We know our residents are always looking for ways to make their apartment homes their own. Hanging things on your wills is one way to do it – but how can you accomplish that without leaving holes behind?
We have a few ideas that can help you decorate to your heart’s content without putting your deposit at risk.
Use hooks with special adhesive
3M and other manufacturers sell hooks with special adhesive that stick to your wall when you need them but can be quickly and easily removed without damaging your walls. They can generally hold a few pounds, but aren’t necessarily made for heavier pieces. Heers Management recommends choosing special hooks made specifically for photos or framed art, depending on what you’re hanging.
Fine some unique decorative tape
In the recent past, renters of apartments in Phoenix would not have been interested in hanging items from their walls with tape. After all, it’s more of an eyesore than it is useful. But today times have changed. There are literally thousands of decorative tape options on the market. Not only can they securely hold your art in place, but they can actually accentuate it. You can tape up your pieces by adding tape to the corners of each and sticking them to the wall.
Hang your art on clothespins
If you don’t want to hang up a shelf on your walls, you can take a clothesline or yarn and tie it to hooks on either side of your wall. Then simply hang your art or photos one the clothesline or yarn with clothespins. It’s a great choice if you’re looking to show off numerous photos or similar items. It also makes a great memory wall where you can add ticket stubs and other memorabilia of your nights out in the Phoenix area.
Use putty to hang up your favorite works of art
Putty is another great way to hang up and display art without damaging your walls. You can create a unique decorative display with numerous items in a single area. Perhaps you’ll print off your favorite photos, you may decide to hang up crafts you’ve made, or you can create collages with mementos, magazine clippings, and whatever else strikes your fancy.
Use a wire display
While a wire shelf is typically used for closet storage, there are also multiple ways you can use wire shelves as displays.
Depending on the size of your walls and the shelves themselves, you can lean one or two large shelves against the wall and hang your pictures and decorations from them.
Consider spray painting the wire shelves to match the rest of the decor.
You can also hang smaller wire shelves from special adhesive hooks. Doing so gives you more space to hang items while requiring fewer hooks. Keep in mind that you may have to use sturdy hooks.
Use decals as decorations
How to hang things on the wall without holes can be very tricky. If you don’t want to leave any holes, you have the option of using decals as your primary or only source of decoration.
Nowadays, decals come in all sorts of styles and sizes, giving you the option of decorating as you please. And because they are created with the idea that they will be removed at some point, they use a special adhesive that won’t damage the walls. Just make sure to pay particular attention to the removal instructions as some require specialized removal products.
Use magnetic paint
Magnetic paint is a great option when trying to figure out how to hang things without damaging walls. All you need is a couple of gallons of magnetic paint for the walls and magnets and glue for the items you wish to hang. It’s best to use multiple coats of paint to increase effectiveness, especially if you intend to paint over it with a different paint. Some brands also offer primers to improve efficiency.
Do you have questions about what you can and can’t do to your apartment? Contact Heers Management. We’re always happy to work with our tenants to ensure your rental experience is as positive as possible.