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Inventive ways to use removable wallpaper

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Aside from being a decorating fallback for those of us too lazy to paint—that salmon-colored entryway isn’t really that bad, right?—removable wallpaper is also a good one for renters, since it comes down with minimal fuss.

But when you consider that it can cost $40 or $50 for a few square feet, doing a full room can get pricey—fast, as Apartment Therapy points out.

Fear not: there are other ways to use the peel-and-stick panels to liven up your place. Add a couple of strips behind your bed to give the illusion of a headboard; cut panels of different patterns into shapes for bespoke artwork; or go off the wall and cover up a lackluster wardrobe, kitchen backsplash or, as we tried last month, a gunky old fridge.  

A panel of temporary chalkboard wallpaper helps make this fridge less sad

Also, some temporary wallpaper companies do panels that are really less wallpaper and more stickable art, like Wall Candy Arts, whose reusable decals cost $6 to $60 each, or Swag Paper’s antique maps, which range from $35 to $65. 

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