Unusual Places to Wallpaper

When you rent an apartment, you often don’t get to customize the space in the same way that you would a home you own. The walls are up, the fixtures are in, and you kind of have to take it as-is. Sometimes, apartments don’t even let their renters paint the walls, which can be frustrating for the renter who really wants to add color and character to their home.

Well, check out these clever solutions to that very problem, that creatively use removable wallpaper (the things they think of!) to make a space feel unique and cheery without the long term consequences!

  • Brighten up dark closets and the inside of cabinets with a light, cheery pattern!
IMAGE SOURCE: LAUREN MCBRIDE
  • Make old wooden stairs pop with a modern flair when you line the front panels with a funky paper!
  • Refurbish an old bedroom dresser with a pattern to match any room – consider using it in the dining room as a sideboard!
  • Update a clock or a mirror for a piece no one else has!
IMAGE SOURCE: CHASING PAPER
  • Create a tabletop tray that doesn’t fade into the woodwork!
  • There’s no law that says refrigerators can’t be fun and patterned either! You could even try a chalkboard paper to leave cute notes to your roomies!
  • This one blew our minds! Paper the ceiling for a one-of-a-kind look that can brighten a dark room or cozy up a large space!
IMAGE SOURCE: ONE KINGS LANE
  • Line the inside if your medicine cabinet to make Monday mornings a little less bleak.
  • Want to separate a bar countertop from the kitchen? Dress it to fit the living room instead!
  • Brighten up your workspace for increased productivity!
  • Or, you know, on an actual wall, if you subscribe to that whole convention thing. Although seriously, is there anything conventional about these patterns?
IMAGE SOURCE: CHASING PAPER