I have a confession to make. My mother sent me a link to these wallpapered backsplashes last week, but because I’m a horrible monster child, I didn’t actually look at her email (much less click the link) until today. I know. I know. I really need to be better about paying attention to my mother’s emails, because you never know when she might send me some good blog content. No, I mean I really need to be better about paying attention to my mother’s emails because she’s my mother and I love her. Hi, Mommy!
So anyway, Netherlands-based KitchenWalls has a really cool product out that’s appealing to me as a lover of both wallpaper and temporary kitchen backsplashes. It’s essentially wallpaper, but it’s meant to be hung horizontally and it’s made from PVC, so it’s easy to hang, water-resistant, and easy to keep clean. It’s also heat-resistant, so you can run it behind your stove without worry.
The style above, KG003, is the work of Kirath Ghundoo. Unsurprisingly, it’s my favorite! (Definitely check out Ghundoo’s own wallpaper line on her website—great stuff.)
That’s a classic Delft blue tile style called Dutch on the left, and the very Piet Hein Eek-esque Reclaimed Wood on the right. I’d love to see either of these used in a bathroom.
Hexagon! I love the scale of these. They sort of seem a little cartoonish, and I mean that in a good way.
Installation seems fairly simple. It goes up like the newer wallpapers that allow you to apply the glue to the wall instead of the paper (soooo much easier). They say you can apply it over existing tiles (YAY), and that it’s not only easily removable, but it’s also reusable. Amazing!
KitchenWalls papers cost between €125–€145 (about $137–$160, not including VAT) per roll, and each roll will cover about 118″ of linear space at roughly 24″ height. That’s pretty affordable if your kitchen isn’t enormous, especially since it’s reusable.
Wow reusable! That’s very cool! I love the one with Delft Blue tiles haha must be my roots 🙂
Wow. I did not know this was an actual thing. I thought I was smart for putting up contact paper that looks like marble in my kitchen as a temporary and cheap option for my backsplash. This is a great idea for renters.
Hey, Anna! I love the blog redesign, and I’m loving all the new content…thanks for sleuthing all this cool stuff for us. I can’t even talk about the new IKEA collections (pant, pant, pant, cork, wood, pant), and I’m saving the new catalogue for an evening this week after I’ve actually gotten some work done…so let’s talk wallpaper. This is a super idea…what do you think about using it to cover the side of a fridge? I’m so tired of the blackboard contact paper I threw up there just as a temporary measure a year and a half ago. Any thoughts? Thanks!
BTW, I’m one of the people who occasionally (OK, many times, late at night) reads blogs on her phone, so thanks for the mobile version.
Hi Judi, I guess it would come down to whether or not the adhesive would work on metal, but if they’re saying it’ll work over existing tile, I can’t see why it wouldn’t. I’d mostly be concerned about the edges peeling up, since a refrigerator gets a lot more hands-on contact that a backsplash would. (If I wanted to cover the side of a fridge, I’d probably use cork tiles that are thick enough for pushpins.)
Cork tiles. Painted flat black. With gold map pins. Maybe even framed out with some thin molding. You’re a genius. Thank you!
Okay, seeing this backsplash wallpaper raised many questions in my mind but thanks to you all of my questions were answered post-read! I love the designs and that it is easy to change up.
Oh, this is awesome. Thanks for finding, Anna’s Mom!
Hey Anna, just wanted to let you know that I’m having trouble using the pin button for pintrest. I get a message that says “The requested content cannot be loaded. Please try again later.” This happens on both bloglovin and when I open your site in its natural habitat. I have a Mac, the latest IOS, and am using Safari, if that matters.
Hi Jen, thanks for the heads up! I don’t use Pinterest, so I may never have noticed this on my own. I’ll look into it right away.
Jen, thanks again—I figured out what the problem was. Now I need to find a different solution for the problem that was causing the problem (hah), but it should be working fine now!
Successfully pinned this post. Thanks, Anna!
No problem, Jen.
Please pin from the source, though! In this case, KitchenWall. These are their photos, not mine. 🙂
Thanks to your blog here, I found the exact back splash I was looking for. I just ordered the delft tile wallpaper from Kitchenwalls. I had been agonizing and searching for months for an easy-to-maintain back splash. Thanks for the links to their site.