Best Ways to Decorate Your Rented Apartment
When living in a rented space, you may worry a lot about being charged for the changes you make or the damage you cause. So how do you make your rented home or apartment feel like you without breaking your lease, on a budget? At Limitless Walls, we have a few suggestions to take your home from boring to stunning.
1. Removable Wall Decals
Using a nail to hang a painting or image can cause significant damage to your wall. Whether you’re creating just one hole in the wall, or have to fix an accident with multiple holes, you’re going to be charged for the damage once you move out. Or you may not even be able to put nails in your wall per your lease or apartment contract. To get past your contract terms, we recommend that you use removable wall decals instead. All you have to do is apply the mural to the wall, and you’re good to go! The best part about this is, when you’re ready to change up decorations or move to a new place, these removable apartment wall murals are easy to take down without causing any damage to your walls. Here are a few ideas to choose from:
- Seasonal Wall Decals - No matter the season, if you’re decorating for the summer, spring, winter or fall, you can adorn your walls with season-specific decals. From the winter countryside to a summer sunset, decorate your apartment’s walls with these beautiful seasonal images. Or pick something for Christmas or Halloween!
- Picture and Mirror Frames - Outline your pictures and mirrors with framed wall decals. Instead of marking your wall with nails to hold frames, apply your frame decal to your wall. Then, stick your picture or mirror to the wall using adhesive tape for a fun, personalized, and detailed addition to your wall.
2. Hang Canvases
Another great way to decorate your walls is to hang canvases on your wall. While nails cause damage, you can opt to use 3M hooks. These peel and stick hooks cause little-to-no damage to your walls and are sturdy enough to hang your favorite canvas images. You can transform any family photo into a canvas. Canvases are lighter than heavy frames, making them an excellent option for temporary living areas! You can use any online photo print shop to transform a family photo or favorite photograph into a canvas.
3. Removable Accent Wallpaper
Instead of applying layers upon layers of paint, which can cause your walls to peel, add bold removable wallpaper. This wallpaper adds character to your boring walls and makes your room pop. By adding removable wallpaper instead of permanent, you can take it down once your lease is over. This decor gives you a personalized room that won’t make a dent in your wallet from cost or damages, making removable wallpaper a win-win!
Plus, there are so many options out there for apartment wall mural designs. From florals, to complete landscapes or skylines, you can find something to fit your taste and style. They can be reused any time you take it down and want to use it in a new room or new apartment.
4. Knickknacks and Accents
One of our favorite ways to personalize an apartment space is by adding little trinkets, mementos, and accents throughout your rooms. Also, make sure that the furniture matches the style of the room!
- Decide on a color palette for your condo. Once you do that, you can start incorporating furniture into your design! For example, glass-covered tables can make smaller rooms feel more open.
- Fun knickknacks (bookends, vases, globes, and other quirky decor). Pinterest is a wealth of great ideas for some great things to decorate your shelves or mantel with. The great thing with this idea is that you can update as your tastes change, or for new holidays or seasons.
- Interesting and colorful books. Skip the alphabetical approach on your bookcases and instead arrange your books by color. Go with the standard ROYGBIV spectrum or maybe use one color for one room. For instance, if you have a study with green accents, only shelve green books in that room.
- Trinkets from your trips. If you enjoy picking up souvenirs when you travel to different places, try hanging them or filling a dutch or shelves with your souvenirs from each trip--a great idea if you enjoy collecting the same kind of trinket from each place that you travel.
5. DIY Projects
A great way to personalize your apartment space is to invest your time into creating custom pieces. Not only will you feel proud of your craftsmanship, but DIY projects also personalize your space with one-of-a-kind items. Check out our ideas to help you get inspired to start your own DIY project:
- Lights/lamps made from mason jars and bottles
- Pallet coffee tables
- Chalkboard paint that you can customize every day
- Hand-painted signs to commemorate special events like your anniversary
Your apartment doesn’t have to be dull and boring, make your rented space reflect your personality with these easy and fun tips and tricks. We promise you’ll be thanking us when guests come to visit, and your apartment looks incredible. Don’t forget that at Limitless Walls, we’re here to help you find the right thing for your space. Whether you need to head to our Pinterest page for inspiration or need to contact our team directly, we’re here to help you personalize your house and turn it into your home.