When you decorate an apartment, rental rules can limit your options. Here are 5 ways to make a rental feel more like home. Use furniture to divide the space. Position your sofa to separate the living room from the eating area or use a bookshelf to create the feel of an entry hall. Add temporary upgrades. Removable wallpaper or wall decals can turn a wall into a statement and they peel off easily when it’s time to move.
Pretty curtains dress up blah windows. Choose accessories that freshen up what looks dated. Here, green accents perk up the old yellow tile or try a fabulous rug to cover scratched wood floors. Fabric panels can hide a multitude of problems. They make awkward doorways, nooks and closets look stylish, plus they hide away what you don’t want to see. Invest in double-duty furnishings. A day bed, for example, works as a sofa by day and a bed by night, and a hutch can hide home-office supplies and books.
Think of everything you buy for your apartment as an investment in your next home. Spend money on storage pieces, artwork and flexible furniture that will express your style no matter where you live.