Believe it or not, you can give your kitchen or bathroom a facelift in a matter of hours, and on a dime. Impossible, you say? Not with peel and stick backsplashes that imitate tilework at a fraction of the cost. With a little strategic mapping, cutting, and sticking, your project can be finished before the weekend is out. These accents can also be removed as easily as they’re installed, making them perfect for renters or commitment-phobes, in general.
Fortunately, lots of these DIY backsplashes do more than just resemble the real thing. They’re made with durable materials that are easy to wipe clean, are water, heat, and humidity-resistant for use behind stoves and sinks, and in some cases, can even be placed in the shower over your existing tile. And if you really want to get crafty, use them to decorate stair risers, countertops, shelves, kitchen islands, and anything else that’s missing that certain je ne sais quoi.
Here are the best peel-and-stick options to upgrade your space.
Art3d Peel & Stick Mosaic Tile
Add some Moroccan flair to your home with these colorful mosaic tiles. Reminiscent of bright patterns from faraway lands, this motif is ideal for anyone whose décor follows their eclectic taste. With a cool turquoise palette plus pops of gold, red, and navy, you’ll infuse world traveler vibes into your kitchen, bathroom, furniture, or staircase.
These durable tiles are specially designed for easy clean-up, plus they’re heat, humidity, and water-resistant for placement near the stove, sink, or shower. With the ability to adhere to your wall or over existing tile, it’s an easy way to upgrade any space.
Aspect Natural Stone Peel & Stick Mosaic Tile
Evoke the historic charm of a renovated loft apartment by creating a faux stone wall. Amazingly, Aspect’s adhesive sheets are made with thin slices of natural stone for a look that’s truly authentic. This backsplash might cost you more than other peel-and-stick options, but it’s a fraction of the price of getting the actual stonework done, and of course, it’s much easier to install.
Because the stone pattern on each sheet varies, it’s recommended that you arrange the panels on a tabletop before you start sticking. You’ll also need a pair of tin snips or a saw to make any necessary cuts. However, it’s worth the extra effort for an end result that’s this impressive and unique.
QUADROSTYLE Stellino Ink Blue & Stick Splashback Wallpaper
If you’re otherwise addicted to neutrals but you’re ready to make a statement, read on. The Stellino Ink Blue vinyl wallpaper offers tons of character without being too over-the-top. These modern starbursts are both fun and chic, and thanks to a subdued palette of navy and gray, they blend seamlessly with virtually any solid colors or finishes in your decor.
Try setting golden yellow accents like porcelain soap dispensers, plant pots, or storage canisters in front of this backdrop for a swoon-worthy combination. Bursts of red or kelly green will look gorgeous, too. And keep in mind, this paper can also be used on tabletops, bookshelves, cabinet doors, closet interiors, and more.
LONGKING Arabesque Tile Backsplash
Modernize your space without being too edgy through this statement-making backsplash. LONGKING’s Arabesque motif marries multiple trends but has a clean aesthetic at the same time. From its various shades of gray—possibly today’s trendiest—to its subtle marbling and geometric arabesque design, this backsplash will add dimension and elegance to your space.
These panels are made with resin, which is moisture and heat-resistant and the materials are also eco-friendly. Complete with a lustrous finish that’s wipeable and durable, it also cleverly mimics the look of real tiles.
STICKGOO Peel & Stic Subway Tile
In the realm of backsplashes, you can’t go wrong with the fresh look of classic white subway tile, and STICKGOO’s sheets are both affordable and easy to install. With their 3-D texture and glossy finish, these interlocking stick-on panels look like the real thing, and the brand even promises that they’re thicker, more durable, and stickier (on the back, that is) than ever before.
These panels will effortlessly adhere to lightly textured and tiled walls. (That said, heavily textured and cement walls are a no-go.) Heat resistant and waterproof, you can even use them to upgrade your shower. All in all, a chic and classic choice for traditionalists and the color-shy.
Cube Grigio Peel & Stick Backsplash - Tic Tac Tiles
This isn’t your typical backsplash. If you’re a fan of cubism (get it?) you’ll appreciate this artful play on shapes and perspective. Designed in shades of goes-with-anything gray, the Cube Grigio pattern is contemporary and quirky without being overly dramatic.
The 3-D texture of this backsplash adds depth, plus the materials are antibacterial, anti-mold, and don’t emit toxic chemicals. Thanks to its self-adhesive backing, a modern-looking kitchen or bathroom is only a few hours away.
BEAUSTILE Decorative Tile Stickers
Get beachy with BEUSTILE’s wave of ocean-hued tiles. Reminiscent of warm waters, the tropical tones give bathrooms, in particular, the feel of an oasis. In addition to adding a touch of summer to your main residence, this backsplash would blend seamlessly with the coastal decor of a beach cottage or vacation home. For a crafty move, try using these stick-ons to add a bright splash to countertops, furniture, apron-front of sinks, and more.
Made with epoxy resin, the glossy squares are water and fire-resistant (although, this is not to be confused with being fireproof), and made with materials that won’t emit toxic fumes. They’re also simple to wipe clean, so you can put them in places that see frequent messes without fear.
Mosaic Marble Peel & Stick Backsplash - West Elm
Can’t get enough of the marble trend? Refresh your space with West Elm’s gorgeous Mosaic Marble peel and stick backsplash. Featuring subtle swirls like real marble, the glossy resin material adds to this accent’s realism. Between its neutral colors and clean geometric design, it has just enough style and texture to add interest, even to soft minimalist decor.
In addition to looking lovely behind stovetops and sinks, the mosaic marble looks chic in other places too; try it on stair risers, behind shelving, on the frontside of kitchen islands, and more. If you’re feeling brave, a few bright-colored accents nearby will pull the whole look together (and don’t be shy, they’re not permanent).
Fasade Bermuda Bronze Backsplash Panel - Home Depot
Fasade’s Bermuda Bronze backsplash adds a touch of vintage flair to rustic decor. With its metallic sheen and textured pattern, you don’t need to cover a large area to make an impression -- just a hint will do the trick. That makes it perfect for lining the narrow gap between the counter and cabinets, a simple upgrade that will change your kitchen’s entire look.
Fasade’s backsplash comes in 16 finishes, including silver, weathered copper, and matte white, and they’re made with mildew, mold, and bacteria-resistant PVC. One thing to note: These panels are not self-adhesive, so you’ll need double-sided tape or liquid adhesive to install.
Como Pebble Peel & Stick Backsplash - Tic Tac Tiles
Give your kitchen a facelift in mere minutes with Tic Tac Tiles’ adhesive panels. Como Pebble features beige and copper tones that are especially well-suited for warm wood finishes. The 3-D texture and polished look of these panels offer a realistic appearance, and their combination of earthy hues will give your space an air of sophistication and coziness at the same time.
This backsplash is heat, water, and humidity-resistant, making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, alike. Even better, it’s antibacterial, anti-mold, and does not emit dioxins, so you can keep your home’s highly-used areas clean and safe.