Why You Might Not Want To Use Dollar Tree's Peel & Stick Wallpaper In The Bathroom

Looking for a cheap and easy way to spruce up your bathroom walls? We hate to break it to you, but Dollar Tree's peel-and-stick wallpaper may not be the answer. Removable wallpaper is a popular choice for low-cost home decor, and it comes in a variety of patterns that mimic trendy designs like geometric tile, herringbone wood, and exposed brick for less than $2 per sheet. However, it doesn't always hold up well, and we do mean that literally.

In areas of high humidity, peel-and-stick wallpaper can quickly lose its effectiveness — that means a lot more peeling and a lot less sticking. So with that in mind, while stick-on wallpaper is certainly a convenient option, you'll probably want to steer clear of using adhesive decals as a wall decor solution in areas that are prone to moisture, like the bathroom. Thankfully, there are all kinds of alternatives for your bathroom decor that are both affordable and easy to install. Plus, we can almost guarantee that you will love them just as much.

The risk of using peel-and-stick wallpaper in your bathroom

Stick-on wallpaper is an affordable and convenient alternative to conventional wallpaper, but it's not nearly as resilient. Don't take our word for it, though — this video from TikTok user @lipglossbaee shows how a peel-and-stick wallpaper job could easily backfire. The TikToker attempted to outfit her shower with the Removable Mosaic Tile Decal from Dollar Tree. Unfortunately, because of the humidity and moisture, the corner of the decal began to peel off before the project was even finished. In the caption, the TikToker notes that while the bottom half did not stick, the top half did.

Some removable wallpapers are water-resistant, but humid environments like bathrooms could wear down the adhesive over time. If you use it as a faux tile backsplash in your kitchen, you may encounter the same issue after a while due to the heat and steam from cooking. The most optimal spots for peel-and-stick wallpaper are dry, room-temperature environments like your office or bedroom. While you can go ahead and experiment because these decals are easily removable, you should understand the risks ahead of time.

Consider these affordable alternatives for your bathroom wall decor

If you have your heart set on decking out your bathroom on a budget, don't get discouraged by this failed attempt. Other decor options will actually thrive in the moist environment of your bathroom. Take houseplants, for example. Many houseplants love humidity, including gardenias, snake plants, Boston ferns, air plants, aloe, and bamboo. You can transform thrifted and household items into stunning DIY hanging planters that will add color and vibrancy to your bathroom.

There's also the option of using your shower curtain to upgrade your bathroom aesthetic. You can ditch the curtain altogether and opt for a trendy DIY shower screen using sheets of plexiglass. It's not as cheap as stick-on decals, but the result is gorgeous. Wood accents are an easy way to give your bathroom a serene and natural look. A few items from Dollar Tree are all you will need to create a beautiful wooden wall organizer for your bathroom. Inexpensive wall art that doubles as storage space for your essentials is a DIY win, if you ask us.

With all of these creative options, your bathroom decor project is bound to succeed. But if you're still tempted to plaster your shower walls with peel-and-stick prints, don't say we didn't warn you.