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70 Amazing Apartment-Friendly Decor Projects

70 amazing apartment decorating DIYs to totally transform your rental space!

If you're currently renting an apartment or studio, you might feel limited in the projects you can undertake. Not true! There's no reason let the homeowners hog all the fun. While extreme renovations like tearing down a wall are definitely out of the question, there's no end to the amount of landlord-friendly do-it-yourself projects out there. For those of you wondering how to decorate an apartment, we've rounded up 70 of our favorite rental-approved DIYs. From temporary transformations to space-saving projects, there's lot of DIY to go around in the world of apartment decorating. 

 

 

 

What are your favorite apartment decorating ideas? Let us know in the comments!

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Table of Contents

ENTRANCE

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Wooden Shoe Rack
Photo: A Bubbly Life
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Industrial Shoe and Coat Rack
Photo: Bookish and Belle
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Painted Canvas Floor Cloth
Photo: Design Sponge
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Copper Mirror
Photo: Makers Society
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Pegboard Wall Organizer
Photo: The Merry Thought

DINING

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: How to Build a Table
Photo: Smile and Wave DIY
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Copper and Macrame Wall Hanging
Photo: A Beautiful Mess
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: DIY Painted Rug
Photo: Mountain Modern Life
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: How to Make Roman Shades
Photo: Cup Half Full
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Mismatched Yellow Chairs
Photo: A Beautiful Mess
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Hexagonal Table
Photo: Hello Lidy
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Restyled Cocktail Cart
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

KITCHEN

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Copper Towel Ladder
Photo: Brittany Makes
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Pegboard Shelving System
Photo: Apartment Therapy
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Mug Rack
Photo: Her Campus
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Refrigerator Update
Photo: Design Sponge
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Countertop Compost Pail
Photo: Local Kitchen
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: DIY Hook Rack
Photo: We Can Make Anything
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: IKEA hack - Dresser into Kitchen Island
Photo: Redbook Magazine
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Printable Pantry Labels
Photo: The Creativity Exchange
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Stainless Steel Makeover
Photo: Julie Blanner
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Rustic Knife Board
Photo: eHow
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Adhesive Backsplash
Photo: Poligom
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Wire Utensil Rack
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

LIVING ROOM

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Himmeli Copper Side Table
Photo: Brittany Makes
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Copper Floor Lamp
Photo: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Wood Slab Coffee Table
Photo: I Spy DIY
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Marimekko-Inspired Wallpaper Transfer
Photo: Curbly
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Utility Bucket Ottoman
Photo: Design Sponge
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: X-Shaped Magazine Rack
Photo: Homedit
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Gold Dot Decals
Photo: Honey & Fitz
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: DIY Bookshelf
Photo: Ohoh Blog
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Geometric Pillows
Photo: Curbly

LAUNDRY

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Laundry Drying Rack
Photo: The Home Depot
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Washer and Dryer Makeover
Photo: A Beautiful Mess
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Indoor Clothesline
Photo: Apartment Therapy
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Mini Ironing Board
Photo: A Crafty Fox

BEDROOM

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Branch Picture Hanger
Photo: Hello Lidy
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Washi Tape Wall Decals
Photo: Everything Emily
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Cactus Print Pillow
Photo: Patchwork Cactus
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Baseball Cap Rack
Photo: Autostraddle
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Tiled Carpet
Photo: Curbly
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Plywood Floor Mirror
Photo: The Merry Thought
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Vintage Pull-Down Style Frame
Photo: Curbly
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Mid-Century Nightstand
Photo: Mayan Rocks
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Barn Wood Headboard
Photo: 508
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Ultimate Jewelry Organization Solution
Photo: Curbly
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Jewelry Organizer from Secondhand Table
Photo: Curbly
Photo: Why Don't You Make Me?

BATH

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Box Shelves
Photo: Ohoh Blog
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: DIY Towel Ladder
Photo: Sarah Sherman Samuel | Stories
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Cork Board Jewelry Organizer
Photo: Intentionally Small
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: DIY Pebble Mat
Photo: Curbly
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Cedar Shower Mat
Photo: Addicted 2 Decorating
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Magnetic Makeup Organizer
Photo: Popsugar
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Printable Bathroom Labels
Photo: The Creativity Exchange

HOME OFFICE

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Wood Wall Organizer
Photo: Burkatron
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Vinyl heart wall decals
Photo: Hello Lidy
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: DIY Shelving Unit
Photo: A Beautiful Mess
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Folding Chair Makeover
Photo: Design for Mankind
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Gold Wire Memo Board
Photo: Made Up Style
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: IKEA Hack Desk DIY
Photo: Pretty Providence
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Color Block Mood Board
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

HOUSE PLANTS

Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Hanging Plant Wall
Photo: Curbly
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Air Plant Hangers
Photo: Homey Oh My
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Acadia Wood Plant Stand
Photo: Sugar & Cloth
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: DIY Hanging Planter Shelf
Photo: Curbly
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Mid-Century Planter
Photo: eHow
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Vintage Radio Planter
Photo: Autostraddle
Ultimate Roundup of Apartment-Friendly DIYs: Air Plant Hanger
Photo: Gathered Cheer

Never fear, apartment-dwellers! There are plenty of DIYs for you to try in your temporary digs. Here are just 70 of them!
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MEGray on Mar 01, 2017:

@Robin Ack! Thanks for catching that! =)


Robin on Mar 01, 2017:

I love all of your ideas, but I just wanted you to know that you have a mistake in your little blurb about leaving a comment, it says...
"What's are your favorite apartment decorating ideas? Let us know in the comments!"

What's are -- it should be - What are with no apostrophe.
:)


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