DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

DIY Retro Wall Panel Installation (that’s renter friendly!)

DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & clothDIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

As promised after making you go through house hunting choices with me, I wanted to share a cool (and super easy!) DIY concept for making a space your own that’s renter friendly, like this DIY retro wall panel installation. Not joking, I want to panel an accent wall in every room right now. How cool would it be to have one with some accents of metallic gold too?! Ah!

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Before I get too off track with even more wild and crazy ideas, I’m going to show just how easy it is to make a retro accent wall of your own that won’t make your landlord (or your Rent.com apartment find) hate you when you leave, and for those of you that own, this is perfect if you’re afraid of too much (wall accent) commitment!…

DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

Materials:

  • Wall panel squares (mine are from Inhabit)
  • Hammer
  • White nails (or same colored nails as the panels)

DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

First, get a general idea of your layout before attaching any panels to the wall. You can do this by laying them out on floor and marking the backs on each one, or if you’re doing just a solid pattern, determine the width and height you want, then start at the bottom following a straight (and level) edge all the way up.

To do this, simply use small, same colored nails in each of the four corners of every panel. This will make the panels super sturdy and flush without leaving giant holes or any adhesive residue on the walls when you move out (or decide to go with a new look!).

DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & clothDIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & clothDIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

What do you think, is this something you all would create for an accent wall?! Honestly, it’s super inexpensive for how much of a statement it makes, and it’s super easy to install, so I’m a big advocate for it! Consider this friendly peer pressure.

In case you missed our house hunting choices that we’ve been looking at, be sure to check out this post from our picks from Rent.com!

This post is made possible by Rent.com. Thank you for supporting the brands we love that keep bigger and better DIY’s, and even sweeter sweets, coming straight to your inbox everyday!
DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

DIY Retro Wall Panel Installation (that’s renter friendly!)

DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & clothDIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

As promised after making you go through house hunting choices with me, I wanted to share a cool (and super easy!) DIY concept for making a space your own that’s renter friendly, like this DIY retro wall panel installation. Not joking, I want to panel an accent wall in every room right now. How cool would it be to have one with some accents of metallic gold too?! Ah!

MY LATEST VIDEOS

Before I get too off track with even more wild and crazy ideas, I’m going to show just how easy it is to make a retro accent wall of your own that won’t make your landlord (or your Rent.com apartment find) hate you when you leave, and for those of you that own, this is perfect if you’re afraid of too much (wall accent) commitment!…

DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

Materials:

  • Wall panel squares (mine are from Inhabit)
  • Hammer
  • White nails (or same colored nails as the panels)

DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

First, get a general idea of your layout before attaching any panels to the wall. You can do this by laying them out on floor and marking the backs on each one, or if you’re doing just a solid pattern, determine the width and height you want, then start at the bottom following a straight (and level) edge all the way up.

To do this, simply use small, same colored nails in each of the four corners of every panel. This will make the panels super sturdy and flush without leaving giant holes or any adhesive residue on the walls when you move out (or decide to go with a new look!).

DIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & clothDIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & clothDIY retro wall panel installation (for renters!) | sugar & cloth

What do you think, is this something you all would create for an accent wall?! Honestly, it’s super inexpensive for how much of a statement it makes, and it’s super easy to install, so I’m a big advocate for it! Consider this friendly peer pressure.

In case you missed our house hunting choices that we’ve been looking at, be sure to check out this post from our picks from Rent.com!

This post is made possible by Rent.com. Thank you for supporting the brands we love that keep bigger and better DIY’s, and even sweeter sweets, coming straight to your inbox everyday!

Comments

  • Kim

    06.05.15

    Love! Just pinned!

  • Korie

    06.05.15

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    I’m not in need of any new wall décor or home reno, but this is absolutely perfect for a wedding backdrop DIY!

  • Helen

    06.05.15

    I love this idea, and I love the fact that it’s renter friendly even more! An accent wall is such a great way to add life to a small space. I’m looking to get a studio in the near future, and this would be a great way to divide the space so that I can distinguish between my bed/living room area.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  • Alli

    06.05.15

    I love this idea, and love that it’s renter friendly! Can’t wait to try in my next place! Side note: where is the yellow pillowcase from?

  • thea

    06.05.15

    Really wonderful post. But also, where are those SHOES from?!?!

  • Jane Gordon

    06.24.15

    Another great decorating tip for my office! Thank youuuu! :)

  • James

    08.16.16

    this is such a cool idea!! I love the idea of a paneled accent wall. with the wall panels from inhabit, did you buy their permanent ones or the hanging ones?

    • Ashley said:

      James, we didn’t use any permanent features because we wanted the DIY to be renter friendly!

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