Rental apartments can be boring. You may feel like the bedroom, kitchen and even bathrooms need a serious overhaul but there is little you can do about it. With these clever decorating hacks you can turn your rental apartment into your dream home.
- Change up the paint job in a big way
Changing the paint will make a huge difference in a rental apartment. For a complete overhaul you may need the permission from your landlord. But small changes can be made. For instance, you can paint accent walls in the bedroom and living room.
- Play with chalkboard paint
To make your rental apartment look cool use chalkboard paint on a door or wall. In kids’ rooms or bedrooms this works particularly well.
- To spruce up walls hang curtains
To enhance the space you can create a curtain wall if you can’t paint.
- All about mirrors
To enhance a space mirrors are a great option. They also make a small space look bigger, and will work wonders in small apartments.
- Upgrade the light fixtures
To add freshness to your space re-paint the already existing light fixtures instead of buying new ones.
- Change up the door knobs and handles
Just change up the handles instead of investing in new cabinets and doors.
- Create DIY art
If you can’t paint your apartment an inexpensive way to add colour to your space is to buy a large canvas and paint it as you like.
- Utilize accent paint
Just paint an accent wall instead of painting an entire room to make a huge statement.
- Can’t add wallpaper? Frame it.
Consider just framing wallpaper instead of adding wallpaper to an entire room.
- Opt for storage that is also pretty to look at
For storage opt for trunks or handmade baskets. You can also buy consoles to add character to a room.
- Add wall shelving
To add more storage space, wall shelves are great and they are easy to install as well. You can use them to store knickknacks and books. They look great too.
- Cover ugly blinds with drapes
If your rental has metal or plastic blinds which are an eyesore cover them up using floor length curtains.
- Use room dividers
With room dividers you can easily redefine your space.
- Make use of temporary wallpaper
They are not very expensive but are great to look at. You can use them to create an accent wall or in the bathroom or anywhere you like.
- Invest in pieces that you love
You can invest in furniture you like and for that you need no permission.
- Bring in your own floor lighting
Instead of using the boring overhead lighting opt for table lamps or floor lighting.
- Paint some furniture if you can’t paint the walls
One of the biggest problems tenants face is not being able to paint their rented abode. Paint your furniture instead to breathe new life into your space.
- Add texture
To make your rental apartment cozy use lots of accent pillows, textured rugs, and throw blankets.
- Add greenery where you can