4.30.2012

Great Decor Ideas for Renters: Pinterest Inspiration~

You may recall that I have partnered with Apartment Guide to serve as an Official Apartment Guide Decor Blogger!  As an official blogger, I will be sharing articles and ideas for exploring your space, city and style.



I love Pinterest!!  It is one of my go-to places for inspiration.  And today I wanted to share some pins I've collected that offer some great ideas for renter decor...and what I mean by that is that these ideas are both easily implemented and easily reversed when a rental contract ends.  (Of course these ideas are fabulous for home owners as well.)

I love the idea of replacing standard mirrors with unique ones.  And these "his and hers" versions are both unique and fun!
















Adding texture to furniture - like the grass cloth on this media console - is a great way to make a space unique and personal.



Thinking outside the box with decor items - like these plates that wrap around a corner wall rather than a more traditional display - gives a space a custom feel.


You can create interest in a space even when you can't paint by adding curtains with a bold pattern such as these orange stripes.


Oversize art is a great way to camouflage builder beige walls.



Create the look of built-ins by adding trim to store-bought bookcases.


Light fixtures can be easily switched out and are a quick way to personalize a space.


Flea market letters are a fun way to add personalization to a space.


A bold statement piece such as this uniquely upholstered armchair easily creates a focal point in a room!


This idea of adding chain nailhead trim to cabinetry is sheer genius!


Leaning mirrors such as this one create architectural interest and visually enlarge a space at the same time.


One of the simplest ways to bring color into a space is by adding throw pillows.
Source: bhg.com via Wendy on Pinterest
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5 comments:

Kristin @ Brilliant Like Fireflies said...

Thanks for the ideas! Living in an apartment can be hard when you want to make it look like home. I always hang large pieces of art on the walls and add pillows and rugs to make the space feel warmer and brighter.

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~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Wonderful inspiration!! So pretty thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week! ~Hugs, Holly

cottonreel said...

I don't live in an apartment, I live in a bungalow in a village in England but what inspiring ideas . I'd love looking at this many times.
I have several house mags,. each month . Best lollipop reading for relaxing

Justin said...

Man these pictures are giving me great ideas for my apartment. The home decor furnishings in the last picture is the one that I really want. I should check out World to Home to see if they have anything like it. Thanks for sharing!