Wallpaper is back and better than ever. Long gone are the days of hiring someone to come in and do that watery-goopy-voodoo magic that makes designer paper stick to the wall and not look like a toddler’s paper mache day care project. Of course, that option is still available (and recommended if you’re installing actual wallpaper), but if you’re a finicky do-it-yourselfer who likes the Joanna Gaines farmhouse style right now, but used to like modern textures and may fall in love with a yet to be revealed new trend in the future, you can have the luxury of wallpaper without the expense--and can do it all yourself.
If you’ve recently found yourself meandering the aisles of Target (I know you have), you may have noticed that they’ve recently added paints and home products outside of just decor. These aisle additions are making a room re-do easier than it should be thanks to Devine® Color by Valspar®. With premium paint and removable wallpaper you can change the look and feel of a room in an afternoon (after you get the hang of the hanging the wallpaper, of course). Like the website says, with their new collection, “it’s easy to create designer looks for walls, furniture and decor.”
Not only does Devine offer beautiful, more traditionally styled wallpaper, like the Mirage.
They’re on point with bold, leafy prints, as seen in the Jungle - Horizon and dark, modern designs found in Celestial in Compass and Karat.
If you’ve been binging on Fixer Upper and are absolutely salivating for your own shiplap room, you can turn the dream into a reality too without breaking the bank with Textured Shiplap in Ultra White. One roll of this paper magic will transform a 27.5 square foot area and works best when applied to an eggshell, satin or semi-gloss painted wall.
Taking the simplicity a bit further, when you pick your wallpaper...maybe you choose Wildflower in Sterling like I did… Target and Devine tell you exactly what color paint to choose to compliment this self-adhesive wallpaper by sharing this nifty little swatch (found both online and on the wallpaper tube).
It’s best to have a smoothing tool on hand...you can buy one made by Tempaper from Target too. And scissors (to help trim the paper as you work). And an exacto knife or box cutter (so you can make clean cuts at the ceiling, baseboard and around all doors). And a screwdriver (to remove all outlet and light switch coverings). That’s it. That’s really all you need--no water, no glue, no muss, no fuss.
(Side note, Tempaper also sells TEMporary PAPER at Target. Installation obviously works the same way.)
This product is seriously great if you want to change a room, but don’t want to paint the whole thing or if you just want to add a pop of drama to an otherwise bland area. It is easy to remove when you leave, so is great for making apartments or temporary dwellings feel more personal (just make sure you clear everything with the landlord first). Use a little--by just doing one accent wall--or use a lot--by covering all the walls in a room. The great thing about this product is that it allows you to be both the designer and the installer, so you can make changes as you go and remove what you don’t like or add more as you get the feel for it.
Go ahead, get yourself to Target!
Have you tried using the adhesive wallpaper before? Do you love it or hate it? Any tips you can share on making installation easier?