When we first got our own place, visions of bright walls and sophisticated wallpaper danced in our heads. But then we read the fine print in our lease and realized that we were renting (not owning) and could be evicted for permanently altering the state of the building.Eeek!
So we went searching for ways to achieve that bright, chic look that wouldn’t annoy the landlord.
The solution: Wall decals! They’re really cheap stickers that easily jazz up a wall. The best part is they’re about as permanent as nail color.
Match your style to a decal:
You’re Classic, so try blik Iron Vines ($60, blik). The curlicue pattern of this decal practically requires a petticoat it’s so classic. It’s ornate and has a customized, stenciled look to it that’s certain to match the rest of your fine furnishings.
You’re Whimsical, so try XOXO. ($21, Tasty Suite). If any room can pull off a huge "XOXO" sticker, it’s yours. For people with less evolved senses of humor, the elementary school signature would just look stupid, but in your room it looks elevated and chic.
You’re Really Girly, so try Cranberry Polka Dot Circles ($12, The Wall Decor Store). The pattern of these stickers is reminiscent of soap bubbles, which is perfect for your perky, bubbly personality and ultra-girly apartment.
You’re a Minimalist, so try shoko tagaya 11 ($56, dVider). Five increasingly small balls of dots are completely cute but don’t make the eyes work too hard. They come in an array of solid colors that will surely match the rest of your simple decor.
– Whitney Teal