Decorating a Rented Apartment
You have just entered into your first apartment and you can’t wait to get started with decorating your new home.The only catch is the apartment is rented and changing even a wallpaper requires the landlord’s approval.Living in a small space is tough.The walls are off-white, the bathrooms and kitchen are in need of a serious overhaul, and there’s very little character to the place.So how do you go about it?How do you get your apartment to feel like your very own home without overspending too much?While paying your rent on time is important, so too is making sure your place is personalized and stylish.Working within the boundaries of your landlord, it’s little things like a new light fixture that will make an impact without costing a lot of time or money. And, the best part about this entire list is that you’ll leave with your security deposit intact once it’s time to move up and on.
If you can’t paint a wall, create a curtain wall to enhance the space with some color.Hang curtaings to spruce up walls.You could use a wide variety of colors to give your place a very homely feel.
2)Create DIY art:
Buy a large canvas and paint it whatever accent color you want. It’s an inexpensive way to add a big dose of color to your space.You can even buy paintings from up-and-coming artists which will help cover up your bare walls.
3)Accent paint will do the job:
Instead of painting an entire room, just paint an accent wall to make a huge statement. Think major colors like burgundy or Tiffany blue.
4)Customize on a dime:
Using plumbing parts and lumber from the Home Depot, Schuneman built an industrial-style bookcase for the narrow space behind the living room sofa. Since the piece is on casters, it can easily move out whenever Schuneman does.
5)You can add storage:
In this case you can look to Ikea to to make your room look bigger.You can purchase cheap shelves,cabinets etc. to make your empty spaces look bigger.
Besides these you can also make use of temporary wallpaper,bring in your own floor lighting,update the fixtures in your bathroom,use flowers,small pots wherever you can to give yourself something to look forward to when you come home.