DIY Peel and Stick Wallpaper

If you are looking for an easy way to add a focal point or pattern to your space I highly recommend trying peel and stick wallpaper.  I wanted to add a little color to our basement bathroom and purchased this Peachy Keen yellow floral peel and stick paper.

Commissioned link for this exact paper

I used a faux brick paper previously in my kitchen in Florida as well as in a few smaller jobs. Here’s the Florida kitchen

I feel it’s pretty easy to use, not as time consuming as stenciling and has a big impact (plus I kinda love the smell).

Y’all ~the #1 tip I can give you is do NOT unroll much from the backing at a time.


  1. Start at the top of the wall and get started by peeling back 2-3 inches.
  2. Get it aligned nice and straight and smooth it well with the palm of your hand.
  3. Unroll a bit more from the backing, smooth it out and repeat.  If at any point you get a crease or it’s off center just gently peel it back off the surface and reposition it.

The space for the second row of wallpaper was wider than the paper roll. I tacked it at the top and folded a crease along the corner of the wall then carried it out of the bathroom for more room to work.

I cut along the crease with scissors making it easier and a more accurate fit vs trying to cut it in place.

Again start at the ceiling and expose a few inches of wallpaper. Position it and slowly peel more and more off smoothing with the palm of your hand.

A note- these papers don’t line up 100% of the time. You could make yourself crazy trying but it just doesn’t… and it’s really ok. When you step back you get a beautiful overall pattern and no one will pick it apart (except possibly you if you don’t accept this is perfectly imperfect in a way). Let it go and enjoy!!!


This project used one roll of paper with a bit to spare. I used the scraps to create a custom art piece for the bathroom as well. See here for details

Happy papering~ Kristen

About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

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