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Renter-Friendly Ideas to Upgrade Your Walls

Wall with Plants and Paintings in Spring Hill RentalAs a Spring Hill renter, blank white walls are a very common sight. But if you look at that empty wall as a blank canvas, suddenly it becomes full of potential. That empty wall can be a space to bring your personality and style into an otherwise impersonal space. Make sure you do not alter or damage the wall, though, as most landlords frown upon that. Despite that, there is a lot more you can do to safely decorate your rental home. These easy and creative ideas will add beauty to the empty walls in your home without permanently changing or damaging your walls.

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. Or tie a gallery wall together with frames of the same style or color. Or, go eclectic with different colors and frames, and make your wall reflect your unique personality! To prevent wall damage, it is best to use removable double-sided adhesives to hang each piece.

Natural Beauty

Plant shelves are also a great way to fill an empty wall with natural beauty. Not only do plants add greenery, but they also freshen the air inside your home. Pots can also create a vibrant, 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

If you want a unique look for an empty wall, hang a tapestry, rug, or fabric wall. If you are crafty, you could create macrame art or weave fabrics together into a beautiful display. Or, you can buy a pretty piece of fabric, tapestry, or lightweight rug, and hang it on the wall. An alternative would be to arrange several smaller pieces of fabric in the space, as well. Make sure to use removable hangers and adhesives.

Temporary Wallpaper

If you don’t want to hang things on the wall, you can also put up temporary wallpaper on your empty wall. For renters who want an accent wall, this is a great alternative where you don’t have to paint or damage the wall to install it. Temporary wallpaper comes in a myriad of styles, from traditional to contemporary. You can choose from bold, bright colors to softer neutrals. Another advantage of using temporary wallpaper is the ease of removal when you need to move out, ensuring your get your security deposit back.

Go 3-D

An empty wall is also a great backdrop for your collected items, from hats to baskets. If you collect woven baskets or sunhats, try hanging them on your wall for a unique and beautiful display. Since these items are lightweight, you can easily use removable adhesives and it will make a lasting impression on guests! Bring a lot of personality to your wall with your favorite 3-D things!


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

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