How to DIY a Vinyl Feature Wall with Urban Decor

If your a beginner DIY’er and you were thinking of starting your first DIY project this is perfect for you! This project only took a couple hours. Urban Decor has 3 colors to choose from. I choose the light grey option. They also have Cypress and Grey.

Before ordering, first need to measure the wall. You measure the hight X the width. My wall here was 88sq feet so I needed 5 boxes.


  1. Cutting board
  2. X-acto knife
  3. Speed Square ruler
  4. Level
  5. Contour Gauge (if needed)

This a wide angle before picture. We made sure to wipe the walls down first with a damp cloth.

To cut the vinyl pieces you need a cutting board, an x-acto knife and a speed square ruler. The ruler has a ledge so that the vinyl stays in place while cutting. When cutting you need very light pressure, is scores very easily.

For your very first piece you want a half piece, always start in the top left corner. This how you also lay laminate flooring. The most important part was to make sure your first row was level. Most all ceiling are not straight and level so we used a small level like the one below when placing the first row. We noticed that after the first row was up there was no need for the level anymore.

These vinyl pieces have two strips of adhesive that once you take the backing off they stick to the wall just like a sticker and don’t move. A few times we had to just them and they removed easily and re-stuck just the same.

This wall and closet situation here is a little bit unique. So if you have a similar situation and to make it way easier just buy this affordable contour gauge, It will allow you to easily trace with a sharpie exactly where you need to cut. Just use scissors to cut it out. This tool can be used for other projects as well.

As you can see below you use this tool to contour right around this rounded edge. Then pick it up and place it on your piece of vinyl and trace the pattern then cut with scissors.

When we got down to the final row it was the perfect match to sit right above the base board.

This wall just ties the whole room together beautifully. Perfect for my teenage son. Let me know if you have any questions and I would be happy to help.

Jessie Thomas

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