How To Decorate An Apartment Without Painting

Painting the walls is almost always one of the first things on the list when renovating or decorating an apartment. Still, this doesn’t make it a must. There are plenty of ways in which you can complete the project without using paint. For example:

Hanging wall décor.

One of the alternatives would be to hang things on the walls of your apartment. For example, tapestries and drapes can be an option. Use them to create special visual effects for the walls.

Wall art.

Framed wall art and photos are wonderful for covering the walls of your home. They can enhance the style you’ve chosen for the space and they can be easily replaced if you want a fresh vibe.

Removable wall graphics.

If you’re living in a rented apartment, then there may be restrictions when it comes to painting the walls. You can still add your own touch to the décor using decals and other removable wall graphics. They can be easily replaced or removed leaving the walls in their original state.

Open shelves.

You can also use shelves to change the look of a wall. There are lots of interesting designs and shapes to choose from and some are really eye-catching. A simple shelf design can be the perfect display area for your personal collections.

Folding screens.

Use folding screens to cover up an ugly wall and to change the look of your apartment. You can move them around whenever you want and they can also make nice decorations for the room. In the bedroom, a folding screen can be used as a headboard.


You can cover the walls and even the ceiling with fabric. There are some really interesting techniques and designs you can try. There’s no need to paint a wall when you can hide it behind some lovely fabric.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on November 29th, 2011


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