What's the Difference Between Wall Decals and Wallpaper?

When it comes to wall decals and wallpaper deciphering the difference can be tricky. Wall decals are highly sought after and have been for the past two years.

To help you out, here at Eazywallz we’ve created this blog for you to understand the similarities and differences between wallpaper and wall decals.

To determine which one to choose, read on to find out when to wallpaper and when to decal your walls…


Wallpaper compared to wall decals

Wall decals are typically made from vinyl and often do not damage your wall the same way that wallpaper can when it is removed. Wallpaper can also be seen as good for the environment as it can be printed onto recycled paper, but once it’s on it can be difficult to remove creating more of a permanent decision.

Wall decals are much easier to apply to walls, but as they are more temporary decor for your walls, they are likely to wear and tear more quickly. On the other hand, wallpaper is much more durable as it is seen as a more permanent option due to more time needed and skill to apply. Peel and stick wallpaper can also help with the ease of installation.

To completely transform your room, using a wall decal or wallpaper is a stylish and creative way to transform your room.

grunge removable wallpaper mural

So many styles and designs

Both wall murals and wallpaper are available in more than just a bold floral print. You can choose a variety of styles here. Popular themes include geometric designs, florals and even colour blocks for when you don’t want to paint your walls. With such a variety of wallpapers and wall decals, the possibilities are endless.


black licorice color block wallpaper mural


A countless number of materials

Traditional wallpaper is typically made from woven and vinyl materials that are difficult to remove and can be a little cruel to the environment. However, today both wallpaper and wall murals come in a variety of durable and easy to remove materials to suit your need.

Prepasted wallpaper is a much-improved version of traditional wallpaper with an adhesive that you simply activate with water. This allows customers to avoid the extra cost and mess that comes along with the paste.

removable wallpaper mural

Materials such as peel-and-stick removable wallpaper are ideal for renters. Simply peel, position and stick your wallpaper to give your walls a completely different look.


When should I use Wall Decals?

  • You are indecisive and change your mind frequently
  • You are renting your property
  • You like to make interior changes often
  • You are trying to stick to a budget


removable wallpaper decals


When should I use Wallpaper? 

  • You are certain you will like the wallpaper for a long time
  • You are looking for a feature wall
  • You enjoy the textured effect
  • You have unfinished walls in your home that are unfinished
  • Your hallways need additional protection as they are high traffic areas


removable wallpaper brick


Choosing Eazywallz for all your wallpaper needs

Although there are slight differences between both wall murals and wallpaper, the term is often used interchangeably. Eazywallz has been helping people worldwide with their home decor needs. For honest advice and to learn more about the wallpaper and wall murals - call (877) 631 3299 now!