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i want to decorate my child's room with a mural, but we're renting Answered

it's a large chunk of wall. what to do? I'm worried that sticker decals will peel the paint of when removed and blu tack is easily removed by the 1 year old and could be eaten. any ideas?


Have you though about painting the wall, then re-painting before you leave? Landlords don't want their property messed-with, but if you leave it looking tidy they'll be happy enough.


She should ask first, in some localities landlords are allowed to make "inspections", even to rental homes.

What about  a pseudo tapestry?  You can get big canvas drop cloths from paint stores, maybe paint on that?

I was at the craft store today, 3m makes decorative "command adhesive" wall hooks rated at 5lb each,  so some hooks, some grommets, a canvas and good to go.

Do these rip-off paint / wallpaper when you remove 'em, or is the "command adhesive" something smarter than that?


It's smarter, they have a built in tab you pull, when you stress them parallel to the adhesion plane above a certain value they lose their "stickyness"

Woo! Huge removable posters! http://www.blockposters.com/

A wall hanging picture, although that could fall. You could also have someone paint the wall itself, then repaint it when the rent is out.