Posted on by Danielle Hardy

We don’t all have smooth walls - not even close! From popcorn ceilings to orange peel texture to slab brush, there are dozens of different types of wall textures and finishes. But how does the texture of your wall impact your options for wall decor? Can you still put wall decals on textured walls? These are both questions we’ve heard many times from our customers. In this blog, we’ll cover some tips, ideas, and things to keep in mind as you decorate your space with textured walls. 

First, can you put wall decals on textured walls?

Yes! Thankfully, you do not need to throw away your wall decal and wallpaper vision just because you have textured walls.  In fact, at Urbanwalls, we offer many designs in two options: standard wall and textured wall - the latter is specifically designed for textured spaces.

That said, we do recommend you try one of our samples before you purchase a full pack. Every texture is different, so it’s hard to say with certainty that the decals will 100% work in your room. For example, stucco will be different with wall decals compared to a slab brush finish. As a general rule, it’s best to try a sample first to ensure that your walls pair with the decals in the way you imagine.

Note: Please keep in mind that our sample decals are smaller and may stick slightly differently than a large-scale design.

Tips for applying wall decals on textured spaces

Wall decals will generally be easier to stick to a surface if it’s flat. If you have textured walls, one option is to smooth out the wall before adding the wallpaper or decal. This is not a quick process, but it will put you in a good position to get smooth results. 


However, if you’re renting or not interested in taking that extra step, we recommend investing in thicker material decals that are made for textured walls (like our decals for textured walls). Otherwise, the decals will likely stick just fine to the surface, but you may see slight imperfections/texture coming through the decal. 

Ideas for Wall Decals on Textured Walls - Bedrooms, Living Rooms, and More 

Here’s a snapshot of some of the designs available for textured spaces. But again, we encourage you to order a sample and ensure they work for your space - whether it’s your bedroom, living room, nursery, or kitchen. 

1. The Archway Wall Decal

    The Archway Wall Decal

    Subtle and simple, this unique decal has just the right amount of style and color to bring life to a space. Shop now: The Archway Wall Decal

    2. Watercolor Polka Dot Wall Decals

      Watercolor Polka Dot Wall Decals

      For a burst of color and playfulness, add sweet and simple polka dots to your walls. Shop the look: Watercolor Polka Dot Wall Decals. 

      3. Water and Ink Floral Wall Decals

        Water and Ink Floral Wall Decals

        Your bedroom will be in full bloom with the Water and Ink Floral Wall Decals. Shop now: Water and Ink Floral Wall Decals

        4. Little Mermaids Wall Decals

          Little Mermaids Wall Decals

          Transform your little one’s nursery into a sea adventure with these mermaid decals. A perfect ocean-themed scene that adds whimsy and joy to any room. Shop now: Little Mermaids Wall Decals. 

          5. Large Emerald Brush Strokes Wall Decals

             Large Emerald Brush Stroke Wall Decals

            Greens, pinks, and yellows come together in a fun and vibrant pattern that complements a variety of spaces - including ones with textured walls!  Shop now: Large Emerald Brushtroke Decals

            6. Halo Wall Decal

            Halo Wall Decal

            Add balance and decor to your home with this halo wall decal. We love it over a headboard, dresser, or big piece of furniture. Shop now: Halo Wall Decal.

            7. Crafted Stones Wall Decals

              Stacking Stones Wall Decal

              This watercolor Stacking Stones Wall Decal is inspired by towering rock formations found throughout desert lands. It’s a lovely way to add embellishment to a wall in a minimalist yet striking way. Shop now: Stacking Wall Decals

              8. Lemon Wall Decals

                Lemon Wall Decals

                Add a little zest to your life with our Lemon Wall Decals! We love them for a sweet touch in a nursery, creative space, kitchen, or breakfast nook.  Shop now: Lemon Wall Decals

                9. Mini Watercolor Heart Decals

                  Mini Watercolor Hearts Wall Decals

                  It doesn’t get cuter than these heart decals! They’re small but they make a big, heartfelt statement to any wall. Shop now: Mini Watercolor Heart Decals.

                  10. Watercolor Squares Decals

                    Watercolor Squares Wall Decals

                    For a minimalist look, these wall decals are gorgeous and give you the creative freedom to style and place them as you choose! Shop now: Watercolor Squares Decals.

                    Final thoughts

                    Having textured walls is by no means a deal breaker if you want decals or wallpaper - far from it.  Just take a few extra steps and definitely order a sample to make sure it’s a look you love and will be proud to have in your home! For more wall decor ideas and styles, take a look at our full collection of wall decals for textured walls

                    Did you know we recently launched our Virtual Design Assistant? The process is simple: you upload a picture of your room and select the wall decor you like. From there, you’ll see how they look together!

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