8 ways how to decorate a small room with removable wallpaper
Are you looking for a way to add some personality to your small space? If so, removable wallpaper may be the perfect solution! Thanks to its versatility, removable wallpaper can be used in a variety of ways to add visual interest and style to any room. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the ways how to use removable wallpaper in small spaces and how it can help to bring a room together.
Table of Contents
- A few words about removable wallpaper
- Accent wall – a basic solution that works wonders
- All walls – you just need to choose the right print
- Half a wall – divide your space
- The ceiling is just the fifth wall
- The backdrop for shelves – practical and fun
- Add a personality to a nook
- Cover furniture in a fashionable way
- Doors are perfect for patterns
A few words about removable wallpaper
Removable wallpaper is a great way to decorate a small space because it is versatile and easy to use. One of the benefits of removable wallpaper is that it can be applied to any surface, including walls, ceilings, furniture, and even doors! Additionally, removable wallpaper comes in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can easily find a style that suits your taste. Plus, if you ever get tired of the design, you can simply remove it without damaging the surface underneath.
If you are looking for a way to add some personality to your small space, here are eight ways how to decorate a room with removable wallpaper.
Accent wall – a basic solution that works wonders
One of the simplest ways how to use removable wallpaper is to create an accent wall. This is a great way to add some visual interest to a room without going overboard. Simply choose one wall in the room and apply your wallpaper of choice. There are many prints to choose from – at the moment natural, floral and faunal prints are very trendy, as well as tropical ones. Geometrical shapes and different patterns will look good as well. Add a pop of color or go black and white – the details are up to you!
An accent wall in a small room will add a well-needed feeling of depth. However, make sure the color palette of the wallpaper matches other decor elements – that way all parts of the room will work together to create a cohesive look. And that will help the room feel cozy and more spacious.
All walls – you just need to choose the right print
Another way to use wallpaper in a small room is to apply it to all four walls. This can create a dramatic effect, but be careful not to overwhelm the space. Choose a light and airy print for a small room. Big floral or geometric prints are always good choices. A pattern that repeats itself also can be a good choice.
To "stretch" the place bigger – think of lines, horizontal or vertical. Horizontal lines will make the room look wider, however, vertical lines will raise the ceiling. The wallpaper doesn't have to have stripes but it can have a print that suggests one or another direction.
Half a wall – divide your space
If you have a small room that you would like to divide into two distinct areas, using removable wallpaper is a great way to do it! Simply apply the wallpaper of your choice to half of one wall.
This is a great way how to visually divide the room without making the space feel smaller. Plus, it allows you to get creative with your design. For example, you could use a different wallpaper for each area, or choose a wallpaper with a bold print for one area and a more subdued print for the other.
The ceiling is just the fifth wall
If you are feeling particularly creative, covering the ceiling with wallpaper is a fun and unexpected choice. To keep the small space feeling big, choose light wallpaper with a breezy pattern. However, if your small room has a very high ceiling, you have nothing to lose by adding some drama with darker print wallpaper.
Keep in mind that adding wallpaper to the ceiling is a bit more challenging than putting it up on the walls. You might need professional help to get it done, however, if you are good with DIY we have the full confidence that you can do it yourself. Just make sure to remove the ceiling lamp first and you are good to go!
The backdrop for shelves – practical and fun
If you have a small bookshelf or other shelving unit in the room, you can use removable wallpaper to add some personality to the space. Simply apply the wallpaper of your choice to the back of the shelves. This is a great way how to make your shelving stand out and add some interest to the room. Plus, it is practical as well – the wallpaper will help protect your shelving from dust and other wear and tear.
Add a personality to a nook
If you have any kind of nook or small alcove in your room, adding removable wallpaper is a great way how to make it more inviting. To make the nook pop, it is best to choose a contrasting wallpaper – something that will draw attention and please the eye.
That is also a good idea if you weren't sure how to decorate a room that doesn't have four flat walls. Not only you can put up beautiful wallpaper you can also, for example, add a shelf and create a little display area for a vase or statue in the little nook. If the nook is bigger, it can become a home to more than one shelf and serve a more functional purpose. This is a perfect solution for a small space because you want to use the room you got very wisely and creating extra storage is always a good idea.
Cover furniture in a fashionable way
If you are not sure about putting up wallpaper in your small space, you can still have fun with removable wallpaper patterns and prints by using it to cover some elements of furniture. For example, a surface of a desk or outside of drawers. That way you can bring in the room some color, but don't worry about it being too much.
There are many benefits of covering furniture with removable wallpaper: 1) you can exchange it frequently according to the season or your mood, 2) it is cheaper than covering the whole room in wallpaper, 3) it is an easy way how to upcycle an older furniture piece, 4) the wallpaper will make the furniture look fresh and will protect it from future scratches and other small damages.
Doors are perfect for patterns
If you want to add some personality to your small room but don't want to commit to putting up wallpaper on the walls, consider adding removable wallpaper to the door. This is a great way how to make a statement without going too crazy with the design. Plus, it is practical as well – the pattern on the wallpaper will mask any scratches and other imperfections and prevent future ones. It can also be a secret design surprise if you usually keep the door open aka the pattern facing the wall.
Doors are perfect for experimentation with the removable wallpaper – you can check how you like it, how easy it is to apply and remove, and what you think of having a big pattern on a surface that looks kind of like a wall. And if you hit all the checkpoints, maybe next time you can already go for an accent wall!
Small space is no excuse for poor decorating. Sometimes it is a challenge to come up with creative ways how to style a small room, but with some imagination and crafty hands, everything is possible. Removable wallpaper is definitely one of the tools you can use to make a small room more interesting, elegant, or even make it feel more spacious. May your decoration skills surprise yourself and your guests!