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:
These wreaths are great to use year-around since they don’t really have the festive look to them.
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.
2. Wall decorations
If you have a rented apartment, you probably can’t paint the walls any color you like.
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.
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.
This watercolor, ink blot technique by A Kailo Chic Life is a stunning, easy option.
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.
This idea by Hometalk is very simple and easy but it makes such a difference.
5. Get creative with painting
If you can’t add color by painting your walls or cabinets, then paint your own furniture.
You can take inspiration from this project by Honey Bear Lane.
6. Get creative with wallpaper
Who says wallpaper only goes on walls?
Just make sure to use removable wallpaper, like the people over at Aunt Peaches did, and you’re good to go.
7. Get knitting
And I don’t just mean scarves and sweaters.
This woven loop basket by Paper And Stitch Blog would make for such a cute storing place for arts and crafts tools.
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.
These colorful felt pinecones by Club Crafted are an amazing choice.
9. DIY dip dyeing
Dip dyeing is another great way to add color to a boring room – there are endless possibilities.
But these ring holders by Plaid are something else.
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.
But this wood and pipe entryway organizer by Making Home Base looks both stunning and practical.