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These Wall Decals are Perfect for Upgrading Your Rental Apartment

A bathroom with patterned wallpaper

Accessorizing your living space is an integral part of making your apartment truly, yours. But decorating rental apartments can be difficult because you can’t make any permanent changes that can really show off your individuality. I mean, you can… but your landlord might not be happy.

To keep the peace and make your space your own, wall decals have come to the rescue. These peel-and-stick, renter-safe options can help you spruce up your space (though be sure you check your rental agreement and/or with your landlord first to avoid any issues), and they peel right off when you decide to leave. Damage free. Here are a few picks we’ve rounded up to help you showcase your style in your rental apartment.

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Fresh floral peel-and-stick wall decals

Floral wall decals on the wall behind a bed

If you’d like to add some colour to your space without the commitment of taking care of real plants, look no further than this floral wall decal. This peel-and-stick design is renter-friendly and is the perfect way to personalize your space. Tip: adding some green throw pillows or a green blanket will really make it pop.

RoomMates Watercolor Floral Peel and Stick Wall Decals, Amazon, $25.

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Colourful peel-and-stick wall tiles

Colourful stick-on tiles

A backsplash can make or break the look of a kitchen. If your rental has old or cracked tiles (or just a backsplash that you do not vibe with), peel-and-stick tiles that are made specifically for a backsplash (backsplash options need to be resistant to humidity and heat to be safe) may be a great option to transform your kitchen. These colourful peel-and-stick tiles, for example, are vibrant and eye-catching — a stylish option for anyone looking to add some brightness to their kitchen.

LONGKING Peel and Stick Backsplash Tile Stickers, Amazon, $46.


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Patterned peel-and-stick wallpaper

Patterned wallpaper

Wallpaper can truly transform a space. Some love it; some don’t. Temporary peel-and-stick wallpaper is a versatile option for those looking to make their living space unique and fun. This Amalfi Coast wallpaper is renter friendly as it is peel and stick. Plus, it is great to use for an accent wall in your apartment, so it can make the room look larger.

Peel & Stick Wallpaper, Amalfi Coast, Indigo, $155.

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Playful tangerine wall stickers

Tangerine wall stickers

Accessorizing wall space can be difficult. There are so many options. From framed photos to paintings and more, finding décor can be a hassle. These peel-and-stick, renter-friendly tangerine stickers are a super unique option for those who want something a little different. These individual stickers can be customized to your liking, unlike traditional wallpaper where the pattern is decided for you. Plus, they can be used in multiple spaces within your apartment, so each room can be coordinated!

Nordic Tangerines Wall Stickers, Amazon, $16.

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Simple peel-and-stick wallpaper

Delicate patterned wallpaper

Washroom renovations can be super expensive and time-consuming. As a renter, usually, renovating isn’t even an option. Sometimes the best way to revamp a space is with a little creativity and with out-of-the-box ideas. This peel-and-stick wallpaper to modernize your washroom and make it stand out. This wallpaper is perfect for covering up discoloured walls or dated tile while also refreshing the space to give it a clean and stylish look.

Peel & Stick Wallpaper, Ditsy Floral, Indigo, $95.


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Stick-on subway tiles

White stick-on subway tiles

Sometimes all it takes is a minor change to update your space. Modern sleek designs have been all the rage lately. Simple and clean design options can really elevate your kitchen. Take a look at this stick-on subway tile that is easy to keep clean and will be sure to add that modern flare to your kitchen that you’ve been looking for.

STICKGOO 10-Sheet Peel and Stick Subway Tile, Stick on Tiles Backsplash, Amazon, $60.

Mosaic vinyl wall stickers

Patterned bathroom wall

If you’re looking to add style to your washroom, look no further than these wall stickers. Place them next to each other in the same pattern formation, and you can use them as wallpaper. Or place them sporadically across your walls to make them look like a custom tile pattern. These stickers are made of waterproof vinyl, so they are perfect for your washroom. Easy to clean and renter-friendly!

funlife 25 Pcs Metallic Mosaics Peel and Stick Wall Tile Stickers, Amazon, $38.

Hexagonal peel-and-stick mirror stickers

Stick-on wall mirror

These hexagon peel-and-stick mirror stickers are a unique design choice to make your living space look bigger and more stylish. Arrange them in a pattern that you love to make your area truly unique. Tip: these come in different colours if you want to make your room brighter.

LYGZTing 24 PCS Removable Acrylic Mirror Stickers, Amazon, $20.

Exposed-brick-look peel-and-stick wallpaper

Faux-brick wallpaper

Everyone knows exposed brick comes with a hefty price tag. If you’re one of the lucky ones to have it in your apartment, this option is not for you. However, for those of us longing for that rustic, exposed brick style, here is a wallpaper that will satisfy those needs. Offered in three colours, this peel-and-stick wallpaper is perfect for cozying up your bedroom.

NuWallpaper NU2218: Loft White Brick Peel & Stick Wallpaper, Amazon, $38.


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Abstract wall decals

Abstract wall decal

Are you looking for a creative piece to make your bedroom unique? Take a look at this wall sticker. Instead of using paint to express yourself and create designs on your wall, this peel-and-stick decal is a great option. This large piece is excellent as you can understate the rest of your accessories. This piece pulls focus and will be a conversation starter at your housewarming!

Rainbow Arch Decal Nordic Style Removable Vinyl Wall Sticker, Amazon, $20.

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