The trouble with renting apartments is that they often come with a "no painting" clause in the contract. This is truly the bane of my renting existence, but hope is not lost! When Interior Designer Stephanie Sabbe found herself with walls with a bad case of the "no-paint blahs", and put herself right to work. The result is something that would also make my walls very happy.
Stephanie pulled out a miracle with her medium of choice: Contact paper. A little patience and a steady hand, and she now has an amazing accent wall. She shows how she did it here. She plans on simply pulling off the paper when it is time to move.
(found via Little Green Notebook, where she uses Japanese Tape on her walls!)