Decorated room with computers and personal items
Allied Travel August 5, 2013

Temporary Home Decor Ideas

Posted by <Ryan>

As a traveling therapist, you may be moving often. While exploring new locations is exciting and an incredible experience, it may not be quite as easy to decorate your home. Sometimes we want to add a little extra personality to where we’re living. Good news is we have rounded up a couple of ideas to add that bit of pop to your housing, and best of all, they are all removable and easily packable.

Removable Wallpaper

Long gone are the days of old floral printed wallpapers that are more reminiscent of granny’s house than anything else. Forget the peel paper wallpapers because they’ve gotten a slick new makeover. Now you can find an endless amount of easy to apply (and remove) wallpapers that come in any kind of print you can think of. Girly, trendy, playful; in fact you can have a different one every time you move. They also come in solid colors in case that is what you are looking for.


This one is on the same line as removable wallpapers except they don’t actually cover an entire wall. There are many different designs from birds, to buildings, and trees. Decals also come in quotes that can relate to a certain room like kitchen or living room. Many quotes express messages of family, love, and humor. It is a great way to add a lot of personality in a small amount of space.

Scented Candles

Not all ways of personalizing a home are visual. In fact, just a scent can quickly take you back to a place or link to a memory. Scented candles are a good way to add a sense of familiarity and make any place seem warmer and more unique. They are inexpensive and since they burn out, you don’t necessarily even have to take them with you on your next adventure. If you want you can even assign a certain smell to every new location.

Removable Hooks

Like candles, this seems so simple that it can be quickly overlooked. Since removable hooks can be bought even at drugstores, there is no limit to what you can hang up. No longer are you confined to only putting picture frames on counters and tables, now you can surround yourself with photographs of all your loved ones. As long as it’s not too heavy, you can put up whatever art you desire. You can go for a Dali or that poster from your favorite rock band, it’s cool in our books.

Switch Plates

First of all, with just a screwdriver, switch plates can be easily removed and replaced with more unique ones. Just remember to store the old ones somewhere so you can switch them back before you move. If you don’t feel like going that route, instead of switching them out, you can cover them with anything that can be later taken off. You can use fabric, wrapping paper, or even cut up pieces of removable wallpaper. Love to travel? You can show that off by covering switch plates with maps. It looks super quirky and since it’s just a small space, it doesn’t look cheesy at all.

Want more ideas? Then be sure to sure to visit our Pinterest, we have a whole board dedicated to home decor!  Happy travels!

Allied Learning Hub

Discover the latest in allied travel news, career development, and advice from our expert team.
View All
6 Reasons Therapists Love Travel Therapy


6 Reasons Therapists Love Travel Therapy

Whether you are a new grad, or you haven’t yet pondered working outside of your permanent position, you may be wondering about the world of travel therapy. So, we wanted to highlight six reasons why travel therapists love traveling to shed light on the matter and answer some of your questions.

7 Tips for Mastering Travel Therapy with Pets


7 Tips for Mastering Travel Therapy with Pets

Seeking new life experiences? Check. Looking to earn more money? Check. Wanting to dodge office politics? Check. Bringing your pet along for the adventure? Hold the phone.

Top 10 Apps for Travel Therapists


Top 10 Apps for Travel Therapists

There are multiple mobile apps and websites available to assist travel therapists with everything from scanning, to driving directions, accommodations, and hiking.  Here’s a run-down of our favorite free or low-cost apps for busy travel medical professionals.