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Renter-Friendly Ideas to Upgrade Your Walls

renter-friendly decoratingAs an Orangetown renter, blank white walls are a very common sight. But think about that empty wall as a blank canvas, and suddenly you have limitless potential. You can bring your personality and style into that otherwise impersonal, empty wall and give your space some character. In doing so, make sure you do not alter or damage the wall if you want to remain on your landlord’s good side. Even then, there are many ways you can safely decorate your rental home. Here are a few creative ideas to take you beyond empty walls without permanently altering or damaging the walls in your home.

Gallery Wall

Another way to personalize an empty wall is to create a gallery wall. A gallery wall is more than a few framed photographs; it is a coordinated display of art or photographs arranged with intent and an eye for design. For a coordinated look, pick a theme color or art pieces in similar styles. You can also coordinate your gallery wall by using the same style or color of the frame on each piece. Or, go eclectic with different colors and frames, and make your wall reflect your unique personality! Make sure to prevent wall damage by using removable double-sided adhesives to hang each piece.

Natural Beauty

Another way to fill an empty wall with natural beauty is with plant shelves. Aside from adding greenery, plants also keep the air inside your home fresh. You can also use vibrant pots for an eye-catching look. But your landlord might not be happy if you install hanging shelves on the wall. You might want to use a tall open bookshelf instead or removable adhesives to display your plants.

Tapestry or Fabric Wall Hanging

Go for a tapestry, rug, or fabric wall if you want a unique look for an empty wall. If you are crafty, you could create macrame art or weave fabrics together into a beautiful display. You can also purchase fabric with an interesting pattern, a tapestry, or a lightweight rug, and hang it on the wall. If you don’t want to display a big piece of fabric, try arranging several smaller ones in the space. Just ensure that you use removable hangers and adhesives.

Temporary Wallpaper

If hanging things on the wall still isn’t doing the trick, you can opt to put up temporary wallpaper on the empty wall instead. For renters who want an accent wall, this is a great alternative where you don’t have to paint or damage the wall to install it. With the variety of styles available, you can pick all sorts of temporary wallpaper, from traditional to contemporary. The choices are endless. You can pick bold, bright colors or go for softer neutrals. Another advantage of using temporary wallpaper is the ease of removal when you need to move out, ensuring your get your security deposit back.

Go 3-D

An empty wall is also a great backdrop for your collected items, from hats to baskets. If you have been collecting woven baskets or sunhats, you can display them on your wall. These lightweight items work well with removable adhesives and will make a lasting impression on your guests. Your wall will stand out with fun and personality when you use it to showcase your favorite 3-D things.

Are you looking for a new rental home that you can decorate to your heart’s content? The Orangetown property managers at Real Property Management DePenn might have what you’re looking for. Check out our listings online today!

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