If you’re renting but want to personalize your apartment and make it feel cozier, you may need to go about decorating in a different way. Putting holes in the wall, changing paint, and other traditional home improvement techniques may cause you to lose some or all of your security deposit. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t give your apartment an individualized touch. You can give your apartment in West LA or elsewhere a makeover without causing permanent damage. Check out these five tips to update your space.
1. Removable Wallpaper
Traditional wallpaper and paint can be messy and complicated or expensive to reverse when you move. Peel-and-stick wallpaper has risen in popularity in recent years, which means tons of designs and colors are available for every aesthetic. Whether you want a palm leaf pattern for a bohemian look or a bold geometric pattern for a modern accent wall, there are plenty of options from which to choose.
2. No-Drill Curtain Brackets
Curtains make a home feel much cozier and provide privacy and block light for sleeping or watching TV. However, traditional curtain rods require you to drill holes in the wall and can be a hassle to hang. There are other options available, from a tension rod that fits inside a small window to no-drill curtain rod brackets that nail into the top of the window frame. You can hang curtains in minutes, with no visible damage when you move out.
3. Damage-Free Hooks
Damage-free hooks have become so popular that there are various styles that can be used for all types of jobs. Now there are damage-free velcro strips that you can use to hang art, hooks for hanging towels in the bathroom, and small hooks make specifically for hanging string lights and party decorations. These hooks are also now available in a range of finishes, so they are as ornamental as they are useful.
4. Battery-Powered Sconces
If you love the look of sconces but can’t drill for new wiring, there are now battery-powered sconces and lights available to achieve this look as a renter. Hang the sconces with damage-free velcro strips, and use a battery-powered bulb or puck light to achieve the look without hiring an electrician. Adding sconces can elevate the look of your bedroom or living room and are more accessible than ever to add to your apartment.
5. Adhesive Shelving
If you need extra storage in your bathroom, you can add shelves with powerful suction cups or adhesive to your shower, mirror, or cabinets. These shelves provide an easy way to organize and reduce clutter without putting holes in your wall. As they have risen in popularity, an assortment of styles have come onto the market, so you should be able to find something that matches your decor.
As you can see, decorating can be easy and damage-free, so you can have a comfortable home while knowing you are protecting your finances at the same time. Try some of these tips to elevate your apartment’s decor today.