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WOW! Faux subway tile back splash wallpaper! Peel & stick!!

Can you believe this subway tile back splash is peel and stick wallpaper!? We love how easy it was to update our kitchen without spending a lot of money. What an easy kitchen upgrade using subway tile wallpaper!

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the DIY here!

We’ve been in our home now for over a year and I have been itching to swap out the bead board backing that warps when wet and needed a paint job as it has yellowed since the previous homeowner installed it. I’ve been wanting the classic subway tile in my kitchen to brighten up the dark counter tops but didn’t know if I would love the pattern long-term or change my mind… I kind of have Decor A.D.D., I think that’s a thing, just not officially- ha! 😉

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

While perusing the home improvement section in Target, I came across the Devine Color Wallpaper with a subway tile pattern and squealed right there in the aisle!

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

For less than $35/roll, and not having to make an additional trip to the home improvement store for tile, tile backer, grout, and other supplies to install ceramic tile and then install it, I was sold. I guesstimated 2 rolls would be enough, (although you can calculate how much you need here,) and got started right away… within a few hours I was done and my kitchen was immediately transformed. Viola!

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

How to Apply Peel & Stick Wallpaper

Check out Devine Color’s Wallpaper tutorial here. The official process steps:

  1. Measure the height + width of your walls.
  2. Pre-cut your panels.
  3. Align the design of your panels.
  4. Peel away 1/4 of your backing and work top to bottom, removing wallpaper backing as you go.
  5. Use a squeegee or credit card to smooth out air bubbles.
  6. Trim with a razor around molding, electrical outlets and/or vent covers.
  7. Note: Don’t forget to prep the walls by scraping any previous wallpaper residue off OR wiping them clean.

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

Each roll of the wallpaper covers 27.5 square feet but note that certain patterns (like this subway tile) will have more waste in aligning the drop match patterns, so they may end up needing more rolls than the calculator states. 😉

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

I went back to Target to spruce up this space since I transformed it for less than $80 and accessorized with the cutest pieces like my fruit bowl, glass containers (perfect for storing flour and sugar) and this pink Dutch oven pan that I’m dying over! You guys… Devine Color + Target = home décor heaven as they coordinate seamlessly.

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

Speaking of seams, here’s a peek at my subway tile wallpaper seam that is pretty subtle.

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the DIY here!Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the DIY here!

This particular pattern is pretty forgiving as it is textured and the shadows on the design allow for a little wiggle room error. 😉 This wallpaper is great for any budget, renter friendly, or if you’re just indecisive like me. 😉 Simply pair it with a few Target accessories and your space will be spruced up in no time at all!

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

I love this vase snagged from Target a few years ago and it houses fresh wild flowers snagged on my latest Target run. So pretty against the white wallpaper!

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the DIY here!

Visit more of our peel & stick wallpapered spaces:

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

Faux Subway Tile Backsplash... this is WALLPAPER! Looks like real tile, get the easy how-to which is perfect for renters or those on a budget!

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Can you believe this subway tile is actually peel and stick wallpaper!? It looks so real! Love this easy to apply wallpaper for a quick kitchen hack! An easy way to upgrade your kitchen using faux subway tile! Looks like the real thing!

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52 Comments

  1. I love the subway tile wallpaper idea! However, I would like to do black but have several white electrical outlets. While I can paint the switch plates black to match, the actual outlet to plug into is still light. Do you have any suggestions for this?

  2. I saw another review for this product that said the wallpaper even had a little bit of texture to the “grout” areas so it’s looked pretty real. Did you notice this same texture?

  3. My walls are painted with a semi-gloss paint. Will this product stick to the shiny paint without peeling at the corners down the road? This application is over the sink, as well.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi J.J.,
      I recently wallpapered over semi-gloss paint and it has held well. I would highly advise using upholstery glue to seal the edges to be sure the corners/seams do not split or peel down the road. My wallpaper isn’t near my sink BUT splatters have easily wiped up and beaded up (not soaked in) so I feel it should be fine. You can always do a test run with a sample size to try it before you invest in an entire roll. Good luck!!

  4. Hi! This looks beautiful! Did you use anything for the edges of the “tile”, where it begins and ends on the wall? Not sure I’m explaining it properly. 🙂

    1. Hi Mandi, we just ended it. Luckily, both sides butt up against something so it wasn’t exposed. You could put a piece of trim on the end to “cap” it.

    1. It completely transformed my kitchen for less than $100, love it and it’s held up SO well! You can’t even tell it’s fake until you get close 😉

  5. I saw this online but it says not to use it behind a heat source like a stove. So I didn’t use it. That scares the bejesus out of me.

  6. Do you have this above your sink? I’m wondering how it might hold up in areas that are constantly exposed to moisture?

    1. Hi Ashleigh, my sink is in my island so it’s not close. It wipes down well but we haven’t heard any reports back about moisture affecting it, thus far. Not very helpful, lol, sorry!! 🙂

  7. I love your faux subway tile. I also looked at this company’s wallpapers at Target (and online) and they have a faux brick wallpaper that is amazingly realistic. I believe that’s going to be my solution to a small budget and a no muss, no fuss installation.

    1. The faux brick (whitewashed) was my original plan for the dining room wall but the kitchen was priority so I went with that first. I love their selection! 🙂

  8. Hello, from a fellow blogger. Your post was a few past mine. This looks amazing. I am surprised by how nice it turned out. Looks like it was fun.

  9. I love this subway tile wallpaper! It looks awesome in your beautiful kitchen. Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  10. Looks amazing!!! I’m contemplating putting subway tile in our kitchen but thinking this would be so much easier!! THanks for sharing at The Creative Corner!!

  11. I love this! I am too exhausted from the work we have already done to get into tiling a backsplash, so this seems like a wonderful solution that makes a big impact.

  12. Oh yeah, lead me to that awesome wallpaper. Hope our Target stocks it now, never know. Would love to have a faux subway tile back splash. Would use it above cabinets but sounds kinda pricey for my wallet. Have been wanting to put bead board for back splash and around cabinets but hubs not cooperating, no vision., rats. Anything would look better than what is there.
    Glad you shared this new idea, will see if our Target even has it.
    Enjoy rest of week

  13. I love it! I’ve been eyeing this at Target myself. Thanks for sharing. Also, where is that cute rug from?

  14. Love the wall paper back splash!! Where did you find the throw rug? Matches perfectly! Would love it for my kitchen! I’m going to be doing that wall paper! Thanks for the info!! ????

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