Friday, April 24, 2015
All too often, condominium units feature only bland, all-white walls and interiors. As a renter, there's only so much redecorating you can do.
If you can't paint over the walls or install the wallpaper of your choice, consider these alternatives instead:
Posters and prints - cheap and handy, you can have a custom set made at your local printer. Tack them onto your walls with double-sided tape or sticky gum.
Paintings and framed photos - pretty much every home bears these decorative art on its walls. But before you embark on this project, make sure that your're allowed to install hooks on the walls in your condo, as per your agreement with the landlord.
Wall stickers and decals - a recent trend, stickers and decals are also fairly affordable and easy to install. Simply stick them on a part of the wall to serve as an accent. They're easy to peel off, too.
Tapestries - a cross between wallpaper and paintings, tapestries are woven fabrics with designs or patterns, installed by hanging them on hooks, or, as in some cases, sticking or nailing them to the wall. There are sizes large enough to cover an entire area, and they make for great accent pieces.
Removable wallpaper - a special kind of wallpaper that you can peel off no problem-o. Places like Home Depot usually have a selection. Measure your walls and head down to the store to select a wallpaper that's perfect for the space.
Wall panels - they're either pre-cast or made of synthetic imitation material. Either way, it's a fantastic alternative to, say, an actual brick wall. Wall panels provide interesting textures. Use them to create faux brick, wooden, or stone accent walls in your condo.