Best peel-and-stick wallpapers: 7 removable, self-adhesive paper picks

Scarred from a sticky decor situation? These peel-and-stick wallpapers will alleviate the need for any adhesive

Black peel and stick wallpaper decor printed with floral motif in hallway
(Image credit: Rifle Paper Co)

Want to make a change? The best peel-and-stick wallpapers are an excellent option, especially considering these low-commitment style-makers were crowned one of the top trends of 2022.

In the last five years, removable wallpaper ideas have gone from a fringe trend to big business, and we can't say we're that surprised. It's perfect for anyone in search of a fuss-free experience. 

You won't find any difficult or complicated directions, nor does it require soaking paper (or most importantly, the hassle of scraping wallpaper off the wall when your tastes change or your lease expires). 

This type of wall treatment is a win-win, which is why we've gone ahead and rounded up the best of the best peel-and-stick wallpapers. 

Whether you're looking for a bold electric print or desiring a muted subtle statement, here are some of the best peel-and-stick paper options money can buy.  

The best peel-and-stick wallpapers to try

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How long will peel-and-stick wallpaper last?

'Peel-and-stick wallpaper will stay adhered to your surface for as long as you would like,' says Jennifer Matthews, co-founder at Tempaper (opens in new tab). 'Leave it up for a day, month, or indefinitely.'

Is peel-and-stick wallpaper worth it?

'Removable wallpaper is quite possibly one of the most amazing inventions in the design world,' says Wallshoppe e-commerce manager Patricia Madarang. 'It allows you to instantly add color, texture, or movement to any wall in your home without the long-term commitment that comes with permanent wallpaper or paint. The peel-and-stick wallpaper of today is high-end and gorgeous, allowing you to enjoy its aesthetic brilliance without any loss of quality.'

Why wallpaper your home? 

Primrose Peel & Stick Wallpaper in navy powder room with white rectangular sink

(Image credit: Rifle Paper Co)

Peel-and-stick wallpaper is an excellent option for anyone looking for freedom when decorating their home. When you're tired of the look, you can pull it down or replace it at a moment's notice. 

Unlike traditional paint jobs, you don't have to spend excessive amounts of time readjusting a room to your liking or limit yourself to the same look for every room. The options are endless. 

What to keep in mind when selecting wallpaper? 

With dozens of wallpaper options on the market, it's important to consider everything, which means reading the fine print. 

Some wallpapers claim to be "self-adhesive," however, upon arrival they require additional steps, including glue or other harmful residues. If you are a renter (like me), this could jeopardize the return of your security deposit when you move out, or flat out ruin the look of your very own walls if you're a homeowner.

You're flushing money down the toilet when you're stuck with a lengthy list of repairs. Identifying whether or not the wallpaper is peel-and-stick ahead of time is the most crucial aspect above all. 

Do you need extra tools? 

In most cases, you do not need any additional tools (unless instructed) when applying any peel-and-stick wallpaper to your wall. 

However, do keep in mind that some wallpapers might start to "bubble" when initially applied, which means you might want to use your hands to smooth things out or wait until the bubbling subsides.

More importantly – if and when this occurs – do not panic and rip the wallpaper off your walls. Bubbling is a common side-effect (if you even want to call it that), and you can use a wallpaper smoother to minimize this from occurring.

Matthews' top tip is to grab a friend for assistance, using 'one person to help guide the paper at the top of the surface and one to align the design repeat towards the bottom of the panel.'

Christina Chrysostomou
Ecommerce Editor

Bonjour, Yasou, Hello — I'm Christina, ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Along with my super creative colleagues, I create content to help you create a chic home on a budget. I live in a two-bed maisonette with a garage and garden in Essex. Geographically, it's perfect; I've got the forest on my doorstep, and London is just 15 minutes by tube or car. I specialize in small kitchen appliances so that you can prepare food with ease at home. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket.