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So far my years as a renter have been pretty fortunate. I’ve never encountered a landlord who wasn’t nice enough to let me paint the walls with the condition that I paint them back before I move out. However, I have heard of other renters you aren’t so lucky. Still, sometimes it just isn’t worth the money or the hassle when I know I won’t be living there for very long. This time, I wanted to be able spruce up my walls without having to paint or break my microscopic budget.

Cracked Mirror Design

In our living room we created this funky, “cracked mirror” design to tie in our modern rug. I kid you not it took less than 5 minutes and cost less than $3. One roll covered the entire wall and we had plenty left over. When you do it, make sure not to stretch the tape too much or it’ll peel off overnight. If you’re a renter and planning to take this off in the future, test a small part of your wall to make sure it doesn’t leave any residue first! If your walls are painted with a hard to wipe matte paint this might be hard to take off so be sure to test it first.

Faux Crown Molding

DIY apartment decor hack for renters

I love a home with historic character. The old charm mixed with pops of modern flare takes me back to the vibes of my hometown. Unfortunately, we live in military housing at the moment, which lacks any personality at all. Hence, I decided to create some myself. Yes, I realize my dining room is extremely empty right now, but it’s all a work in progress!

PS. Have you seen our IKEA Hacked dining chairs? Click here to read about how I turned these two chairs from cheap to chic!






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