How to Add Pops of Pattern With Removable Wallpaper

From the walls to the...dryer? Why not! Removable wallpaper can dress up a number of household items and add a hint of style to some oft-overlooked areas. And if you don’t own your own space, these hacks are a renter's perfect remedy.

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By now, you probably know how life-changing removable wallpaper can be. What once was a nightmare to get on (not to mention get off) is now as simple as stick on and peel off. So, if it is so simple, why stop at the walls? Removable wallpaper deserves more of the spotlight in your home.

Drawer Sides

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Cassidy Garcia

Give a whole new meaning to custom cabinetry by lining the sides of drawers with removable wallpaper. Elegantly enhance with subdued patterns, or pick a beautiful, bold motif to add some secret style to simple cabinets.


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Cassidy Garcia

Don’t break the bank on trendy canisters that will go out of style next year. Opt for cheaper, plain canisters, and style them to fit whatever space they are in with just a small strip of removable wallpaper. And just like that, you’ve got canisters that are uniquely you.


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Cassidy Garcia

Remember when white countertop mixers were all the rage? Then red, then gold, then black? Okay, you get the point. No one can (or should) buy a new mixer every time a new color is trending. Fall in love with your mixer all over again by dressing it up to fit your kitchen and your personal taste with a small wallpaper accent across the top. When you redo your kitchen color, or you're simply ready for something new, just pick a new print and peel-and-stick away.

Cabinet Backs

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Cassidy Garcia

Glass cabinet doors and open shelving are a great way to set a kitchen apart and add a bit of elegance, but unless everything is perfect, it can easily look like a mess. To add depth and distract from that one piece of china that broke (oops), add a piece of patterned wallpaper backing to each level.

Serving Tray

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Cassidy Garcia

Trays are essential to style, organization and at times, sanity. They act as a catch-all, a mobile table or even a practical addition to an ottoman. Instead of searching high and low for the perfect tray to fit your style, buy a plain wooden or metal tray, and line the bottom with a piece of removable wallpaper. If you grow tired of the look, or the wallpaper starts to wear, just peel off and stick a new piece on.

Washer and Dryer

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Cassidy Garcia

Washers and dryers are the kind of thing that, to get a pretty set, it takes a pretty penny. Before you run out and buy the most beautiful matching set you can find, try dressing up a plain washer and dryer with your choice of removable wallpaper. Plain colors can help mute the intense white metal, and a funky floral pattern can add just enough accent to brighten the space. And if you’re just striking out on your own, and your washer and drying have seen better days? Not to worry. This smart solution is here to save the day.

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