The Essential Peel and Stick Wallpaper eBook
Founded in 2008, Tempaper is the leading manufacturer of peel and stick wallpaper and now offers over 300 high-quality wallpaper designs for every space and style.
If you are wondering how to apply or install peel and stick wallpaper, this removable wallpaper guide was designed to answer all your questions. Throughout our guide we will teach you how to hang peel and stick wallpaper, as well as share our best removable wallpaper tips and tricks to help you find your perfect print.
What Is Peel and Stick Wallpaper?
Peel and stick wallpaper — also referred to as self-adhesive, removable wallpaper — is temporary wallpaper that is easy to apply, allowing you to embrace pattern, texture, and color, commitment-free.
Perfect for renters and homeowners, Tempaper peelable wallpaper can be left up for a day, a week, or indefinitely. It’s simple enough to apply by yourself without hiring an installer and it will remove cleanly without leaving any damage behind.
Whether you are a DIY beginner or a seasoned pro, Tempaper goes up easily. No messy pastes or drippy glues are required, which means you won’t have to worry about working with materials that will dry out too quickly or create a big mess. The self-adhesive backing allows you to move at your own pace, taking all the mess and stress out of hanging wallpaper. Simply peel and stick to any smooth surface and embrace transformation.
Will Peel and Stick Wallpaper Work on Textured Walls?
We recommend applying our Tempaper peel and stick wallpaper to a smooth, clean surface that has been primed and painted with a semi-gloss, satin, or eggshell finish.
If you would like to apply our wallpaper on a slightly textured wall, we recommend ordering a sample first.
Is Peel and Stick Wallpaper Easy to Remove?
As soon as you are ready for a change, you can easily remove it by pulling up a corner and gently peeling it off your wall or surface.
Unlike traditional wallpaper, removing peel and stick wallpaper does not require any tools, chemical removers, or a steamer. No sticky or messy residue will be left behind.
What Sets Peel and Stick Wallpaper Apart from the Rest?
There are a lot of benefits that come with choosing peel and stick wallpaper over traditional wallpaper, including:
- Easy peel-and-stick application
- Repositionable for easy alignment
- DIY, do-it-yourself home product (no installer needed)
- No messy pastes, glues or water required
- Comes down clean only when you are ready to take it down
Is Peel and Stick Wallpaper Right for You?
If you are wondering if peel and stick wallpaper is a good option for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I looking for a high-impact design solution that can change as often as I’d like?
- Am I looking for a solution that will make me feel as though I’m living in a completely new space without changing anything else in the room?
- Am I looking for a product that allows me to infuse my own personality throughout my home?
- Am I looking for beautiful wallpaper that can also be applied to furniture, bookcases, stairs risers, and more?
- Am I worried about committing to a long-term design choice?
- Am I looking for renter-friendly decor ideas?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then peel and stick wallpaper is right for you! We will guide you through how to choose the right design based on scale, color, pattern, and style.
When choosing your wallpaper print, pay close attention to the size of your room and the desired outcome. Whether you are dealing with a large or small space, imagine what scale, pattern and shape in your interior can do for you!
Small, Subtle and Sweet Designs
If you are looking to create a subtle textural effect, small wallpaper prints pair well with other patterns found in your decor including curtains, pillows, bedding, and rugs.
Embrace neutral dots, such as Moire Dots and Scout, in a bedroom or nursery for a subtle pop of style that will complement your existing bedding.
For a little extra shine, place shimmering Brass Belly or Constellations on a ceiling or an accent wall. Pair the print with a bold rug to help anchor the space and add a bit of drama.
Big, Bold and Beautiful Prints
It goes without saying that a big space deserves a large print, but did you know that oversized wall prints can make a small room appear bigger? Not only will larger prints add visual interest, but it can also make bigger spaces feel cozier and more intimate.
Celebrate Art with Large Scale Murals
Ranging from bold abstracts to calming natural scenes, our self-adhesive removable wall murals add drama and movement to help you create immersive, dynamic interiors.
Larger-than-life art will serve as the focal point of the room. Immerse yourself in island living with our oversized Grand Palm peel and stick wall mural or choose to create an ethereal escape in your bedroom with our Ombre collection.
