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Renter-Friendly Ideas to Upgrade Your Walls

Wall with Plants and Paintings in Nixa RentalAs a Nixa renter, are you tired of seeing blank white walls? But think about that empty wall as a blank canvas, and suddenly you have limitless potential. That empty wall can be a space to bring your personality and style into an otherwise impersonal space. In doing so, make sure you do not alter or damage the wall if you want to remain on your landlord’s good side. Even then, there are still a lot of alternatives to safely decorate your rental home. If you are ready to go beyond empty walls, here are some ideas to infuse beauty into your home without permanently changing or damaging your walls.

Gallery Wall

Another popular option is to create a gallery wall to personalize an empty wall. A gallery wall is more than a few framed photographs; it is a coordinated display of art or photographs arranged with intent and an eye for design. For a coordinated look, pick a theme color or art pieces in similar styles. You can also use the same style or color of frames to bring your gallery wall together. Or, go eclectic with different colors and frames, and make your wall reflect your unique personality! Use removable double-sided adhesives to hang your pieces to prevent wall damage.

Natural Beauty

Plant shelves are also a great way to fill an empty wall with natural beauty. Not only do plants add greenery, but they also freshen the air inside your home. Pots can also create a vibrant, custom look. But your landlord might not be happy if you install hanging shelves on the wall. You can use a tall open bookshelf or removable adhesives, instead, to showcase your plants.

Tapestry or Fabric Wall Hanging

A unique look for an empty wall is a hanging tapestry, rug, or fabric wall. If you like doing crafts, you can make macrame art or weave fabrics together into a beautiful display. You can also buy vintage fabric, tapestry, or a lightweight rug and hang it on the wall. You can also opt for smaller pieces of fabric arranged in the space. Make sure to use removable hangers and adhesives.

Temporary Wallpaper

If hanging things on the wall doesn’t appeal to you, you may want to put up temporary wallpaper on your empty wall instead. This is a great way for renters to have an accent wall since you don’t have to paint to damage the wall to install it. There are also many different styles of temporary wallpaper to choose from, from traditional to contemporary. You can be bold with bright colors or keep it on the softer side with neutrals. The advantage of this is that you can safely remove the wallpaper when you move out, ensuring that you get your security deposit back.

Go 3-D

An empty wall is also a great backdrop for your collected items, from hats to baskets. If you have been collecting woven baskets or sunhats, you can display them on your wall. Since these items are lightweight, you can confidently use removable adhesives and it will make a lasting impression on guests! Your wall will pop with personality with your display of 3-D things!


Are you looking for a new rental home that you can decorate to your heart’s content? The Nixa property managers at Real Property Management Momentum might have what you’re looking for. Check out our listings online today!

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