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Unlike the traditional wallpaper, the temporary variety can be attached, removed, and reapplied to your wall multiple times—and it won't ruin the paint underneath. We tested several peel-and-stick rolls in our lab in Des Moines, Iowa, to see which options stood out in terms of application, removal, design, and overall value.
Our favorite is Rifle Paper Co.'s Luxembourg Peel & Stick Wallpaper, which is easy to apply and boasts a stunning design.
Scroll down for the best removable wallpapers tested by The Spruce.
Best Overall: Rifle Paper Co. Luxembourg Peel & Stick Wallpaper
Thick semi-matte paper
Virtually no bubbles
The Luxembourg Peel & Stick Wallpaper from Rifle Paper Co. earned perfect 5 out of 5 scores in all categories, including ease of initial application, removal, reapplication, design, and overall value. Our tester loved the thick and sturdy non-woven paper. They said it goes on flawlessly with almost no bubbles. And the very few bubbles they came across were easy to smooth out by hand—no squeegee necessary. Not only that, but the material doesn't stick to itself and won't cling to the wall until you smooth it down in your preferred position.
What's more, this temporary wallpaper comes off effortlessly without leaving even a trace of residue. Reapplying the sheets is also easy, so don't sweat it if you get the alignment slightly off the first time. Thanks to the high-quality, user-friendly construction, even a peel-and-stick novice could get it to look professional.
Our tester raved about the "gorgeous, saturated design" of the semi-matte paper. Rifle is known for its floral motifs and doesn't offer many options outside of this aesthetic. However, the beautiful colors and lively pattern are undeniably stunning yet versatile enough to work in various rooms. One roll will cover 45 square feet of wall space. This is a little more coverage than average, so the price is pretty reasonable, too.
Best Budget: MelunMer Geometric Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Easy to apply
Modern yet versatile
Hard to align pattern
For decorators on a budget, we recommend MelunMer. This temporary vinyl wallpaper earned 4.5s for application, removal, and reapplication. Though you'll probably want to recruit a buddy to help, it's a breeze to attach and smooths out with minimal bubbles. Our tester said it was also easy to cut around outlets.
We wish it came in more colors but appreciate the modern yet versatile geometric print. Still, our tester awarded it a 3 for design because lining up the pattern is kind of tricky. In the end, we gave it a 4 for overall value.
Best Splurge: Tempaper Feather Flock Chalk Self-Adhesive Wallpaper
Easy to apply
Neutral and seasonless
Hard to reapply
If you can swing the steeper price, you can't go wrong with Tempaper's Feather Flock Chalk. This self-adhesive removable wallpaper features a surprisingly neutral and seasonless swan print. It's perfect for a nursery but also plenty sophisticated for a primary bedroom. We gave the top-coated vinyl material perfect scores for initial application and positioning, as it was super easy to attach.
Removal and reapplication proved to be more of a challenge here: while the paper came off pretty easily without tearing, it was harder to get it smooth and wrinkle-free the second time. Considering the high-quality design, versatile print, and generously sized rolls, however, it still earned a high mark for overall value.
Best Pattern: Wallshøppe Arance Dolci Wallpaper by Carly Beck
Easy to apply
Thick, sturdy paper
Hard to cut around outlets
Available in six colors, Wallshøppe's 'Arance Dolci' Wallpaper is one of our top picks for design. Our tester loved the "colorful and happy" print, noting that the fruity-floral motif would be great for a laundry room, pantry, or bathroom. The thick, sturdy paper earned perfect scores for initial application and reapplication, as the backing peeled off easily, and it smoothed back out with minimal elbow grease.
When removing this wallpaper, we found the material to be a bit delicate—you'll need to be a little careful to avoid tearing it if you plan to reattach the same piece. Also, the thickness makes it somewhat hard to cut around outlets and light switches. The price per square foot is pretty steep, but all things considered, we gave this peel-and-stick wallpaper a 4 for overall value.
Best Modern: Better Homes & Gardens Organic Stripe Wallpaper
Easy to apply
Thick and durable
Versatile and seasonless
Hard to cut
Earning perfect scores in all categories, the Organic Stripe Wallpaper from Better Homes & Gardens was a hit with our tester. They said the exceptionally thick vinyl material was a breeze to apply, smoothed out effortlessly with a squeegee, and left virtually no bubbles. While the thickness made it slightly hard to cut through, it seems very durable.
Patterned designs can make it hard to align wallpaper, but our tester said the adjacent panels matched up nicely with minimal fuss. The pieces also peeled off without leaving behind a residue and were easy to reapply. While there are only two colors to choose from, the modern print and neutral hues are undeniably versatile and seasonless.
Best Floral: Chasing Paper Kelly Ventura Botany Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Easy to apply
High-quality fabric material
Tricky to remove
If you like florals but want something that won't look too summery in the chilly seasons, go with Chasing Paper. Available in three colors, the brand's Botany Wallpaper earned high marks for its design. Our tester said the poly-woven fabric has a nice texture and a high-quality appearance, and the bold print can help camouflage any imperfections on your wall.
During testing, this wallpaper proved easy to apply, smoothing out easily with minimal bubbles or wrinkles. The highly sticky material didn't leave a residue, but it was hard to peel off the wall without an extra hand. And while we wish the price was a bit more accessible, when compared to other options, it earned a perfect score for overall value.
