A couple of my readers have asked whether the products I talked about in my original version of this post are available in the UK. On that note, here is a Brit version of How To Decorate Without Paint!
Sadly, Tempaper (makers of fabulously removable temporary wallpaper) doesn’t sell in the UK. Still, you might consider using normal wallpaper with temporary adhesion, like Winston’s Roost did here – this gorgeous wallpaper is attached to the wall with thumb tacks and the edges are held down with blue tack.
Make Your Own “Wallpaper” with Washi Tape
Washi tape is basically pretty masking tape. Jenny from Little Green Notebook used aqua washi tape to create a diamond pattern in her entryway and totally transformed the space. Genius!
Check Paper Mash, Fox & Star or Paperchase for cute washi tapes in the UK.
A slight less renter-friendly option is to use ribbon and thumbtacks like Rita from Design Megillah did. You might be left with a lot of patching to do when you leave, but it sure is pretty!
Use Sticky Back Plastic (aka Contact Paper)
If you have plaster walls (this method isn’t so great on drywall – it can be hard to remove), sticky back plastic can provide an inexpensive starting point for more interesting walls. Stephanie at Sabbe Interior Design used white contact paper to create a chevron pattern in her rental.
|Sabbe Interior Design|
You can buy decorative sticky back plastic at places like B&Q, Homebase and Hobbycraft. I especially love this sticky back hessian – so pretty.
|Triangle Decals – Not on the High Street|
|Tile Stickers – Etsy|