How to Safely Decorate Your Apartment Without Damage
Depending on your lease agreement, there may be things that you cannot do in your apartment. Make sure you know what you can and cannot do according to your lease agreement before you start any home-design projects or shop for some décor. Painting a wall or hanging a television may be out, but do not let that stop you from making your apartment feel like home. We have some helpful tips on how to put your stamp on your home without leaving a mark, so you can keep your stress levels low. And if you are a first-time renter, these are great tips to ensure a great relationship with your property owner or management company!
Curtains can solve so many problems; they give us both form and function. The right drapes can make or break a room! We get privacy and aesthetic in one item. But be sure you have the right brackets or rods; high quality tension rods can ensure you never have to drill a hole to hang your curtains. You can also invest in some well-made brackets that require only the smallest of holes drilled into the wall. Whichever option you choose, you are sure to be on your way to a cozy and comfortable home.
Wall Safe Adhesives
With the curtains securely hung, next up is wall art. You can find great adhesives these days to safely hang art, clocks, calendars and posters on your walls. From poster putty to adhesive hooks, you don’t have to hammer a nail into the wall to show your style. Many of these can handle up to 16 pounds of weight. Make sure you are correctly adhering and removing them from the walls so that you don’t accidentally peel off paint!
Your next step should be to find some plants and/or flowers that will work well inside, whether real or fake. If you plan to get real plants, you will want to do some research into the perfect plants for your Florida rental, as the weather doesn’t quite encourage fir trees! Fake plants can work well for those renters who don’t have a green thumb. They are easy to keep clean – simply remember to dust them and keep them away from direct heat so the plastic does not melt. Not only are plants beautiful to look at, but real plants can help keep your air quality clean.
A fun way to add color to things like window frames or doorways is to add washi tape to them. Washi tape is a thin, colorful tape made from Japanese paper that is great for crafting or journaling. If you want to make fun art on the walls that’s easily removable and exchangeable, washi tape is a great option. Don’t want to buy a lot of things but still want to decorate for holidays? Making wall art of Christmas trees, Menorahs, hearts, shamrocks, or fireworks out of washi tape is a wonderful way to exercise your creativity without leaving a mark!
Macrame Wall Hangings
A striking way to cover a wall is with a macrame wall hanging. These beautiful pieces can come in all shapes and sizes. They usually hang from one central spot, so you can use your wall safe adhesives to hold it in place. Look for a local studio and maybe they have classes to teach you how to create your own macrame wall hangings. You’ll get to see your gorgeous handiwork every day!
Removeable Wallpaper or Backsplash
An effortless way to dramatically show your style is with wallpaper! If you cannot paint the wall, there are plenty of easily removable wallpaper options now. And if you would like to liven up the kitchen, a removable backsplash or countertop paper can make your kitchen look like it’s in the home of a celebrity chef. Before you start, make sure your walls and countertops can handle these adhesives safely.
And don’t forget to that simply opening your windows to let in the beautiful Florida sunshine and scenery is a terrific way to decorate on any budget!
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