Best Striped: RoomMates Awning Stripe Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Easy to apply and remove
Classic and versatile
When it comes to decorating with patterns, there may be nothing more classic than vertical stripes. Inspired by the awnings seen outside mid-century shops, RoomMates Awning Wallpaper earned a 4.5 for design. Though the thick stripes were fairly easy to line up, our tester noted the white portion showed a few marks from the smoothing tool.
This temporary wallpaper scored 5s in all other categories, including application, removal, reapplication, and overall value. We had no issues with bubbling, and the paper did a great job concealing minor bumps and imperfections in the wall. Plus, this is one of the more reasonably priced options we tried.
Best Botanical: Betapet Botanical Greenery Peel and Stick Wallpaper
Easy to apply
We also liked the Botanical Greenery Wallpaper from the Etsy shop Betapet. Made of polypropylene (PP) film, our tester gave it a perfect score for design, noting the gorgeous large-scale print, saturated colors, subtle texture, and all-around luxe appearance. It also earned top marks for its initial application, thanks to the easy-to-peel backing and smooth, vinyl-like material.
During testing, this temporary wallpaper proved to be a bit hard to remove and reapply. It peeled off the wall OK, but it tore slightly, and there were a few more bubbles the second time around. Still, the material smoothed back out with a squeegee. This isn't the most beginner-friendly option, but if you can line it up on the first try, it's an excellent choice.
Best Farmhouse: Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Olive Branch Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
Easy to remove and reapply
If you're going for a farmhouse decor scheme, we highly recommend Magnolia Home's Olive Branch Wallpaper. From Joanna Gaines, queen of rustic interiors, it's simple and seasonless with a charming, down-home vibe—plus the paper itself has a smooth texture and a high-quality appearance.
While the thick material was generally easy to work with, we gave it a 3.5 for initial application, as there were a few wrinkles off the bat. This peel-and-stick wallpaper scored a 5 for removal and a 4 for reapplication: It doesn't leave behind any residue, and reattaches without a fuss. We wish it went on a bit smoother, but considering the reasonable price tag, it's a decent value.
How We Tested
For this roundup, we purchased several rolls of best-selling removable wallpaper to see how they performed in our Des Moines, Iowa testing facility. Each material was applied to a smooth section of drywall with a nearby outlet. We evaluated them based on how much effort it took to initially apply, including how much smoothing or cutting was required, then how easily they came off and reapplied. Various aspects of the designs were assessed, such as the print, colors, and how easily the patterns lined up when applying multiple panels. We considered these factors, along with the price, to determine the overall value of each wallpaper.
What to Look for in Peel and Stick Removable Wall Paper
If you select a pattern that requires you to line up the edge of the pattern with its neighboring sheet precisely, it will take more time, effort, and possibly more wallpaper. Other patterns have a bit more randomness and will be easier to install. Other peel and stick options are more like a mural, where seams aren’t a concern at all.
Material and finish
Most peel and stick wallpapers are made from vinyl, but vinyl is available in a range of finishes. You’ll want to decide if you want wallpaper with some shine, or if you prefer a matte finish. If you don’t want vinyl, Chasing Paper makes PVC-free peel and stick options.
You’ll want to measure your walls to determine how much removable wallpaper to order. If you’ve got a lot of wall space to cover, you may want to look for options that come in wider rolls. Some brands even offer custom-sized options.
How do you apply peel and stick wallpaper?
As its name implies, peel and stick wallpaper is generally easy to install. After measuring and lining up your wallpaper panel at the top of the wall, just peel the wallpaper off the adhesive back, stick it to the wall, and smooth out any air bubbles with a smoothing tool. Keep in mind that some peel and stick wallpapers are easier to install and adhere better than others. And that wallpaper with complicated patterns will be slightly more challenging to install so that seams are perfectly matched up.
How do you remove peel and stick wallpaper?
In most cases, you simply peel it off the wall, starting at the corner of each panel and pulling steadily and gently downward. This means that you can easily make adjustments during installment if you find you didn’t hang it correctly on the first go. And that when you’re tired of it or getting ready to move, you can simply remove it without damaging the walls.
Can you put peel and stick wallpaper over old wallpaper?
This will depend on a few factors. Generally peel and stick wallpaper will work best when applied to a clean, light-colored wall that does not already have wallpaper installed on it. But there are some peel and stick wallpapers that claim they can be laid over existing wallpaper, assuming that the condition of the old wallpaper is smooth, does not have a vinyl coating, or damage such as mold. Test first if you are concerned that your peel and stick pattern is too light to cover existing wallpaper, or if you are concerned that wall texture may prohibit the paper from adhering smoothly.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Theresa Holland is a freelance commerce writer and product tester specializing in home design. Having hung temporary wallpaper from three brands in three rooms in her home, she has substantial personal experience working with different materials and patterns.
For this story, Theresa compiled our in-house testing insights for each product, then sorted the wallpapers into different categories and price points. She has been contributing to The Spruce since 2019, where she covers decor, furniture, textiles, and storage solutions. You can find more of her home design stories on MyDomaine.