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.
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.