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.
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.
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..
The once beige walls were painted in Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.
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.
The large sputnik chandeliers (both in the lobby and in the treatment rooms) were bargain scores from Amazon.
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.
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:
- DIY Modern Picture Frame Molding Accent Wall for Under $70
- Easy Faux Hedge Wall DIY
- An Honest Review of My Peel and Stick Tiles – One Year Later
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