MUSE Wall Studio x Simplified Removable Wallpaper
August 03, 2020
Hi, friends! Hannah here, our Director of Digital Marketing at Simplified. If you've been following us for awhile, you know that last year we launched a wallpaper collection with our friends at MUSE Wall Studio (and yes, Happy Stripe wallpaper is included). This week they are giving away $1,000 of wallpaper from our collection to one winner, and what better way to celebrate it than by showing you one of the gorgeous patterns from the collection and how I used it to redecorate my space?! I decided to cover the wall behind my bed with our Blue Blooms pattern (painted by our very own, Jessa Bray!), and I could not be more thrilled with how it came out. Keep scrolling all the way down to the bottom to see a before photo!
I love so many things about MUSE's wallpaper, but the biggest selling point for me is that it's peel and stick! It goes onto walls beautifully and essentially acts as a giant sticker for your walls–– SO easy and mess free! If you ever need to take it off your walls, all you have to do is pull firmly and it will come right off, leaving absolutely no residue behind. Amazing!
When you order your wallpaper, you'll be sent a squeegee and various panels of wallpaper, depending on your wall size. You'll also need a sharp razor blade and a straight metal edge to do the install. I didn't use the metal edge very much, and I think you could probably do without it if you have a steady hand, but it's definitely helpful to have.
Before you begin, make sure your wall is clean, and be sure to remove any outlet covers, vent covers, switch plates, or light fixtures. You don't want to waste time trying to apply the wallpaper around them! Lay out all of your wallpaper panels on the floor and be sure they line up as you intend to apply them. Once you've prepared the space, you're ready to get started! Here are some tips that I learned while applying it:
- Ask for help. You could probably do this on your own, but I had a pretty large wall, so I enlisted my mom to help out. It was great to have someone available to assist with lining up the panels and pulling back the wax paper while putting it on the wall.
- Use the soft side of the squeegee (included w/your wallpaper) to even out the air bubbles as you go. I found it best to use the squeegee in the direction of where I wanted the wallpaper to line up–– that way I wasn't pushing the wallpaper away from where I wanted it to be.
- Only peel back around 6" of wax paper at a time. If you peel off too much, it will begin sticking to everything and become difficult to manage.
- When you're applying the panels, line up the seam first and get that side of the panel stuck to your wall, then even out the other side before smoothing out all of the bubbles and moving on to the next section. I worked left to right across my wall, and that worked really well for me.
Once I finished applying the wallpaper, I used a sharp blade to cut off the excess wallpaper around my trim and outlets. I am SO thrilled with the quality of MUSE's wallpaper and how beautifully my space turned out. As you can see in the picture below, the pop of color added a lot of dimension and character to an otherwise empty space!
P.S. If you have any other questions about applying the wallpaper or how it works, MUSE's team is incredible, and a lot of questions are answered here in their FAQ. Be sure to tag us on Instagram when you apply your wallpaper so we can see your beautiful walls!