Everyone wants to put their own touch on where they live.
Wall decorating ideas can seem a bit slim for those who can’t put paint on the walls or hang heavy art pieces. It’s also assumed that if you live in an apartment, you don’t have all the freedoms you might have if you lived in your own home. While that might be true to an extent, many might be surprised what an apartment community might allow, even if there’s a small fee attached to making changes.
The big question though is, what can you do to transform a space when you move in that doesn’t require major transformation once you move out? Here are 4 wall decorating ideas that are easy, unique, and interesting for you and your guests to look at. You can take the inspiration, keep your security deposit. With minimal holes required for these wall decorating ideas, everyone ends up happy.
Create a (shelved) gallery wall
Consider using floating shelves as a way to showcase your creative passion. You’ll still be putting a few holes in the wall to install the shelves, but you’re also able to change up your selection at any time without new holes. You could change by season, by mood, or by a holiday. It’s important to look for floating shelves with a small outer lip to stop slippage.
Dress up your walls with some of your favorite houseplants, whether by hanging a pot from a ceiling hook or placing a plant stand in front of your bare walls. Nothing breathes new life into a living space like plants can. Just be sure that you are able to manage them and care for them properly so the greenery does not become “brownery” as the plants start to wither and die.
Find a statement piece
A large piece of art doesn’t have to weigh you, or your walls, down. There are a lot of options to find that one piece that you can put on your wall that not only becomes a focal point in your space, but also a conversation piece. Hanging a poster or large photo has to do entirely with what it’s framed in. You can give any piece of art a sophisticated look without breaking the bank. When up against a large white wall or solid color, it can really be the standout you want it to be.
Mirrors are great additions
Go with a framed floor mirror, which can be found relatively inexpensively. This approach is very trendy right now and can be seen in a lot of the DIY home shows where decorators are looking for ways to inexpensively make a space feel larger, but also prevent the walls from feeling so empty. And with zero holes in your wall, what more could you ask for?
These are just a few ideas that you can start with, but we’d love to hear some of yours. Share your ideas with the community and together we can all make our spaces feel like the home we’ve always wanted.