10 DIY Projects To Add Some Fun And Color Into Your Rented Apartment

Moving to a new place for college, or for a new job can be very fun and exciting. The possibilities for the future and bright and endless.

However, if you’ve been living at home all this time or had your own place where you could decorate any way you like you might find it hard to adapt to living in a rented place. Your landlord might not be down with you painting the walls any color you like, or hanging paintings, or painting the doors, so you’re stuck with a boring, drab apartment.

But worry not, there are always ways you can add color and personalize your new (rented) place and still keep your landlord happy.

Scroll down to see a number of DIY decorations you can make:

 

1. Wreaths

These wreaths are great to use year-around since they don’t really have the festive look to them.

Source: Lovely Indeed

So if you love the holidays, this yarn wreath by Lovely Indeed could be a way to have a part of Christmas always with you.

Source: Lovely Indeed

 

2. Wall decorations

If you have a rented apartment, you probably can’t paint the walls any color you like.

Source: A Subtle Revelry

So this star sticker wall constellation by A Subtle Revelry is a great way to amp up the design of your room without any permanent change.

Source: A Subtle Revelry

 

3. Watercolor ink blot pillows

Pretty pillows can sometimes be quite expensive, but you can take an old, boring, white pillow and make it amazing.

Source: A Kailo Chic Life

This watercolor, ink blot technique by A Kailo Chic Life is a stunning, easy option.

Source: A Kailo Chic Life

 

4. Washi tape decoration

If you have boring doors but would like to amp it up a bit, washi tape comes in hundreds of different colors and patterns and can be used in a variety of ways.

Source: Hometalk

This idea by Hometalk is very simple and easy but it makes such a difference.

Source: Hometalk

 

5. Get creative with painting

If you can’t add color by painting your walls or cabinets, then paint your own furniture.

Source: Honey Bear Lane

You can take inspiration from this project by Honey Bear Lane.

Source: Honey Bear Lane

 

6. Get creative with wallpaper

Who says wallpaper only goes on walls?

Source: Aunt Peaches

Just make sure to use removable wallpaper, like the people over at Aunt Peaches did, and you’re good to go.

Source: Aunt Peaches

 

7. Get knitting

And I don’t just mean scarves and sweaters.

Source: Paper And Stitch Blog

This woven loop basket by Paper And Stitch Blog would make for such a cute storing place for arts and crafts tools.

Source: Paper And Stitch Blog

 

8. Add color by alternative non-adhesive decor

If your landlord doesn’t allow sticking or painting things on the walls, but you like some color in a room, go for something different.

Source: Club Crafted

These colorful felt pinecones by Club Crafted are an amazing choice.

Source: Club Crafted

 

9. DIY dip dyeing

Dip dyeing is another great way to add color to a boring room – there are endless possibilities.

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Source: Plaid

But these ring holders by Plaid are something else.

diy for rented apartments
Source: Plaid

 

10. Get hardcore creative with hardware

If you want to really get your hands dirty and get busy, there are also a lot of projects about that.

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Source: Making Home Base

But this wood and pipe entryway organizer by Making Home Base looks both stunning and practical.

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Source: Making Home Base

 

See More:

Decorate The Interiors Of Your Home With These Budget-Friendly Ideas

16 Adorable Decor Ideas For Your Home

 

 

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