powered by
Designing new apartment
December 30, 2012

I recently moved into an apartment and I'm not allowed to paint. The rooms I'm having a problem with are the living room, bedroom, and study room. Also, I'm on a college student's budget. Does anyone have any suggestions about putting color on the walls without painting them or loading them with objects?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
You can put fabric on your walls as a temporary measure. Here's a how-to: http://www.mattandshari.com/decorating-ideas/starching-fabric-to-walls-new.html
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 4:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Thanks. I've never hard of that before; I'm going to look into that.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 12:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Peggy Berk - Area Aesthetics Interior Design
Consider artwork - groupings of art can transform a white wall into a real focal point.... or african fabrics or vintage quilts.... (items you can find on a budget)....
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 1:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Peggy Berk - Area Aesthetics Interior Design
I don't know the style iof the apartment, but you can also use colored tape to create interesting geometric shapes.... and there are lots of peel off decals in the market if you want something graphic...
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 1:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
The style of the apartment....

My boyfriend and I want each room to be a different getaway. The living room we want to be Asian inspired ( our sofa and loveseat are red), the bedroom we want to be dark romantic and modern with deep purple, the bathroom tropical, and the study room we want something that will inspire us while doing homework but stay focused. The kitchen is practically finished. I've attached my floodplan if it helps too.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 2:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Nancy Hehmann
Use Etsy.com. They have a search engine and you can input what you would like such as photography tropical, caribean or hawaii. Etsy also has large vinyl wall art that are peelable when you are finished. You may want a bulletin board in your office to post items or a calendar. I am a very visual person and need one to stay on track and easily find certain items. You can pick up an inexpensive one at Walmart or an office supply store.
If you have a camera, you could take pictures of items you would like to inspire you too. Maybe pictures of your campus! I use a nationally ranked photo lab for my photography for my photography site. But, Shutterfly does a nice job and you can upload photos there.
    Bookmark   December 30, 2012 at 2:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Majestic India
Why not try accessorizing with brightly coloured asian inspired throws and cushion covers for your sofas or colourful bedding such as a sumptuous sari brocade quilt or a kantha bedspread. This will take the attention away from the plain walls.

Try this website, http://www.majestic-india.com
    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 7:59AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Where can I find sofas in sydney via houzz
I am looking to design my new apartment that has mid...
My new apartment design
What can i do to this design of my new apartment.is...
Jul Kasapi
How can I design around my boyfriend's sports gear?
So my boyfriend and I are finally moving in together....
Veronica Candela
New apartment. Need ideas for a vintage&hi-tech design
Moving into a new apartment in Edinburgh soon (with...
Philip Dovgopol
New and empty apartment. Help me design the interior.
I bought an apartment and its totally empty. I only...
Danica Markovic
More Discussions
How to dress the Buffet?
Hello Houzzers! I need some pro help here. I just cannot...
My Kitchen Idea Board
What do you think of the finishes together? Which island...
Nursery ideas
I need help with a collage wall I'm putting together...
Extra room-no idea what to put in it...
This was originally a dining room. I don't need a dining...
Nancy P
Please Help My MANTEL
We have a large fireplace and are desperate to make...
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.