Low-Commitment Ways to Add Color to Your Apartment

July 23, 2021

Picking up a paintbrush isn’t practical when you’re living in a rental, but that doesn’t mean your space should lack personality. Here are a few ways you can invite bright hues into your apartment without committing to a new paint color. 

  1. Try colorful art. Loving certain autumn shades right now? See if you can find a bold, bright piece of art to serve as a statement piece in your living room. Scour your favorite thrift stores or look online for something that suits your tastes.
  2. Bring on the greenery. Adding more color is really as as simple as adding houseplants! You should never underestimate the power of some fresh foliage, especially at a time of year when getting out in nature starts to become a little less comfortable. Start with hardy succulents if you don’t have much of a green thumb.
  3. Play up small accents. You don’t need to drench a room in color in order to make a statement. Instead, try swapping out your throw pillows or hanging a new set of curtains in a rich autumnal burgundy or an emerald green.
  4. Experiment with peel-and-stick wallpaper. If you’re really committed to re-inventing your walls, try this renter-friendly option. Temporary wallpaper comes in a variety of shades and patterns, and it’ll peel right off whenever you need it to!

Put Down the Paintbrush: 10 Ways to Add Color Without Painting [Apartment Therapy]
No-Fuss Ways to Add Color Without Paint [Better Homes & Gardens]
20 Ways to Add Color to Your Home Without Painting [Brit.co]

Categories: Apartment Living