If you are living in a space that isn’t yours, it can be difficult to feel at home. I moved into an apartment last February. Your home should be a place of retreat, even if it’s a temporary living situation.
- Knobs/Pulls: One of the first things I did after moving into my apartment was change out the knobs on our closets to something that fit my style.
- It’s inexpensive
- Makes a large impact
- Not a wasteful investment! You can reuse them when you move into a house, or for freshening up a piece of furniture in the future.
Tips: Shop at Hobby Lobby, they mark their drawer, cabinet, and door knobs 50%! I found mine on clearance and paid $1.40 per knob! Make sure you keep the original knobs in a safe and LABELED bag to replace when it’s time to move again! This would also be great for a rental’s bathroom and kitchen cabinets! (Below are a few designs at Hobby Lobby that I love)
2. Curtains: I went loud with my curtain choice! If all your walls are Cream/White, you afford a loud pattern or color for your space!
Tips: Take down the blinds, hide them under your couch, and double up your curtains instead! I used a light curtain as my “shade” and then framed these with thicker curtains for a POP!
3. Removable Wallpaper: White/Cream walls are trending right now! So that played in my favor, but I’m still a color girl. I decided to wallpaper the small wall in my kitchen with removable chalkboard contact paper (In the chalk board aisle of Hobby Lobby). It’s fun because I can change the chalk drawings to get a completely different look.