While some renters feel that decorating a rented space can be difficult, ForRent.com feels that it allows your creativity and outside-the-box thinking to shine. There are plenty of decorating options to display your personality in your apartment.
Some apartment communities and landlords will allow you to paint your walls as long as you paint them back to the original color before you move out. If that doesn’t appeal to you, there are still many ways to add color to your apartment without paint. Using colorful drapes, curtains, throw blankets and rugs can add a splash of color to any room without all of the trouble or commitments of painting. Additionally, hanging artwork, mirrors and shelves can really maximize unused wall space. Check out the ForRent.com Art & Murals Pinterest board for creative ideas that you can use on your walls.
Another decorating solution for your apartment is furniture pieces. Mixing reclaimed or second hand pieces can add character to a space (and save you some serious cash) especially when combined with newer furniture pieces. Coffee tables, night stands, bookshelves and even light fixtures are great ways to mix in vintage with current furniture pieces. Repurposing furniture and everyday items will also give your space a completely unique look and feel; plus, it’s a great sense of price when you complete the project.
Lighting is also something you can use to your advantage when decorating your rental. Different color lamps and shades can add style to a room in addition to providing light. Installing dimmers can be advantageous to the renter looking to spice up their apartment. Additionally, patterns on your lamps or shade add personality to a functional piece (check out this DIY craft project from Jamie with C.R.A.F.T. for some great ideas). If you are a bolder renter, switch your white light bulbs for colored ones to coordinate with your décor or party theme!
No matter how big or small your rental space may be, there are always ways to decorate it so that your personality shines through. What tips and tricks have worked best for you in your apartment?