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Renter-Friendly Ideas to Upgrade Your Walls

Wall with Plants and Paintings in Minneapolis RentalLike most Minneapolis renters, you might have seen too many blank white walls than you would like to. But when you look at an empty wall as a blank canvas, suddenly it is filled with potential. That empty wall can be a space to bring your personality and style into an otherwise impersonal space. Make sure you do not alter or damage the wall, though, as most landlords frown upon that. Even then, there are many ways you can safely decorate your rental home. These easy and creative ideas will add beauty to the empty walls in your home without permanently changing or damaging your walls.

Gallery Wall

Another way to personalize an empty wall is to create a gallery 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. Pick a theme color or similarly styled art pieces to achieve a coordinated look. You can also coordinate your gallery wall by using the same style or color of the frame on each piece. Another way is to let your eclectic side out and choose different colors and frames. Go for removable double-sided adhesives to hang the pieces to prevent wall damage.

Natural Beauty

A great way to add natural beauty to an empty wall is by adding plant shelves. Aside from adding greenery, plants also keep the air inside your home fresh. You can also use vibrant pots for an eye-catching look. But your landlord might not be happy if you install hanging shelves on the wall. Try using a tall open bookshelf instead. You can also use removable adhesives to display your plants.

Tapestry or Fabric Wall Hanging

A unique look for an empty wall is a hanging tapestry, rug, or fabric wall. If you are crafty, you could create macrame art or weave fabrics together into a beautiful display. You can also purchase fabric with an interesting pattern, a tapestry, or a lightweight rug, and hang it on the wall. An alternative would be to arrange several smaller pieces of fabric in the space, as well. Again, make sure to use removable hangers and adhesives.

Temporary Wallpaper

If hanging things on the wall still isn’t doing the trick, you can opt to put up temporary wallpaper on the empty wall instead. This is a great way for renters like you to create an accent wall as you do not need to paint or damage the wall to install it. Temporary wallpaper comes in a myriad of styles, from traditional to contemporary. You can go for bold, bright colors or choose softer neutrals. Whatever you choose, you can easily remove the wallpaper when you move out, therefore ensuring your security deposit refund.

Go 3-D

An empty wall is also a great place to display your collections, from hats to baskets. If you have a collection of woven baskets or sunhats, hang them on your wall for a unified display. These lightweight items work well with removable adhesives and will make a lasting impression on your guests. Bring a lot of personality to your wall with your favorite 3-D things!


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

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