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Renter-Friendly Ideas to Upgrade Your Walls

Wall with Plants and Paintings in Warrenville RentalLike most Warrenville renters, you might have seen too many blank white walls than you would like to. But when you look at an empty wall as a blank canvas, suddenly it is filled with potential. Using that empty wall to infuse your own personality into an otherwise impersonal space is entirely possible. Of course, you have to be careful not to alter or damage the wall as most landlords don’t really want that. Still, you have many options to safely decorate your rental home. Here are some easy and creative ideas to add beauty to those empty walls without permanently changing or damaging the walls in your home.

Gallery Wall

One popular way to personalize an empty wall is by creating a gallery wall. A gallery wall is more than a few framed photographs; it is a coordinated display of art or photographs arranged with intent and an eye for design. Pick a theme color or art pieces in similar styles for a put-together look. You can also coordinate your gallery wall by using the same style or color of the frame on each piece. Or, go eclectic with different colors and frames, and make your wall reflect your unique personality! Use removable double-sided adhesives to hang your pieces to prevent wall damage.

Natural Beauty

Plant shelves are also a great way to fill an empty wall with natural beauty. Plants add relaxing greenery while freshening the air inside any home. You can use vibrant pots, too, for a custom look. But your landlord might not be happy if you install hanging shelves on the wall. You might want to use a tall open bookshelf instead or removable adhesives to display your plants.

Tapestry or Fabric Wall Hanging

Hanging a tapestry, rug, or fabric wall is another unique look for an empty wall. You can make macrame art or weave fabrics into a beautiful display if you are the crafty type. Or, you can purchase an interesting piece of fabric, tapestry, or lightweight rug and hang it on the wall. You can also opt for smaller pieces of fabric arranged in the space. Make sure to use removable hangers and adhesives.

Temporary Wallpaper

If hanging things on the wall still isn’t doing the trick, you can opt to put up temporary wallpaper on the empty wall instead. This is also a great way for renters to create an accent wall without having to paint or damage the wall to install it. From traditional to contemporary, temporary wallpaper comes in a variety of styles. You can go for bold, bright colors or choose softer neutrals. Whatever you choose, you can easily remove the wallpaper when you move out, therefore ensuring your security deposit refund.

Go 3-D

An empty wall is also a great canvas to showcase your collected items, from hats to baskets. Beautiful woven baskets or sunhats hung on the wall create a beautiful, unified display. These lightweight items work well with removable adhesives and will make a lasting impression on your guests. Your wall will pop with personality with your display of 3-D things!

Are you looking for a new rental home that you can decorate to your heart’s content? The Warrenville property managers at Real Property Management Chicago Group might have what you’re looking for. Check out our listings online today!

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