I finally did something I’ve been wanting to do for years, but didn’t feel like it was worth it in my last apartment. I installed bathroom wallpaper!

As you probably know I’m a renter, so many of my projects have to be temporary. That’s why I decided to look into peel and stick wallpaper options. There’s such a great selection out there, but when I found this botanical print from Tempaper I was smitten!

Turns out installing this type of wallpaper isn’t as daunting as it seems. The paper is super durable and forgiving, allowing you to adjust and re-position as needed to get everything lined up and perfect. This is great news because bathrooms can be especially tricky. Working your way around a toilet can be a big pain in the ass. No pun intended (zing!).

The first thing you need to do is measure your wall. By the way, Tempaper has a cool calculator that helps you determine how much paper you need. I only needed one roll for this wall and had some to spare. Please note that this kind of paper won’t adhere well to textured or matte walls. Eggshell, Semi-gloss, or gloss paint works best. Bathrooms usually have semi gloss paint, so you should be good. 

How to install peel and stick Tempaper wall paper in a bathroom.jpgNext, pre-cut the lengths you need. This makes your life so much easier. Be sure to line up the pattern with each new piece you cut.How to install peel and stick Tempaper wall paper in a bathroom (2)

Remove any toilet paper holders or towel racks that might get in the way. Outlets are fine, you can just use a razor to cut around them later.

I did this entire job alone because there’s just not enough room in my tiny bathroom for this to be a two person job. If you have room for help, it’ll make the job easier, but if its just you don’t worry, you can do it. As you can see I could barely fit the step ladder.How to install peel and stick Tempaper wall paper in a bathroom (3)

Now the real fun starts. The first piece is the trickiest because you need to get it on there straight, that way all the following pieces line up. Use the wall corner and ceiling (and a level if you have one) as your guide and you’ll be fine. How to install peel and stick Tempaper wall paper in a bathroom (4)

As you can see I didn’t measure or pre-cut the window section. Just simply go around when you’re done and trim around any windows, outlets, and edges with a razor blade. Just keep lining up each piece at the side seams and use a Tempaper squeegee to push out any air bubbles and smooth it out.

How to install peel and stick Tempaper wall paper in a bathroom (5)And that’s it! If you’re wondering how well this paper might hold up in a bathroom, I’ll just say I took a steamy shower about an hour after I was done and no seams or edges came away from the wall. The paper is also non-porous, so it seems it’ll hold up to moisture well.

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I really love how much life it brings into this small room. I originally wanted to try to do the whole room, but I think the accent wall approach is actually perfect for in here.How to install peel and stick Tempaper wall paper in a bathroom (7)

I love pink and green together so I added pink and coral colored towels and rugs and a flamingo shower curtain.

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Major mid-century Palm Springs vibes, right? Now I just need to find some art work and make a valance for that window (stay tuned for that) and it’ll be complete!


Special thanks to Tempaper for being kind enough to provide product for this project. As always, all opinions are genuine and my own.


19 responses to “Yay I Installed Peel and Stick Temporary Wallpaper In My Bathroom!”

  1. jordyndallastaylor Avatar

    This looks awesome! I can’t wait until I get my own place instead of these apartments I’ve been renting through that don’t allow home improvements!


    1. Krys Avatar

      The good thing about this is that it’s easily removable and doesn’t damage the walls or paint underneath. Totally suitable for rentals!

      1. jordyndallastaylor Avatar

        Oh thanks!!!

  2. Britta Bay Avatar

    Wow, I adore this retro look.

  3. Amanda Loven Avatar
    Amanda Loven

    I love this, I’m ready to buy the paper now! I do have slightly textured walls though. Wondering if I can still attempt?

  4. Ashlyn Avatar

    Where did you get that super cute flamingo curtain from?

    1. Krys Avatar

      Target! It’s the Pillowfort line

  5. Ellyn Avatar

    Love it but I don’t see the wallpaper on Tempaper…help?

    1. Krys Avatar

      It’s a little tricky to find on the sight but here’s the link! https://www.tempaperdesigns.com/shop-tempaper/by-style/tropical-jungle-green.html

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  8. Ashea Avatar

    Thank you for specifically speaking to shower steam! I’m a single mother and student and while this project is relatively quick and inexpensive, I don’t have time for things that don’t last, or will leave us worse off. 🙂 I’m finally gonna add this to my calendar for a little home improvement therapy. Thanks again!

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  10. Crystal King Avatar
    Crystal King

    I’m interested in using this product in a client’s bathroom and I was curious how this was holding up?

    I’d hate to install something that could cause her issues down the line…

    Thank you in advance for your help!

  11. Victoria Walters Avatar

    just wondering if this held up over time!? thinking about putting it in our bathroom

  12. Lee Swindall Avatar
    Lee Swindall

    Will the peel and stick wallpaper hold up
    in the bathroom with all the steam that comes from the shower or is it going to start peeling off?

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