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rental DIY help!

Hi all-

I live with my boyfriend and we rent an apartment and want to redecorate a little bit. I know for sure using paint will change the rooms but does anyone have other suggestions on how to make the space more "ours" other than just pictures or art work and paint? We plan on getting married next year and being here a few years afterwards. So we want a space that's ours. Thanks! :)

Re: rental DIY help!

  • *looks around room*

     

    ok so i moved into our house about 6 months ago. the things that are 'ours'  --- furniture, paint, carpet, window treatments, light fixtures, artwork.

     things like bathrooms and kitchens incorporat

  • If your kitchen needs a little personalization, you can use peel and stick vinyl tiles on either the floor or the backsplash. I actually plan on doing this in the kitchen in my house, just to hold us over until we do the full renovation in a few years. Th
  • Vinyl decals are a perfect non-permanent solution for renters.  They come in an enormous array of sizes, colors and styles.  You can put them everywhere, too.  Walls, tile, furniture, appliances...even toilets!  Seriously, Google "T

  • I repurposed a few of our IKEA bookshelves (the Billy type) by painting the backboards. You can also cover the backboards with decorative paper or wallpaper. That gives you a little pop of color in the room if you aren't allowed to paint the walls in y

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  • They no doubt make a lot of difference. You may also making changes to the color combinations for more better outcomes. Getting the right furniture for the house is also one of the option and they would give a complete renovation of the house.
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  • I live in a crappy old building in an urban area and you will be surprised what you can do with drab spaces. Paint is the first step, of course. For me though I put up several book shelves and cabinets. I got them all from Ikea, so they were cheap and all
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