How do i make all these changes you offer to a rental

i want our one bedroom to look beautiful on a budget but cant even put a nail in the wall

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  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 25, 2018
    If you posted a picture of what you are working with it would be very helpful.
  • Ken Ken on Jan 25, 2018
    You need to discuss your ideas with the landlord. Offer alternatives if you can, maybe offer a guarantee that you will repair damage before you vacate. Not a lot we can do to get between you and the person or company you are renting from.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 25, 2018
    Command hooks and Command strips work really well for hanging things if your walls are smooth enough. I have them on our surround speakers on the living room wall, and two of them have been up for over two years now using the strips. Just make sure to use enough of them and I always use higher weight ones than the weight of the object. For shelves, etc., make sure you include the weight of what will go on them when choosing the right size.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 25, 2018
    I don't see any recommendations to you on a posting, can you tell us what they are? If you can't do repairs yourself and you're low-income, elderly or disabled you can give Habitat for Humanity a call and the one in our area does home repairs either on a HUD rural house grant or homeowner loan, or they charge discounted rates. Also ask neighbors and friends for the name of a handyman who is reasonable, I've had some here for as low as $10 an hour.
    If you are trying to buy the materials to say like paint, you can check the paint section in stores for the Ophs section where they have greatly discounted prices on paint that someone didn't pick up or didn't like the color. Sometimes you can pay a low fee like $5 to have them re-tint the paint.
    Habitat for Humanity Restore has greatly discounted home materials including wood, doors, glass, plumbing, household furniture etc at very cheap prices. Check your yellow pages to see if their is an architectural recycler in your area.
    Bedspreads, drapes etc. when I am doing a disabled client's bedroom, I hit all the thrift stores and find wonderful comforter sets for around $25 at the Humane Society Thrift Store. And they are practically new, cause women change their bedroom decor frequently for a new look. Likewise curtains that are amazing, St. Vinnies has the biggest selection.
    Lampshades, St. Vinnies here carries Pottery Barn ones, Goodwill gets amazing ones.... I recently brought 4 new shades, 2 drum and 2 double-lined silk for $40 versus about $250. They also get some cool lamps.
    Headboards, I've brought some amazing headboards..... brass, veneered marquetry wood, solid wood, bookcase style.
    Another source of items is hit the garage sales on the weekend, and on holiday weekends. Our town paper has notices of the addresses where they will be, and once a year they have a town garage sale where everyone has a sale. Don't forget to bargain if its a little too expensive.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jan 25, 2018
    You can still make it "space" with your stuff. Art work can rest on top of a table next to the wall or on a mantel. I personally don't recommend those strip that say that they won't damage walls because they took paint off of my walls in previous home. You can use pillows on sofa a chairs can be covered with fabric depending on your style. Lamps on end tables could add bling. I guess if you know your style,what speaks to your heart and have items already it's just a matter of sprinkling them around your apartment in a way that they flow from each room. That's not to say that you can't have one look in the main area and another in your bedroom. But even buying a bookcase and adding wood trim then painting trim in either the color of the bookcase for a built in look or painting trim in a color adds style if you dress the bookcase with your treasures, just don't overfill them. In your kitchen you can use plants and a pretty tray to place the plants on to bring in nature. If you don't want to care for plants try herbs they are more forgiving and you can cook with them and they are fragrant. In your bathroom and I am assuming that you only have one,keep your personal items hidden in baskets or pretty painted crates. That way guest don't snoop as much. You can add a rug and yes even over a carpet just lay down a carpet gripping pad. So look at this site decide what you want the finished outcome to be and see what you can add without damage. And best part is that when you move it's all yours to take to new place and you did not have to spend a dime on making someone else's property improved.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 25, 2018
    With a rental, you have to make sure any treatments you do won't damage the walls, etc. Your landlord may allow painting, which would help you set the stage for the room you want. We own, but, I still don't like to damage the walls, and am a huge fan of Command products. They have picture hangers that hold up to sixteen pounds that I have used to mount small mirrors, picture frames, etc. A gorgeous window treatment can be removed when you leave. Make sure you use the colors you love in sheets, blankets, quilt, etc. Two of my daughters dormed and all three have had apartments. The key to getting the security money back was making it their own, without doing anything permanent. One used tapestries on the wall to set the mood. They are inexpensive, easy to hang and easy to remove. There is also peel and stick wallpaper that is supposed to remove without damaging a wall although I've never used it.
  • CAROL CAROL on Jan 28, 2018
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