Published on September 25, 2020

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Drew Barrymore just released the fall collection for her quirky-cool decor line at Walmart, Flower Home, and there are plenty of serotonin-boosting goodies to choose from (we’re looking at you, pink sofa). But there’s one product in particular that caught our attention for it’s rental friendliness: peel-and-stick wallpaper in several vivid new colorways.

We’re already imagining the ways we’d put the playful patterns to work in our apartment, and none involve the walls. From a moody kitchen backsplash to a bookshelf almost too pretty to fill with actual books, here are three of our favorite unexpected locations for peel-and-stick—and you’ll still get your deposit back when you move out.

Hit the Floor

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Painting your floors in a rental apartment isn’t always an option, but in Flower Home’s fall campaign, a romantic botanical print covers half the wall, then extends all the way down to cover the ground, too—the same effect as a floral rug but for much less. (Just make sure to seal it with a clear finish, says design blogger Medina Grillo.)

Make a Splash

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Photography by Belle Morizio

In Domino executive creative director Kate Berry’s Manhattan rental, the kitchen got a moody update thanks to a few pieces of fiberboard and an Hermès wallpaper. The secret to making it splatterproof? Adding glass panels over her work. 

Treat Your Shelf

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Photography by Heidi’s Bridge

Textile designer Aelfie Oudghiri’s Bridgehampton home features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that she couldn’t let stay white. Thanks to a vibrant wallpaper, the shelves serve as both storage and art installation.

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