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Renter-Friendly Ideas to Upgrade Your Walls

Wall with Plants and Paintings in Ellenton RentalAs an Ellenton renter, you have probably seen more than your share of blank white walls. But when you think of an empty wall as a blank canvas, you suddenly have limitless opportunities. You can stamp your own personality and style onto that otherwise impersonal empty wall. However, you have to take care not to alter or damage the wall if you want to keep a good relationship with your landlord. Despite that, there is a lot more you can do to safely decorate your rental home. Here are some easy and creative ideas to add beauty to those empty walls without permanently changing or damaging the walls in your home.

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. Select a theme color or art pieces in similar styles that complement each other. You can also coordinate your gallery wall by using the same style or color of the frame on each piece. Or, go eclectic with different colors and frames if that is more your style! Use removable double-sided adhesives to hang your pieces to prevent wall damage.

Natural Beauty

Fill your empty wall with natural beauty by adding plant shelves. Plants add relaxing greenery while freshening the air inside any home. Use colorful or interesting pots, as well, for a custom look. It might not be best to use hanging shelves for this. 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. You can make macrame art or weave fabrics into a beautiful display if you are the crafty type. You can also purchase fabric with an interesting pattern, a tapestry, or a lightweight rug, and hang it on the wall. You can also opt for smaller pieces of fabric arranged in the space. Ensure that you use removable hangers and adhesives.

Temporary Wallpaper

If hanging things on the wall doesn’t seem to achieve your desired aesthetic, you can also put up temporary wallpaper on your empty wall. This is a great way for renters to have an accent wall since you don’t have to paint and damage the wall in order to install it. With the variety of styles available, you can pick all sorts of temporary wallpaper, from traditional to contemporary. The choices are endless. You can pick bold, bright colors or go for softer neutrals. Whatever you choose, you can easily remove the wallpaper when you move out, therefore ensuring you get your security deposit refund.

Go 3-D

An empty wall is also the best background for your collected items, from hats to baskets. If you have a collection of woven baskets or sunhats, hang them on your wall for a unified display. Since these items are lightweight, you can easily use removable adhesives and it will make a lasting impression on guests! Your wall will pop with personality with your display of 3-D things!


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

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