How many of you live in or know someone who has a “white box” room? As many of you probably know, making an uninteresting “white box” room interesting is a challenge a lot of us need to overcome. We also know it’s even MORE difficult when we rent that white box and it’s a studio apartment that needs to be your bedroom, kitchen, living room, laundry room, dining room, and office space all in one. Wait, is that just me? Cool.
Regardless, my point is that no matter what your white box is: a bedroom, living room, studio, etc, you can make it interesting by slapping wallpaper on your walls. I heard from the many of facebook comments on this post that yes, wallpaper sucks to put up and take down (and it’s not renter-friendly)…UNTIL…the glorious peel and stick was born.
Peel and stick wallpaper is slowly taking over the world, and honestly I would not be mad if it was my president. There are so many delicious options, but it can take a long time to sort through the not-so-delicious options to find a wallpaper that’s love at first sight.
So for anyone who has been following along my MOTO saga (if you need a refresher click this post and this post)…I’m excited to say I have an update (sort of). By update I guess I just mean my walls look like this…
It’s called DESIGNING people. Welcome to the process. I probably have 6 more wallpaper samples coming in the mail, so if you think this is overwhelming, just wait to see me in 1 week. Anyway, I know you’re all wondering (or maybe you’re not wondering, but this is really just a one-sided conversation until we get to the comments, so here it is) WHY do you have so many wallpapers in so many different spots in a STUDIO? Are you gonna wallpaper your entire box! HA, no, (well, never say never), but I’m really trying to find the RIGHT wallpaper (aka love at first sight) and I’m sort of hoping that putting them all over the apartment will inform me on where to put it. The problem is I’ve fallen in love with a lot of wallpapers (both of these for sure), so now I need to look around and minimize because I want my walls to be tastefully decorative, yet still a lil loud & filled with personality. Is that too much to ask?
To do “research” I went back to see when and where EHD has used temporary wallpaper –– please see the below for examples if you’re curious as to what I found:
Now this one is a classic & is so fun (it’s also great inspo for all the home offices that are being forced to be designed, so keep this in mind :)) I love it. It’s cute and precious but let’s get a lil steamy and take it into the bedroom for a moment:
Now THAT’S how you do a peel and stick bedroom amirite?? These are so fun & I’m VERY into it. Which one do you vibe with more? Do you love both? Hate both? If these wallpapers aren’t your cup of tea, don’t worry about it…we rounded up a BUNCH of goodies down below…take a peek!! ALSO, I thought for the longest time that a “wall mural” was just something you painted all across your wall and were reserved for the little ones. BUT GUYS. Peel and stick “adult” wall murals are a thing and it basically is just any wall mural that’s not a repeating pattern. I learned this the hard way after googling “large scale peel and stick wallpaper” 100 times with no luck finding what I wanted. Then something popped up that said “wall mural” and it was all over. So basically we’re gonna show you the best WALLPAPERS and WALL MURALS (in different categories) that are all peel and stick!! Let’s start with the wallpapers…here we goooo!
1. RoomMates Grasscloth Peel & Stick Wallpaper Gray| 2. Two Step | 3. Chillin’ Cheetahs Removable Wallpaper | 4. Cara Removable Wallpaper | 5. Ladder | 6. Weave Peel & Stick Wallpaper | 7. Batik Tropical Leaf Wallpaper | 8. Coral Peel & Stick Wallpaper| 9. Endless Highway Wallpaper | 10. Tan Floral Wallpaper | 11. Palm Springs Wallpaper | 12. Azteca Wallpaper | 13. Tree Toile | 14. Zebra Wallpaper | 15. Metallic Leaf Wallpaper | 16. Leaf Wallpaper | 17. Flock Wallpaper | 18. Birds in Trees Toile | 19. Stone Sediment Wallpaper | 20. Botany Wallpaper | 21. Tick Mark Wallpaper
1. Atmospheric Wall Mural | 2. Batik Forest Wall Mural | 3. Midnight Garden XIV Wall Mural | 4. Vintage Bird Wall Mural | 5. Village Wall Mural | 6. Navy Blue Watercolor Wall Mural | 7. Crystal Geode Wall Mural | 8. Freya Boudoir Floral Wall Mural | 9. Red Sun Wall Mural | 10. One Non-Custom Wall Mural | 11. Awaken Non-Custom Wall Mural | 12. Vintage Landscape Wall Mural | 13. Wallshoppe Removable Mural | 14. Light Floral Wall Mural | 15. Minimal Marble Wall Mural | 16. Abstract Minimal 6 Wall Mural | 17. Edges Wall Mural | 18. Terracotta Floral Wall Mural | 19. Etched Arcadia Wall Mural | 20. Color Streak Wall Mural | 21. Birch Woods In Winter Wall Mural
THEY’RE ALL SO GOOD AND VERY ADULT-Y. It’s so hard to find wallpapers that don’t look like a kids room (and while some of these could definitely still look cute in a kid’s room), these will absolutely work in an adult-y house or apartment.
So now let’s get back to my adult-y apartment (and it’s my first real non-college apartment ever so I need your help). I’ve photoshopped literally every wall in the space (and I’ll show the full design plans to you soon), but I really am torn between these two wallpapers in the bathroom. I’m not 100% sure if I’m going to wallpaper the living room/bedroom yet (and if you see a wallpaper or mural you love for a bedroom/living room part of a studio…holla at me in the comments) but let’s just start here and see which wallpaper we should go with in the bathroom:
I had a love at first sight moment with both of these wallpapers and now the time has come to marry one and let the other go…which one does your heart like more?? WHICH ONE DO I GO WITH PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
I can’t wait to watch this wallpaper faceoff go down…thanks everyone for being my design therapist. Hope this roundup helped you find a wallpaper & now I would be forever grateful if you helped me choose mine 🙂 See you in the comments!