“Leave no trace” is the rule when it comes to renting, but that little phrase does cause an issue when you want to really make somewhere feel like a home. So if your stark white surroundings are feeling a little clinical, don’t fret, we have the remedy. In comes self-adhesive wallpapers, the cure to your boring walls.
Most of the self-adhesive wallpapers on the market come in the form of the “peel and stick”, which are essentially a big sticker, although there are some paste options out there. But all come without the dreaded steaming and scraping to remove.
Removable wallpaper doesn’t just have to be for your walls; you can easily update your furniture, floors and even your ceiling. Wallpapering can add some extra character to an otherwise dull set of drawers, and can be removed easily later down the line should you change your mind – no mess, no fuss. And wallpapering the ceiling, while neck cramp inducing, is perfect for those die-hard maximalist fans.
Wherever you decide to put it, we have compiled the best removable wallpapers available online.
How we tested
From kitchen cabinets to bathroom walls; our tester spent hours hanging these up on various walls and surfaces around the house. We graded the wallpapers on design, quality and, of course, stickability.
The best removable wallpaper for 2021 are:
- Best overall – Chloe abstract green peach and grey wallpaper mural: £28.75, Wallpapermural.com
- Best geometric style – Hovia improvise bold black and beige abstract geometric wallpaper mural: £37, Hovia.com
- Best for chicness – Redouté dusty pink & teal vintage tropical minimalist wallpaper mural: £37, Hovia.com
- Best for quirky design – Urban Outfitters bathing beauties removable wallpaper: £11, Urbanoutfitters.com
- Best for kitchen cabinet – Amazon sticky back plastic self adhesive wallpaper vinyl wrap: £7.99, Amazon.co.uk
- Best for recreating a tropical paradise – Dunelm NuWallpaper maui green self adhesive wallpaper: £19.20, Dunelm.com
- Best for a vintage look – Wayfair sausalito geometric roll wallpaper: £26.99, Wayfair.co.uk