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July 25, 2011

Tips for Decorating the White Walls in Your Jersey City Rental

Often times as a renter you are limited in the changes you can make to your space. One of the most common elements in rental spaces that you are restricted from altering are drab white walls. Do not fear though! There are many decorating techniques and tricks you can use to add personality and style to your Jersey City rental. The following tips outline some easy ways to update your space.

Use a Pop of Color without Painting Your Jersey City Rental

If you cannot add colors to the walls with paint in your Jersey City rental, opt for a large piece of artwork with bright and bold colors, or use multiple smaller frames and hang them in an artistic way. You can find large poster sized prints and inexpensive frames at your local arts supply store or even discount department stores like Target. Artwork will draw the eye away from the white wall and to the frames or print. To tie the color into the entire room add accent items or pillows within the same color palette as the most dominant colors in the artwork. Buying furniture that is more neutral is a good investment for it is more versatile and will have a longer life in the world of passing trends.

Add Accents to with Inexpensive Finds

An easy way to add color to a room is to add a rug. Rugs can add color or distinguish spaces in your Jersey City rental by separating the spaces depending on color scheme. As long as there is wood, laminate, tile, or carpet that is not shaggy you can add a rug on top. Another way to add spice to your space is to use antique or used furniture pieces. Spray them with a coat of spray paint in a bold color or refinish a wood piece to add personality to the room. It is always less expensive to buy used and refinish a piece, and more often than not, mixing and matching is a way to really make the space look uniquely “you” and not like you bought a catalog set.

Utilize Natural Light in Your Jersey City Rental

If your Jersey City rental has some good natural source of light take advantage of that! Use sheers in the living areas to let in all the light you can while still maintaining privacy. Sheers are an easy and inexpensive way to add another decorating element without overwhelming the space. You can add a small pop of color with sheers to add another color element to take the attention off of the white walls. Using natural light is not only a great way to let your Jersey City rental feel more open and airy, but you will also save money on your energy bill by using less artificial light.

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