The living room is the heart of the home – but in a rental, decorating can be challenging! We’ve pored over Pinterest (believe me, it was rough! Ok, not really) and gathered together some of the most unique ways to create a living room that truly reflects you and your family!
1. DIY Faux Wall Paneling with Washi Tape:
Have you tapped into the washi tape trend? From planners to wall decor, it keeps cropping up as a way to customize. Apartment Therapy has taken it a step farther and devised a way to turn the wall itself into your own unique work of art!
2. Go Textured with 3D Wall Decor:
Who said wall decor needed to be flat? Add a little extra dazzle to your living room wall space by adding texture. You can even DIY your art for something that is uniquely YOU!
3. Style Guide for Photos/Artwork:
Whether you choose to hang artwork or your own family photos on your walls (I’m partial to photography as art myself), it can be puzzling to find just the right combination. Designed for photographers, this handy sizing guide offers some inspiration and direction in choosing how to display your art!
4. Save Money (and Your Walls) by Hanging Curtain Rods with Command Hooks:
Nothing makes a new place feel like home the way familiar curtains do! Save your walls, earn an easier move out, and make your curtains even more flexible by hanging curtain rods with the new varieties of Command Hook!
5. Choose Neutrals for Furniture and Brights for Accents:
With every new furniture arrangement and floor plan, you find a new way to utilize your furniture and decor. Increase the possibilities by choosing furniture in neutral colors and pulling in bright, bold shapes with your accents. A canary yellow pillow, a Tiffany blue throw, a spring-inspired coral wall hanging- all of these accents brighten and personalize a room in a way that can evolve in each home you live in!
6. Update Hardware:
If you don’t mind spending a little time with a screwdriver, this is an easy way to customize the details of your home to make it fit your style. Just keep the existing hardware and switch it back before you leave.
7. Statement Furniture:
In some rooms, there isn’t the square footage to accessorize for personal style. In these cases, the deliberate use of a stand out piece of furniture can set exactly the tone you want.
8. Area Rugs:
Define a space, or change the tone by adding dimension to the floor with an area rug. Available at a variety of sizes and price points, rugs are perhaps the simplest way to change the feel of a room. At the same time, it can protect your home’s carpet (and your wallet at move out!) by cushioning high traffic areas like in front of the couch.
We want to know:
What is your go to way of making a new house feel like home?