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Backdrop Just Released This Award-Winning Wallpaper in a Removable Version

We’ve been waiting a year for the peel-and-stick option.
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checkered bedroom wallpaper
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We’ll put wallpaper just about anywhere—ceilings, powder rooms, and even inside wardrobes—but ask anyone if you should put wallpaper in your kitchen, and they’ll probably tell you it’s a bad idea. Why? The argument is that it won’t last in a place that’s prone to moisture and food splatter. Because we’re firm believers that if you love something, you should make it a part of your life, we’re always searching for work-arounds. One solution is to give your paper a coat of water-resistant varnish. Another, arguably simpler, fix is to browse Backdrop’s new wallpaper collection.

The brand just released some of its best-selling designs in temporary versions that are easier to clean than its traditional wallpaper—just wipe off any debris with a damp cloth. The assortment spans 14 prints including multiple colorways of Gambit, a two-tone checkerboard pattern that won Domino’s Good Design Award last year.  

checkered bedroom wallpaper
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wallpapered entryway
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floral wallpaper
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Unlike many of the other prints, which start at $34 per yard, Gambit is priced at $488 per panel. So while it still doesn’t come cheap to swath your walls in colorful checkers, the peel-and-stick application at least makes it more feasible for DIYers who don’t want to spend money on a professional hanger. Plus if you ever move, you can take it with you when you go. 

Gambit isn’t the only easy-to-clean wallpaper in the bunch that almost looks like it could actually be tiles. If you’re looking to pull off an optical illusion in the kitchen or bathroom, consider Wabi-Sabi and Bloomsbury, too. 

Bloomsbury Deep Navy, Backdrop ($34 per yard)

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Wabi-Sabi Moss, Backdrop ($34 per yard)

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Rhinestone Cowboy Bright Yellow, Backdrop ($34 per yard)

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Gambit Sky u0026 Deep Navy, Backdrop ($488 per panel)

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Lydia Geisel

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Lydia Geisel has been on the editorial team at Domino since 2017. Today, she writes and edits home and renovation stories, including house tours, before and afters, and DIYs, and leads our design news coverage. She lives in New York City.

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