Category Archives: Rental Solutions

How to Hang a Gallery Wall with Command Strips

How to Hang a Gallery Wall with Command Strips

You guys know I don’t hesitate to hang things on our rental walls with nails. Every rental we’ve lived in has allowed it (with the requirement that we fill any holes larger than a quarter); and until all the peel-and-stick technology really advanced in recent years, nails/screws were really the only (good) option for hanging things securely.…Continue Reading

Tips for Creating a Gallery Wall with Art from Minted

Tips for Creating a Gallery Wall with Art from Minted

After getting quite stuck on our foyer makeover in recent weeks, I decided to take my own design advice and create a design plan for the space. After a lot of brainstorming and playing around with various options, I finally landed on a plan I love (check it out here if you missed it last…Continue Reading

5 Ways to Cut the Cost of Removable Wallpaper

5 Ways to Cut the Cost of Removable Wallpaper

As a renter, peel-and-stick wallpaper is one of my favorite and most reliable methods for personalizing our home, covering unsightly features, and adding that dose of pattern I love so much. Removable wallpapers go up and come down with relative ease and no mess, do virtually no damage to walls, and are now available in pretty much…Continue Reading

Vinyl Stripes on the Wall in the Family Room (Walls Need Love!)

Vinyl Stripes on the Wall in the Family Room (Walls Need Love!)

The family room in our current rental has proved quite challenging for me. Not only was the layout tricky to get right (because of just a few solid walls and lots of windows), but the brown walls, brown carpet, and dated fireplace made the whole room feel dark and muddy rather than the light and…Continue Reading