If you love home decor, you’ve probably had big dreams of how you’d decorate your first apartment. However, those dreams may not be feasible in a rental unit, as there are often rules against painting, installing permanent fixtures, and using nails in the walls. The good news is that there are plenty of creative decor ideas that are apartment-friendly and won’t cause any damage to the walls!
While painting may be out of the question, temporary wallpaper is a great alternative to add some color and personality to your apartment! Temporary wallpaper comes in a variety of sizes and designs, so whether you want to add a backsplash in your kitchen or make your bedroom an entirely different color, you can pull it off without making a permanent change.
Coffee Table Books
Even the smallest decor pieces can make a big difference in an apartment. If you have a vast collection of books or love flipping through books or magazines of photography, put them on display on your coffee table! Better yet, stack the books up to create a makeshift end table that really shows off your personality and style.
String lights are a great addition to an apartment any time of year, as you can choose from a variety of colors, shapes, and brightness. While string lights are popular during Christmas, the soft, twinkling lights create a beautiful focal point all-year-round! Play around with the color and shapes based on the season, such as oranges and yellows for fall, and reds and pinks for Valentine’s Day.
While we often think of artwork on the walls when we think of decor, don’t forget about your flooring! Area rugs make a huge statement about a space and are perfect for adding color and design to every room in your apartment. Try out different shapes, from small welcome mats to large rugs that fill most of the living room floor. You can even layer area rugs on top of each other for an interesting effect! Rugs are especially useful for apartments with hardwood floors, but even if you have a carpet, it’s better to get stains on an inexpensive rug than on the rental’s carpet.
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