Communicate through Shape
Shape can impact the overall feel of your space in many ways. Vertical stripes will visually extend your walls while the innate harmony of organic shapes add visual interest in a calming manner.
Circles tend to put us at ease, adding a sense of warmth, comfort, and unity. Circles can come in many forms ranging from the small daisies featured in Ditsy Floral to the metallic spheres in Goodbye Moon or the overlapping curves in Halo.
Mix & Match Wallpaper Patterns like a Pro
Layering patterns not only adds dimension, but it allows you to infuse your personal style within your space. When mixing patterns, it is best to combine opposites.
Try applying a large pattern on the wall and mixing it with a small print on window treatments or bedding. Pair stripes with floral peel and stick wallpaper for a sophisticated look or try spots for something more playful!
The Power of Color
The color of your room can directly impact the way you feel. Discover how easy it is to set the mood in your home through the power of color through our colorful removable wallpaper.
Darker colors are refined and will make your room feel intimate and cozy while lighter colors are airy and can make rooms feel larger and brighter.
Color temperature also plays into a room’s emotion just like tone. Warm colors evoke feelings of activity and passion, while cool colors are associated with calm, harmony and peace. Shop by color and find a new hue for your home.
Create an Oasis with Blue Wallpaper
Reminiscent of blue skies and calm seas, blue is known to be a deeply restful and serene color. Our tranquil blue peel and stick wallpaper prints are perfect for any room, especially bathrooms and bedrooms.
Tokyo Celestial Blue elevates a bathroom with serene swirls of marble. “This was my first time with removable wallpaper. My bathroom went from blah to beautiful. I used this pattern on my entire powder room, and it is beautiful!!” – Kathleen D.
For bedrooms, try Silhouette Sapphire. “So far it has been the perfect accent and makes our bedroom brighter. Love the product quality 100%.” - Joy R.
Find Harmony and Balance with Green Wallpaper
Green is known for relieving stress and creating a sense of calm, making it an ideal color choice for home offices and living rooms. Our green peel and stick wallpaper will help you create harmony in your home.
If you are looking for wallpaper for a living room, add a playful punch of color with Monkey Business Jade Parade. “My otherwise white-walled apartment is so much more fun and colorful thanks to this print! Installation was fairly easy and the pattern is just as pictured. Love this look!” – Alisha
Uplift Your Space with Yellow or Orange Removable Wallpaper
Known to capture joy and raise self-esteem, you are sure to bring happiness into your space with yellow or orange removable wallpaper. Try these colors in kitchens, living rooms, and home gyms for an extra burst of energy.
Soleil Moroccan Spice makes kitchen backsplashes feel brand new. “It was easy and since I have "orange peel" wall, I wasn't sure how it would go but it went great and seems to be sticking just fine. Although I did order and try a sample first. I love it. It's a great and inexpensive way for me to make my rental seem more like my home.” – Heidi S.
Add a Playful Touch with or Purple Pink Removable Wallpaper
Feminine by nature, pink can be both soothing and stimulating. Add bright pink or purple wallpaper to a child’s space to spark their creativity and playful nature. Try a pop of pale pink peel and stick wallpaper for a sophisticated, modern feel in bedrooms and more.
Leave a Lasting Impression with Red Wallpaper
Striking and bold, red peel and stick wallpaper demands attention and stimulates the senses. This power color is perfect for dining rooms and kitchens.
Rocket Pop brings new life to kitchen walls. “I did a small [wall] in my kitchen and it came out great. Shipping was quick, customer service was helpful, and the wallpaper is quality. This pattern is super forgiving and easy to line up. Definitely get the tool bundle too - that was key in getting the wallpaper up without any creases and bubbles.” – Lena141
Extend a Warm Welcome with Neutral Wallpaper
A neutral backdrop creates a welcoming space and gives you the flexibility to add bold elements or a pop of color to entryways and unexpected places.
Grasscloth brings subtle shine to sun-soaked spaces. “This print is amazing. There’s a beautiful copper sheen in some of the striping that gives it extra dimension. This is a great find. It’s dark, so with that and the subtle metallic it’s perfect for a sunny room.” – Courtney C.
