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Stick-on Style

If you’ve got a space that needs a quick makeover, there’s a growing array of innovative stick-on wall decor and window treatments that offer major visual impact in minimal time—no commitment needed

Add a Rustic Touch

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

Create Privacy

Photo by Christy Flanigan

With patterns that can mimic etched glass, this stick-on window treatment adheres with water and lets in light while disguising the view—from indoors or out.

From $24 per square foot; StickPretty

Make an Instant Backsplash

Get the look of mosaics without having to grout. A gel compound adds dimension to stick-on wall decor sheets that interlock for a convincing real-tile look.

From $7.99 per 9.85-square-inch sheet; Smart Tiles

Wood Grain

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 stick-on wall decor options ranging from prints to upcycled gym flooring, smaller applications (think headboards or wood art) can really pop.

From $10 per square foot; Stikwood

Accent Tile

Photo by Christy Flanigan

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

Wallpaper

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

Stained Glass

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

Wall Covering

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

Art Tile

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