Temporary Wallpaper Alternative - Juniper Home

Temporary Wallpaper Alternative


Love the look of wallpaper but can’t take the plunge because you live in fear of your landlord dropping by?

Renters unite!!

In December, Amy posted this image from Southern Living. I fell in love with the large scale harlequin patterned wallpaper. The wheels started to turn and I began formulating a plan for “wallpapering” my entry.

Then Caitlin posted this picture of her home. She used floral tape and a little dab o’ glue to “wallpaper” her entry and it encouraged me to get my rear into gear!

I placed a $20 order for four rolls of 1/2″ aqua Japanese masking tape from happytape (use the code “odds10” for 10% off).

I played with the tape on the wall until I found the right proportion for the diamond and then I measured. {My diamonds are 9″ wide and 16″ long}

Then I made some tiny registration marks with a pencil and a ruled level.

After I put up all the tape lines, I used an Xact-o knife to clean up the edges and I was done!

I finished my entry and long hallway in less than two hours. And I think it is pretty cute.

I like how the aqua lines add some subtle color and pattern. And the great part about the Japanese masking tape is that it looks more like vellum than masking tape. It’s almost transparent and creates a more understated look.

What did you think?
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118 thoughts on “Temporary Wallpaper Alternative

  1. Wow! What a great idea. I would love to do vertical stripes but my ceilings are 15 feet high, and I just don't see that working!

    Maybe under the molding for a pretty stripe…

  2. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I bet one of those nifty laser level jobbies would make this super simple too. Must talk to FIL about that. :D

  3. Lovely!

    I'd like to see the door painted in a teal now to bring it up to the standard you've set for the entrance!

    BTW, your Ikat fabric is beautiful and the crisp tailoring is great!

    Just found your blog and I'm so please to follow,


  4. Great look! I hadn't heard of this tape. I wanted to do the same look on the ceiling in my living room, I was just dreading all the taping and painting, this will be much better! Thanks for sharing :D

  5. I loved this back in January when you posted, but I still love it five months later! I can't wait to try this in my new apartment when I move next month :o)

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