Tara submitted a question to Decorating Den regarding the strict “no paint” policy in her apartment:
I live in an apartment where the landlord does not allow tenants to paint the walls. My question is how can i give the illusion that my wall(s) are painted but I’m on a small budget and it would have to be an inexspensive way to do so.
Our Rogersville Interior Decorator friends of Decorating Den had a solution:
Forget about the color of the walls. Try creating a new focal point. You can do this in many different ways:
- Hang artwork on the wall, either one large piece or a grouping of smaller pieces
- Add an area rug to the floor and when you have guests over their eyes will naturally be drawn to the floor. It is like creating art on the floor
- Purchase colorful pillows to add to the sofa or chairs
- Try hanging colorful drapery panels on the windows.
By doing any of the above, the color of the walls will be insignificant. – Nola Shivers, Decorating Den Interiors