Landlords make some questionable design decisions. Let’s remedy that!
1. Cover ugly flooring with vinyl decals that offer the look of ceramic tile without the hefty price tag.
2. Transform unsightly laminate countertops using water-resistant marble contact paper.
3. Love the look of open shelving? Create your own by removing cabinet doors.
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4. Add color and pattern to a breakfast bar by hanging a tapestry or removable wallpaper.
5. Swap out basic hardware for something with a little more bling.
6. Throw down a vintage runner to amp up the visual interest of an all-white kitchen.
7. Liven up a boring backsplash with peel and stick removable vinyl tiles.
8. Update 90s honey oak cabinetry with a few cans of paint (with your landlord’s permission, of course).
9. Replace a dated light fixture with something that’s more your style.
10. No paint allowed? Inject color into the space through accessories, small appliances and greenery.
11. Fill a big blank wall with framed art — just make sure it’s easy to wipe clean if spaghetti sauce splatters.
12. Turn pantry staples into decor by storing them in pretty containers from the dollar store.
13. And finally, stick removable wallpaper to the inside of your cabinets for an unexpected pop of color.