Because of the glaring fact that you will eventually vacate a rental apartment or house, and sometimes sooner than expected, it can be difficult to justify spending a great deal on the decor. But that doesn't mean you can't make it your own and get creative while you're at it. When you do spend money, think long term: "When I've tweaked my rental homes," says Common Bond designer Alex Kalita, "I've aimed to minimize labor cost you can't take that with you!
Oh, and you can get them on Amazon Prime and then screw them in in about five minutes. Unscrew existing pulls on cabinets and drawers and store them in a safe place a shelf in the closet marked 'Reinstall Me at Move-Out! Before you run out and grab the first English Ivy you see, consider that there are tons of plants—some even shade-loving varieties! Note: Many big-box hardware stores will issue a warranty on them, so if they don't last the year you can bring them back! Yes, terra cotta is actually pretty good-looking, but there are so many chic, inexpensive planters out there that will be more impactful and of course, they can move with you to future apartments.
No matter what! Bamboo blinds , like these in designer Casey Kenyon's brooklyn apartment, are inexpensive and quick-to-obtain moving day activity! Stick-on subway tile decals will change that real quick. Rather than splurging on a whole room's worth of temporary wallpaper, which can run into the hundred of dollars and won't come with you!
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If you're painting the walls and you are, right? Or find inexpensive black or brass ones and spare yourself the trouble. The originals can be stored until the lease is up. Clips, tacks, and washi tape are your friend—yes, the kind you can source at any art store, or these 14 design-friendly alternatives don't worry, just one pack of them will be way more cost-effective than professional framing. Whether it gets mounted right where the ugly one was or propped up on the floor nearby, a more attractive toilet paper holder will go a long way towards making your bathroom guest-friendly time to find a new place for the litterbox, yes?
If your walls are those bumpy popcorn finish—or if you just want to impart a much more dramatic feel to the space—do as designer Nick Olsen did in his New York City apartment : Tack up a piece of fabric by stapling it to the edges of the wall, then simply pull it off when you're done with the space.
Nick Olsen's idea to tack fabric to the walls disguised their terrible finish. No floor space needed!
If your polished nickel doorknobs have really got you down, go find a porcelain or brass one that feels a little more 'authentic' in your hand and install it. Now this, rather than walls, is a great use for temporary wallpaper because you'll only need one roll. Say goodbye to the stained white surface for good.
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