Apply Grasscloth Fans to unexpected places, such as worn furniture or bookshelves. “This paper is very rich in color and texture. Can’t wait to hang it in our bookcases!” – Kara C.
Bring Drama to Your Walls with Black Wallpaper
Dark and dramatic, black peel and stick wallpaper brings depth and visual interest into interiors. Black and white peel and stick wallpaper is a classic and versatile palette that works well in all rooms, especially bathrooms and living rooms.
Create a dramatic statement wall with Intersections Black on Black. “First time we used your product and we are very happy with product and end result. Turned a boring fireplace into a statement wall. Love It !!!” – Carol
Find Your Interior Design Style
Now that you know what a particular shape or color can do for your space, let’s find your unique design style so you can choose a pattern with confidence. Shop by style.
Instantly refresh your traditional bedroom with our timeless Marrakesh print. “Beautiful addition to our master bedroom, this wallpaper adds the finishing touch.” – Marcia B.
For floral peel and stick wallpaper, pick peonies to bring new life to small spaces, such as reading nooks and home offices. “I chose Peonies--mainly because of it's simple but elegant look for an adult library space and I am using it only on one accent wall. It enhances the small space I have in my home as a library/reading/studying space.” – Judith K.
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Farmhouse Planks elevates farmhouse-style kitchens. “I've been looking for something to add a little extra to my kitchen that wasn't too bold. The farmhouse planks was perfect. So easy to put up too.” – Deb B.
Effortlessly refresh farmhouse walls with our customer-favorite print, Feather Flock by Genevieve Gorder. “Loved how it added just what I needed for an area that was very white and boring. Easy to put up and line up pattern.” – Megan S.
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As its name implies, inspiration for industrial design is pulled from warehouses, factories, and urban lofts. High ceilings and exposed beams are common in these clean environments making textured brick, wood, and stone peel and stick wallpaper the perfect choice.
Create exposed brick walls with our textured brick peel and stick wallpaper. For a bolder look, Travertine brings the look of real marble to your walls and furniture. “We love how this wallpaper made our floating shelves pop.” – Melissa
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Balance is key for eastern-influenced designs. Often inspired by nature, these interiors focus on finding harmony in colors, textures, and decor, encouraging you to only surround yourself with things that bring you joy.
Bring a touch of luxury to bedroom or nursery walls with Bird Watching. “I recently used this in a toddler room design (I’m an interior designer) it’s amazing!” – Latoya
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Typically referring to clean lines and a simple color palette, the emphasis of a modern home is function. Designed to blur the boundaries between nature and interiors, modern style homes typically feature glass, stone, and metal. Complete your look with our modern wallpaper designs.
Hello Sunshine tile peel and stick wallpaper will bring a burst of refreshing color to modern-style bathrooms. “I used this wallpaper behind my bathroom vanity then hung a new mirror and light fixture. It really updated my bathroom and was very easy to apply. My bathroom now has a fresh modern look and it looks great!” – Emily
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A carefree mix of exotic finds and vintage accessories fuel this popular style. Sourced by passion, the general guideline is to follow your heart, which is why it is not uncommon to find a mix of natural textures and patterns with a touch of glam in a boho home.
Fill your bohemian-style home with playful spots featured in Scout, this wildly popular print makes a stylish statement in nurseries and bedrooms. “Love this stuff! It is very easy to apply once you get the hang of it! This pattern was our inspiration for decorating our baby’s room.” – Lisa S.
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Our Art Deco peel and stick wallpaper prints include Gatsby scallop instead of mosaic scallop unless there’s a reason you’re looking to feature mosaic scallop? - Mosaic Scallop, which brings a punch of pattern and color to art deco-inspired dining rooms. “It is astounding how one little change can transform a drab apartment dining area! The application was forgiving as I could adjust as needed, and the sheets are durable and didn’t tear. The funky pattern gives my place a splash of fun.” – Candace H.
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Light, bright and airy, these relaxed spaces are reminiscent of the sea. Often mixing hues of blue and green with neutral tones and natural elements, coastal homes exude a relaxed yet elegant feel.
Embrace that easy-breezy feeling with our coastal peel and stick wallpaper collection including Reed. “Very pretty/ delicate but the design is strong enough for any room. The quality is excellent and will hang well.” – Kara C.
