Nifty·Posted on Apr 25, 201328 Decorating Tricks To Brighten Up Your Rented HomeSo, you want to fix up that gross apartment or dorm you're subletting this summer, but don't want to lose your deposit? Here are some easy ways to brighten up your space without permanent damage.by Gabby NooneBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Cover a wall in these super easy tape diamonds. objectsanduse.com SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A (washi tape) DIAMOND. 2. Use scrapbooking paper to make a bird-shaped decal. ideasmag.co.za Follow this tutorial, but hang with painter's tape instead of Mod Podge. 3. Affix fake flowers to the wall. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF elsiemarley.com 4. Or, go one step further, and hang homemade paper flowers. liagriffith.com / Via poppytalk.com Follow this tutorial. 5. Turn your photos into faux polaroids and hang them on a small clothesline. rookiemag.com You're only a few steps away from your very own selfie shrine. 6. Transform your Instas into art. abeautifulmess.com Use this method to make your latte pics last forever (or, at least, until you move out). 7. Tape paper streamers along the length of a wall. lovelyindeed.com 8. Create fake picture frames out of washi tape. assets4.designsponge.com 9. Make a stand alone sign. handsoccupied.com After all, home is where the upcycled styrofoam sign is. 10. Layer different colored doilies on a wall. confettipop.com Use painters tape and start taping doilies from the bottom of the wall, to achieve a wallpaper-like effect. 11. Place overized word art against a wall. abeautifulmess.com Follow these instructions. 12. Hang an office supply organizer than doubles as art. designsponge.com Sew by following this tutorial and hang with temporary hooks. When moving out, just roll the organizer up with the supplies inside, for easy transportation. 13. Create an oversized confetti mural. assets.curbly.com Simply take colored pieces of paper, cut them into circles, and stick them to the wall using painters tape or poster tack. 14. Make scalloped borders for your shelves. rookiemag.com All you need are Post-Its and tape to feel like you live in Hello Kitty's house. 15. Use velcro strips to hang framed photos. creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com 16. Use paper to create geometric patchwork art. craft.tutsplus.com You can even make it closer to your bed, so it doubles as a temporary headboard. 17. Or make it heart-shaped. oleanderandpalm.com 18. Collage paper circles into a happy piece of art. youaremyfave.com / Via savedbylovecreations.com Paper circles: not just giant confetti . 19. Hang a colorful garland around your door. meohmymama.blogspot.com Maybe a floral version, like this one. 20. Transform an old shutter door into an organizer. creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com No need to nail anything into the wall and you can customize it to use in all sorts of rooms. 21. Turn paint chips into a beautiful wall installation. hilizapple.blogspot.ca / Via poppytalk.com The next best thing to actually painting your walls. 22. Make your own giant photo mural. witandwhistle.com Use this tutorial. 23. Craft your own marquee letter. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF makingahouseahome.com You may live in a terrible apartment, but that doesn't mean you can't live like a star! 24. Sew some big, colorful floor cushions. designsponge.com Use this tutorial. 25. Create temporary wallpaper using fabric and starch. howaboutorange.blogspot.com You can do this on nearly any flat surface. The fabric should easily peel off when it's time for you move out. 26. Or just give off a wallpaper effect, with this geometric wall hanging. designsponge.com You can even repurpose an old sheet. 27. Use large sheets of scrapbook paper as a temporary headboard. Flickr: iheartnorwegianwood 28. Cluster a bunch of paper flowers together. modvintagelife.blogspot.com One package of tissue paper should yield one gigantic flower. Want more great DIY tips? Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter and you'll get them in your inbox three times a week!