This isn’t your grandma’s country floral wallpaper. Today’s wallpaper designs run the gamut from uber chic graphic prints and modern waves to regal damasks that add instant glamour. Plenty of stylish options allow you creative freedom to choose the prints, patterns and textures you love. Look for self-adhesive, strippable wallpaper for easy removal when needed. Temporary wallpaper, tempaperdesigns.com, $98 (per double roll)
Ugly backsplash begone! Peel-and-stick tile sheets allow you to get a designer look without the commitment of permanent tiles. Humidity- and heat-resistant, you can use them in the kitchen or bathroom and place them over existing tile. Your landlord can rest easy knowing they’re removable, too. Murano Metalik, www.thesmarttiles.com, $7.50 (per 9.1 x 10.3” tile)
Dated, peeling, ugly linoleum floors needn’t see the light of day. Cover that nasty stuff with floor tiles and add a significant style boost to your decor. Lacebark Flor carpet design tiles in Pearl, www.flor.com, $14/square ($5.21/square foot).