Renting has a lot of benefits, but one of the more frustrating parts is how limited your options for customization seem to be. Some landlords won’t even allow you to change the paint on the walls, which is becoming increasingly common. If you want to add color when you rent or contrast to a space, this can seem very restricting and make it hard to imagine how you can put your own stamp on the place so that it feels like a home and not a rental.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to bring large doses of color into a space without even touching the walls. They’re all quick and easy to implement, not to mention very affordable if you shop smart or DIY. I find that having limitations in what you can do actually forces you to be more creative and this is definitely one those instances where that rings true.
Choosing colors for a space is one of the key steps in the decorating process. After all, color is a very transformative element that can evoke feelings and help you capture the overall look and vibe you are searching for. It can also be a great expression of you and your personal style.
It can feel a little overwhelming to make this choice because there are so many options, and you may be drawn to a lot of them. Even though you can play with different color schemes in different rooms, narrowing it down and deciding on one even for just one room can often seem like an impossible feat.
The process of choosing colors for rooms is a lot easier when you understand a bit about the psychology behind each color. When you know what you want to achieve in the space and how the right colors can play a role in bringing that to life, you can make much more informed decisions. It’s also a lot of fun once you’ve found your direction.