5 Quick, Easy & Renter-Friendly Washi Tape Accent Wall Ideas

Katy | LaughCryDIY
by Katy | LaughCryDIY
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20 Minutes

Do you love sorcery and deceit? Then you’re going to love today’s DIY project: washi tape accent wall ideas.

If you want to sass up your plain walls but can't paint or apply peel-and-stick wallpaper, washi tape is your new best friend. Why? Because she comes in all sorts of sizes, costs $3, and can be removed instantly. Today, I'm showing you five quick and easy patterns to create washi tape wall art.

As the icon Dita Von Teese said in her Architectural Digest Open Door home tour, “I really loathe white walls,” and I do too. So, if you're like me and white walls make you feel institutionalized, then try out these washi tape wall decor hacks.

Tools and materials:

  • Washi tape
  • Scissors

More Washi Tape Ideas

Looking for more things to do with washi tape? Read our full guide on how to use washi tape, how to remove it, where to buy it, and other washi tape ideas.

Cutting washi tape into strips

First, cut your washi tape into strips of approximately the same length.

Washi tape ideas

Now, let’s go crazy.

Washi tape wall

1. Equals signs

For the first pattern, we’re basically putting equals signs on the walls. These are two horizontal lines parallel to each other. Spread the designs out equidistant over the wall.

How to use washi tape in your home

2. Sprinkles

Now it’s time for the remix. Go for alternating horizontal and vertical strips all over the wall.

Easy washi tape wall art

3. Plus signs

What can I say, this washi tape pattern would be a great addition to your home decor. Just a little math humor for you there.

V wall pattern with washi tape

4. V for vary better

This is also a v. quick and easy washi tape design to create.

DIY washi tape accent wall

5. Diamonds

As Rihanna would say, shine bright like a diamond in the sky. And who doesn’t want to take interior design advice from Rihanna?

DIY washi tape accent wall

I hope this was inspiring for your renters out there. If you try out one of these washi tape accent wall ideas (or, you know, all of them), I promise I will never tell your landlord. However, please snap a pic of your washi tape wall decor and share your results in the comments below.

See you when you get your deposit back!

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  • Steph knepper Steph knepper on Mar 15, 2023

    Great project. Opens the mind to many clever hacks. Thx!

  • Kimberly Kimberly on Feb 08, 2024

    The diamond pattern looks kinda cool to me! I think I might just try it on a small patch of bare wall in my bedroom and see how it looks before I go crazy with other larger bare walls! I have only lived in my new apartment for about a year, but it's taking me a long time to get my walls just how I want them..I did just finish my largest living room wall with a mirror gallery wall! I got 12 smallish mirrors that were either oval or round, with one a bit larger that is rectangle, got them all from garage sales and Facebook marketplace, all 12 cost me under $100 bucks and I hung them with Command strips, it looks great, too! Thanks for the inspiration!