Dear 100 Hour Board,
How can I make my cinderblock walls more... appealing? I already know there's posters. What else is there? I read somewhere that you can hang fabric up with starch and it will come off super easy and won't leave marks. But, I don't know if that's true. Any ideas out there of how to spicen up my dorm?
-Drab To Fab.
You want vinyl wall decals. They come in pretty much every color imaginable and will peel right off the wall when you're done with them. You can shop for designs you like online, or purchase a roll of adhesive-backed vinyl and cut out your own. You can do quotes, pictures, or anything that pops into your head (an indoor jungle, a giant pair of eyes, a life-size cutout of Salvador Dali).
I also looked into the fabric and starch method of creating temporary wallpaper you mentioned. It is totally possible, and apartmenttherapy.com has a good tutorial you can follow. They do mention using pushpins to hold the fabric in place as it dries, which would not be an option with cinder block walls. You might find another way to secure it or enlist a friend with muscles to hold it up for you while it dries. Just make sure you use a lightweight fabric and follow all the steps they outline and you should be fine.