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11 Home-Decorating Hacks Every Renter Should Know

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1. Storage, Storage, Storage

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Hanging shelves on the wall isn't always an option for renters, but bookcases and open console tables are a good solution. You can showcase your newest reads and knickknacks without drilling any holes.

2. New Knobbies

Spice up old furniture with fun accent knobs. You can add these inexpensive pieces to dressers, kitchen cabinets, side tables, etc.

3. Fun Floors

Can't paint the walls? No problem! You can just as easily (if not more easily) add some color to a room with a big area rug. If you're in an apartment, your downstairs neighbors will also appreciate it.

4. Pillow Party


Sometimes you don't have time for a complete redesign, and that's okay. Incorporate new colors and patterns into your room through accent pillows and blankets. And don't even worry about clashing — mixing and matching is all the rage.

5. No-Hole Sticky "Nails"


These adhesive hangers are your new best friend if you're living in an apartment or a rented space. They're just as easy to remove as they are to put on the wall. No drilling, filling, or patching necessary.

6. Tape Decor

Washi tape makes everything prettier. Use it to decorate your new office supplies or to hang posters or artwork. You can even use it in place of wallpaper, on staircases, inside lamp shades... The options are limitless. Get taping!

8. Multi-FUNctional Furniture


If your apartment is a little smaller than ideal, consider all the little ways you could be saving space. Drawers under the bed could help you organize your stuff easier and make your bedroom feel bigger.

9. Organized Packaging

Nothing screams "home" quite like matching bottles in the bathroom and labeled jars in the kitchen. Not only will it add a personal touch, but you're secretly organizing everything in the process. Win-win!

10. Binder Clips

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If you're only using these little guys to hold paper together, then you're doing it wrong. Binder clips can help you organize electrical cords, hold up bottles in the refrigerator, and keep your duvet in place while you try to put it all together. Who knew?!

Just because you don't own it doesn't mean you can't make it your own! Protect your home with a renters insurance policy from American Family Insurance.