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Renter-Friendly Ideas to Upgrade Your Walls

renter-friendly decoratingAs a Pompano 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. You can bring your personality and style into that otherwise impersonal, empty wall and give your space some character. Make sure you do not alter or damage the wall, though, as most landlords frown upon that. Still, you have many options to safely decorate your rental home. If you are ready to go beyond empty walls, here are some ideas to infuse beauty into your home without permanently changing or damaging your walls.

Gallery Wall

A 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. For a coordinated look, pick a theme color or art pieces in similar styles. You can also bring your gallery wall together with the same style or color of the frame on each piece. Or, you can add some excitement by going eclectic with different colors and frames! Make sure to prevent wall damage by using 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. Plants add greenery and help keep the air inside your home fresh. You can use vibrant pots, too, for a custom look. But hanging shelves on the wall might not be a very good idea. Instead, try out a tall open bookshelf or use removable adhesives to show off your plants.

Tapestry or Fabric Wall Hanging

Go for a tapestry, rug, or fabric wall if you want a unique look for an empty wall. If you are crafty, you could create macrame art or weave fabrics together into a beautiful display. Or, you can purchase an interesting piece of fabric, tapestry, or lightweight rug and hang it on the wall. If you do not want to have a big piece of fabric, you can arrange a variety of smaller ones in the space. Just ensure that you 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. This is also a great way for renters to create an accent wall without having to paint or damage the wall to install it. Temporary wallpaper comes in a myriad of styles, from traditional to contemporary. The choices are endless. You can pick bold, bright colors or go for 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. These lightweight items work well with removable adhesives and will make a lasting impression on your guests. Your wall will reflect your personality with a display of your favorite 3-D things!


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

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