Can't Paint Your Home? Try These 5 Paint-Free Alternatives Instead
Renting an apartment or house is a cost-effective option for anyone who's making their first foray into the real estate world or moving somewhere new—No home remodeling costs! No cost of selling a house to worry about!—but living in a temporary space can cramp anyone's interior design game. Although you pay a monthly rent, someone else ultimately owns the property and your rental agreement dictates what you can and cannot do to the space. Chances are, you can't drill big holes into the walls, add a carpet to your bedroom, or replace your kitchen's awful backsplash.
Perhaps the most disappointing consequence of living in a rental is not being able to paint your space with the interior paint colors of your dreams. Whether you select a pristine white, a palette of trusty neutral paint colors, or a soothing blue, the color of your walls can significantly influence the overall feel of a room.
But just because you can't paint your rental doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your style. Here are five easy alternatives to painting walls, whether it's because of time restraints, cost worries, or landlord rules.