Did you know there were 108.5 million renters across the States in 2018?
If you are renting your home and want to spruce up your living situation, we can help.
Are you looking for unique apartment upgrades? Not to worry! In this guide, we’ll go over some DIY rental apartment decorating ideas to transform your space.
Want to learn more? Keep reading.
1. Have Fun Choosing Curtains
If your rental has plastic blinds on every window, you can change the look with curtains. Some landlords will want you to keep using the blinds. Yet, you can put up sheers and curtains to transform your rooms.
Blinds will get hidden from the sheers. Your new curtains will transform your room, making it cozy and inviting.
Are you not allowed to drill holes to hang the curtains? Consider using heavy duty command hooks to hold the rods.
2. Upgrade the Showerhead
A simple upgrade for a low cost is changing your shower head. You can find one that creates a spa-like feel and for a decent cost. Replacing your shower head will impact your daily life.
3. Try Paintable Wallpaper
Are you not allowed to paint your walls but want to change up the colors in your space? You can pick up removable wallpaper that you can paint.
Removable wallpaper is a peel-and-stick paper. You don’t have to worry about paint seepage or the paper sticking to your wall.
Yet, the cost is a bit steep. If you can’t buy it for all your rooms, consider using it for an accent wall.
4. What About Temporary Wallpaper?
You could also consider installing removable wallpaper. Removable wallpaper is easy to install and well-priced.
You can apply the removable wallpaper on the inside of bookcases or kitchen drawers as well.
5. Design an Accent Wall
Do you want to create a dramatic impact in your home? Consider an accent wall. You could use wood plank stickers for a wood-paneled wall, or a chalkboard wall with decals.
Try using a piece of removable wallpaper for one wall. Spruce it up with a patterned design and use vinyl decals.
Some people will select one wall and add their family and friend photos there.
6. Create a Backsplash
Do you want to upgrade your kitchen? Add peel-and-stick tiles to your kitchen and make a backsplash.
Make sure you read the reviews of the company beforehand. Some tiles will have a strong adhesive and are difficult to remove.
You could also try marble contact paper to give a marble backsplash look.
7. What About Using Washi Tape?
You can decorate with Washi tape, a Japanese tape made of natural fibers. Crafters love to use this tape. You can find Washi tape with different patterns and colors.
Washi tape will come off walls and is like masking tape. Home decorators will use Washi tape to hang wall art or create decorative patterns.
8. Decorate Your Fridge
Do you have a less than attractive fridge? You can buy removable wallpaper and even add some patterns or colors with the Washi tape. Cover the ugly fridge and bring a spot of color to your kitchen.
9. Pick up Some Art or Make Your Own
Do you want to brighten up your space without using wallpaper? Consider shopping around for unique art pieces. You can group a few on one wall.
You could also go to your local craft store. Pick up a few canvases and paint supplies. Have fun painting an abstract piece.
If you have something specific in mind, practice first on paper before you begin painting. Look for inspiration online.
When you want to hang your art, you can frame the piece with Washi tape. Are you worried about putting holes in the walls? Pick up some picture hanging strips. You can find ones with different holding weights that still peel off the wall with ease.
10. Vinyl Plank Flooring
Most of the time, renters don’t love the floors in rental spaces. You might have a worn carpet or dated linoleum. Most landlords rely on cheaper materials and don’t replace functional but old flooring.
Make your rental space your own by focusing on the floors. You can try and install vinyl plank flooring.
You can fake hardwood floors with vinyl planks. The vinyl plank flooring will go over existing flooring and is easy to remove.
Vinyl plank flooring will stick to themselves instead of the floor. When you need to leave, all you have to do is lift the flooring off the ground.
11. Peel and Stick Vinyl Flooring
You could also cover an old floor with stick-on-vinyl decals that are removable. Change up the old linoleum by giving your floor the appearance of a painted tile.
You can lay them over existing flooring and peel them off when you go. Search Etsy or Amazon for affordable options as the prices will vary.
12. Go Shopping for Rugs
Deal with your drab flooring by adding a few rugs to your space. You can cover ugly flooring with a large area rug. Look for a bright color that will compliment your furniture and current decor.
If you found something you like for your bathroom, use carpet tape if your rug doesn’t have a rubber backing. This way, you won’t end up slipping on your rug while getting out of the shower.
Have fun upgrading your apartment. If you need to leave your rental, make sure you clean your apartment and remove everything you added. Your landlord might also look into choosing a short term rental cleaning service, in which case they’ll cut the cost from your security deposit.
Now You Know Some Unique Apartment Upgrades
We hope this guide on how to keep your apartment nice and decorated was helpful. Check with your landlord first before you go ahead with apartment upgrades. Brighten your walls with removable wallpaper or buy a new shower head.
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