Solution 1: Can’t paint? Use contact paper, removable wallpaper, and starched fabric in the place of paint.
Solution #2: Stuck with white walls? Add color through textiles.
White walls can be an amazing asset when paired with vibrant curtains, toss pillows, rugs, and accessories. The bonus of investing in these items is that they can move with you to your new home! You might not be allowed to paint the walls but you can paint a rug, toss pillows, and curtains. Lamps and accessories can also be painted to give your space the color infusion you are craving.
Solution #3: Can’t nail into the wall? Learn the art of leaning and layering.
Fortunately, most landlords will allow you to nail into the walls; however, we once rented an apartment with plaster walls where nailing and drilling were off limits. To add some wall decor in these cases, you can use 3M command strips which allow you to do some damage-free hanging. You can also lean, stack, and layer your objects. If you are lucky enough to have a shelf or mantel, this is done easily. If not, look for large-scale pieces of artwork or floor mirrors. Large canvases found at second-hand shops can be painted over to match your decor.
You can download the rental app from the app store if you’d like.
So, how about you? Do you currently rent your home? Do you have any great decorating tips or tricks to share with your fellow renters. If so, feel free to leave them in the comments! I’d love to hear them.