While we were in quarantine earlier this spring I got bored (like I’m sure most of us did…) and decided to wallpaper my half bathroom! This little home decor project turned into several fun nights with my best guy friend drinking wine and trying to make this peel and stick wallpaper look good. Let’s just say… don’t look too closely, haha. Yes, there are some areas that don’t match and a few wrinkles, but overall it actually turned out super cute!!
While I was sharing my “wine and wallpaper” nights on IG stories I got TONS of questions about how difficult this DIY project was and where to find the wallpaper. First things first… I got this black and white dot wallpaper at Target!
Now I want to share a few tips I learned during this wallpaper process, but overall it wasn’t too difficult. Although I did have a lot of help from a taller gentleman.
PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER
DIY WALLPAPER TIPS
Pick a simple pattern
Try to stick with a pattern like the dots that will be easier to line up the sheets on the wall. This way if you can’t align the pattern exactly it doesn’t look to off. If you do a floral or something with a big bold print it’s going to be much much much harder to line up exactly. Believe me… We tried SO hard.
Buy more than you think you need
This goes back to picking a simpler pattern because if you do pick a pattern like floral then you will need to buy more than the exact measurements. Why? Because when you cut the roll of peel and stick wallpaper the length of the wall you aren’t going to know exactly where the next piece will line up with the one you just put on the wall. Therefore, you’ll have extra smaller pieces that you probably can’t use…
Get the tools
Okay so there really aren’t a lot of tools because it literally is “peel and stick” meaning peel off the backing to the wallpaper and stick it on the wall. However, you will need these items for the best results:
- tape measure
- step stool
- knife or blade (to cut wallpaper edges or corners once applied)
- plastic smoother (easiest way to get it smooth on the wall)
Because it makes it more fun and I don’t have a lot of patience for DIY projects… And, I’m not a perfectionist when it comes to DIY so I think it looks great!!