Non-Paint Options for Your Kitchen Walls

If you are currently renting your home and you wish to give it your kitchen a fresh new look, then painting the walls may not be an option, as you will have to get permission from your property owner. In this instance, you may feel that you have severely limited options when it comes to sprucing up your home and kitchen in particular. However, all is not lost, as there are ways in which you can transform the appearance of your kitchen without using a single droplet of paint. In this article, we will take you through some of the ways in which you can liven up a dreary kitchen without using paint, or other permanent wall coverings.

Temporary Wall Coverings

A relatively new idea, which has become more popular of late, is temporary wall coverings. Also known as strippable or easy peel wallpaper, this is a type of wallpaper that is easy to hang, but more importantly, is easy to take down, leaving no trace that it was ever there in the first place. Most people are aware of the problems associated with trying to remove traditional wallpaper, such as having to hire a steamer to take the paper off the walls, but with this paint, that problem does not exist.

If there are many plain, white tiles on your kitchen walls, these can be altered without the need of replacing the whole lot, with the addition of tile coverings. These work in the same way as the easy peel wallpaper. They will come either in individual squares, or as one continuous sheet, which will require you to cut the squares to the right size yourself.


If you have a lot of wall space in your kitchen, the simple addition of wall art can really make a difference to the appearance and ambiance of the area. Artwork is a lot less expensive than it used to be, and it is a lot easier to pick up a large piece of wall art for just a few dollars. If you can’t afford to buy wall art from a shop, you might want to have a go at making some yourself. It can be great fun, and it will save you money, as well as leaving you with a piece of wall art that is 100% unique.

I hope that this article has given you some ideas on how to alter the look of your kitchen without the need to go out and by pots and pots of paint.