| by Kenneth Chase | 13 comments

Apartment Design | Rental Apartment Decorating Ideas | 2017

Just because you rent your home doesn’t mean
you shouldn’t have a beautiful space, so I am here for you all you renters. I am going to give you some tips to create
a beautiful home. Stick with to the very end because I’ve created
something really special for you as well. Tip number one is you want to think about
the walls. Now, if your landlord will let you paint,
it makes such a big difference and really it’s not very expensive and something you
can do yourself. Now, if your landlord won’t let you paint,
I have another solution for you. It’s called temporary wallpaper. This stuff is genius. It’s basically like a sticker. You put it on the wall and when you’re done,
you just pull it right off. There’s some beautiful designs out there,
so think about putting it behind your bed. Think about putting it in your kitchen. Think about putting it in a hallway, dining
room, really anywhere, but this is a great option. It adds personality to your space. Tip number two is make sure you buy rugs. Yes, a common complaint I hear from people
who rent is like, “I hate the flooring and I want to change the flooring.” But, of course, that’s not something you want
to do or your landlord maybe wants you to do. But, a rug is a great solution. For one, it adds texture. It creates zones in your space, but it also
is a way for you to show your personality, and add color, and pattern, and fun. Make sure you put rugs in your living room,
hallways. Put one in the kitchen, bathroom, everywhere
you can. Tip number three is wall décor, and I’ve
got a little solution for you because I know sometimes you’re not allowed to actually nail
things into the wall. So, if this is a problem for you, washi tape
is the answer. If you don’t know what washi tape is it’s
one of my favorite things. It’s a Japanese tape. It comes in beautiful colors, and patterns,
and designs, and it literally goes on the wall. When you take it off, it leaves no mark at
all, and it’s really on trend right now, really fun, really funky. The way I would do this, if you have some
prints that you like, instead of getting them framed and hanging them to the wall which
you may not be able to do, think of just adding washi tape to the corners. It’s really fun. It looks intentional when you do it, especially
if you do it in a grouping. If you’ve got a grouping of three or four
of a print, and you put them all together, and you have the washi tape and a really fun
color, I think this is a great solution. Tip number four is lighting. Now, you can change the lighting because you
know what? You can always just put it back when you move. I say change the dining room lights. Change maybe the kitchen pendants. Change the bedroom lighting. This makes such a difference and lighting
is such the jewel of any space, so if you can add lighting that you love, that shows
your personality, that then you can bring to the next space, it’s a great option. Just to recap, some of the things I suggest
for all you renters out there is your walls, if you can’t paint but otherwise look at some
temporary wallpaper. It’s awesome. Second thing is rugs. Rugs, rugs and more rugs. It covers the floor if you don’t like it,
but it also shows your personality, adds color and texture and also defines the space. Wall décor. If you can’t nail into the wall, washi tape. It’s amazing. It’s going to be your best friend. It’s super funky. Lighting. You can always take down the lights. Add something you love. When you move, just put the old one back up
and take your new lighting with you. I know all this sounds great. You want to make all these changes now into
your space but where do you go? Okay. I’ve created something really special for
you guys. I have a shopping list of my favorite designer
shops that I go to with notes of what I love to buy from each and links directly to them,
and you can get it below. If you like this video, I love it if you could
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Herb Eibensteiner

Feb 2, 2017, 2:22 pm Reply

Cool tips!

Karla Dreyer Design

Feb 2, 2017, 2:42 pm Reply

What tip would bring into your space? Comment below….

Go Getter-Girl

Feb 2, 2017, 12:35 am Reply

Hi Karla, Helpful tips… Thanks for sharing…  Cheers, GGG

Glenda saavedra

Feb 2, 2017, 12:51 am Reply

I just starting watching you.I like Shabbychic and now I'm into the mirror look and white curtains and grays and just got a gray microfiber headboard love love it and going to get new light above bed.and doing paint last it's a new color for 2017 color it's viloet gray.

Glenda saavedra

Feb 2, 2017, 12:52 am Reply

I will show soon

Ops Endless

Feb 2, 2017, 7:28 pm Reply

Most apartments have carpets. You can't really put a rug over carpet.

Ops Endless

Feb 2, 2017, 7:29 pm Reply

You also can't change lighting in an apartment.

Balanced Healthy Living

Mar 3, 2017, 4:20 am Reply

The washi tape frames were such a Great Idea!!! ?

dyg ozkn

Mar 3, 2017, 11:01 pm Reply

Hi Karla; thanks for the ideas but I have a question; My door opens to living room and in the living room we have carpet flooring ( I don't think my landlord would like to change it ever) but I literally don't like it cuz it is not healthy. Any alternative? I am not sure what happens if I buy another rug and put on top of it :/ Thanks

athena energy Shine

May 5, 2017, 5:17 pm Reply

Hey I love your channel. It has been giving me good ideas. What can I do if I need to hang things such as pin board or mesh pin board but I can drill to the wall.

Joan Storer

Jul 7, 2017, 8:33 pm Reply

Thank you for the tips. I am an oldie but love new ideas for the home but I live in sheltered housing and can only do certain things. I am from England and don't know what a command strip is . I have heard of washi tape and never heard of temporary wallpaper. Don't know if I could buy these things here but will certainly try and get the washi tape. Thanks for the info. Joan Storer.

Google User

Nov 11, 2017, 5:27 pm Reply

ewww. judging by your hair, shirt, wall behind you this video wont be good


Mar 3, 2018, 1:39 am Reply

Oh my gosh thank I Haven washi tape but never used it for my wall!!!

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