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7 Renter-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Apartment

Alyssa Nealon


May 02, 24


Moving into a new apartment is an exciting experience with opportunities to make the space your own. However, making your new space feel like home can be tricky due to building policies and the fear of missing out on your security deposit refund. Fear not! Sticker & Co. has curated a list of 7 renter-friendly decorating ideas that will infuse your new place with personality and style without risking your security deposit. From temporary solutions to customizable options, these ideas will transform your space into a cozy haven you'll love coming home to.

In this blog, you'll find many helpful and good ideas for transforming your rental space into a personalized oasis that truly feels like home. Decorating a new apartment should be a fun and exciting experience, not a tedious task. Your home reflects your unique personality and style and making it perfect should be anything but stressful. With the right inspiration and creative solutions, you can turn your rental home into a space that meets your practical needs and brings you joy every time you walk through the door. So, embrace the opportunity to get creative, experiment with different design elements, and make your apartment a place where you feel comfortable, inspired, and perfectly at home.

Modular Furniture:

Modular furniture, like this Linsy Home Sectional, allows for adaptability and customization in your space. These customizable seating arrangements and storage solutions can be easily rearranged to suit different spaces and needs, making them perfect for renters who crave flexibility and change. Whether hosting a movie night with friends or simply rearranging your living room layout, modular furniture offers the versatility you need to make the most of your space. Plus, when it's time to move, you can easily disassemble and reconfigure your modular pieces to fit your new home.

Temporary Wallpaper: 

Temporary wallpaper is a fantastic solution for renters seeking to infuse their space with personality without committing to permanent changes. Temporary wallpaper is a good idea when you're looking to add some visual interest and personal style to your apartment. With a wide range of designs and patterns, you can easily create an accent wall or cover entire spaces, instantly transforming your living environment. Whether you prefer bold geometric prints, delicate floral motifs, or timeless stripes, there's a temporary wallpaper to suit every taste and aesthetic, and Love vs. Design has tons of options.

Open Shelving:

Open shelving maximizes vertical space and allows you to showcase your style. Display some of your favorite items on open shelves and add personality and style to your apartment while scoring some additional storage space. From displaying your favorite books and artwork to showcasing cherished mementos and decorative accents, open shelving allows you to curate a space that reflects your unique personality and interests. Plus, they're easy to install and remove without damaging walls, making them an ideal solution for renters looking to customize their space without making permanent changes. Check out this Benzara 4-Tier Bookshelf.

Plants and Greenery:

Add some life to your new space by bringing in plants and greenery. From hanging planters to freestanding plant stands, numerous options add freshness and personality to your apartment without causing damage. Whether you prefer low-maintenance succulents or lush, leafy plants, incorporating greenery into your decor can breathe new life into your space and create a sense of tranquility and well-being. Plus, plants are known for boosting mood and purifying the air, making them a must-have addition to any rental home.

Mood Lighting:

Customize your space and set the ambiance with mood lighting. Adjustable table and floor lamps create a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for comfy nights in or entertaining guests. Whether you prefer soft, diffused light for cozy evenings or bright, focused light for reading or working, investing in quality lighting can enhance your apartment's overall look and feel. Colored light bulbs can also help you cultivate a cozy vibe, allowing you to customize the lighting to suit your mood and style. We love these bulbs from Rayh.

Layer with Rugs:

Rugs are a renter's best friend when it comes to covering up unattractive flooring and adding warmth and texture to a space. Layering rugs adds depth and visual interest to your apartment while creating distinct zones for different activities. Whether you opt for a bold, patterned rug to make a statement or a neutral, textured rug to complement your existing decor, rugs can instantly elevate the aesthetic appeal of your space. Plus, they're easy to roll up and take with you when you move, making them a versatile and practical decorating solution for renters.

Removable Wall Decals:

Add a personal touch to your apartment with Sticker & Co.'s custom wall decals. These paint-safe decals let you personalize any hard surface area, from walls to refrigerators, with your favorite photos or designs. Plus, they're repositionable and reusable, making them ideal for renters. Whether you want to create a gallery wall in your living room or add a splash of personality to your kitchen, our removable wall decals make it easy to customize your space without leaving any damage behind. With Sticker & Co., you can easily switch up your decor whenever inspiration strikes, ensuring your apartment always feels fresh and inviting.


Make Yourself at Home with Sticker & Co.:

At Sticker & Co., we understand that making a rental feel like home goes beyond just decorating the walls. That's why we're here to support renters every step of the way, from their move-in day and beyond. In addition to our custom wall decals, we offer a range of other products designed to help infuse personality into every aspect of your space, from custom face stickers for personalizing belongings to our pre-designed stickers perfect for adding uniqueness to laptops, water bottles, and more. Sticker & Co. products are designed to help renters express themselves and make their apartments truly their own. With Sticker & Co., renters can showcase their styles and personalities inside and outside their apartments.


Decorating your rental doesn't have to be daunting. With these renter-friendly decorating ideas, you can personalize your space and make it feel like home without sacrificing your security deposit. From the versatility of modular furniture to the charm of open shelving, there are endless possibilities to explore. And when adding that extra personality touch, look no further than Sticker & Co.'s custom wall decals. Sticker & Co. understands the challenges renters face when making their space feel like their own, so we offer a range of products designed specifically for renters. With Sticker & Co.'s custom wall decals' paint-safe, repositionable design, you can quickly transform any surface with your favorite photos or designs, leaving your mark on your apartment without leaving a trace behind. These ideas will help you create a space that is uniquely yours, so get creative. Happy decorating!


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