Flip through magazines or scroll Pinterest to compile inspiration for the room you are decorating. Once you see your personal style come through, use what you’ve learned to guide you in choosing your removable wallpaper print.
Now that you’ve established your design style, follow these simple steps to complete your DIY wallpaper project.
Benefits of Purchasing a Wallpaper Sample First
As you start to narrow down your choices, we recommend purchasing samples. This is helpful for many reasons:
- You can test a few options in your space.
- Colors can vary in different lighting and from screen to screen. The best representation is a sample.
- It gives you the opportunity to live with the pattern for a few days to ensure it is the right choice for your space.
- You get a chance to try the product if this is your first time applying removable wallpaper.
How to Measure and Prep Your Walls for Peel and Stick Wallpaper
To determine how much wallpaper you will need, it’s important to measure your space and calculate the square footage. We recommend ordering more than you think you will need to account for waste.
Tempaper is recommended for smooth surfaces that are in good condition and have been primed and painted with a satin or semi-gloss finish.
Clean your intended surface by wiping it with a damp cloth, making sure your surface is fully dried before application.
We do not recommend surfaces painted with matte, flat, or low sheen paints. Textured surfaces and exterior surfaces are also not recommended. Learn how to apply removable wallpaper to textured walls.
Apply Tempaper to smooth surfaces that are in good condition and have been primed and painted with an eggshell, satin, or semi-gloss paint. If you are working with a low VOC or VOC-free paint, gently wipe surface with isopropyl rubbing alcohol solution + water (1:1 ratio) and let dry. Household cleaners are not recommended as they can leave a residue behind. Tempaper may not stick to all surfaces so we recommend testing a small area to check for adhesiveness prior to applying to a full wall.
Gather Your Tools
A few simple tools are all it takes to install Tempaper wallpaper like a pro. To make things easier, we now offer everything you will need.
Visit our tools and accessories page to shop. Most of the necessary wallpaper tools and supplies are everyday household items. Most likely, you already have what you need to get started!
- Craft knife
- Cutting surface
- Ruler or straight edge
- Step stool
- Tape measure
How to Apply Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Follow these steps to install your new peel and stick wallpaper design!
- Measure and pre-cut your panels.
- Create a vertical guide to ensure a straight application.
- Peel back 3–4 ft. of the backing and begin application at the top edge aligning paper with your vertical guide.
- Use a squeegee to smooth paper to surface working from the center out. Tempaper can be repositioned as needed to ensure pattern alignment and to eliminate bubbling.
- Continue to apply paper until the surface is covered.
- Trim where needed with a craft knife to complete your application.
From application steps to helpful hints, our online resources will make you a pro! Visit our how-to page to learn how to hang wallpaper temporarily in your space.
How to Remove Peel and Stick Wallpaper
It’s easy to remove our peel and stick wallpaper in seconds! Simply lift a corner and gently peel away.
Now that you know what removable wallpaper is, how to use it, and what it will do for your space, it’s time to shop!
In 2006, we sought out a product that didn’t exist. That brainchild was Tempaper — the first removable wallpaper on the market. Tempaper offers individuals the freedom to take chances with decorating, to embrace pattern, texture, and color, and to create bold and expressive interiors, without worrying about long-term commitment. As soon as there is a desire for change, Tempaper can be peeled off quickly and easily.
There’s a saying that creativity spawns more creativity, and that couldn’t be truer for us. Since Tempaper’s inception, our customers have taken an imaginative approach to our product, not only using Tempaper on walls, but in other various (and sometimes unexpected) places — bookcase shelving, staircase risers, ceilings, desks, and more. Our paper has also been used as backdrops on production sets, including film and television, commercial photography and staging, as well as within wedding venues, retail displays, and trade show booths — truly illustrating there’s no surface too small or too big.
We view Tempaper as more than just a business, but an extension of our family. We are grateful for our dedicated team, as well as our talented collaborators, Genevieve Gorder, Robert and Cortney Novogratz, and Bobby Berk — together, we have worked to develop sophisticated and trendsetting collections to fit all spaces and tastes.
We hope you love Tempaper as much as we do — and even more, we hope it inspires the creative in you!