Temporary Wall Decor

 - Mar 29, 2007
References: extratapete.de
Need a splash of colour at home, but afraid to commit to paints? Then it sounds like it's time for some adhesive decals for you wall.

A trend gaining popularity among apartment renters, the computer graphic inspired artwork adheres to smooth surfaces like walls without leaving holes or tearing off paint like regular wall décor.

Besides plastic decals, other innovative ways to decorate your place have been dreamed up to help ensure a full return on your damage deposit when you move out.

Trendy home and décor store, Urban Outfitters, sells similar decals online. Their gorgeous modern graphic of an antique fireplace would definitely be a conversation piece. On top of its faux mantle is an image of a lime green Eiffel Tower on one side, and another colourful image on the other, adding a fresh punch of colour.

A little kitschy, but that's why the greatest part of these decorations is the fact that they are temporary and can be easily taken down.

For those on a budget, check out the German version of temp wall art at extratapete.de. They feature panoramic photos of famous cities like Berlin and Paris and country landscapes including the Swiss Alps, the Caribbean and Tuscany.

If you want something a bit more upscale, the ornamental wood panels from notneutral.com could be an option. Like the plastic decals, they are removable and reusable. Light enough to be stuck to walls with adhesive, the maple blocks come in a range of designs from neutral shades and earth tones to bold splashes of colour.