There are so many advantages to renting. The main thing people love about apartment living is that there is a maintenance team that handles all the maintenance issues. Whether it be an overflowing toilet, broken garbage disposal, or a broken air conditioning unit, there is no money coming out of your pocket… all you would need to do is report it to the landlord and they’ll put in a work order to get those issues taken care of for you.
Now, one of the things that also comes with apartment living is not being able to fully personalize your apartment the way you want. For some people, that’s not a big deal, but for others, it can be downright devastating! When you first move into an apartment, all you see is empty walls and bare floors. It is your creative duty to bring that empty apartment to life!
When it comes to decorating your living space, you have to think about it from a rental property’s point of view. The apartment you’re living in is not your personal property, so you have to treat it as such. If you incur any damages to your apartment, you will be held responsible for those damages, so you definitely want to thoroughly read your leasing agreement so that you know what you can and cannot do. Once you understand the terms, you can get as creative with your apartment as your heart desires!
Since apartments do have decorating restrictions, you have to get a little creative with adding your personalizations to your living space, and that’s fine because creativity is where the fun begins. When it comes to bringing personalization to your dream apartment, check out these creative and unique ways to turn that dream into a reality!
Switch Out Those Boring Door Knobs
The typical doorknobs that come with your apartment serve the purpose of being functional by allowing you to open and close the doors, but who said those doorknobs had to stay the same!
The installation of a doorknob requires nothing more than a screwdriver. You can easily unscrew the doorknobs that came with the apartment and replace it with doorknobs that are more fitting of your interior design style.
Switching out doorknobs is probably not something too many people think about when trying to figure out how to bring more personality to their apartment that won’t cause any damages. There are so many options out there for doorknobs too! You can get the antique looking glass doorknobs or opt for the more contemporary lever handle doorknobs. Just be sure to keep the old doorknobs in a safe place so that if you ever decide to move, you can easily put the old ones back in.
Put Up Removable Wallpaper
Removable wallpaper is a great option for your apartment that you can easily remove when you’re ready to move out. Apartments typically allow you to paint your walls for personalization while you’re there, but they also require you to paint that wall back to its original color, and who has time for that when you’re in the process of moving?
A great way to utilize removable wallpaper is to create an accent wall. Accent walls look best in living rooms and bedrooms. Your accent wall is what makes a room personal. You’ll want to get a wallpaper that is attention-grabbing, whether it be with color or patterns. There’s even removable wallpaper with stone prints to look like you’ve brought a little bit of the outdoors indoors. For example, to bring a little texture into your apartment, you can always opt for wallpaper with brick or stone on it for your accent wall.
Another great option to make your walls pop is wall wraps. They can be custom made or you can choose from factory made options, but whichever option you choose, it will definitely bring personality to any room. Wall wraps are typically used for business, but who said that you can’t use them in your living space! These wall wraps are especially great because they’re easy to remove, and they can be reused and changed anytime you feel!
Washi tape is also a home decor trick that probably not too many people have heard of. This particular tape comes in all kinds of different colors, sizes, designs, and patterns and is great for adding bold geometric designs to your walls.
Washi tape first hit the scene in the crafting world, where it is still popular, but it soon evolved into the home decor world. People have used washi tape to create welcome signs for their home, and they’re also a great source of decor in kids rooms. You can use the washi tape to outline their windows, as well as giving them a fun and creative accent wall.