If you’ve got a space that needs a quick makeover, there’s a growing array of innovative wall and window treatments that offer major visual impact in minimal time—no commitment needed
Want to try out the barn-wood look without sawing and hammering? These thin reclaimed-barn-wood “planks” stick to the wall—or, more precisely, to repositionable Velcro-like strips—for easy installation and relocation.
From $9.95 per square foot; Artis Wall
Get the look of mosaics without having to grout. A gel compound adds dimension to peel-and-stick sheets that interlock for a convincing real-tile look.
From $7.99 per 9.85-square-inch sheet; Smart Tiles
These slim planks of reclaimed and/or sustainably sourced wood have strips of adhesive along their backs, making them simple to put up nearly anywhere. With options ranging from prints to upcycled gym flooring, smaller applications (think headboards or wood art) can really pop.
From $10 per square foot; Stikwood
Stuck with boring square tile but a reno’s not in your budget? Dress up your kitchen or bath with Tile Tattoos. The decals are completely removable but can stand up to direct spray.
From $18 for a set of 10; StickPretty
Many homeowners are nostalgic for the look of traditional wallpaper—but not all the steps involved in hanging it. Forget about paste with self-adhesive wall coverings made from woven cloth. You can choose from thousands of patterns or design your own.
$90 per 24-square-foot roll; Spoonflower
Add color and privacy with adhesive window films that mimic the look of stained glass. Even better, with a whole roll to play with, you can think outside the bath.
$60 per 18" x 49 ½ roll; Designyourwall
Fake the appearance of subway tile, shiplap, masonry, and more in minutes. Devine Color offers peel-and-stick wall coverings that have a hint of texture, amping up the trompe l’oeil effect.
From $35 per 27 ½-square-foot roll; Target
Take your stairs to the next level with decals that look like hand-painted art tile. They’re sized to fit stair risers, so simply trim to fit, then peel and stick to make your staircase look top flight.
$21 per 6 ½" x 144" roll; Wallpops