4 Creative Ways to Liven Up Your Apartment Walls

Home Makeover Most apartment walls are bland, off-white, and lack character, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with boring walls for the length of time you live in your rental apartment.

There are many things you can do to add a splash of colour to your rental home, and most landlords are willing to let you do your thing as long as you don’t damage the walls permanently.

If you’ve been wanting to bring some life to your apartment walls, Capital Decorators Ltd suggests the following ideas.

  1. Give them a fresh coat of paint.

You can hire interior painting services or you can paint the walls yourself. If you choose this route, you’ll need to ask permission from your landlord to redo the paint. Most won’t say no if you ask nicely, but if they refuse, consider repainting your furniture instead.

  1. Use temporary wallpaper.

There’s such a thing as self-adhesive wallpaper that works like a sticker. You simply peel off the backing and stick it to the wall. And the best thing about it is that it doesn’t damage walls. You can simply take it down and peel it off when you decide it’s time to move, or when you want to update your wall décor again.

  1. Hang a lot of mirrors.

Using large mirrors is a great way to create the illusion of space in a small apartment. Hang them in your living room, dining room, and kitchen. You can position them in front of windows so they can reflect back the natural light that flows in through the windows.

  1. Use wall curtains.

Don’t limit the use of curtains to your windows. Hanging a set of drapes over a wall can add a touch of elegance to an otherwise drab-looking apartment room, without having to deal with the semi-permanence of paint or peel-and-stick wallpapers.

Giving your rental apartment a makeover is a lot of fun, especially if the end result is exactly what you wanted. Don’t be restricted by any limits set by your landlord or your budget. With a little bit of creativity, you can easily spruce up your boring, old walls.