulous rest of your week. :)