Thursday, 4 July 2013

Apartment Decorating Tips


Like many renters, you most-likely have a clause in your rental agreement which states no modifications like paint can be done to the unit. It’s hard to imagine not being able to personalize your space without adding some paint color to brighten up the walls. Not being able to modify the paint can make it very challenging to decorate a space, but we have some great tips on how to make it work.

Apartment Bedroom in need of decor

Stylish Curtains

Cover your windows with the some stylish, patterned or bold colour curtains, to add a punch of colour to your space. If you want something more subtle, purchase some light sheer curtains in soft hues for just the right amount of colour. Another cool idea is pick a focal wall, and hang some curtains against the wall like a backdrop. This will draw in the attention you’re looking for without ruining your walls with paint.
Bold Traditional Curtains



Pillows and pillowcases are a great simple way to add colour to a space, add some vibrant throw pillows to your couch for a quick updated look. Also, adding colour in your bedroom is simple; just add a variety of pillows in different shades, textures and sizes.  The great thing about pillows is they’re easy to change and switch up. If you’re on a budget you can buy extra pillowcases or make your own instead of buying new pillows in different hues.

Mix and Match Pillows



Another great way to add colour pop to your apartment is with fresh flowers and plants. There are some great stylish and chic vases or planters that are sure to transform your space. This brings a vibrant aesthetic into your space without doing much of anything else to your décor.

Stylish Floral Vase



If you have outdated furniture that is just making your space look plain and boring, why not try refinishing it in some great colors.  Like take an old table, paint it a fresh vibrant colour, add some stylish chairs and you got yourself a new modern space.

Refinished Blue Dresser

Wall Decals

Wall decals are great, easy to put up and easy to take off. With a wide variety to choose from, you are sure to find something that fits your budget and style. These are a great alternative to painting, as it’s not as messy and simple to put up. Wall decals are the best way to personalize a wall without having to paint.

Simple Wall Decals

Wall Art

Another way to make the space your own without colour, is by adding wall art throughout. Whether its buying special pieces of art from a home store, or whether you create your own this easy step will have your space looking stylish. The great thing about wall art is you can put more than one piece on a wall and create your own art. You can also mix and match frames to add a little originality to your wall art.

Wall Canvas Art

So even though your lease says no paint modification is allowed, there are still many ways to personalize your new apartment without paint. Be sure to visit when searching for a new place in Toronto.

Final product after following these decor tips.

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