The excitement of moving into a new home loses some of its thrill when you realize your new pad desperately needs renovations. Especially when the space is crying for a major project, like retiling your floors or bathroom and kitchen walls. And especially especially if you happen to be a renter. That's why you need to know about peel and stick tiles.
These tiles will literally transform your home without making a dent in your wallet—and save you a ton of time and effort, too. They're basically like stickers, and are super easy to install yourself. In an interview with Domino, blogger Sara Toufali revealed the steps for a perfect peel-and-stick DIY job and dropped some serious knowledge—just look at how they revamped her bathroom:
“Look for brands that will send samples, so you can see how the stickers will look in real life before spending money on a big batch," the blogger told Domino. "If you’re ordering custom sizes, you most likely won’t be able to return them, so you want to make sure the stickers are exactly right for your space.”
She throws in other tips and tricks for soon-to-be DIY-ers, like how to prep the area and make sure you're getting the right measurements. Peel and stick tiles are mainly used for kitchen backsplashes and bathroom walls—but you can use them on your floor, too.
As for if the blogger would use them in a home she owned instead of rented, she told us she was open to the idea—and that she's open to using them for a fun kitchen backsplash.
"I'd definitely use tile stickers in a home we owned, especially if I was working on a budget," Toufali told us. "It's such a cheap, easy alternative to having a room re-tiled, and the best part is you don't have to commit—if you're ever sick of them, just peel them off and try something new!"
As for why she chose that gorgeous teal color for her bathroom tile? Toufali said she's inspired by colors from the sea.
"The colors of the ocean are my absolute favorites—shades of blue, teal, sea-foam, aqua," she explained. "The teal stickers made me smile and seemed unique for bathroom tile, so I went with it!"
Of course, there are tons of other peel and stick tile options that aren't blue, so find a color or pattern that sparks joy and get started—it's that easy.
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