Why You Should Be Using Peel and Stick Wallpaper

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Wallpaper is having a moment and I am here for it! I always love seeing the different patterns and designed perfectly places throughout different homes. If you are looking into a wallpaper project, remember there are differences between traditional and removable wallpaper. With so many amazing choices available, here’s why you should be using peel and stick wallpaper. 

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Easy to Apply

Peel and Stick wallpaper is easy to apply. With traditional wallpaper, you need adhesive, rollers, trays, and smoothing tools. To apply peel and stick wallpaper, you don’t need as many tools. You pretty much need the wallpaper itself, a utility knife, and a smoothing tool. Essentially it is like applying a giant sticker to your wall. 

To get started, begin by removing about 12 inches of the paper backing and place the wallpaper in the correct spot. Then, working from top to bottom, remove the backing and smooth the wallpaper to the wall. Once the piece of wallpaper is in place, use a straight edge and utility knife to carefully cut along the baseboard. Then repeat until your area is covered. Easy, right? 

PRO-TIP: To create a seamless look with peel and stick wallpaper, make sure you line up your repeating pattern as you attach it to the wall. It’s always nice to have help with this part and it makes the project even more fun.



Not Messy

Unlike traditional wallpaper, peel and stick wallpaper has very little mess. You will not have to worry about a bunch of tools and a sticky adhesive mess. The biggest mess you will have is throwing away the paper backing once your wallpaper is on the walls. 


There are so many ways to use peel and stick wallpaper. The beautiful patterns make stunning accent walls, wall murals, and fully wrapped rooms. No matter how you choose to use peel and stick wallpaper, it will be a focal feature. 

PRO-TIP: Peel and stick wallpaper can be used on more than just your walls. Since peel and stick wallpaper is like a sticker, it can be used to wrap anything with a smooth surface. 


Aside from being easy to apply, one of the best features of peel and stick wallpaper is that it is temporary. In fact, it is commonly known as removable wallpaper. Because the wallpaper is removable, it is great for rental spaces that you want to make your own or even to create temporary short-term vibes. 

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I used peel and stick wallpaper when I transformed my dining room into the Great Hall from Hogwarts. I wanted to create a fun space for my Harry Potter-loving kids to enjoy for the holidays without the wizarding vibe lasting forever. I really wanted everything to be realistic and I knew removable wallpaper would do the trick. I loved this weathered stone wallpaper from Amazon for a stone wall effect. But, the thing that really took this room to the next level was replicating the Great Hall starry night ceiling with this Upon A Star peel and stick wallpaper. Check out this post for the details of the entire space. 

Won’t Ruin Walls

Another benefit of peel and stick wallpaper is that it is just as easy to remove as it is to apply. Since the wallpaper is like a big sticker, it just peels off. And the best part is that it comes off easily without ruining your walls. This is why peel and stick wallpaper is so ideal for people renting. And, I don’t know about you, but I like to change things up after a while. Keep things fresh. Peel and stick allows you to add and remove wallpaper to your walls as often as you want. 

Why You Should Be Using Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Now that you know why you should be using peel and stick wallpaper, what room are you going to tackle first? I can’t wait to see all of your projects! Make sure to tag me @angelarosehome so that cheer you on with all of your DIY projects. Life is so much better when we stop pinning and start doing. I have some big plans coming so hang out with me on Instagram and TikTok. I am always sharing my projects and breaking them down so you can do them too. 


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